Monday, October 13, 2008
A old Southern Accents Magazine featured a large collection of brown and white transferware on the cover. It looks so nice with the brown and white checked sofa and chair. I think the date of this magazine is Sepember October 2002 in case you want to look for it.
Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Maybe you remember a previous post about these insidious weeds called Giant Ragweed. I don't ever remember seeing them until very recently. I think they must have something to do with global warming. I am determined to get rid of them so I am killing myself. Thank goodness for leather work gloves.
I actually don't mind hard outside work. Especially when the end result is so rewarding.
Enjoy yourself whatever you do!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Seems like the perfect breakfast to kick off a long holiday weekend. Enjoy!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Waters says she's thrilled that her cooking theories — fresh, local ingredients, simply prepared — have gone mainstream, thanks to health studies and the farmers' market movement. It's much easier to grasp this philosophy of food when you're at the farmers' market, she says. "When people become real and you learn about your compost and how easy it is to make, you feel like you're empowered to do an everyday act that's good for your family and friends and the environment."
While Waters' restaurant and cook-books are credited with launching the locavore movement in the U.S., her Edible Schoolyard project goes one step further. Started in 1994, it encourages students in Berkeley to help grow and shop for their lunches, and it has shown results not just in environmental awareness, but in tackling obesity. Now it's being tried in other cities. "Remember when Kennedy put physical fitness in schools?" Waters asks. "We had to exercise four times a week, and we all went for it. We need that kind of passion. Going into public schools and teaching [children] about the consequences of the food that they eat can have remarkable results."
Waters, 64, is generally hopeful, especially about Barack Obama. "We need a President to speak about the issues of food, nourishment and stewardship," she says, "and I have great hope that will happen." She is also optimistic about the Slow Food movement, which she says is banding nations together to find the best heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables to plant for sustainability and nutrition — and, of course, taste. Because that's how Waters wins any debate about the environment.
Source: Time Magazine (article and photograph)
We all really need some good news! And I need to get back to taking pretty pictures.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
"Keating Economics: the Making of a Financial Crisis" is a documentary that shows why John McCain's failed philosophy and poor judgment are a recipe for deepening the economic crisis.
If you are still on the fence, you won't be if you will take 13 minutes to watch this informative documentary.
Please watch and share with your friends. Thanks!
Knowledge is power.
The first image is a very interesting chart that you can enlarge for better viewing with just one click. It shows the winning presidential candidates from the past based on height and weight. It is not at all scientific...just very interesting.
You know I will be watching the debates tonight and hopefully you will be too.
It has never been more important to be informed! Election Day is exactly 4 weeks from today!
Monday, October 6, 2008
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.
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.