Monthly Archives: April 2010

instant gratification biscuits

I had a recent craving for buttermilk biscuits, but alas, I didn’t have any buttermilk, and I wasn’t willing to put that much effort into the venture. Lucky for me that I just happened to have a package of Bob’s … Continue reading

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A peepin’ good brownie

I like marshmallows. Many people, I think, like the idea of marshmallows, but they don’t actually like to eat them. “Too sweet” is the frequent complaint. But when you pair the marshmallow with graham crackers and chocolate, what’s not to … Continue reading

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join the pack

It’s the return of the amineko! Actually, it’s a bit of a sad story. Thuy went on a bit of an amineko crocheting bender about, oh, 5 years ago, and she sent me a couple of unassembled amineko to animate. … Continue reading

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Once upon a time I promised to discuss my experience with Japanese mascaras. I am finally doing it. This post will most likely only interest those of you with short, straight, sparse eyelashes, or perhaps it will not interest anyone. … Continue reading

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it’s all about cake

It’s my brother‘s birthday today (the 12th. I should point that out in case I don’t post for a month or something). He is 16 months older than me, but lately people seem to think he is my younger brother. … Continue reading

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If I were a reasonable person, I would recognize I have a problem and unsubscribe from the JetPens e-mail newsletter. Every time that thing lands in my inbox, I am enticed by the images of sleek new office supplies, and … Continue reading

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oh so clever

Look! No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. There is indeed liquid in that coffee filter, and no, it’s not leaking all over the counter. How can that be? Well, it’s because I am using a Clever Coffee … Continue reading

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look away, lulu

I got a top by an undisclosed brand and liked it enough to attempt to rip off the design. It has a lot of serged seams and such, so I thought it might be fun to try to duplicate. The … Continue reading

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