Category Archives: Bits n bobs

Yay, me!

I just spelled “silhouette” correctly on the first try, for the first time ever. It’s one of those words (along with “porcelain” and “exhilarating” among many others I can’t think of just now) that I end up trying multitudinous variations … Continue reading

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Tawdry

In my capacity as a writer of tedious home-improvement articles, I find myself using Word’s handy thesaurus function. A lot. While looking for synonyms for “tacky”, I was reminded of this delightful word: tawdry. Dictionary. com offers this definition: “Showy … Continue reading

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Horse Power!

My baby is a feisty, almost two-year-old, part mustang stud colt. I’ve been calling him Nibble until a better name makes itself known to me; Nibble is cute, and undeniably descriptive, but as a general rule, it’s not good to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

2011 has been a hell of a year. Good stuff, bad stuff, indifferent stuff. Most saliently for me, it marked my relocation to this amazing part of the world, and all that that entailed: the beginning of this blog, the … Continue reading

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In praise of idleness

Today was beautiful, and didn’t even feel like winter: 50 degrees and sunny. I wanted to go for a hike, or at least spend most of the day outside. I got involved in a bread making project mid-morning, however, and … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Candy

And I’ve fought it all my life And the battle’s now a war But I’ll get up tomorrow And I’ll fight it all once more I want to do what’s right But I’ll never understand me I’ve always had a … Continue reading

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Welding shop

The other day I had the unique privilege of being at my friend’s welding shop when the plasma cutter was in operation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_cutting). As well as welding farm equipment (and anything else that needs it), he makes decorative metal art, … Continue reading

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