22 May 2009
2. Where did the day go?
3. Partisan is so, so good. I made it to one of their shows for the first time in months, probably, and man, I have talented friends. Unfortunately, last night was their second-to-last-show, so, you know, great.
4. I started working on this thing today, this craft thing, and it is probably the most creatively ambitious thing that I've done, and so far I'm not really into it. I will probably persevere though. It definitely can't get any worse.
5. Fischberger's Variety is definitely my favorite store in Milwaukee. Apparently they're expanding their sewing notions section!
6. I finally got my Wisconsin tax refund today, and it was considerably less than I expected. Like, hundreds of dollars less. So, yeah. There's that.
7. I am going to go work on a quilt. Or waste more time. Definitely I will do one of those two things.
20 May 2009
19 May 2009
I'm sure you've already seen this, but I'm blogging it anyway because holy shit, dude, this is fucking adorable.
And somehow it seems inappropriate to swear twice when blogging a photo of President Obama and an adorable child.
Photo is from the White House Flickr stream. Worth a look, if you haven't seen it before, but I'm sure you have. Anyway, have a good night!
Today has been pretty amazing. I haven't done much, and being able to relax guilt-free is pretty amazing. I made some bread today, and I've been working on some hand-sewing, and I will probably go clean my sewing room soon so I can do some machine sewing too. I have plans tomorrow morning, and then me and Katie and others probably are going to play bingo somewhere tomorrow night. It is going to be great; I anticipate winning millions.
Photo is of my most recent attempt at black beans, post-rinsing. I made them in the slow cooker again. Two pounds this time, and I let them cook much longer. They may end up on the mushy side, but that's cool, I like refritos. I haven't actually eaten any, beyond small tastes while cooking. We're still working through some other leftover (canned) beans, and I mostly made this batch to freeze. Is that weird? That I get really excited about having food in the freezer, ready to cook? Actually, I don't care if it is, so whatever. I have beans and a loaf of bread in the freezer, and I think next I will make some cookie dough to put away. Oh, and I really want to buy some frozen fruit so I can start making smoothies again.
Ok, I'm going to stop here, all of this domesticity is freaking me out. There's a thesis topic, craft and domestic life and the feminist movement. Except I am not supposed to be thinking about thesis topics! Fuck!
18 May 2009
17 May 2009
15 May 2009
And so the moral of the story is that being a TA has really helped me get better at thinking on my feet.
Three more things to do and then I am free for the summer. Unfortunately they probably will not all be finished today.
I made bread two weekends ago. It was a very easy recipe; I'll write about it at some point. Probably after I finish those three things.
12 May 2009
1. Last year, around this time, my eyes would get watery sometimes, and the top of my mouth would get kind of itchy, and I thought to myself "maybe I am developing allergies." Today, I have been sneezing all day and my nose is runny and my mouth is itchy and my eyes are watery and OH WOE IS ME. So yes, I am pretty sure I have seasonal allergies.
2. I have written 1.5 of the 14 pages I have left to write this semester. That is actually pretty good, as I still have 6 days.
3. I told you I had finished another block. I am a damn quilting machine. I think that maybe I will make at least 5 quilts this summer. That is a totally realistic goal, right?
4. Pretend that I added something interesting here.
11 May 2009
10 May 2009
I'll have photos soon from Day 2 of the Freaks Come Out. Also other photos, including another completed block for my grandmother's flower garden quilt, which is seeming more and more like something I will actually finish.
Photo is of Shoot the Freak at Coney Island, taken on the day I went to the Mermaid Parade with a bunch of great people.
09 May 2009
So in my continuing half-assed effort to get my Flickr account organized, I've been searching my photos via tags. Almost everything is tagged; I think that was my goal last time I tried to get things organized. Apparently I was less concerned with making anything public. This is from way back in 2006, when I went to California with Kira and Sonia. Sonia & I hung out at the Sutro baths, which is in... some park. Google it and then tell me which one. Wherever they are, they are awesome and totally worth the trip, if you're out San Francisco way.
This weekend has been pretty sweet so far. Nathan set up this two-day show called The Freaks Come Out. Last night was the first night, and it went swimmingly. I am pretty impressed with him.
I have gotten very little of my own stuff done lately; this is going to have to change very quickly, as deadlines are fast approaching.
07 May 2009
06 May 2009
Related, barely--want to know a great way to get your coworkers to respect you? Refer to someone as "a liarface." Definitely proves that you are a very mature person with a totally impressive vocabulary.
05 May 2009
04 May 2009
02 May 2009
I made these last weekend, from a recipe in cookbook I bought at Downtown Books. It's called The Cookie and Biscuit Bible. It's available from a few sellers on Amazon; it's from the same publisher as this cookbook I got at Costco last time I was there, so I'm guessing that's where my used copy originated. These muffins turned out really well. As soon as I can manage to go grocery shopping, I'm going to make some more. They weren't super sweet, which makes me think that maybe they would be healthy enough that I could justify baking them on a regular basis.