“Where is my book?” I thought this morning, while getting ready to head in to work. I have been reading “The Mismeasure of Man” for quite a long time, interspersed with other books, and I had finally finished the main portion of the book on Monday. But there are appendices to read before the book is finished. I searched my room, and the kitchen, and even the living room to no avail. The book was gone. Oh well, I thought, at least I read the main part of the book.
I walked out the front door on my way to the bus stop, and I saw on the ground, near my steps, my bookmark. It’s not a fancy bookmark, just a cardboard one from Borderlands. But I knew it was mine and I knew it was the one I was using in that book. “Well, did I leave the book outside somehow. That makes no sense, I drove to see the movie on Sunday and I brought it with me. Phantoms!”.
I picked up the book mark and put it in my pocket, and walked up the hill. Lo and behold, I saw a book, splayed out, lying on someone’s driveway wall. On closer examination, it was my book. So now I can finish it properly.
I blame the birds, by the way.
I went to dinner tonight with stega and “Agent Smith” at a nearby place called The Liberty Cafe. I had the chicken pot pie. It was delicious. And hot. I burned my mouth, and my throat. But it was delicious, and I still consider the meal a huge success (I’m making a note here).
I did a lot of cooking/baking this weekend.
1) Friday night I made rugelach, which I owed to a friend. They are ugly, but tasty.
2) Saturday afternoon I made hummus, from a Cook’s Illustrated Recipe. Delicious:
3) Saturday evening I did beer can chicken from America’s Test Kitchen. Look at this lovely fellow:
It came out remarkably moist and smokey. I just need to be better at carving.
1) I had this coworker who had a big chunk of silly putty in his cube. I’m guessing it is nearly half a cup by volume. He moved back to Houston last month, and I’ve been playing with the stuff quite often. I discovered that if you stick it to a wall, it slowly climbs down the side. I decided it would be fun to do a time lapse movie of it.
This morning I grabbed my tripod, and my point and shoot camera which has a time lapse more, and I am currently filming its slow and slimey descent at 1 frame per 2 seconds. This is a bit faster than ideal, but it’s better than nothing – I can pull out some frames later. Stay tuned for the results.
2) stega‘s closet now has a light in it, thanks to her friend Chris.
3) Anyone in the SF area want to collaborate in a group yard/garage sale? We’re gathering names and have a lead on a really good location!
Hello new month.
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