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May 2010 Playlist

One of the best yet, I think… The XX – Intro Fol Chen – Cable Tv Keane – Spiralling The Flaming Lips – Watching the Planets The Antlers – Bear Vampire Weekend – Giving Up the Gun MGMT – Time to Pretend The Morning Benders – Excuses The Delta Mirror – He Was Worse Than […]

April 2010 Playlist

Heyyy, what happened to February and March?? Pfft, it took 2 1/2 months to compile even one!   Slow music year I guess… Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing at My House Le Tigre – Hot Topic Yeasayer – Ambling Alp The Xx – Crystalised Cold War Kids – Audience […]

That’s My Pie!

Because I can’t *%^%$#% go, I am sending my sister, cub reporter for WFBY news, to the 16th  Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships here in a few days. Four words:  Never Ending Pie Buffet Please anticipate pictures that will make your saliva glands burst with happiness. (If you want to attend on your own, it […]

Weekend of Fruit: The Finale

So, to recap, this weekend I have already made 8 half pints of blackberry jam and 4 half pints of strawberry jam.  Figuring that wasn’t quite enough abuse on my poor knee joints, today I made 6 half pints of peach jam… Then used even more peaches for fried peach pies… These were simply amazing, […]


Oh, here’s ANOTHER thing I’m not supposed to be growing successfully down here:   Sure, it’s *another* tall bearded iris (var. Batik), but I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE GROWING IT DOWN HERE.   Snort, indeed.

Eat You Up, Yum

I’ve been in love with pitcher plants since we came across a log-potted growth of them at Bok Tower Gardens a few years ago.  I bought two earlier this summer to place on the back patio, partly to see if they’d make a dent in the insect population, but mainly because they’re just gorgeous.   […]