Monday, November 23, 2009

how to cook a thanksgiving turkey on the grill

i had big plans this weekend, but due to the dog's surgery on friday i kind of hung out with him saturday and sunday: i organized my clothes/closet when he was relaxing in bed...i watched a little tv when he sat on the sofa looking out of the window at the blue jays and squirrels: i saw bobby flay from the food network cook his thanksgiving turkey on the grill: intriguing! coming from california, i use my grill almost every night to cook everything from vegetables to pizza, so this is a technique i want to try! i love turkey and could eat turkey sandwiches forever, so i think i am going to do this. my husband works at a family company and every year in conjunction with a food drive for s.o.m.e., all 300+ employees receives a turkey for thanksgiving (and a ham at christmas!). so, my dead bird will be here tomorrow, and I'm cooking it-stuffed with wild rice and sausage stuffing-on the grill... i better get a new meat thermometer as i melted the last one...oh wait: this wild rice and goat cheese dressing sounds way better!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

my poor dog

my wonderful partner and companion had to have major surgery last night...I picked him up today: he's in a lot pain and hasn't stopped sobbing for five hours now:(
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how to use tape to make graffiti

amazing tape artist buff diss rocks it out electrically.

new age music: there's an app for that!

not that i want you (or me) to sound like michael bolton (notice: no link?) or yanni...but i love me some iphone apps!...and Ocarina is yet another app in my arsenal of silliness...and time wasters. the developers use the Iphone’s built-in movement sensors and touch screen to form a keyed instrument…or a kind of flute, by detecting the passage of your blown breath and translating it into intensity of sound. you can upload your new age masterpiece to the Ocarina online community and listen to the work of others. can you get more contemporary than a virtual instrument that automatically shares its output ? ...and its an iphone, of course: how cool are you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

master of your own domain? there's an app for that!

master your domain with the master gardener app for iphone and itouch! i have been using master gardener for a few days to organize my winter crops and plan for seedlings in january. i have a wish list of edibles i want to grow consistently, and the huge data base of 40,000 plants makes specifications so easy, plus i have wikipedia access for research and link purposes. i have to say: when i typed in 'arugula' i got a blank screen and had to enter it manually, but it was really simple and quick, frankly! i can easily add other gardens to my journal and include my own photos for reference. it is a gardening tool i can utilize in so many different ways! excuse me for saying 'it is kind of awesome!', because my brother, anita and myself designed it after a conversation last christmas dinner...eleven months later-and a lot of hard work- it was accepted into the apple store last thursday! please check it out and let me know what you think: we will try to improve it and version 2 is already in the apple pipeline for release asap. i love my iphone and this is just another reason i cant live without it: please join me!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

adorable guard dog

dropped the mister at the motorcycle shop...the adorable guard dog greeted us at the front door and demanded to have his ears scratched.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

tasty dinner

quick dinner at tasty diner.
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday, lovely Sunday

hope everybody had a great weekend!
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fish story

went with the mister to buy fishing stuff at rw sport shop and take photos for my fake fishing blog...they have cool stuff there, including an abundant-and neatly organized- fish spice selection. who knew?
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

nor' easter + tropical depression ida= nor'ida

the weather channel got a big kick out of themselves for coming up with the name "nor' Ida" to describe this week's storm, which combined a nor' easter with tropical storm ida. whatever...the water got deep around here! the water was over the sea wall during today's high tide. you can see the water line in the leaves from yesterday.
no damage though so, all is well!

please note my awesome bertoia chairs which I got at a tag sale for $5 each. yes: i said "FIVE dollars"!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

thievery corporation on current tv

i love thievery corporation: they produce one of the few types of music the mister and i agree on! not sure if that has anything to do with the fact he used to work with them at the fifth column nite bar/art club back in the day, but whatever! tonight, current tv features the hometown-dc mega stars in their new embedded program thievery corporation underground dc djs @ 11 est. if you are not familiar with thievery, they are a sound system, featuring two djs, live band and multiple rotating vocalist to create their unique sound. i never miss an opportunity to see and hear the group. above is a photo i took with the iphone from the upper bar at their show @ the 9:30 club last january 28th: so great!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

taxidermy squirrel-fish

like my mother said, "if you dont have anything nice to say..." but regretsy is so funny! there is some weird stuff on etsy: glad i dont have to sift through it all to find all my loves wrapped up into one. i just noticed the price has increased from $350 to $1000 since it was featured in regretsy. sheesh: almost made me upchuck my squirrel fish sticks.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

how to make a flying carpet from astro turf

astro turf in the house doesnt have to be tacky! a flying carpet from spanish design power studio, emiliana is pretty cool!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

the metropolitan cooking & entertaining show

too bad the metropolitan cooking & entertaining show wasnt any of the last three rainy weekends: it is supposed to be nice today, and i really dont want to be indoors. but if i did, i am not sure i would pay up up $75 to see food network stars Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Tyler Florence or the Neelys present live cooking demos or sign a cook book. Top Chef Contestant Richard Blais will be hosting Culinary Innovations seminar...i think i will head to chef spike's and grab a burger instead. but if you want to check it out, it runs saturday 9-7 and sunday 10-5 @ the convention center.

Friday, November 6, 2009

walking the dog

the dog and i had a wonderful walk this morning: we found more walnuts to collect; saw a beautiful red tailed hawk; lots of different woodpecker-type, tree clinging birds and generally enjoyed being outside. it was a very nice day.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

squirrel problems

this is not another squirrel problem because i am so excited about my new squirrel pendant from Petites Curiosites' shop on etsy: it's coming all the way from paris, france, europe: that's nuts!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

how to fire up your creativity

need some inspiration to fire up your creative spark? book a seat in barbara lewis' torch-fired enamel work shop this saturday at annmarie garden sculpture park and art center, and you will bring it home! literally, you will bring it home: eash participant will make 40+ beads and assorted pendants. barbara is a fantastic artist/jeweler and a fellow etsian with two great shops: painting with fire and barbara lewis.

Monday, November 2, 2009

grey skies are gunna clear up!

yet another rainy weekend...and it gets dark so early these days: i already cant take it! I think the end of it is in site!
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colorWatch app for iPhone's monday and we all got an extra hour of sleep thanks to the end of day lite savings time. but, im pretty exhausted from spending the weekend changing time on my vast collection of clocks: i think i have over a hundred... make that a hundred and one cuz i just loaded the colorWatch app onto my iphone! This is the iphone-Version of the Chromachron Watch, designed in the 1970's by swiss designer Tian Harlan. The color circle represents the course of the day by light and color degrees. very colourful! With a little practice, you'll be able to tell the time with an accuracy of about 3-5 minutes. Not exact? Well, that's the point! By using the Chromachron watch, you'll be less stressed, because it's always "about... 5:00"! hey, that's the cocktail hour: lush!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

what time is it?

i collect clocks, so i really never have to ask that question out loud...but changing the entire collection is super time consuming when daylight savings time comes and goes. found this awesome vintage howard miller starburst clock at a tag sale:$15.00!

moustache salt and pepper shakers

the moustache trend remains strong! if a large stuffed 'stache is too bold of a statement for you, put the hotness on the table with these moustache salt and pepper shakers from paper doll woodshop on etsy. super bad!

mushrooms on the brain

i am a fan of the super flat because i love japanese modern robot design! this adorable -and completely weird- custom "munny" from artist yukako tanaka is my new favorite: there is a mushroom garden in munny's head. i love mushrooms!