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avoidant

Today when I was driving home from the bookstore listening to some song off State Songs by John Linnell I was thinking how awesome it must feel to be so incredibly talented and successful. It rained! I was so glad. We ran errands. I had to return The Veganomicon. Also, we got cat food from […]

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cooking-related injury

Last night when I was making tacos I got a drop of hot oil on the back of my middle finger on my left hand. It didn’t hurt that bad, but this morning when I woke up I found a blister right where the oil hit. It looks kind of like a wart. I have […]

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medals

Last weekend my mom gave me three saint medals: St Margaret, St Kevin, and St William Arnaud. St Margaret was so serious that no one saw her smile or laugh. St Kevin was so chaste that he pushed an amorous woman into a patch of nettles. And St William was butchered while praising God (can’t […]

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happy Diwali!

This weekend Erik and I had a great time with my parents. We went out to eat, had some delicious Mexican food, saw part of a World Series game. My mom and I made an apple crisp out of apples from the backyard tree. We sat in the backyard swing and just talked. We went […]

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on a lighter note

I love soap dispensers in public restrooms that dispense soap in the form of foam.

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heartbreak

I’m staying with my parents for a few days, and in Sacramento there are very few “Yes on 8” signs, but here in the sticks, they’re all over the place. In fact, downtown there are a few young people with “Yes on 8” signs standing on the street corner, waving their signs. Seeing those bright […]

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good news

Troy Davis isn’t getting executed, at least for now. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5imGyDsBZJujx6JmkwUiBc7DPhJ0Q

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chorizo rice

I was just researching pumpkin soup recipes. This recipe for Curried Pumpkin Soup sounds really good. I would use vegan margarine instead of the butter–no prob. This one for Vegan Pumpkin Coconut Soup looks super easy–wonder if it’s any good. Anyway, today was the best mail day of recent memory. I got a surprise postcard […]

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new soup, finished

This evening we made a new dish: it’s a Thai corn soup. I mean, it’s got coconut milk and Thai red curry paste in it, so it’s Thai influenced, at least–I don’t know if it’s actually eaten by people in Thailand. Oh, I just asked Erik, and he said the recipe-writer just made it up. […]

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this is what love is for

Today after our walk we went to the dollar store. We got eggplants, lemons, asparagus (don’t know where asparagus is still growing, but I’ll take it), lightbulb tomatoes, plums, kiwi fruit, spinach…. I found some beautiful Arizona postcard books, bought one for me and one for my penpal who collects postcards in Idaho. For breakfast […]