Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Go Vote for My Purse!

May 12, 2009

Or whichever other project in Lisa’s Big Button Challenge you might fancy.  Voting closes next week, so head over right now.  Mine is #1, “Penny’s Bag.”

100 Food Meme

November 27, 2008

Seems appropriate for Thanksgiving time, to write about food…  Found this meme at Ahistoricality, the idea is that you set “foods I’ve eaten” in bold, and “foods I’d like to try” in italics.  As I said in comments there, I’d have to add a category for “foods I’ve eaten but not on purpose,” and add another for “foods I make/cook with at home sometimes.”  And maybe one more, for “foods I ate once, but wouldn’t choose again.”  But here we go….to the best of my knowledge…
1.  Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar  (close but no cigar–ha!)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat  (but shouldn’t I get half credit for Korean goat and Nepalese goat?)
42. Whole insects (uh, I was a camp counselor)
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (on our honeymoon, in Edinburgh)
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers (Nasturtiums, roses, artichokes, lavender)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

I can claim 54%–pretty darn close to Ahistoricality’s tally, especially if you give me an extra credit for non-curried goat dishes.  (I deserve extra credit for eating huitlacoche last year, too, I think.)   I wouldn’t really want to try too many of the others–they’re either macho/hot/dangerous/expensive foods (yawn) or meats (generally not interested these days), or both.

We’re in the New Yorker–er, kinda…

November 7, 2008

There’s an old picture of me and Nell dressed as Hester Prynne and baby Pearl from the Scarlet Letter at the New Yorker‘s Book Bench blog–click through the slideshow of literary Halloween costumes, we’re hard to miss!  We won best mother-child costume at our very first MOMS Club meeting in those costumes, in 2000.  The dress on Nell was her baptismal gown; the Scarlet Letter on my chest was embroidered by my mother when I was in high school, which tells you how long I’ve been dressing as Hester Prynne, every few years…

An Obama pin I made is posted on Daily Kos

October 4, 2008

I don’t know the diarist (tarheelian51), but he heard about the pin from Kevin, who I don’t know either; but Kevin and I have a mutual friend Christa.  Got that?   The story probably makes more sense at Daily Kos, except they have me living in Portland (where Christa lives).  Not that I’d mind living in Portland, of course…  All this came together through the Obama Craft Project, anyway.

Equinox Sunset with Palms

September 23, 2008

Equinox Sunset with Palms, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

This is for Lisa C. At Polka Dot Cottage, she invited friends to post photos taken on the Fall Equinox (today). Now, they were supposed to be evocative of the coming season, but that’s mighty hard to do in a place full of palm trees! So I took a photo of those, against the sky at dusk. Our part of town is laid out so that east-west streets line up with the sunset on the equinox–so a few minutes earlier, this photo would have been impossible, because the sun would have been dazzling the whole street, face-on.

Oh–and we have a lot of overhead powerlines in our neighborhood. It’s a city, eh? Nice suburbs with no powerlines are pretty and all, but I wouldn’t really like living in them, myself.

This, on the other hand, IS me…

July 27, 2008

Deborah, who blogs at Pipecleaner Dreams, just posted an interview with me about being Jake’s mom, at 5 Minutes for Special Needs. Deborah’s been a longtime supporter of the Disability Blog Carnival I organize (twice a month since fall 2006), and her own blog is always quality stuff, so I gladly agreed to be featured. (But I still think I sound daffy.)


July 25, 2008

Welcome visitors from the inaugural Carnival of Green Crafts!  Pennamite was linked for the “Street Flotsam Collage Pages” posted last month.    There are some amazing links in the carnival, especially the loveseat slipcover and pillows made from twelve pairs of past-their-day jeans… The post at Crafting a Green World about natural dyes reminded me of the time I colored a bunch of crumbled cardstock with turmeric–all you need is a ziplock bag, a couple spoonfuls of turmeric and enough water to make it soupy… here are the results:

buff cardstock, before and after

buff cardstock, before and after

400 Feeds

May 19, 2008

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Saw that this morning at the top of my Bloglines page. Yep, I’m at 400 feeds in Bloglines. Not all of them are active feeds–when someone really interesting stops blogging, or changes blogs, I still keep the old feed in my reader so I can go back and find them. But most of them are active feeds. Yikes.

Like I need another blog

May 7, 2008

I don’t, really–but I want one, to post stuff that doesn’t fit on DS,TU, and to play with wordpress and blog layout stuff. We’ll see how it develops.