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Archive for May, 2011

And the Summer rolls in…

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

===Summer is definitely here…very warm, and the dewpoint is really high. (dew forms at 68 degrees today…erg.  Way to high a humidity). ===So I got my bread baking done early, so that the kitchen will have some chance to cool a bit before the heat really hits. (This evening I am coking up a roast.  [...]

Still life with bunnies 2, the education continues…

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

===Well, FooFoo has apparently figured out how sex works.  He has not sufficently engaged with Little Bunny (who is not so little anymore) that it was time to remove him from her cage, or she was going to beat him soundly about the head.  FooFoo is now showing his newly-gained skills with Harmony. ===I am [...]

My life…a snapshot (still life with bunnies 1).

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

“Maybe the rabbit is a virgin…he has not had the advantage of magazines, or sex advice shows….” ===You see, my wife has an interesting sense of humor.  She is telling me that my proper job is chaperoning the rabbits to ensure they have sex, as I was not taken up in the rapture. ===So, I [...]

Erg…(food allergens)

Friday, May 20th, 2011

===Ok, I must remember to not eat anything made with soft-white bread…such as rolls for subs, when out and about.  I just got up from one of my “soy coma” experiences, brought on by a chicken cheese-streak I picked up while picking up the cold cuts for sandwiches.  The sandwich had no mayo, so I [...]

Ah, the “Rapture”….

Friday, May 20th, 2011

===As I have seen a number of folks considering pranks for tomorrow in the Untied States, might I make a suggestion? ===When you are putting out shoes and clothes with dry ice in them to make them steam, put various pagan symbols on them.  There should also be a note nearby, preferably with gilt edging [...]

Gadening tactics…

Friday, May 20th, 2011

===Well, it looks like I have a day or three of non-deluge, so I get to get more stuff done for the garden. ===I have cardboard to get, so I can finish the sheet-mulching of the paths between the rows of corn I planted. ===I also want to get a large raft of soilblocks started [...]

Perennial greens…

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

===Ok, just one at the moment : Chenopodium bonus-henricus – Good King Henry …my two plants have finally established themselves well enough that I am able to harvest a bit.  This one was grown so that I could try it, as it is not easily found anywhere here to sample it. (edited to add: Plants [...]

Upcoming events and other notes…

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

===Note the first: Walking the Thresholds is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.  It would like your registration, please.  TIt is not dressed in a pin-stripe suit, it is not your FAERY GODFATHER (of SOUL).  However, it would like to know who is attending, and if folks would like to pay using Paypal, that option is only [...]

Gardens, Weather, and Purslane!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

===Well, I am currently waiting for the bread to finish baking before I go out and work in the garden…I picked up a few nifty plants at the asian market I used to go to in my old neighborhood.  Some Malabar Spinach, Bitter Mellon, some sort of squash, some peppers, and a basil.  Also picked [...]


Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

===Well, I have switched over to CrunchBang on the laptop, and it is working quite nicely.  I had thought about possibly using some of the repositories for Debian Sid in order to get XFCE 4.8, but I will wait until it hits the backports. (For those not linux inclined, I switched distributions from Ubuntu to [...]