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Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday March 31, 2009

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I had a couple of rehearsals yesterday, one with the conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra. Those of us who do choral music mostly without an orchestra had a little trouble with this rehearsal, frankly. The thing is, we’re used to having the conductor communicate with us mostly. In fact, the last few times we’ve […]


Monday, March 30th, 2009

#2 daughter and I were discussing The Computer Guy’s vices. We weren’t gossiping, of course (it’s against our religion). Rather, we were analyzing an interaction. #2 daughter had tried to arrange a meeting with The Computer Guy, and he had declined, on the grounds that he had to work. #2 is not accustomed to having […]

Spicy Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa/ Public and Private

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I’m back with a recipe I promised to Chanthaboune. This is Spicy Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa, from Saving Dinner. Combine all these things: 1 small can crushed pineapple 1 avocado, chopped 1 green onion, sliced juice of half a lime cayenne pepper to taste 1 t ground ginger (except I just put a slice […]

More on the Kindle

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I have a lot to say today but no time to say it, as I am going to  church this morning. Let me just update you on my continuing learning about the Kindle 2. You can make the letters really big, and you can make it read to you, so it would be good for […]

Systems Thinking

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

#2 daughter and I combined necessary stuff with a Girls’ Day Out attitude yesterday. We went to TJ Maxx for bathmats (and they had good cotton ones for $4.99, in case you need one yourself), and I walked out not only  with the long-needed bathmats but also with these extremely frivolous $9.99 shoes. I feel […]


Friday, March 27th, 2009

Here is the supposedly completed back left shoulder of Salt Peanuts. You do a couple of bind-off rows and then a few decrease rows in the normal way, and then instead of knitting for six or seven inches you do another bind off row, and then a bind-off row on the opposite side, knit across […]

Life Goes On

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Updating on the Kindle, I have to correct myself on the cost of books. While most are around $10, there are some that cost more and some that cost less — including some for free. I got one of those, His Majesty’s Dragon, to see whether the Kindle is in fact good for reading novels. It […]

Kindle 2

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Kindle 2 arrived at my house. It’s a lot bigger than I had expected — see it here with an ordinary purse-sized organizer for comparison. It’s quite flat, too, and seems delicate, though I guess it must not be. I notice that amazon offers a $65 extended warranty for this creature, which only takes […]


Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Janalisa came and got me yesterday to go take a walk. This was good, though I was pretty reluctant at the time. It’s spring break for the college where I teach, so I don’t have to drive up there this morning. I may still make it to the gym, which I always intend to do […]

Salt Peanuts of Wonderwool

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Three balls of Wonderwool on the way to becoming Salt Peanuts. Heartfelt thanks to all of you for your kind comments. I’m not going to church today. I’m able to be calm and behave normally, but probably not if I had to sing or if people were sympathetic. Which of course they would be. It’s […]

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