Archive for June, 2008

Video fail

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Josh and I just bought our first video camera! You know, for baby. We must become typical parents now. It’s a Flip Ultra, so it’s about the size of a cell phone and can record for about an hour. It’s all digital, so it’s easy to put the videos on the computer and edit ’em, […]

Yummy, yummy waste fry oil

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

My role models, the Dervaes family , have done it again. In case you aren’t familiar with them, they are a family that took their 1/5 acre lot in Pasadena, California, and turned it into a mini-farm… literally, an urban homestead. (I’ve been labelling my own products with “from the Urban Homestead”, but they put […]

Don’t squeeze the baby!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

So I’ve been having these weird tightening sensations on and off for about 4 days now. Sometimes they’re so strong that my whole belly actually changes shape and gets so hard that I feel like if I rapped on it with my knuckles, it’d ring like a bell. I timed them a couple days ago […]

Just how cool is this?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

No really, that’s a question. The Times article: “Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol: Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide renewable petroleum.” At first I saw that article and was like, “Yippee! Awesome! No more oil fields! No more gas crisis! No more oil spills!” […]

Striving for Martha

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Today I spent about 2 hours cleaning house. And I don’t mean just tidying… I mean cleaning. I windexed the porch light. I wiped down the walls. Heck, I even dusted the baseboards. No, it’s not the nesting instinct. It’s part of a new plan I have to keep house – maybe I’ll even be […]

Cup of Brown Joy – Elemental

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Could this be the next “I am the very model of a modern major general”? In any case, the British sure love their tea!