28 April 2009

Tuesday Adventures

Baxter Station Bar & Grill

We shared...
Potato Puffs: Mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese & green chilies, breaded & lightly fried. Served with horseradish sauce.

I ate...
Grilled Portabella Sandwich: Grilled marinated portabella cap topped with our spicy hummus, pepper jack cheese, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato & garlic aioli.

Others in my party ate...
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta: Portabella, spinach & whole wheat penne tossed with sun-dried tomato, pistachio & basil pesto.
Fajita Burrito: A large flour tortilla filled with mesquite seasoned peppers, onions & cheese with chicken. Served with a side of sour cream & sweet chili sauce.
Basa: not on their online menu so I will have to write my own description... grilled white fish topped with a spicy fruit (pineapple or mango) chutney, served with mixed vegetables.

Linkage, Volume 66

Marian Manners and Prudence Penny
the first celebrity cooks were actually teams of food writers

Grossly Compelling
dried spaghetti threaded through sausages and boiled

Cool Magnet Tricks
seventeen favorite magnet tricks, projects, and demos

27 April 2009

Back to Blogger

Ugh! Turns out I didn't like WordPress as much as I thought I would, so I am back on user-friendly Blogger!

24 April 2009


I have moved!
No, I didn't buy a new house...
My blog has moved from Blogger to WordPress.
The domain is still

See you there!

22 April 2009

Linkage, Volume 65

Guacamole Ice Cream
Elle's avocado ice cream looks just like guacamole

Tweeting Cookbook
The Challenge of Recipes on Twitter

Incredible Globes
compilation of amazing earths in honor of Earth Day

19 April 2009


2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (New International Version)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

1 Peter 1:18-19 (NIV)
18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV)
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

15 April 2009

Linkage, Volume 64

Rodenator Pro
Spokane parks to detonate squirrels

amorous bird crashes Easter celebration

Truck Spills
gallery of things spilled from trucks

Japanese Bird Cooking Spaghetti
exactly what it says

20 Reasons to Love Penguins
8. They'd make great punk rockers

Fast Food Folk Song
two guys order at Taco Bell with a folk song

13 April 2009

Linkage, Volume 63

Stair Slide
every house needs one

Canine Element
Honda unveils dog-friendly car

Teeny Tiny Science
UC Berkeley uses puppets to explain nanotechnology

Apple a Day
10 Old Wives' Tales Debunked

12 April 2009

He is not here; He has risen!

Luke 24:1-8 (New International Version)

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'" 8 Then they remembered His words.

08 April 2009

Spring Break Adventures

On the way to Great Wolf Lodge...

Cookie: They have a lazy river. SweetPea is going to stay in there for like three hours. But sometimes they go really fast, but they still call it a lazy river.

SweetPea: That's crazy. They should call it a roller coaster river.

07 April 2009

Linkage, Volume 62

Math Homework
boy calls 911 for help with his take-aways

Star Trek
theater patrons get a surprise showing of new movie

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag
originally an April Fool's joke; now may become real due to overwhelming popularity

GM + Segway = PUMA
of all the ridiculous things for GM to be spending money on right now...

05 April 2009


(Left Grandma's house just as a storm was coming in and a tornado watch was in effect.)

Me: Bye, Cookie! I'm going home now.

Cookie: What if you have a tortato???

Me: I will drive carefully!

Cookie: But you don't have a basement! What will you do if you have a tortato?

Me: Ummm, my neighbors have a basement, so maybe I can go to their house.

Me: Bye, Cousin! See you soon!

Cookie: Yeah, if you don't have a tortato...