This is a 6 year old Eastern screech owl.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is a 6 year old Eastern screech owl.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Leana's, Tim's and Terri's pumpkins.
Tiffany carved Ethan's Jack pumpkin and Robert caved the one on the right.
My beheaded cheerleader pumpkin.
Ross's sad Toad pumpkin. He doesn't want to try again because that would mean more scraping, scooping, peeling, chiseling, and carving.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
After the barn we went for some fried foods. We started off with "fire and ice." It was supposed to be fried pineapple chunks with liquid-nitrogen-frozen banana whipped cream and strawberry sauce topping. We didn't get the special whipped cream and the strawberries in the red goo sauce were frozen. The pineapple (fried) part was yummy though. The second fried delicacy we tried was fried snickers. It was really fresh --we watched the guy batter and fry it. I liked the ooey-gooey-ess of the chocolate and caramel, but the peanuts detracted from the melty experience. We started to get the gollywobs, so we had some pizza. We went through the arts and crafts exhibit hall and the agricutural hall--mainly to get free ice cream. Oh, our last fried delight was the fried guacamole. It was every bit as good as last year. Creamy mostly-avocado guac ball with a crispy, spicy, fried coating. Mmmmm good. We are going to get that every year from now on!
We heard some bagpipes and drums and checked out the car shows. At the end we stopped to watch a stunt show. It was so lame! We rushed home to get ready for Laura and Jason's wedding. I'll post some photos from that tomorrow.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I have also recently become interested in bee keeping. I happened to see a bee keeper on the show of the woman whose name shall not be spoken. The beekeeper showed how the honey is extracted from the honeycomb. It was fascinating. I definitely want a bee hive some day. It costs a bit to get started, so I don't think I'll be doing it any time soon. I'm not sure what kind of honey I'd get, but it sure would be cool to have my own bees and honey supply. In the meantime I think I'll be sampling different kinds of honey from CM.
This week I started reading Light on Life by BKS Iyengar. I like it so far. It is pretty heavy. I guess this will be more of a weight lifting exercise for my brain than an aerobic exercise like solving calculus problems might be. I think the book is 4 chapters. I haven't made it through the first one yet. It got a little heavy and I had to put it down. Ha! Maybe by the time I get to the fourth chapter I'll be able to get through it without feeling overwhelmed.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Well, I forgot what else I was going to write.
I want to say easy fast to my fellow tribesmen.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Tiffany, Robert, and Ethan came over for lunch on Sunday. Ross grilled some veggies and some steaks. Man, those fillets were good! Ethan was super excited to see his uncle Ross. Tiffany and I went estate sale shopping and she found some fancy collector plates at a great price.
My piercing is really healing up. I am going through a lot of tape and hundreds of Q-tips. The trash can in the bathroom is just full of them! Funny thing--I think the piercing is healing up slightly pointing to the right. I guess that's better than not healing up at all.
Oh, Saturday night I made banana bread and oatmeal cookies. I was having a craving for cookies. I used dried cherries instead of raisins. Mmmmm. I think tomorrow I'm going to experiment with making the pumpkin brownies in cupcake shape. I so have the munchies right now. Grrr.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Last night I used my soundtrack music mix. A bunch of people said they liked it. I wanted to use my covers mix today, but I couldn't find it. I need to reburn my Elvis mix and the cover mix. Last night I gave away my Elvis mix to one of my students who really likes Elvis Costello. He said he'll bring me a cd with some of his other favorite music. I'm excited about that.
My piercing is slowly healing up. I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to walk around with tape on it.
I remembered to pick up my paychecks (with my name misspelled). The money is starting to add up. I'm happy I'm getting paid to do something I like doing.
It's a new month. I did my weights and measures this am. It isn't going to be easy, but I am aiming for 140 lbs by Halloween (I am starting at 145.5). This month I am going to focus on working out and saving money. Tonight I'll start with a good walk or a pilates reformer class.