When I use up those leftovers I talked about yesterday, I get to invent really tasty stuff. Right now I'm enjoying a wasabi cheddar pork chop quesadilla with roasted vegetables and a dip I made from avocado, water chestnuts, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a hint of Japanese mayo. It's really good.
cecilgene took this picture six years ago at the top of the Space Needle.
The radishes are starting to peek out of the soil, along with the potatoes, kale, and maybe even a cucumber.
We also picked up eight kinds of flowers just to see what happens.
Cilantro, basil, and two more TBD.
Buckets by Dollar Tree.
The other two barrels from yesterday's post ended up getting spearmint and fernleaf dill, btw.
On December 12th, 1999, I woke up with a mission. I bought a cheap camera, spent the morning walking around taking pictures, had them developed in an hour, came home and scanned them, and used them to write a photo book to send out as gifts. I printed out the pages, took them down to the copy shop to make more copies, and had them copy the instruction book onto purple paper which was then laminated to use as the cover.
I'd only lived in Seattle for a few months, was being worked to death at the office, and was extremely lonely. All I really wanted was for friends and family to visit, but since that wouldn't be happening any time soon, I wanted to recreate the experience of a walking tour of Seattle with me. It was a big hit, and I even did a follow-up in 2004. This was before blogging and social networking were big things. These days, such a project doesn't make as much sense.
I'm glad I managed to get a good picture of myself. It was a film camera and I had no way of knowing how it turned out. I scanned all the pictures two at a time to save time, and this one was scanned with a picture of my cubicle at the office.
A lot of people are saying this season of RuPaul's Drag Race is the most boring yet, and that they don't like how there doesn't seem to be a queen who'll surely be a huge breakout star. I'm actually enjoying it a lot for that reason. I correctly predicted the winner very early on for seasons 3-6, and it's fun to feel right now like it could be anyone's game.
Plus I've always enjoyed competition shows where the contestants grow a lot over the course of the show. Drag Race isn't instructional the way, say, Make Me a Supermodel was, but this season feels a little bit like it is anyway.
Another thing that is interesting to me is that the challenges this season seem harder than ever, and it doesn't feel like the queens are getting any credit for mostly making it through them. Remember when they had to decorate a cake and match their outfit to it? Nothing this season's been that easy.
I also like the new format for Untucked. It's a cool look behind the scenes and it feels like a lot more than just an extension of the show the way it used to.
Our friends Jenn and Jason and their excellent band, Mutiny Mutiny, played in Everett last night! After a little afternoon nap and coffee, plus coffee with dessert at Prohibition, we were able to stay up a few hours past our bedtime pretty easily. Of course, I twitched awake every 20 minutes or so all night. Probably should have skipped that last coffee.
The show was held at Firewheel, a coffee shop/community meeting space that I was skeptical about at first, but since we managed to score a couch, it was quite nice! It's across the street from our favorite breakfast spot in town, and next door to a place with the worst name I've seen in a while.