Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of Winter!
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! 🙂
This is our street — right at our block! What a wild night. And cold — love it!
I especially like the big bus sledding down the hill around 3:00 — and that it takes out the bus stop sign. (And even funnier is that stop is scheduled for removal, bahahaha!)
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
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…
Gameplay here is starting to get brutal..my dad just lost the lead by one point. Next year I think I’ll stream the action live.
So I’m stuck in Seattle on a hill this Christmas (no thanks to the City of Seattle — see below). The parents and I have decided Christmas can be this Saturday after the thaw.
So that left me with preparing Christmas Eve dinner for myself. So I conjured up a classic casserole from my childhood — a sort of suburban faux Shepard’s pie. It’s class all the way — so incredibly yummy!!
It ain’t big, but it’s pretty. And with a fire in the fireplace it’s downright cozy!