Monday, June 27, 2016

Mermaids' Brunch

Celebrating my first harvest of "Black Prince", a Russian Heirloom tomato.
  • 15 Pecan Nut Thins
  • Basil, chopped
  • Kalamata Olives, quartered lengthwise
  • Pepperjack Cheese, sliced.
  • Tomato, sliced
1. Ingredients Stack
2. Broil on Medium, in Family Dollar's '2-Bulb Easy Bake Oven'.
3. Top with slivered fresh tomato. Dip & Devour.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday's Goal

1. 7:04am

2. 7:15am

3. 7:39am


| 1. 7:04am || 2. 7:15am || 3. 7:39am |

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Friday, June 17, 2016

The Orlando Tango

The unlabeled bottle, in this poorly directed photo session, should be on the left of frame. The important ingredient is Pepper-Spiced Tea, a perfect complement to apricot-mango juice.

For the record, I like to watch men dancing together. [Pearl Street Warehouse, Austin TX, 1971. I wasn't het then either.]

Here's to the end of Survivor Syndrome.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

90° and Climbing

Swamp cooler switch out. It's scary.


Chica & Kes

Chica moves to a chair when...

her cat Kes likes to cuddle.

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Silver Linings

Taken from Avenida de Mesilla, between Union and University.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Southwest Camp Cooking

Whatever it takes to keep the house cool!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Spooky Gate

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Morning Visitors

Chica and the rooster on the fence.

elGallo es de Hacienda de Mendoza.

Layna and Ephraim in sun-dappled light.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Pepper-Spiced Tea

Today's Brew
  • 1 Sachet Each:
    • Breath Easy
    • Ginger
    • Peppermint
    • Throat Coat with Lemon Echinacea
  • Blueberry Hibiscus
  • Rosemary
  • Star Anise
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Cloves
  • Elderberries
Steep, and serve hot or cold.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hail Storm in May

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Chica's Cat

Saturday, April 23, 2016

dIrTy 'RiTa


madamePiranha mixes a light summer tequila spritzer, for her pitch. Hardball, dude. {"bleuPuerco inThe sMoKeR!"} [enterThrough screenDoor, overSignage: #WeDontCall911. 5drinks onThe tRaY.] newModel = talentTour + productPlacements ("whatCan you$hill, in.all.passion?") + shoppingCatalog{soVogue.} + pairingRecipes { dIrTy'RiTa:!} + appendixEntry: sceneScripts forTwo. (money$hot over.your.bow, rebellionBoaters. lEt'sDUMP someTEA, Trump. socialRemediate.) joinMe, overAnother dirtyGrrl:
  • 10 oz. sparkling water
  • 1-2 oz. kalamata black-olive infused brine
  • .5-1 oz. lime juice
  • 1-2 oz tequila reposado
  • garnish with kalamata black olives, and a sprig of cilantro

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sun Block for Renters

Above: An Emergency Survival Blanket has been temporarily attached to a casement window, as viewed from outside.

As viewed from inside, the Emergency Survival Blanket is partially transparent.

One half of an Emergency Survival Blanket (about $2 for a 47" x 84" blanket) was temporarily applied to a 3' x 4' window. Best-Test One Coat rubber cement was brushed around each pane, and allowed to dry. Once the silver-blanket film was adhered to the One Coat, excess film was cut off using a single-edge razor blade.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Nightmare Déjà Vu

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chocolate Milk for Grown-Ups

Cocktail: Sweet Katrina
  • 6 ounces Dark Chocolate Almond Silk
  • 1 ounce Kahlúa
  • 1 teaspoon Mount Hagen Instant Coffee
Stir well, and serve chilled or warmed.


Wednesday, March 09, 2016

House Finches

Monday, March 07, 2016

Installation of Septic Tank Risers

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Vegetarian Dog Food

1. In a 3-quart pan:

Olive oil: ~1 Tablespoon
Garlic: sauté one small clove until brown (for a meaty taste, mmm! Not to mention the known health benefits.)
Egg: scrambled into garlic & onion
Apple: ~3/4 small Granny Smith, diced
Brown Rice: ~1 1/2 cups, cooked
Lentils: ~1 1/2 cups, cooked
Frozen Mixed Veggies (includes Corn, Green Beans, Carrots, Peas): ~1 cup
Frozen Blueberries: ~1/3 cup
Mole De Olla (A variation on a Moosewood recipe): ~1 1/2 cups
  • Onions (I prefer red)
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes, steamed ~15 minutes
  • Tomatoes, canned
  • Cilantro
  • Ground Cloves, Stick Cinnamon, Salt

2. Puree the mixture, and chill.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dog Lounge

Friday, February 12, 2016

Temp Fence

We like these linking fence panels (~$26 for a set of 2 at Lowe's), but we think they could be easier to install. We're working on a hack that will make the post heights to the ground adjustable, with post holes that are flush to the ground. In the meantime, Chica is enjoying a tether-less yard.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Friday, January 01, 2016

Reading 1.1.2016

Past: XIV, Moderation. Present: Two of Clubs. Future: Three of Clubs.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Big Wet Snowflakes

...coming down outside The Hobbit House, Las Cruces New Mexico.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Afternoon Walk

Looking southeast. The mountains are lovely; I wish you could see them in this photo.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Pecans, Ready-to-Drop

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015


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