Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Anyway, for the rest of the day I had bandaids wrapped around both of my middle fingertips!
The second time I bled a lot yesterday was at my stained glass workshop! Of course it makes sense, since we're cutting andsanding actual glass, but by the end of the two hours I had 4 bandaids on my hands and fingers from little shards of glass! I felt kind of pitiful.
Here's a picture of my work thus far. It's not finished yet, obviously; I still have to grind all the pieces to be in perfect compliance with the pattern. I think it's going to be pretty cool though.
After work today, I biked downtown to the Farmers' Market. I got two eggplants for Eggplant Parmesan on Saturday night, one peach to reward myself for biking, and a bunch of fresh-picked blueberries! Yum!
Later this afternoon, I got to spend an hour talking with my wonderful friend Rosemary and I made step #1 of chocolate-cherry sorbet. Oh my gosh. It smells so good.
"Semi-colons only prove that the author has been to college." -E.B. White (I like this quotation.)
Sunday, June 6, 2010
"On land, there are oil spills, polluting groundwater and ruining cropland. The government documented 6,817 spills between 1976 and 2001 -- practically one a day for 25 years -- but analysts suspect that the real number may be ten times higher. Old, improperly maintained equipment causes many of the leaks, but oil operators blame sabotage and theft, speculating that disaffected community members deliberately cause oil spills to collect compensation money." http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/02/nigerian-oil/oneill-text
This is my weekend:
I am now two days into my "high-iron diet." Saturday morning, I had quinoa with blackberries. I'd say quinoa is probably the rising star of trendy grains. You know how couscous made it onto the stage a few years ago (at least according to Cooking Light)? I'm pretty sure quinoa will be making it big in the next year or two. It doesn't taste great, but it's definitely palatable -- and it could be that I just don't know how to fix it tastefully. It looks pretty cool anway!
Jesus, Lover of my Soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me O my savior hide,
Till the Storm of Life is past;
Safe into thy haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.
Plenteous grace with thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound,
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of thee;
Spring thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.