went to ALA Annual this year and here is some stuff I saw. A guy (or girl) in an inflated Captain Underpants suit. I was too lazy to stand in line for a real pic. My photo on a poster outside. I read from The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns. People were milling … Continue reading ALA Anaheim 2012
This is the fact: I generally have a better time when I am wearing flats, not heels. Heels (the possible exception being those leather-soled ballroom dance heels, which I haven't broken out for years) force me into being an observer rather than a participant. You should be glad I thought of this last night as … Continue reading Rock Bottom Remainders at ALA
Recently, I asked the kids’ pediatrician for a referral to the cardiologist, so they could get echocardiograms to see if they have noncompaction cardiomyopathy, the genetic heart condition that runs in my family. I am hoping the kids got Cadillac's heart. Everyone in his family, on both sides, lives into their 90s, as long as … Continue reading Morning at Children’s Hospital
In the mammogram room, a sign reads something like, "You may be asked to come in for more tests. Please know that the vast majority of these tests reveal nothing significant. We understand this is nerve-wracking. Blah blah blah."
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Day 4 for March Photo of the Day: Bedside.
I've always wanted to make a King Cake. If by "always wanted" you mean "meant to look up the recipe and always forgot before Mardi Gras." This year, I finally managed to overcome my inertia enough to make a King Cake. It's not that easy, you know. You have to allot a ton of time. … Continue reading King Cake
I like me some bread that's more like a cake. So when I saw my friend M. posting on Facebook about her awesome pumpkin bread, I asked for the recipe and made it. It's from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, with some modifications (at the bottom). Here's the recipe straight from my cook book … Continue reading Health(ier) Pumpkin Bread
For Christmas, my friend bought me a Delicious Disney Desserts cookbook (it doesn't seem to be widely available; I think you have to get it at a Disney park, through another vendor like the link, or on eBay). One of the recipes was for Mickey Mouse beignets. Of course, since we had just gotten back … Continue reading Mickey Mouse Beignets