Monthly Archives: January 2012

Peanut Zombies and Squeamish Vegans: My First Blogoversary

Today is my first blogoversary! I started my blog on January 29, 2011 with a post about Salsa dancing. I had thought the hard part was to get my husband to go to a dance lesson with me, but hitting … Continue reading

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Boxed in

Boxed in Petting tigers, singing in a bar, riding a mechanical bull? Should I really be calling myself “too timid and squeamish,” you may ask. I’ve been thinking about what I am the most “timid and squeamish” about. At the … Continue reading

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What’d You Do with the Money?

What’d You Do with the Money? “A long long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile The bar had everything a dive should have: rows of motorcycles lined up out front, cheap drinks, … Continue reading

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Homemade corn tortillas (and tamales too): Masa harina two ways

“If at first you don’t succeed, and you happened to have accidentally ordered fours times the amount of masa harina that you meant to while clicking away on the Internet, try, try again.” #DPSFOOD Homemade Corn Tortillas My first attempt … Continue reading

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Three lies: Can you spot them?

{UPDATE–Three Lies, The Sequel: Straight Outta Cowpton} I throw this challenge out to you: Identify the three lies below, and share your guess in the comments. (I posted something like this on Facebook a few years ago, but it has … Continue reading

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Maple Macadamia Nut Butter and Back to School Oatmeal

This simple nut butter is so easy to make and so special to have on my morning oatmeal. I have been making more of an effort to eat a good breakfast each day this week as part of the Healthy … Continue reading

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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies in Cages with Tigers

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies in Cages with Tigers I could probably find statistics about how driving a child to the store or letting him ride his bike down the block is more dangerous than what I did, but I … Continue reading

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More random blog comments

Photo by Nina Matthews Continuing my task to make 50 random blog comments, these ones were admittedly less random than my first batch. I am often a lurker, but I have been working on commenting more often on the blogs … Continue reading

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Quarterly report #3: 101 things in 1001 days

October, November, and December, 2011 I am nine months into my project to complete 101 things in 1001 days with 41 tasks done and 60 more to go; I definitely slowed down during the last few months. Still, progress is progress. With … Continue reading

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Writing goals

Thanks for the support, but I am going to stop reporting at this time to focus on other things. Update: Sun., Feb. 12, 2012 Write at least one “Scene from a Memoir” draft a week, and publish a scene twice … Continue reading

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