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It finally happened. I am still processing the magnitude of the things I’ve seen.


The leaves are all gone. They’re saying it may snow this week (they hope it’ll snow this week). And part three is nearly done. I am one scene away. One sad scene away. I hate finishing these.

Soft Rainy Days

It’s mild outside, just a jacket necessary. The rain falls eagerly sometimes and then it stops as if to take a breath. The clouds hang low but there’s nothing bleak about them, just a weary silence that invokes novels and cheese plates and baking and bowls of ice cream. The rain is washing the city [...]

Cold Winter Sunset

The summer gets its Dog Days when the tops of buildings are invisible in the layer of humidity, the roaches are loose on the sidewalks like toy poodles, and the air has lost all its lift. Then, there’s the harshness of the winter when even the orange of a sunset has lost all its warmth [...]


It took me a while to post, thanks to being busy, shellacked, and decompressing. This was the weirdest yet most rewarding trip I’ve ever taken. It was with a tour group but the country was so fascinating, so different from anywhere I’ve ever been that the two, the complacency inherent in being in a tour [...]

San Diego Fling

It’s Spring Now

I need to get Aperture 3. The way things are currently, everything is named so confusingly that it’s hard to find a picture. I admit that it’s entirely my fault since I didn’t bother to read the manual when I started using it and so it snowballed from there. Does it have a portal to [...]

How I Spent A Snow Day

Well, the weathermen were finally right. I’m glad for them. They can keep their jobs now and with the constant bloodletting in the latest business news, I’m happy when anyone anywhere keeps their jobs, even if it’s weathermen, a subgroup of some of the shallowest people on Earth. I was on call today but I [...]

New Headers

It’s been since last August that I have added new headers to the blog. That is, since I adopted the new template. The new headers (there are four) are from Buenos Aires, which joins Paris, Barcelona, Naples, Positano, and Philadelphia as the cities which have been memorialized in the header since the blog’s inception. The [...]

Who Said Philadelphia Was Ugly?

We not only have streets like this, but we also have the newest Iron Chef and five of his restaurants. And it’s a all a lot cheaper than the same in Manhattan.


I thought I’d take more pictures. I ended up not even using the third CF card I brought along. Oh, well.

Daring Bakers Challenge: Vols-au-Vent

The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan. Well, this is it. My first challenge with the Daring Bakers. The challenge was vols-au-vent, [...]

Someone’s Already Said All the Good Stuff


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