Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pickiness

I feel like I've gotten so picky in my older age. What about you? Picky about stuff? I was just thinking about some of my picky pet peeves today...

1. I have to use a certain keyboard, now that I've worked on a laptop for the last year. Just got the Dell KM714 and I love it! It's very Apple-like.
2. I have to have a clean cut at the top of a bag of chips. A ragged, torn open bag makes me crazy.
3. The bed has to be sort of made before I get in it at night. It can stay unmade all day, but it has to be organized and fluffed before I jump in to sleep at night.
4. Updated after my walk today: If you're going to put pumpkins on your porch, remove the stickers!

Now that I'm actually writing the list, I can't think of many. I guess I was just feeling picky enough to list this out, but hey, maybe I'm not so picky after all. I'm sure there are so many more. I'm sure James could come add about 10 items to the list...he's always hearing my kvetching about one thing or another.

And on that note, happy Fall!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Pink sky, great witch, and magical realism

Lately, we've had the most beautiful pink skies, with the coolest cloud formations. The second pic is the greatest witch ever, isn't she? And the book, by Neil Gaiman, was so great: a perfect, pre-Halloween read.


Friday, October 03, 2014

Chef Yotam talks Plenty More

Sounds like a great cookbook. I could have a library of cookbooks. Need to get in front of that stove a LOT more! Yotam has a chain of restaurants, called Ottolenghi in the UK. And, oh wow, look at this recipe for Cinammon rice pudding with cherry compote and pistachios. Sounds heavenly.