Friday, May 23, 2008

Great Success!

So the weather didn't cooperate for the bean bags part of my first Bean Bags and Rhubarb event this summer, but the rhubarb made up for it. I had a 9 x 13 pan of rhubarb crisp with oat flour instead of wheat flour for an allergic guest, a strawberry-rhubarb custard pie, and a brand new one, Party Rhubarb Pie. It is from my Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook. My only mistake with it was putting it in an 8" dish instead of a 9" dish. This meant that when I poured the cream cheese-sugar-eggs mixture on top of the rhubarb it flowed over. But I recovered.

I enjoyed the blend of guests tonight: Hans, Lindsay, Tiffany, Karen, Jim, and Angela. The first three are from work, the next two aren't, and Angela is from forever.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Weekend New Filler

Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything --anything -- be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in. -Sam Harris, author (1967- )

My latest coining is a co-opting of organized to mean a piece of music played on a Wurlitzer.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Filler for the Weekend

Earlier this week I was trying to say "battered and bruised" and instead said "bruittered." I really like it. So if you could start using it to talk about a vanquished opponent, I would appreciate it. There is even a bit of the lingering over wounds or brooding, so it has that going for it, which is nice.

I'm making my first strawberry-rhubarb pie this weekend.

I'm going to bed now.

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At May 14, 2008 2:20 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Scott and I, of the "Split Ends," figuratively bruittered the "I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter" team in wii bowling this week (week 2) of the Commission's Soda Open Market Committee (SOMC) Wii Bowling Tournament.

At May 14, 2008 10:26 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Well done, on both the word usage and your Wii victorii.


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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Pretty Amazing Grace -- Eventually

Neil Diamond has a new album that drops today. The first single off of it is titled "Pretty Amazing Grace." (the amazon site has a video of the song apparently.)

Anne Lamott was on The Colbert Report pimping her latest book Grace Eventually.

Grace is the new Hope.

I ran my half-marathon in 1:53:29, which I'm very happy with. It helps to set your expectations low, and I reached them.

Dogs I met on my run Sunday:

Roy, old black lab
Vega, Boxer Staffordshire mix
Lily, golden lab
Cooper, Golden Retriever

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At May 06, 2008 3:31 PM, Blogger Wishydig said...

I saw that appearance.

I wasn't impressed. She said nothing interesting or new. And she looked confused by his humor.

I didn't care for Traveling Mercies either. It was a bunch of tired catchphrases from tired sermons.

At May 06, 2008 9:49 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Yeah, I wasn't impressed either. Though it is tricky to play to his schtick, it is much better than trying to play it straight.

I read Traveling Mercies with Buffy in a clinical environment, so I can't provide proper perspective on that.

At May 07, 2008 7:34 PM, Blogger CëRïSë said...

Congrats on your run! Someday I would like to run a sub-four marathon. I don't know when that will be.

At May 08, 2008 12:43 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Thanks Ceri, I've decided if I can knock off a 1:30ish half I'll think about doing the full.


At May 09, 2008 1:31 PM, Blogger Karen said...

I got a fever, and the only prescription is more rook! Do you have Friday or Saturday evening plans?


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