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Saturday, August 20, 2005  

A little of this, a little of that. A little cleaning. A little cooking. A little quilting. Some photos. Some research about web design stuff.

I had been chatting with Fortune about folding pizza dough and what it gets you. And what about regular flour v. bread flour? So today I made pizza dough with one fold (my way) and regular flour (her way). Turned out pretty darn tasty (especially with that fresh pesto on the one) but quite a bit different from my regular fare. All good, and worth the experimentation. Documentation anyone?

There's the whole quilting thing. Many little squares. What can I say?

And finally, in my frig there's something known as poolish. Lovely word and surprising thing. Stay tuned.

Written at: 11:44:00 PM

Friday, August 19, 2005  
Marking your calendar: Sept 11 2005

It's not to early to think about what you'll be doing on Sept. 11, 2005.

I think the day is best doing something apart from the normal routine - not working, not shopping etc. Spend the day with your family and friends, enjoy your home and neighborhood. Volunteer your time, do something in your community. Exercise your right to protest the war or to wave a flag.

Here's a NYTimes article about current thoughts on the subject: 9/11: Light a Candle or Party On? (requires free registration).

In other news, the new code geek wannabe stuff progresses.

Written at: 12:57:00 AM

Tuesday, August 16, 2005  
There is nothing sadder to the code geek wannabe than it being midnight, and said wannabe is pumping fist in air with great excitement because "it WORKED! it WORKED!" and there is no one online to tell this too.

So, dear readers, I'm telling you.

Did I mention:


OK, that whole thing is a little sad, isn't it. But did I mention that it worked?

Written at: 11:52:00 PM

Sunday, August 14, 2005  
DRESS BOUTIQUE: a la Suzette -- aka pretty in pale

The ever-snappy Suzette is rebounding from a little blog-meltdown this week and would like to spread the awesome responsibility for ballgown chatter around. So here you go. Maybe not the snappiest entrance to a web entry, but suffice Suzette to provide all the snappiness needed. Now on to the ballgowns.

photo by Suzette
Of the dresses provided, I think this is probably the weakest trio seen to date. Perhaps late summer events inspire the need for pale cooling colors, something that could be wraithlike seen by a moonlit lakeside. But seriously folks - who looks good in lilac? And who would look good in these dresses? The one at left would be suitable for a nicely developed debutant perhaps, but no known body would look enhanced by the middle offering. If you're that skinny you need to eat more.

photo by Suzette
Holy mackeral - what were they thinking? First off, that mannequin needs a whole lot more going on under that dress to hold it up than what is provided. There's a reason that bare-shoulder dresses stay up folks and it's a combination of hardware, structure and shape to be structured around.
And yes, it's true that large floofy skirts and side details can distract the eye and make a waist appear smaller and a bust larger, but the dress still needs to fit properly and be worn over the proper undergarments. This dress has a front-side bustle to enhance the skirt fullness but it only adds to the "beauty and the beast" feel- shoulder cowl, visible stays, satin, sequins, ribbon roses.... ack.
Finally if I could ask the universal question: Is there a significance to what hip the obligatory waist-hip doodad is placed on? Right hip - "I'm available" Left hip - I'm so available but my doddering husband thinks I'm not"? I'm just saying folks... and you know you were wondering the same thing.

Written at: 1:04:00 PM

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