1 elephant (medium size)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Cut the elephant into bite-size pieces. This will take about 2 months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over an open fire for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. This will serve about 3,800 people. If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added, but do this only in an emergency, as some people do not like to find a hare in their stew.
Monday, October 6, 2008
1 elephant (medium size)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Free download from folduscandidate.com
Make all 6 and have some fun. Have your own debates, take some pictures, make a YouTube film, entertain your family and friends. Print lots and share. Have fun.
Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I just had to post about this. Look what Charlie Kratzer of Lexington, Kentucky did to his basement recreation room using $10 worth of sharpie pens and magic markers. Before he started on this project the walls were painted a classic cream. Ten dollars later the place was black and cream and drawn all over.
There are fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill lounging with George Bernard Shaw, and the TV squirrel Rocky and his moose pal Bullwinkle. Some of the places of interest include Blenheim Palace and the Cornell Law School (the homeowner/artist is the associate general counsel for Lexmark).
Read the entire article from the Lexington Herald-Leader and see the 360-degree scrolling movie of the whole room instead of the stills I am picturing above.
I am so impressed! This project takes tromp l'oeil to a whole new level.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Ordeal of Oliver Airedale
To the Dogs and Back
A Satire with Teeth in It
Written and illustrated by D. T. Carlisle
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941
There are always lessons to be learned from old books!
As always, you can enlarge either of the photographs.
New York City, September 26, 2008, Sotheby's Americana Sale. This carved walnut compass-seat Philadelphia stool circa 1750 brought a whopping $5.2 million. The figure above includes the buyer's premium.
The pre-auction estimate for this rare object was $200,000/500,000.
Ex-collection Rear Admiral Edward P. Moore and Barbara Bingham Moore.
Antiques really are a good investment. Buy the best you can afford, use them, admire them, care for them, and at the appropriate time in your life pass them on to the next steward.
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Vine with heart-shaped leaf. All the leaves will soon be on the ground. My rakes are standing by!
Yellow flower with hearts in the center. A repeat photo from a July post for new readers to enjoy.
I continue to discover hearts on my walks and will share as I find them. Enjoy your day.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
It looks as if we are in for a rainy weekend. Not good for the annual Fireman's Auction and Sale in New Vernon. Most things are under a tent...but some of the donations are in a big uncovered field. I hope they keep all the books dry. I'll wear my wellies and walk around in the mud. I always find a treasure.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Over the summer I finally found a bookcase for my overflow of antiquarian books. I am thrilled with the size and style. I love the graduated shelves with waterfall sides, the bottom drawer with brass pulls, the legs with brass castors, and there is even an inlaid conch shell on the back panel. I found it at an estate sale nearby. I was not one of the early birds either. Luckily, this treasure was piled high with junk and the other lookers passed it by.
I just wanted to drive home the point that the best homes are not decorated overnight. I went to a realtor open house yesterday that looked as if all the furnishings were purchased on the same day. Not a good look in my opinion.
Don't be in a rush. Slow down and enjoy the hunt.
All things come to those who wait!