Saturday, September 22, 2007


We have lived in So Cal 4+ years now. It is clear to me that we are fully acclimated to our climate. How do I know? Last night, we left the house and everyone had jackets on. I looked at the thermometer and it was 68 degrees.

We are officially wimps.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

She's a punk

And I have proof.

Love the new KT

In spite of the weird cover art, I downloaded the latest KT Tunstall (of "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" fame) from itunes today. I am extremely pleased. This album is well worth using up the remaining balance on my itunes card for. I buy music like I buy books.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Supper Swapping

I know a few of my local friends lurk (and even comment) here, so I thought I would throw out an idea:

The Great American Supper Swap by Trish Berg

Basically, the idea is that 5 women team up and each cooks dinner one night of the week. Then, you deliver to all 5 families. Weekends are for leftovers and eating out. I can see HUGE advantages to this, with a few logistical nightmares. Such as "How can I possibly fix enough food to feed my 7 and 3-4 other families with 6-10 people each?" We're talking food for 30-40 people! Then again, I've always been of the mind that if I'm already cooking, I might as well cook enough for an army.

For instance, she mentions pot roast at one point. Well, I only know how to cook pot roast in the crockpot. Would I need to collect everyone's crockpots? Would I take the food to their house and have them put it in the crockpot? I guess I will leave the pot roast to someone else and I will focus on the chicken.

Anyone want to try this out with me and see how it goes?

Monday, September 17, 2007


Do you ever have dreams so real that when you wake up, it takes a while to shake them off? Most often, I experienced those vivid dreams during pregnancy, but last night was a bad one.

I basically made a deal with an evil little troll of a man and then had to sacrifice someone else in order to escape. And in he dream, I knew my actions would result directly in the death of someone else, but I did it anyway. In the dream, I even felt a small bit of remorse afterward, but the majority of what I felt was sweet relief. I woke up feeling rather evil.

I've been trying to shake that one off all day now.