Archive for October, 2009

Halloween 2009

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I took this pic of our pumpkin trio and then when I pulled it onto my computer I noticed it was quite a bit blurry. I planned on reshooting it but the sick kicked into overdrive and things and stuff happened and the next thing you know it’s Halloween day. The pumpkins? Still not carved but thanks to the goddamned squirrels, bits of the rind were nommed off which caused extensive rot to set in. So yeah, no carving happened at the Q house but it was such a sucky Halloween that I’m leaving this pic up and calling it done. BAH!

To Your Scattered Pages Go

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The “Read Some Damned Books Initiative” is cooking along pretty good this year (on book 31!) as well as my continuing fascination with ordering the Grad to pull books for me. I love that, the Grad is my book minion! From the comfort of my computer, I can tell the Grad “This book? Fetch it for me.” The Grad always politely reminds me that it would be much faster if I went and got the book from the shelves myself, but if I’m willing to wait it will go out and procure said book for me. I’m always willing to wait and the Grad, being the governing library for all the other University Libraries, in turn gets to tell those libraries, “This book? Fetch it and bring it to me.” This beats the hell out of having to go to North Campus, believe you me.

Thursday Stole My Weekend Karma

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Sometimes you come out on top of the nom-noms, sometimes the double catnip nom-noms win.

JSFR: Kinoko No Yama (tiramisu)

Saturday, October 24th, 2009


Strawberry Soup

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


Boo and Truck’s Excellent Adventure

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Originally I was going to be closing on the condo today (yipee) but that’s been postponed. Again. Pfft, like we all didn’t see that coming. People, I have Zeno’s condo closing! I also had a doctor’s appointment the same day so I took it as a vacation day rather than hop in and out of work. Since I’m not closing but still doctoring and it’s a fan-freekin-tastic day I decided to keep it as a random vacation day. Behold!

Late but Posting!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Monday Monday Monday Monday! Which means I get to recapulate this weekend. Man I love Monday posts.

JSFR: Maeda-en Mochi Ice Cream (red bean)

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

And the Japanese weigh in on the red bean mochi question.

Aztec Brownies

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


Presenteeism. Want a Song About it? Here you Go.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I am home sick today because someone came in to work when they really should have been home recuperating in bed. People! If you are getting sick, stay home!


Apple Bacon Roasted Chicken

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The lazy summer days of eating out because the house is too hot to cook in have come to an end so I went looking for some interesting roasted chicken recipes to try out. This one from Recipezaar caught my eye as soon as I saw ‘bacon’. Bacon? Bacon!

JSFR: Sweety Novelty Company (red bean mochi)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Americans taking another stab a mochi over at the JSFR.

101 Days of Working Out

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Hey, I’m doing better than the enchilada pan!

Quick and Easy Veggy Brat Chowder

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I told you it was getting on time for a soupin.


Monday, October 5th, 2009

So yeah. Cold? We still has it. I was using the cat as a hand warmer the other day since the AC units didn’t make it out of the windows (damned rain!) so the heat still isn’t on. The cat was not so happy to be pressed into impromptu mitten service. Ungrateful little furry hot water bottle. Why are they so warm then if you aren’t supposed to pick them up and use that warmth to thaw out your frozen appendages? I ask you!