I’m trying that 101 Things in 1001 Days thing again. So, here’s my list…
(bold=done, italics=in process)
Starting: 1 October 2013
Ending: 28 June 2016
1. Go to Scotland with Debbie and Scott
2. Renew Passports
3. Spend a weekend Healdsburg
4. Spend a weekend in Capitola
5. Spend a weekend in Point Reyes
6. Attend Gallifrey One 2014
7. Attend TimeGate 2014
8. Go to Internet Librarian 2013
9. Survive a trip to Dragon*Con 2014
10. Visit Filoli
11. Hot Air Balloon Ride
12. Go to the Niles Essenay and see a film
13. Go to the Sacramento Zoo
14. Go to Disney World (w/ Scott and Debbie)
15. Go to Hawaii (w/ Scott and Debbie)
16. Go to the Walt Disney Family Museum
17. Check out the new Exploratorium
18. Ride the Skunk train
19. Go to Las Vegas
20. get one of those maps to record travels
21. Travel to a new state with Chris
22. Go to Benihana
23. Go see the Northern Lights
24. go to the Lawrence Hall of Science
25. go to Dicken’s Faire
26. go to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter
27. Go to the SFMOMA
28. Upgrade luggage
29. Go to the De Young Museum
30. Find Shell Beach and photograph it
31. Go on 5 hikes
32. Go to the Cal Academy of Sciences
33. Go to the La Brea Tar Pits
34. Go to the Legion of Honor museum
35. Go to Maker Faire
36. Go to the Getty
37. Go to Yosemite
38. Actually make it inside of the Ahwahnee
39. go to a mission
40. Visit a lighthouse
Home & Family
42. Get Safety Deposit box
43. Get a new bed
44. Purchase new financial software
45. Move everything off of the old computer.
46. Play 5 new games
47. Play a round of mini golf
48. Look into an electric train for Xmas
49. Clean out Chris’ Grandpa’s place
50. Clean out Chris’ Mom’s place
51. Clean out the shed
52. Get a new couch
53. get the correct amount of sleep for a week
54. Eat at home for a week
55. clean closet in office
56. Clean closet in bedroom
57. Clean the office
58. get rid of old sewing machine
59. Get rid of old desk
60. Get rings resized
61. Find a person that repairs watches
62. Clean the upstairs bathroom
63. Tidy the filing cabinet
64. Organize JoAnn’s files
65. Tidy iTunes
66. Meet 5 more online friends in person
67. Read: Scenes for Actors and Voices
68. Make something with the Dehydrator
69. Make a fairy (normal, tea, pizza, etc.)
70. Knit something other than a scarf.
71. Do one Arduino project.
72. Take 5 amazing photographs.
73. try 5 new crafts.
74. write 5 poems
75. Brew something alcoholic
76. post on Celticangel at least 5 times
77. cook something in the Crock Pot
78. Make something with a knitting loom
79. Hunt down the sort of loom dad has
80. Try crystal growing
81. Learn to make something with origami
82. Draw something
83. Edit a video
84. Record 10 podfics
85. Do something with audio that isn’t podfic or a podcast
86. Do a project with the Raspberry Pi\
87. Sew something
88. Fix Anne Marie’s afghan
89. Make something using the bead loom
90. Crochet something
91. Update the episode lists on Articles
92. Do ITPE in 2013
93. edit a book for Debbie
94. Watch Men with Brooms
95. Watch Season 1 of Starsky & Hutch
96. Watch Season 1 of White Collar
97. Get paid for something else
98. Rewatch original Tomorrow People
99. Watch View to a Kill
100: Work on the Bucket List (You should see mine…epically long)
101. Make another 101/1001 list when this one is done.
This is a detail view from Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2 (with which I am obsessed.) If you aren’t familiar with Babbage and his work, click on the link and get in the know. In the Difference Engine art and math combine to create some of the first stirrings of the computer age. Watch the thing in motion. Seriously. I was lucky enough to see it in person during a previous visit to the Computer History Museum. …Okay, I’ll stop now.
…And the song obsession I’ve has for the last 3 days (I watched the video, then immediately bought the song and I’ve been listening ever since) is: (I’m the One That’s) Cool by The Guild/Felicia Day. Fair warning for the sensitive (like me): this video shows depictions of bullying (seemingly from the memories of the characters). If this is something you might have trouble with, just listen rather than watch. The song is great. It’s a “Ha! Geeks are cool now!” anthem.
Luckily, I don’t think that anyone saw me rocking out in my cube.
You may yet remember that I get obsessed with songs. Well…here is Sunday’s song obsession: Abney Park – Steampunk Revolution. I think I’ve listened to it 100 times already, and I can’t wait for the album to come out.
Why did I get obsessed by this one? Well, 1)I love Abney Park 2)I groove on the Steampunk aesthetic 3)The tune is catchy and I can dance to it (in my room…and possibly in my cube).
We went to the Computer History Museum again the other day, armed with cameras. This is the entrance (well…the sign for the current exhibit at the entrance).
April is National Poetry Month. I don’t promise a poem a day, but at least a few poems will appear…and I’ll mix it up with some images that could be seen as poetic. (If you look at them a certain way…) We start with a signpost. Let’s see what’s inside together, eh?
Frisbee had been ill for almost a year, not that anyone seemed to have told him. We thought we’d lose him in early 2011, but with treatment he perked up and was right back to his old tribble-purred self. And then, right smack dab in the middle of the holidays just passed, his health took a major nose-dive. But, being Frisbee, he held on a while longer, and quite enjoyed sitting under our first Christmas tree.
We didn’t even get Frisbee until a few years ago when his people had to move away. I didn’t complain. I’d known him for years, and he was more than welcome. He was originally supposed to join them when everything got settled, but I was selfishly pleased to keep him. He enjoyed play fighting with Sam, our tabby. He kept my MIL company during the day. He had the most amazing silent meow that he would occasionally use if extreme cuteness was required. The most laid back and mellow cat I’ve ever met was our Fris. I mean…he let small children use him as a pillow and had none of the traditional vacuum fear. Mind you, woe betide anyone who didn’t wake up when he wanted them to. He’d go from batting your face to licking your eye to just curling up on your head, depending upon the situation.
I’ll miss his habit of curling up on anyone lying down long enough. My iPad isn’t quite as much fun, now that he isn’t constantly trying to sit on it. My kitchen is empty in the morning when he’d normally be begging for treats. I even miss the “claws-in-my-thigh-pay-attention-to-me” thing.
We miss you Mr Frissers, and we hope you’ve found a nice warm vent to sleep next to in Heaven.
Yet another family dessert that I don’t recall encountering. This one sounds quite yummy, though. I love carrots, you see.
This recipe was found in a book called Galley Finale: A Collection of Mariner Soups, Sloops, and Other Incredible Edibles which was put out by The Presbyterian Church of Fair Oaks, Ca in 1978.
Carrot Cookies by My Grandmother
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. light brown sugar
2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. finely grated carrots
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
2 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan melt butter. Add sugar and stir until well-blended. Remove from heat and beat in eggs. Beat in all remaining ingredients except nuts, fold in last. Bake in greased square pan. Cut when warm.
If anyone out there makes one of the recipes posted on this blog, please let me know how it comes out. Thanks!