Tuesday May 21, 2002

Daniel Pinkwater

Rich and I are fans of Daniel Pinkwater. Recently, I discovered some excerpts are available at: xlibris.com. If you haven't yet discovered Daniel Pinkwater, here's your chance. Find his books; read his essays. Listen to his commentaries on National Public Radio.

Eat Pudding.

Daniel Pinkwater ( in category Books, Movies, Music ) - posted at Tue, 21 May, 14:13 Pacific

Sunday May 19, 2002

Rainy Days and Sundays

Is that a contradiction? It's been wet today; a big Alaskan storm front. Not cold though and the wind has temporarily abated. Actually, a very nice day. Just damp in spots.

Rainy Days and Sundays ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Sun, 19 May, 21:16 Pacific

Sunday May 19, 2002

Warm egg salad

I prefer warm egg salad, just out-of-the-pot. But it's not very efficient to cook new eggs every time, so we're more likely to hardboil a dozen, and then I have to make do with cold egg salad for a while.

So... how many years have I had a microwave? One minute on 3 after adding the mayonnaise. Et voila! Warm egg salad.

Duh.

Warm egg salad ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Sun, 19 May, 21:16 Pacific

Wednesday May 15, 2002

Hug Your Cat Day

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Hug Your Cat Day ( in category Nature/Cats ) - posted at Wed, 15 May, 17:08 Pacific

Wednesday May 15, 2002

Sunny Days and Wednesdays

I hope it's as nice where you are today as it is here! The sky is BLUE, the wind is mild, it's in the mid-70's. Bebop and I spent 15 minutes sitting in the garden; I sat, he melted into the ground and let me rub his sides, his back, his head, his tummy. It's amazing how well a Maine Coon can melt, given the chance. All their bones turn into jello. I wish I didn't have so much work to do; I'd rather spend the day in the garden.

Sunny Days and Wednesdays ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Wed, 15 May, 13:21 Pacific

Tuesday May 14, 2002

The earth moved (but we didn't notice)

There was an earthquake at 10 pm last night. Magnitude 5.2, centered in Gilroy, which is about 75 miles south of us. We didn't feel it. If you're interested, there is information available at the SF Chronicle Earthquake site.

Map of the Quake Area

0513 quake image
The earth moved (but we didn't notice) ( in category SciTech ) - posted at Tue, 14 May, 19:59 Pacific

Monday May 13, 2002

Gee it's a beautiful day!

A beautiful morning in May! Sun is out, birds are out, little poofy clouds, rhododendron is still blooming. Warm in the sun, cool in the shade and WINDY.

Gee it's a beautiful day! ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Mon, 13 May, 15:47 Pacific

Sunday May 12, 2002

The journal goes public (the blogger has landed)

Time to send out email to people to tell them the Blog is here.

Friends and family can get their own blog. Other folks reading this are encouraged to surf to blogger.com (or install your own copy of greymatter, moveabletype, bloxsom, or... if you have your own server).

The journal goes public (the blogger has landed) ( in category Special Interests ) - posted at Sun, 12 May, 22:45 Pacific

Friday May 10, 2002

Welcome to the Weblog

I've just installed something new, a "web logger" (aka "blogger) called greymatter. I may put one into some other sites here. In any case, I'm still learning what I can do with this thing.

Welcome to the Weblog ( in category Special Interests ) - posted at Fri, 10 May, 22:28 Pacific