Monthly Archives: February 2011

Scrabble Spectator

My roommate is a professional Scrabble player. It’s one of my claims to fame. My other two are (1) my grandma graduated from Yale (Yale High School), and (2) my other grandma dated Herbert Hoover (not the president). I don’t … Continue reading

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Single Serving?

I really like prunes. I discovered my love for prunes last Christmas when I was at my parents’ house. My dad had a bag of orange essence prunes. I sampled a prune…and then finished the bag. They were THAT good. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, George!

I celebrated George Washington’s birthday today. It was quite the celebration. I’ve heard George really liked butternut squash and garbanzo beans, so I made a little Moroccan tangine in his honor. It was mushy (good mushy, not bad mushy), so I’m sure … Continue reading

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Holiday Snob

Today was President’s Day. But, what’s President’s Day, really? It’s just the day the country observes the birthdays of a bunch of presidents. President’s Day is like imitation vanilla extract. It’s still good, but it leaves you with that slight … Continue reading

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Mobile Gnome

My gnome was covered in snow a few weeks ago. Now, the snow has melted, and he’s soaking up the rays. (I think he was a little chilly under all that snow.) My little gnome must have gotten tired of reclining … Continue reading

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Spring in February!

Unseasonably warm temperatures in February make me ridiculously happy. I keep looking through my seed catalog and folding down pages of interesting veggies. The number of folded-down pages keeps growing. Last year’s garden was about a 75% flop, but I … Continue reading

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Sweden or Bust!

I’m just finishing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson. It’s set in Sweden. Most would describe the story as an adventure/drama about a girl and a journalist seeking justice and plotting to uncover secrets of the Swedish government. … Continue reading

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