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July 21, 2008

New tradition

I love having a yard and my own barbecue. I have discovered a great new use for it. I call it Garbage Grilling. I stick my head in the fridge, pull out everything that is about to go bad and grill it.

I had a bag of potatoes that were beginning to experience cellular change. The best of them was wrinkled, puckered, and had quite a bit of white roots sprouting. The worst were going liquid and had to be tossed. But in an effort to salvage some of the bag I cut them long ways, about a centimeter thick, tossed them in olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper, and slapped them on the grill. They were wonderful! Crispy on the outside and cooked on the inside. When I served them I dolloped a spoonful of sour cream mixed with chives.

The rest was some chicken that was getting freezer burn and some bell peppers.

It was killer. Garbage grilling. I'm totally doing this as often as possible.

July 16, 2008

Some pictures...some fun

Dr. Steph had a cool meme on her blog today.

1. Laurie (it was hard not using one of the Hugh Laurie photos) Annie Laurie Oranges - Fruit Crate Art - Strathmore Packing,

2. Sush (not the hamster, he is just cute)i! "What? Sushi? What is it?",

3. McClintock PHOTOS of our ANTI-FUR High School Awareness Week!,

4. The color of morning glories (but I had these little flowers appear in my yard this spring and I love them!) purplish blue,

5. Eddie my love, it has been so long since you called! Eddie Izzard II,

6. Mmmm, nectar of the Gods Diet Pepsi,

7. I heart London London from the Stone Gallery,

8. The best is from Riverside Barbecue in Seaside, OR Mixed Berry Cobbler,

9. Magic. I am still devestated I never received my invite to Hogwarts. magic in the air,

10. Family! Raccoon Family,

11. Creative Informatics 2005/2006 Creative Commons photo-patchwork,

12. psycho_bunny Psychobunny gargoyle thing on paprika sausage building, Newcastle

Wanna play?
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr name.

July 12, 2008

Oh I wish I had my camera!

There are no pictures to illustrate so you will have to imagine this...


Frankie had an appointment at the vet today to check out his eye and make an appointment with an ophthalmologist He has been to the vet many times before but it is the first visit he and I have had together.


We are shown into the exam room. As usual, there is an exam table and two chairs beside each other. I sit in one chair, Frankie took a look around and decided to sit in the other chair. He got up there and sits as pleased as can be. The vet tech just about died laughing.


Now remember, this is not a small dog. He is a greyhound and a fairly big one at that. When we sat in those chairs, the top of his head was a little above mine (and I'm 6'). He could just tuck his fanny inside the chair arms so he had to sit bolt upright at a little bit of an angle in the seat.


The vet came in and he is still sitting in his chair. (and yeah, it was a big hit with her) He did let her sit in the chair with him for the exam (which I think actually made it easier for her to check his eyes and ears). But for almost the entire visit, I sat in one chair and he sat in the other next to me.


July 08, 2008

Yeah, pretty much...

I realize the picture is supposed to be zen, but there is a part of me that finds it appropriate on a few levels that it also looks like a little pile of poo.

You Are 9: The Peacemaker
You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others.
Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict.

You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come.
Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm.

At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world.

At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies.

Your Fixation: Harmony

Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict

Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are

Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.