Archive for April, 2008

Scarborough Faire, April 2008

Monday, April 28th, 2008

My friend Lisa at work is engaged to a knight. No, not an Order of the Garter knight, but a really nice guy named Bryan who runs a jousting company called Noble Cause Productions. They travel between regional Renaissance Fairs and similar events and put on jousting demonstrations. Since this job keeps Bryan on the […]

Cookies make everything better

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Bleargh – I’m coming down with a cold again. I swear I have got the weakest constitution of anyone I’ve ever known. If anyone so much as says “virus” at me, I get sick. So I’m taking modest amounts of orange juice, checking my blood sugar and cleaning up around the house. I finally erased […]

Kitchen Explosions

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Sometimes experiments go very wrong. Now this – this is just embarrassing. I had finished sauteeing a steak and was deglazing the pan with a little red wine. When you deglaze a pan, you pour in some liquid and scrape up all the cooked-on bits from the pan, then reduce the liquid to make a […]

Kitchen experiments

Monday, April 7th, 2008

This weekend I rode my bicycle down to the Sunday afternoon stitch ‘n bitch that one of the groups in San Antonio has each week. It was a sparse showing this time – just me and Courtney, the violist who lends a little bit of high-brow cred to our little group. We talked at length […]

Warning: Reading blogs can cause blindness

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I was reading an article online recently that has me a little worried. Some researchers at the University of Texas Galveston Medical School have been doing studies on retinal aberrations caused by extensive reading of online material, particularly blogs. The results are distressing. Believe it or not, reading blogs can make you go blind. Apparently, […]