Way back in the dark ages, I used to be a nut about sewing. When I was a kid, I used to make clothes for my Cabbage Patch Doll (does anyone remember when people went CRAZY to get those things?). I also used to take scraps from my mom’s sewing basket and piece them together in pinwheels and make them… Read more →
I’m actually not sure where to start this post so I’m going to just start typing and see where it leads me.. which is pretty much how I’ve been running my days lately. I spend way too much time with my face in a computer screen, my fingers tapping on a keyboard, my hands gripping some electronic device. I spend… Read more →
At least I think that this belonged to my Great Grandmother. I don’t remember exactly how I ended up with it. I am 99% sure it was in the attic of the family farmhouse when we moved into it when I was 14. It was in pretty rough shape then and that was 1986. But I immediately fell in love… Read more →
Before we get to the topic at hand, can we just take a minute first and talk about this? Helen fucking Mirren…. boom. Speaking of werking it.. (ha… you see what I did there? Queen of the segue, eh?) I have been trying to work out more and I’m lucky that my office has a small gym that I can… Read more →
So, hey… It’s been a few weeks… it’s been a few rough weeks, but I’m pretty sure I’m on the upswing… so here I am, carefully making my way back into the world. I’ve been pretty depressed since our ParmaQay passed away. Depression for me looks like this: Hide Think I’m ok and handling things Discover I’m not handling things… Read more →
You will be missed, my little angel. I have so few words but a big hole in my heart.
You guys know about Nerdette, right? Although, I honestly have issues with the word “Nerd” like I have issues with the word “foodie”, I make a concession for Nerdette. And Wil Wheaton. But that’s it. No one else get’s to call me a nerd, okay? I have internal emotional scars from the 80’s about the word “nerd”. I was that… Read more →
Look at that.. another “hey I’ve been busy sorry I’ve been away yadda yadda yadda” post. Shocking!
So anyway, this is what I’ve been up to.
I found a new amazing snack.
I’ve been torturing my neighbors with my new banjolele. Please note the Bing Futch shirt. It’s totally cool to wear a shirt about one instrument and play a different one.. right? Sho.
I finally mowed the lawn and whacked the shit out of the weeds.. and tried to look tough doing it.
I rendered down something like three pounds of beef fat I’d been saving. I’m going to use this to make beef confit… eventually.
I made 16 pints of chicken stock out of the carcasses I’d been saving in the freezer. I finished up the last of the homebrew in front of the window while I waiting for the bitch, Big Betty to finish up.
We bought a big box of meat. Which is why I was canning and rendering like a fool. I needed the freezer space.
And we did a 45 whirlwind trip to the most Magical Place On Earth and stayed awake for 20 hours! I felt invicible! Until I fell down.
That’s the snippets. What do you want to know more about first?
I love a good burger. I’m all about ground meat slapped on a nice roll. I’ve been riding an 11 day stretch of “clean eating”. Gods, I hate that phrase.. I mean it’s so… pretentious. But basically, I’ve been eating real food with real ingredients and keeping the grains, nuts and cheese at a minimum. I have also really been… Read more →