If anyone knows a humane method for convincing a dog that big fat juicy snails are Not Interesting, please drop me a line. I don’t mind her smelling them, and if she licks one I can always brush her teeth, but I would hate for her to eat one. It’s just too French. I mean Freedom.
It’s unfortunate that there’s no article, but The Toque’s headline “Queer Eye For Bill Nye The Science Guy” was enough to make my day.
For the record, I’d very much like “Come On Up to the House” by Tom Waits to be the music – the actual recording, not some subdued organist’s rendition. It’s not a hymn, so no one has to sing along, especially because I think asking my mother to sing the line “Come down off the cross, we can use the… Read more »
I know, I said I would be single for a while. But how can I resist anyone who engages in Extreme Ironing? Surely there will be a personal ads section on this site soon…
I paid the nice folks at Six Apart to install Movable Type for me because I am not skilled or knowledgeable enough to do it myself. But I have now used the support forums to research and implement a change to my RSS feed (I hope) and also to stop the comments feature from creating a mailto link when people… Read more »
Yesterday, after much foot-dragging, I sent a message to the listserv of the Austin Area Quilt Guild asking if anyone would be interested in forming a small meeting group (called a Bee) of quilters in their 20’s and 30’s. Within five hours I had nine responses from women were excited about finding a niche within/in addition to the general Guild… Read more »
Neal Stephenson’s appearance at BookPeople on Wednesday would be an excellent opportunity to make him mine. Or at least make him nervous. But I have given up the stalking, so I must content myself with feeling lucky that he is actually interacting with the public. [Updated, September 2nd, 2012: After C-Man and I met, we discovered that Stephenson’s appearance at… Read more »
Well played indeed…
An icky squelchy feeling is something I associate with stepping into mud, not stepping into my carpeted closet. But lo, yesterday my carpet squelched. Apparently water has been seeping into it for quite some time from the shower next door, which means that Maintenance must now appear and cuts holes in the walls and bang on stuff. It also means… Read more »
The folks at Laboratory Computers are now responsible for bringing my machine back to life. Replacing the power supply resulted in nothing but a burning smell and a deep fear for the CPU. *sigh*. The only upside is that I got a lot of quilting done this weekend because all my other hobbies are apparently dependent on the computer. It… Read more »