October 2009

pumpkin scotchies

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On the back of the package of butterscotch chips, there is a recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies. While I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I am a sucker for butterscotch. I blame my dad for this. He got me hooked on Brach’s butterscotch discs. And butterscotch sundaes. And butterscotch pudding. Mmm, pudding. I had the best […]

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a little too comfortable

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(Notice where he’s resting his hand… )

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pumpkin pinwheels

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Seventy days. Ten weeks. Two months… no matter how I express how long I have been away from work, it does not match how long it feels. I left work about that long ago. I voluntarily, without coercion or drugs, bid adieu to my job as a software engineer and left my colleagues with dulce […]

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pumpkin spice cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting

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Even if the fall weather hasn’t decided to stick around yet, it is time for pumpkins. And spices. And maple cream cheese frosting… then again, when isn’t time for maple cream cheese frosting? If you haven’t tried it yet, go mix some up now, I’ll wait…. right? (pronounced as two syllables like “righ-eet?”). Yep, it […]

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Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread. — Pablo Neruda

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tip: how to clean a whiteboard

After looking at the same stale notes for months, today I decided to start afresh and began to erase my whiteboard. But because the dry erase ink had been left to sit for so long, it had actually begun to stain the whiteboard. The eraser only took off the top layer, leaving behind almost everything […]

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masala chai (and the shelf of misfit teas)

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Welcome to my tea shelf. This is the place where teas go to die… or at least be forgotten. Jasmine, mint, detox, chai, rooibos, etc, etc. I love tea. I drink at least one cup most every day. And now that it is cooling off I drink it more often, sometimes just to warm my […]

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