Friday, August 22, 2014


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Goodbye Mr. Williams

Heartbroken over the loss of the man who taught me what funny is.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Raspberry Vinegar

With many raspberry bushes pumping out tons of berries, every summer I try to find new, delicious ways to use the rasppies. Summertime brings raspberry ices, buttermilk cake, smoothies, etc.

I used to buy raspberry vinegar for salad dressing, but couldn't find it here (Portland). Last year, I decided to make my own. Easy. Delicious. Fresh. Genius! Simply fill a jar about half way with fresh berries, fill the jar with white wine vinegar, place in a dark spot, and patiently wait two or three weeks. VoilĂ !

Once you pour off the vinegar, you are left with a mess of mushy, vinegar soaked berry bodies. I hated to throw them out. To me, the most logical application would be a raspberry vinaigrette. I threw the berries into the blender with olive oil, garlic, dill, and a little black pepper. Again, voilĂ !

The pink concoction is very tangy and, weirdly, has the taste of balsamic vinegar. I haven't tried it yet on a salad, but think that once diluted over a pile of lettuce will be wonderful. (I hope so. I have a lot of it!)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Today's Laugh (Well, It Made Me Laugh)

Go full screen for the full effect. Pitties are the best.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bill Nye, Science Guy, Dispels Poverty Myths

Bill tells it like it is. If you're not familiar with these poverty and foreign aid facts, this two minute video is very educational. Spread it around. It's good for people to know.
(I originally saw this on Upworthy via Huff Post)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Let's Do The Time Warp Again

... or, Why we have a hard time liking the USPS.

I'm waiting for a package. It was sent to me USPS Priority. I went on their site to see when it would be delivered. I ordered on Friday 1/31 and it was shipped the same day. The PO didn't recognize the order until the next day 2/1 and that was just to tell me the electronic shipping info had been received. There was absolutely no information over the weekend. Nothing again on Monday 2/3 until late in the evening. The thing that gets me about the above status information is it says they received it into their Sort Facility in New Mexico at 10:09pm on Monday 2/3, and at the top says the expected delivery day is Monday February 3. Probably not.

I know UPS is a for profit company that can spend all kinds of money on fancy this and that, but why can they tell me moment to moment where my package is, but the USPS can't even figure out delivery dates. If you can't make the service work well, maybe it's better not to offer it at all...
/end rant

Friday, January 24, 2014

Project Daniel - Not Impossible Labs

Saw this very moving story and video on Huff Post today. I'm so impressed by the vision these folks have and how they brought it to life. For me, THIS is what it's about. If you can, please donate.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013