Monthly Archives: November 2008

kaffee klatsch

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we take our coffee quite seriously. People really, really like their coffee. I myself am very fond of coffee. I wouldn’t say I am fanatical or super snotty about it, but I do view non-coffee … Continue reading

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japanese pens from … japan!

My brother got back from Japan a couple weeks ago, and he brought me a bunch of pens! Now, I did send him off with a rather detailed list of pens, but I supplied him with the list because I … Continue reading

Posted in office supplies | 18 Comments


It’s getting to be that time of year when it is dark a lot and thus not conducive to photographing candies and sewn items and the like. Oh well. Anyway, after a long break from my sewing machine (these things … Continue reading

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new kisses

I love the seasonal and limited-edition flavors of various candies, and is it just me, or does it seem there are MORE when the holiday season rolls around? Today I found these hot cocoa creme Hershey’s Kisses and of course … Continue reading

Posted in candy/chocolate | 11 Comments

would you like a fish torso with that

Our friend Yumi came to visit from Japan a few weeks ago, and she brought me some super yummy fabric. The fabric above features “taiyaki,” a fish-shaped cake sort of deal with red bean paste inside. I love the combo … Continue reading

Posted in sewing | 10 Comments


So vote, and then go get your free cup of coffee at Starbucks and/or your free ice cream cone from Ben & Jerry’s (between 5-8pm or something). Rewards are always, you know, rewarding.

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