Archive for March, 2010


Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I woke up this morning and heard the following voicemail on my phone from my dad. On CBS Sunday morning there’s a whole section on there about knitting. There’s a nuclear physicist on there and that’s how she relaxes, is by knitting. Hmm . . . could it be you’re not so strange? I’ve been […]

I’ve been wanting to make this pun for months

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Last Thanksgiving, I took my girl Rosa up to my folks’ place to hang out with the family. The holiday was wonderful, a steady stream of rosy lights, family I had not seen in far too long, and never-ending food and drink. I was so transported by the atmosphere that it wasn’t until Rosa and […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Here’s my latest kitchen experiment – Shepherd’s Pie. I made this up as I went along, so all measurements are approximate. 2 lb. ground lamb 1 medium onion 4 medium carrots 2 T. minced garlic Olive oil 2 T. tomato paste 1/4 c. red wine 1 c. chicken stock 2 large Russet potatoes 1 T. […]

Derby returns with a vengance

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Anyone seen the movie Whip It? It’s about roller derby and it’s set in Austin. I think more than a few Austinites have, or else they did an especially good job promoting the current derby season – I went up on Sunday and the place was mobbed. I just barely got a spot to take […]


Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

So I did not make it to the podium in the Knitting Olympics. Which is perfectly fine by me – I did manage to churn out more stitches than I have in a very long time. It felt good to get my knitting groove on again. I want to thank everyone who signed up and […]