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Monthly Archive for April, 2006

Protein lesson of the day

I’m making an effort to eat more of a variety of lean protein (boneless, skinless chicken breast has always bored me *yawn*, and there’s only so many hard-boiled eggs I can eat). Did you know that turkey breast completely dominates in the protein department? Some protein values to scratch your head over: Skinless turkey breast […]

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Decisions, decisions…

Time is running short to make a decision. My contract at Intel is almost up…and no word yet on whether it can be extended past June/July. Not that I really want it extended. That would just lead to further procrastination, which I have already been doing for the past year. Truth be told, I have […]

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Fun with lemons

So yesterday I was having a little too much fun with my lemon muffins. I was trying out different garnishes, different arrangements, different backgrounds…this was all before work, mind you, at like 5:30 in the morning, so I didn’t have a whole lot of time to fiddle. I ended up liking the plain, boring white […]

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Lemon Muffins

Here is my latest baking project, my inspiration being the surplus of lemons I have floating around: Aren’t those lemons gorgeous? They’re huge too! That’s the last of the bunch I got from my Tai Chi teacher. Now I can dig into the bags I got from my grandparents. Free citrus is just another bonus […]

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Butt paste

I had never paid attention to the little ads that pop up on the side of your screen when you’re checking gmail, until yesterday…as I was closing the window, “Beadreaux’s Butt Paste” caught my eye. How could it not?!?! I mean, butt paste? That’s some marketing ploy. It sure grabs the attention better than “Beadreaux’s […]

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Losing is for wieners

I have been reminded why I love/hate playing board games. As in I love playing them, but I hate to lose Mark has taught me how to play a game called Settlers, and between my initiation at ‘Board Game Night’ (ya, I know, how dorky can a bunch of Intel engineers be?), and the multiple […]

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The Chicken came first…

In 2003 Alice Shirrell Kaswell solved the age-old problem “Which came first–the chicken or the egg?” once and for all. She mailed an egg and a live chicken in separate packages from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to New York City, following the U.S.Postal Service’s advice on the mailability of adult chickens. The chicken arrived within forty-eight hours […]

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Gila Monster!

Just thought I would share a picture of my most recent critter sighting (while hiking Millsite Canyon in the Superstitions). Isn’t he a beauty? For those that don’t know, Gila Monsters are one of only two species of seriously venomous lizards. This is the first time I’ve seen one out in the wild. Apparently they […]

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