1. The freeze alert has gone off in my car for two mornings now. My cup runneth over. 2. The peppermint bark is packaged and ready for giving. It was as much of a mess to get off the cookie sheet as it was to get on. 3. I just finished reading When You Reach … Continue reading Happy Wednesday
We take a short brea from our all-Christmas program to report on another concert: Bloc Party at the Marquee. It was pretty awesome. I was unimpressed with the openers, the Dum Dum Girls. Musically, they were decent, but they were just too caught up in being Girl Rockers. The truly great female musicians are great … Continue reading Get Well, Kele
Knitting time has fallen by the wayside these past many weeks, and my peace of mind was definitely the worse for it. So I'm trying a rawther novel approach: instead of writing about knitting, I am actually going to knit. It's so crazy, it might work. I am also making kale chips. Kale is inexpensive … Continue reading A New Tactic
Happy Friday, everyone. I'm digging into a ginormous German pretzel on a deliciously dreary afternoon. I hope you find yourself a little indulgence too.
Did anyone decipher that fuzzy little logo on the wingtip in Tuesday's post? Yes, that's the Aer Lingus logo. Librarians are tricky--they plan conferences with rawther dry titles like Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries...and then tell you that that conference will be in Ireland. I had a paper that needed publishing, and the conference … Continue reading Like the Pictures
After a very full weekend, I think I am finally settled enough into the week to blog. It takes a while. This weekend, Querido and I explored Tucson. With Mousie, of course. What brought us to Tucson initially was, as always has been, the School of Information Resources and Library Science. On Friday I celebrated … Continue reading More than the University
Here we are, stumbling through another Monday morning. One of those mornings where one's brain is not quite ready to function when the alarm goes off, and wants to be rawther grumpy as a result. I made the mistake of choosing The Suburbs as my bus-ride music. It is a wonderful album, from a talented … Continue reading The Suburbs
As summer's bounty starts to fade, the amount of iffy fruit in the fridge is rising. I seized on a smoothie as the perfect way to use up some of this waning produce without having to think to hard about how it looked in the package, and was really warming to the idea of a … Continue reading Improvising
They say happiness can't be bought, but for the cost of peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips, I am pretty darn happy.
I can't really call it procrastination when the end result is scones. Productive avoidance?Recipe: Cream Scones from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book. My all-time favorite recipe--so easy and versatile. This batch has 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger inside, and I always brush the tops with butter and sprinkle on some turbinado before … Continue reading Procrastination?