How We Spent Our Weekend

We finally got around to preparing our 2.5 yr.-old deck for staining! We washed it with a pressurized garden sprayer using a Zomax mixture, but that didn’t remove all the stains, so I sanded the whole darn thing with a… Continue reading

Steely Dan – Only A Fool Would Say That

We’ve been listening to Steely Dan radio on Pandora for 2 weeks straight. I forgot how good they were.

This is just one very cool song (and you must listen to the end; what are they saying there?

Dinner at Kerbey Lane Cafe

We went out to dinner last night.  The original Kerbey Lane Cafe, a favorite of mine since before it was Kerbey Lane Cafe. 🙂  Locally sourced food, all natural meats and stuff. I had the bacon-wrapped… Continue reading

A Trip to the Farm

We got our first organic meat distribution today from a local CSA.  A whole chicken (expensive!), pork chop, a goat rib chop(!), and ground meat — which we are unsure quite what to do with, as we gave up… Continue reading

Princess Leia & Darth Vader on a New York City Subway Car

This is one of the 2 coolest things I’ve seen all day; I’ve got tears from laughing so hard: a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car. 🙂

We’re Having a (very little) Party…

These plus some chips and salsa and a Kurasawa film should make for a fine evening. 🙂

Wind Map

This makes my little heart go pitter-patter!  (Do click on the link below to see what I mean!).

“An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a… Continue reading


Whew!  Every year I put my potted plants in this portable greenhouse for the winter.  This past winter, we stuck them in there in November, watered them, closed up the greenhouse, and didn’t open it again until last… Continue reading

Self-Portraits with Limes and Juice-O-Mat

My hubby’s making lime juice with his mother’s old Juice-O-Mat. I couldn’t resist taking a few snapshots of this lovely scene.

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We Stopped Dreaming

Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome! We caught up with a missed episode of The Daily Show last night, and it was the one he had been on several weeks ago. The following clip starts with part of that interview.


Gallery of Photos

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Random Quote

“I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn\'t park anywhere near the place.”
- Steven Wright