Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of Winter!
We are booked to ICELAND! Yay! Yes it’s winter. But Iceland is not as
cold as you think….milder than Eastern Washington in the winter! And we
*adore* cool weather, so this is such an awesome thing for us. And it was a
killer deal. Here’s where we are staying — check-out the the photos link…it looks awesome!
Yay for us!
Punxsutawney Phil says Spring comes early‼
My Dad still goes all-out on the lights…it’s really cool.
I’m not normally such a brand name queen, but people rave about their
Le Creuset cookware. It’s damn pricey though.
But what should magically appear in the clearance rack at City
Kitchens?! Behold! For the enamel not taking hold to one of the
handles we got “Grand Pierre” for 50% off!!
Now, what to cook in him first??! So many things….
So I finished work today and was waiting for Christopher to meet me at our local bar for some drinks….but what should be overheard in the cacophony of conversations?!
“I love Lefse”
Wow! So I searched for the obviously scandinavian-oriented culprit. Turns out it was this pair of ladies who would not give me the time of day when I tried to express my exuberance for said lefse as well.
Well excuse me…just trying to be holiday friendly…
Merry Christmas!!!! 🙂
A snickerdoodle cupcake with cream cheese frosting topped with a
snikerdoodle cookie! Uuuugh! 🙂
My real day was May 7.
Claire and I after crackers! Loving the holidays!
I swear I followed the instructions to a "t" — here’s hoping attempt
#2 will turn out better
So we got suckered in to the "perfect brownie pan" after watching the
commercial so many times…thanks Christopher for the perfect
Christmas present! I’ll be damned If it doesn’t actually work, and
pretty well actually! Here are the second batch results (first batch
was little gingerbread cakes!). And yes, we are aware of the gigantic
cupcake mold commercial….only the future will tell 😉
I’ve been blogging for a decade. 10 years already… huh!
While this is certainly an interesting point in a time line, it’s really only an electronic analogue to a diary. I’m sure many people have been keeping diaries for longer. Nonetheless I’m kinda tickled to meet this milestone. I started “blogging” before “blog” was even a noun or a verb; indeed before it was even a popular catchphrase. Indeed I had my first web page back in 1995 (See my “Deep Archive” link above)
That’s a lot of time and bandwidth (timewidth?) dedicated to my own banter. What have I accomplished in that time?
As it turns out quite a bit. I became a true adult (still out for some debate). I had a successful consulting company (official corporation even!) and then transferred clients/closed it after my clients became successful and got gobbled-up by other, bigger corps in what became the dot com bomb. I moved to California and back. I bought a house. Got cats. Sold a house. Bought a condo. Used five different types of blogging software. Stumbled into a great relationship. And generally observed what made me laugh and ranted upon the stuff that irritated.
As I look back at some of my entries it makes me smile and laugh a lot. Also I cringe a lot…was I THAT shrill, really? Or was I THAT stupid, really? But that’s the deliciousness of time and becoming older — the cumulative benefit of your experiences always makes you wiser and wiser.
So what will the next decade have in store? Who knows….That is what is fun, and worth living!
P.S.: I’m going to attempt to add these old entries to my database. So if you subscribe to the RSS feed you may see a slew of new entries. I’ll be careful to set the date in the posts properly, but I’m unsure if they will appear in the RSS feed because they are “new” entries as far as the database is concerned…
I sent out my Christmas greetings today, and if you stumble upon this page please accept my holiday wishes!
Wishing you a happy holiday season. I remain very busy with work, in a generally good way, trying to find time for my other geeky online hobbies to keep from going totally bonkers. Still at Herrera Environmental Consultants in Seattle doing network admin, database and ColdFusion scripting. Enjoying the fall and winter seasons with nice cool temps and rain. Looking forward to planning my usual vacation time in March, but still deciding on where I should go exactly (kinda hard to beat Paris this year…) My cats Sam & Fred still think they own my condo.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!