Sunday, February 9, 2014

maryland vocabulary

crab
trees
old bay
495
catholic school
metro
snow
the bay

two years later

The new Sherlock Holmes show is awesome. Why? Superb casting. Also, the well chosen actors play their characters spot-on. The flat is awesome- a wonderful modern take on the flat a reader imagines while reading the books. Because they have Mycroft as a character. Because they have Sherlock misusing nicotene patches as an modern take on his use of drugs in the books. Because they used the line, "the final problem" in the episode where Sherlock appears to have died. Because they preserved the spirit of the Sherlock Holmes books.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

couscous

couscous

paella

quinoa

gnocchi

risotto

polenta

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

there's about twenty solid christmas songs.

unless it's a particularly bad arrangement, usually these are all stellar christmas songs:

little drummer boy

o come emmanuel

love came down at christmas

noel

judy garland's merry little christmas

o holy night

taylor swift's santa baby

all i want for christmas is you

mary did you know

do you hear what I hear

all of andrew peterson's Behold The Lamb of God album

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1 Samuel 7:12

'Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer*, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”'

*Ebenezer means stone of help.

the road back to tempe

  by Mythopoetic
, a photo by Mythopoetic on Flickr.

AZ trip

  by Mythopoetic
, a photo by Mythopoetic on Flickr.

the grand canyon! right before we hiked it.

AZ trip

  by Mythopoetic
a photo by Mythopoetic on Flickr.

Saguaro cactus in Arizona

Monday, October 3, 2011

the heater and the cold.

When my little heater is chugging out hot air for me, for some reason the mental image I get of the little thing doing its work is an oil pipeline, chugging oil out of the earth. I don't know why.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

some of my favorite things to do

currently:

creating a perimeter of soap and dousing it with left-over boiled water to sanitize the sink.

binding packets at work.

replacing the staples in a stapler.




previously:

mopping the floors at departure

going running after work at wycliffe

buffing stainless steel

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

a little self-congratulations

I've cooked for the past three nights. That's a feat.

sunday: meatball curry. finally.

monday: chicken curry. i was on a theme.

tuesday: baguette french toast. and blueberry syrup. which I had made.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

the salad that made the other salads cry

Arugula/mixed greens
Black beans
Goat cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Yellow peppers
Avocado
Crushed tortilla chips
Wedge of lime, squeezed
Dressing: light olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic clove, dijon mustard, salt/pepper

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I knew I was a city person.

I just need to move a little bit further in... all the way to the Hill.

The neighbor committee-people of Capitol Hill have these annual (presumably) dinner parties where a book is the centerpiece for the menu and atmosphere. This is a party-theme after my own heart.

A Literary Feast, it's called.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

fahrenheit and celsius, for my own reference

Quick reference for myself, when I'm talking to British people

3 degrees Celsius, 37 degrees Fahrenheit

5 degrees Celsius, 41 degrees Fahrenheit

10 degrees Celsius, 50 degrees Fahrenheit

16 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit

20 degrees Celsius, 68 degrees Fahrenheit

25 degrees Celsius, 77 degrees Fahrenheit

32 degrees Celsius, 90 degrees Fahrenheit

35 degrees Celsius, 95 degrees Fahrenheit

38 degrees Celsius, 100 degrees Fahrenheit



So I guess double and then add 30 roughly works?