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Sunday, September 19th, 2010
11:15 pm
Writer's Block: You should have been there
Which five events in history would you choose to experience in person, and why?

As a rule, historical events people remember tend to be on the violent side. No battles for me. Some items of interest:

  • Athens between the Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian War

  • The Eleusinian Mysteries

  • Rome during Hadrian's reign. Antoninus Pius's reign would be well, too

  • A first run performance of anything by Shakespeare

  • A certain convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that ran from May 25 to September 17, 1787

This list can grow quickly.
Friday, January 1st, 2010
12:04 am
Happy New Year
Monday, December 21st, 2009
11:51 am
God Save the Queen
May there always be an England.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
12:57 pm
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient History is a fascination of mine, and I just discovered a (proto?)civilization I'd never heard about before. It was in central Europe from about 5000 BC to 3500 BC. The NYT has an article, and there is an exhibit in New York until April.

Road trip anyone?
Saturday, November 14th, 2009
1:14 pm
Cool Performance Art
Dynamic sand art, sort of. Just watch it, less then four minutes.

Monday, October 19th, 2009
12:11 pm
A Quote to Live By
"Never let your schooling interfere with your education." - attributed to Mark Twain but unsourced.
Saturday, September 5th, 2009
4:50 pm
So, if I were to sell the house, going to grad school would be quite possible.

Wandering around the Univ. of VA campus today might not have been a good idea. :-)
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
6:37 pm
When I got home today I discovered my house had been broken into. Nothing hard to replace was taken, except time and peace of mind.
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
6:30 pm
Tony would be pleased
I just had a chipotle sautéd grasshopper taco. Was quite tasty.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
11:44 pm
 A hero passes.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
10:50 am
Interesting Take on Competence
Bad URL is an interesting take on competence. It has a great opening paragraph that every homeowner will appreciate:

Horror stories used to start with "It was a dark and stormy night." No longer. Now they start with "My wife and I decided to add a couple of rooms onto our house."
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
11:12 am
Extragavantly Frivolous Luxury Purchase
A couple weeks ago, during a heavy rainstorm, I noticed a drip, drip into the kitchen sink. It appeared that there was a leak in my roof. Not a big deal since it was over the sink. But eventually it would stop being just water, but drywall, attic insulation, and eventually oak leaves and branches. Since I have enough trouble keeping the kitchen clean as it is, I decided to take the lazy way out and get a new roof. Since I'd never bought a roof before (apart from a package deal - one came with the house) I wasn't sure how much it would cost. For future reference, about as much as a new car.

Friday, July 4th, 2008
12:37 am
D&D and Cooking
What happens when role-players take up cooking. It ain't pretty - http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/commentary/alttext/2008/06/alttext_0618
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
1:30 pm
Motorcycle Sold
Well, that part of my life has passed. Really passed a couple years ago, but took a while to admit it.

Current Mood: moody
Saturday, September 29th, 2007
11:23 am
Curse you Anthony Bourdain!
I can't afford a $40 cookbook right now.

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, November 24th, 2006
12:05 pm
Happy Thanksgiving All

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year. Because most people wouldn't be arriving until late last night, we decided to have Thanksgiving a day late. The turkey is cooking as I type. To follow the lead of many other folks, our menu for today:

Pine nut and goat cheese salad
Wild mushroom soup

Turkey with pistachio nut stuffing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Baked potatoes
An assortment of winter squash

Chocolate Fondant
Pumpkin pie

Hope eveyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
12:07 am
Little ghosts and witches, oh my. Fortunately I was able to fend them off with small pieces of candy.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
11:56 pm
New Possesion
I have acquired, from a co-resident who has developed a new one and hence no longer needs the old one, a four foot long snake skin.

Very cool.

Winston and I are having a dispute as to whether it can be played with.
Monday, September 25th, 2006
10:11 am
For those with cat allergies
Apparantly someone has bread cats that are free of the protein that is responsible for most cat allergies - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5375900.stm
Monday, September 18th, 2006
5:39 pm
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