Verano

May 11, 2011

Saw this on someone’s FB page today, and it sounds like an excellent plan to me! The guys never cry about this stuff, do they?

“VERANO. Expirado el plazo de la “operación bikini” arrancamos con la “operación burkini”, mucho más asequible.”

Watch it wiggle

May 1, 2011

Remember those Jello commercials from way back in the day, with that memorable little song: “Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle, cool and fruity, Jello brand gelatin…?”

Today is Seattle’s second spring-like sunny day this year. As such, it required poking around to see what less-than-winter-weight clothing choices I could find in my closet. I doggedly tried on dozens of items which had been in our “summer closet” for the last 18 months or so. Afterwards, suffice it to say that my thoughts were filled with Jello.

My outlook brightened considerably, however, when I ran across this video of Jello cubes bouncing in slow motion (Thanks, @Foodista!). After all, if my jiggly belly could somehow manage to look half as graceful and mesmerizing as it bounces around as these shimmering Jello cubes do, I have no reason to view it with such disappointment, do I? I wonder if painting it a rich shade of burgundy would help…

via Foodista

Gratitude

April 29, 2011

Take 90 seconds and consider how your words shape your world.  We can all use a reminder to be compassionate and to cultivate gratitude.

Bueno, no. Vamos.” I loved this! And I think the kid really thinks he won!

via Urlesque

William’s Pie Crust

April 12, 2011

Pie Crust (enough dough for one double crust pie)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 oz. frozen butter, grated, and then re-frozen
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream

In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, and salt.

Cut in frozen butter (use a pastry blender).

Combine lemon juice and heavy cream.

Add lemon-cream combination by the tablespoon and mix by hand only just until the dough is the right wetness.

Make two discs, wrap and refrigerate about 30 minutes.

Roll out dough, place in pie pan, add filling, cover with top crust, brush with milk and sprinkle sugar on top.

Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature of oven to about 375 and bake about 45 minutes.

You might want to place the pie/pies on a pan to stop the “juicing over” from messing up your oven.

~William Keegan, March, 2011

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again! As reported last year and the year before, the return of spring in Seattle brings the return of my furry, football-shaped friend: the mountain beaver. Ain’t he sweet?

He’s out a little earlier than usual this year, and seems to have taken up residence farther up the hill behind our house. Unless that’s some other mountain beaver, of course. I didn’t catch his name.

Have YOU ever seen a llama kiss a llama on the llama?

Please don’t curse me when you can’t get this song out of your head, and please don’t throw yourself off the balcony when the bizarre imagery from the video invades your sweet slumber.

Be forewarned: I can’t seem to make the video stop once it starts. Enjoy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

 

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