We’re making our plans!
Here are some fun facts about the meteor shower.
As usual, starting with all things overheard:
For geeky things, I’m going to start off with some privacy links (to opt-out of tracking for advertising cookies):
And the rest of the geek links:
Some parenting links:
Some things just for Cy:
And just plain interesting:
Interesting/funny/parenting and golf things:
That last one makes my first idea for Grace’s name (Entropy) seem positively mundane. Right?
For me to link to a post about a post on The fun of fatherhood.
Myself, I was never much for D&D (I played once or twice, but have always preferred SciFi over fantasy).
As is my custom, we begin with things overheard:
And since we’ve been travelling waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much, here are some beach sites:
And finally, parenting:
Local News: Man found in WI basement covered in BBQ sauce | sauce, basement, covered : WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3 (What makes this funny is that I’ve been in Appleton)
For those who care, I have really, *really* short names for my bookmarks toolbar folders — for instance, my leftmost folder, which contains links that I visit daily, is labelled simply ‘1’. I use foxmarks to keep my bookmarks synchronized between all my browsers, and I use the “Add Bookmark Here2” plugin to just add pages to that 2blog folder when I come across a page I want to share later.
Then, once it gets overwhelmingly large, I just copy the links from that folder to a post.
As usual I start with things overheard:
Just generally interesting:
It has been busy — as I’m sure you can tell from the photoblog. Man, oh man is that 2blog folder full!
Starting with all things overheard:
(I told you it has been a while!)
And, in honor of the official end of the Democratic primary season, all things political come next:
There are a slew of geeky links:
It’s summertime here in Austin:
I’m not such a bad dad, after all…
One reason? She doesn’t have to go up and down hills to get to school. Having your ears need to pop doesn’t make a conducive environment for learning.
I came home tonight, and when I walked in the door, Grace came running over.
Come look at the table!
Lo and behold, she set the table and made dinner (ham sandwiches). We each had a glass of water, and a napkin with our name on it.
We all sat down together and had a nice family dinner. Now that she has gone to sleep, I’m going to fix something more, but that’s a secret!
Ingredient options are listed in order of preference:
You will also need at least one small batter bowl (or something equivalent), and one more bread pan than the number of loaves you plan to make (the extra one is used as a shaping pan).
On my machine, the initial (intermittent) stirring takes two minutes of the 20-minute kneading process. I try to be done drizzling in milk by the time 8 minutes are left before the first rise.
You want a real treat? Take two slices immediately after slicing the still-warm loaf; toast them until just barely crisp on the outside. Butter and salt. Try not to do that for two more slices.
The nice thing about this one is that the chips stay soft even when the cookies cool!
Sue thinks this one came from a jello recipe, but doesn’t recall for certain…
1/4 CUP SUGAR
2 sticks of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
small package instant vanilla pudding
1 tsp vanilla
beat the above until light and fluffy
add 2 eggs beat until well mixed
add 1 tsp baking soda and 2 1/4 cups flour; add flour one cup at a time, beat just until mixed
add 12 oz chocolate chips stir just until mixed
drop on a cookie sheet
bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes