Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
exploding butternut squash seeds
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
us at Avila
Then we looked at art for an hour or so, took a snack break, and looked at art for another hour or so until the museum was closed. Then we stopped by the gift shop and bought a few postcards--I got two postcards of James Ensor paintings we unfortunately had not seen.
The city views from balconies were good. Erik and L took pictures I haven't seen yet. After the visit, we walked from the museum to the parking structure, a 15 minute walk, and it was getting dark. We enjoyed the views of the cars on the 405, their red and white lights.
I don't know if we'll ever be back, but I hope to go back one day.
LA Zine Fest
I was really impressed with the quality of the zines. I wanted to buy much of what I saw. I traded with a few people, which was great, and bought maybe seven inexpensive zines. I also got some free things like stickers and postcards and a small button badge that says Up For Trades which I wore.
I met four friends for the first time. I was very excited to meet Carrie McNinch, who makes the famous daily comics zine You Don't Get There From Here. It was amazing to meet someone in person who I had known for years through her comics, and it was like talking to an old friend.
I am so lucky to belong to such a vibrant community.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
back of sign
Y2K curtain pattern
Monday, February 13, 2012
potato leek soup
It's really easy. It only needed to simmer for 20 minutes. It's very quick, for a soup.
The older I get, the more I find myself loving potatoes. And I never much thought about leeks, but they keep showing up in our CSA.
Here's how I made it, but I think it's forgiving.
about five medium potatoes, diced
about two and a half leeks, white and pale green parts only, chopped up
two vegan bullion cubes
plain unsweetened unflavored soymilk
I sauted the leeks in a tablespoon of earth balance for maybe five minutes. Then I added potatoes, enough water to cover, a teaspoon of salt, and two vegan bullion cubes. Simmer for 10 minutes--stir. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Mash the soup with a potato masher. Put some in a bowl and add some soymilk. Stir. Eat!
Oh, and I'd like to thank my ex-mother-in-law for the potato masher. So much of my kitchen stuff came from her--the green tupperware measuring spoons, for example. Thank you!
Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
They are so good. I had been craving sweets, and these were perfect.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Plan-it-x super sale
I also got Here, Not There by Heathers which I sent to my best friend A because she liked the two songs of theirs I put on her latest mix.
I also got Romance, Conflict, Adventure by BFF which I want to give someone but I don't know who.
And all the other cds I don't know and haven't listened to yet, and I haven't watched either of the dvds, but I am so happy they are waiting for me.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
quinoa for breakfast
When Erik noticed, he said, "This isn't oatmeal. This is grain bubbles." Do you ever eat quinoa? I hear it has good protein in it.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
It's party night! Party night for the downstairs neighbors, that is. It's a work night for us. Erik's working a 12 hour day.
I'm going to bed--night, friends.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
new postal rates chart
Thanks, Zine World!
haircut, zine libraries, dinner
I get contacted by zines libraries wanting me to donate zines. The postage can be expensive. But I do it because I want people to read. The other day one in Tokyo contacted me, and this morning one in West Covina.
Last night we went to dinner with our friends HR and M. It was fun. We talked about movies, games, books, their recent wedding, their rings (for which they paid a fortune). We ate Lebanese food.
It's SAT scoring day four.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Anyway, here's a link to the song lyrics.