Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Greenhouse - Wave 1

All I have to say right now is, "Heliotrope, why do you hate life so?"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Two things...

First, I tried on Vera. It was divine.

Second, I like the idea of Hydrangea petals instead of rose petals.

That is all... for now.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Damn good cheese and crackers (and shrimp)

Tonight we made a trip to Uwajimaya to look at folding screens. We didn't come home with one, but we came home with two pounds of shrimp which we promptly breaded and fried ala Emeril. We chickened out of making a full pound - so we needed a little extra to fill us up. Jason broke out the cheese and crackers. We had a little slice of heaven from PCC called Ewephoria Gouda, a Sheep's Milk Gouda. And Jason had picked up a package of rice crackers who-knows-where that I had never tried before. They were so good that I had to go out the kitchen and look at the label. I have to say, my new favorite gluten-free cracker is the Edward and Sons Unsalted and Plain Brown Rice Snaps. They're not too salty and have a fuller flavor than white rice crackers, IMHO. Anyway, both were so good that I had to blog about them... which, given my low blogging frequency, says a lot!

Monday, January 25, 2010

a comment on marriage by melville dewey

as an escape, i wandered through the aisle of the local library on sunday.

i have to confess that i have a fair amount of fear about getting married -- and the close proximity of the wedding books to the books on mummies didn't make it easier to sleep at night.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Plan vs Execution


3:45 Leave desk

3:50/54 Catch 41 in the tunnel at Pioneer Station. [3:50 = ID; 3:54 = University Station; No timestop for Pioneer Station.]

4:10 Arrive at Northgate transit center

4:14 Depart via the 75

4:30 Jump off the 75 at 115th

Trundle downhill to my house and wander in the door around 4:36 pm.


3:45 Leave desk.

3:52 Arrive in tunnel just as a light rail train pulled away northbound

3:54 Catch 41 in the tunnel at Pioneer Station. FWIW, I believe this may have been my originally intended bus since it was labeled "Northgate only" and my planned bus 3:50/3:54 doesn't go to LCW.

4:14 Leap off the back of the 41, flash my badge to the driver in the front, and RUN-HANDS-IN-THE-AIR after the 75, just BARELY missing it pull away from the bay, as in, I almost touched the back of the bus...

4:15 *sigh*

4:17 Catch the next 41 to LCW from the Northgate transit center. (Alternative: Wait until 4:44 for the next 75 and get home around 5:02.)

4:30 Hop off the bus at 125th and 30th.

Speed walk in the cold for 16-18 minutes until I walked in the door at 4:48 pm

Action Items

Clearly, for this plan to ever succeed, I need to catch an earlier 41.