Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Art, Sort Of

Art takes many forms. I've recently been perfecting the art of the perfect Cherry Italian Cream Soda. Here's my take on it:

2 parts Club soda
1 part Grenadine
1 part half n half

Pour the club soda over ice in a tall glass. Add the grenadine. Float the half n half on the soda mixture. Top with whipped cream.

I think Kahlua would be good instead of grenadine, but then it wouldn't be an Italian Cream Soda...

Monday, October 22, 2007


I'm learning to make jewelry with wire, shells, and semi-precious stones. I can't wait to get the right tools and upgrade to sterling silver and freshwater pearls (among my favorite natural materials, because they're not all round). So, I'm practicing technique and macro photography. Any Christmas gift requests, send 'em my way while I'm still buying materials.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Go Figure

So, now the average on that exam is back up to 84. Felt good while it lasted. As they say in Monterrey, Ni modo.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Now in a Less Sour Mood

The class average is down to 61 on that same exam, improving my perspective slightly.

Things You Don't Need

Having made a mere 80 on my recent Pharmacotherapeutics exam, I felt in a slightly sour mood, so I'm offering a list of Things You Don't Need Which Are For Sale Anyway:
1. Hypnotic aquarium with fake jellyfish
2. iPod case made from a cassette tape I have to admit, it's a nice recycling idea anyhow.
3. Heat-activated wall paper
4. A toothbrush that costs $169.95

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Couldn't Resist

Three of my favorite people. :) It's such a great photo, I couldn't resist.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

What We Did Last Night

We saw Collective Soul and Live in concert last night... enjoyed both bands, probably because they played their popular songs (translate: the ones I've heard), but Live was definitely the better live band (ha! would be ironic if they weren't), and Collective Soul... dare I say it?... really sounds better recorded, at least from what we heard last night.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Finished Project

I've finally finished a project for Ethan; I'd started a quilt, and some baby blocks, and have the supplies to smock him a romper... but knitting is definitely the fastest (and therefore, most quickly rewarding).

Things That Make Me Laugh

Some things Ethan does/likes that crack me up:
1. He loves to watch the bathwater go down the drain... he crawls over and has occasionally put his face so close he snorts water up his nose (only temporarily distressing).
2. He loves the cat, so much so that whenever he sees Bunter his little hands clench up in fists, he kicks his feet, and his whole body goes stiff.
3. He loves to drink leftover cereal milk from a spoon (I suspect it's because I eat Raisin Bran with sugar on the raisins).
4. He thinks fake sneezes, coughs, and animal sounds are wildly hilarious.
5. He finds anything remotely electronic fascinating, especially digital clocks.
6. He loves pictures of babies, including the one on the yogurt container. He tries to give kisses, getting so close to it his little eyes cross, and he's drooled all over about half the pages in my baby knitting books, because they all have pictures of adorable babies (in handknits, of course).

People tell me it gets so much more fun when children can talk. It's hard to imagine it could get any more fun.