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Mother’s Day Sweets

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mother's day berries mother's day bread pudding

Nat made quiche for Mother’s Day breakfast, accompanied by a fruit salad with pineapple, mango-wanna-be (otherwise known as cantaloupe), raspberries and blackberries, which I capped with just enough whipped cream. Then she made the bread pudding with rum sauce for our dessert after the lasagna that Susan made for dinner.

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11 May 2008 at 8:23 pm

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Poolside Trimming

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more pool trimming
Back in the pool again today after trimming a little more of the overgrowth by the backyard’s side fence. The water felt a few degrees colder than yesterday, but still makes for a relaxing way to send a Sunday afternoon along. After a bit of floating around, I started trimming up the waterfall’s plant. More trimming and more swimming tomorrow.

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11 May 2008 at 4:15 pm

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Moving my Sunday afternoon computer activities out to the kitchen for a bit. So I unplug the laptop, pick up a few things along with the laptop and its power supply, and head through the living room.


No cord can just be left on its own for a single instant, can it.

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11 May 2008 at 1:50 pm

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As Opposed to Domestic Shift?

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Do you know how to work a
foreign shift?

The Graduate

Searching Google for “foreign shift” + definition, which is how some wandering netizen recently found aftermath, places one of my dream posts at the top of about 1070 search results. Ummm, thanks, but I seriously doubt that someone curious after the definition of a foreign shift can interpret business moves contemplated by my dreaming as giving then the answer, no matter how far I stretch my dream images. Read the rest of this entry »

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11 May 2008 at 1:19 pm

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To Illustrate, A Mule

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A mule is an animal with long funny ears
he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
he’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
and by the way if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Except that the way that the Comedy Channel sings Swinging on a Star in this morning’s airing of Hudson Hawk, you take a commecial break right after singing “hate to go…” then after 5 minutes of junk pick right back up at “…to school.”

OK, maybe I sometimes take TV more seriously than the low IQ level it’s clearly aimed at, but I’m a little curious. Is this just plain lazy production programming, letting some computer simply slice the movie up into chunks without any regard for where the axe happens to slice? I doubt it, since they didn’t seem to catch the movie quite so crudely mid-sentence for any subsequent commercial breaks. So then this was the result of an intentional choice made by a production manager? Why, I wonder, did they choose that particular spot in the song for their break, when a line earlier they could have done themselves one better by breaking smack in the middle of either of a pair of two-syllable words, depending on which one best illustrated their own distorted mindset on how to broadcast a movie. Still, let’s be at least a little charitable: they’ve proved the point of the song’s verse by showing us one doesn’t need to go to school to be able to be a TV program manager.

But despite the channel name, it’s not comedy. It’s sheer stupidity.

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Written by macheide

11 May 2008 at 9:40 am

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Sosh Networking Stats

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sosh networking stats

Just my opinion, but if LiveJournal had even the most distant clue how to identify, attract, and retain its market, neither myspace (where I for one will never show my face) nor blogger (where I once staked out a claim to my own little corner, for which both the password and e-mail account have long ago been lost, so I’ll not disturb them again) would be anywhere near where they’ve long been and will long remain, while LJ’s eventually going to be sniffing back down in the ditch that early losers OpenDiary (clue to where OD is: this chart’s lowest edge is at 80; OD currently “hovers” near 40,000) quickly dug themselves into.

Facebook, I still just don’t get the point of. Apparently enough others do. Go them.

WordPress‘ recent backtracking on this graph can’t possibly be directly related to the specific cardinal sins I tattled about, I wouldn’t think. Even so, if they persist in running their show in the market-bassackward ways that LiveJournal and OpenDiary have perfected, they can’t harbor any illusions about turning back north.

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11 May 2008 at 7:38 am

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baked potatoes

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“i think we should have baked th potatoes”

we had put off baking them because we figured we wouldn’t have had time to eat them before going out, but at least with just a little reheating they would have been ready to eat when we returned

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11 May 2008 at 7:18 am

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