Saturday, April 25, 2009

More Spring evidence

Sorry I'm a crappy photographer. Here are some pictures of my hike yesterday at Beaman Park. 2.1 miles. Wildflowers like crazy.

Something yellow

A Shooting Star. These were everywhere.

Something red.

Woodland phlox. Lots of this too.

Moss sending up stems. I always like this.

Teeny woodland iris.

Wild azalea.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kitchen Wisdom

You know, there just aren't enough recipes that involve both the garage and wrapping something in a quilt. I might need to rectify that.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rock Star!

I sort of forgot about this. A couple of years ago, I got to be a music journalist. I interviewed the White Stripes and then had to write a bunch of hoo-ha about their riveting life-changing rock star album. This, while I was busy listening to out-of-print Doris Day records.

I haven't read it since I sent it off, but almost two years later, I think it reads pretty damned well. Someone should fucking hire me. HINT HINT, motherfuckers.

Hospital Observations

Dad had heart surgery on Saturday. Five bypasses! I think that's the most you can have! Woooooooooo, more Strong Family DOMINATION! Most wine consumption in a single night! Most bypasses! I'm gonna go buy my lottery ticket right now.

When we went to wait while they were sawing him open, we parked in the four-leaf clover section of the parking garage. It worked!

Also, this sign is on the door of the food court at the hospital. It mystified me until I walked into the food court and saw the food.

It seemed like dentists giving kids candy, but whatever. I ate it!

Anyway, he lived. He's already at home, doing that thing dads do where they think they're cute but they're really just annoying. You know.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring IS here!

Lenten roses. Asparagus tart. One's for lookin', one's for eatin'. You figure it out.