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 →
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?
Sometimes, I get an idea and I will not let it go. Wanting to learn to play the ukulele was one of those things. Yes, I know.. hipster shmipster… shaddup already. See, when I was *cough* younger, I used to sing a lot.. like.. a lot.. and really really loved it.. and I’ve gotten out of the habit like big… Read more →
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Bing Futch perform at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in… (wait for it).. Sand Lake, NY. I heard of Bing while digging around dulcimer websites, and my first thought was , woah this dude does not look like a mountain dulcimer player, but I’ve since figured out this guy breaks… Read more →
So, it’s been a while… I’ve got a bazillion things in drafts and in my head.. but not posted to this blog.. also? lots of pics just waiting to be shared. I haven’t updated this blog since August. And it’s October. I’ve done lots of things in this time. I’ve gone to Bannerman’s Island Castle. Which is probably not what… Read more →
I play an instrument you’ve probably never heard of (and by “play” I mean I plink away at some strings in a relatively melodic and rhythmic manner). It’s called the Appalachian Dulcimer.. or a Mountain Dulcimer. It actually has a pretty interesting history but I won’t bore you with it… You can Google it yourself and find lots of bits… Read more →
So I’m late with the winner post. I’m sorry.. I know all of you have been waiting to find out who won. Since we had a few comments that were either by myself, the author (!), and Ninj who already has the book, I just assigned you all numbers as follows (and in order of comment) Ida Adoxy WrigsMac Jennifer… Read more →
Bacon.. the most glorious of foods. I’m not kidding, actually. I know everyone is all bacon bacon bacon lately.. bacon is to 2012 like tofu was to 1992. (I wasn’t the only one extolling the virtues of tofu in 1992, was I? That was my “I’m a vegetarian” year. Anyone who knows me now, thinks it the HEIGHT of… Read more →