Car Talk

Ever since some person who’s going to be in the same circle of hell that’s reserved for bicycle thieves hit the Tercel, I’ve been noodling over the idea of a new car. Not a NEW new car, but a new to me car. A newer car, shall we say. I have shopped for cars exactly …
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A Uke-ified Europe…

… will spread peace and prosperity from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the British Isles to the edge of the so-called West. And if you think we’ll stop there, well, you’ve got another thing coming. We’ve already begun our work in Austria, Germany, and Spain. Look out. We’re taking over Europe, one uke …
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From the Archives: Fish Wednesday: Fish are friends, not food edition

If you’ve not seen Finding Nemo, you don’t know the hilarious scene where the sharks get together for something akin to Seafood Eaters Anonymous. “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food,” they state, with great earnestness. It all comes apart because, duh, they’re sharks, hello.

Fast forward to Fish Wednesday. Readers of this blog will know that Fish Wednesday happens pretty regularly around here, if not quite weekly. About a month ago, I started wondering where my fish was coming from. I get my veggies from a CSA, why was I getting my fish from the Safeway? Was there a better way to buy fish and did it matter where it came from?

Neon Fish

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National Soup Swap Day: Success!

Oh, sure a freezer full of soup is a good thing, a great thing even. But better still, the solidarity of our fellow soup makers across the nation who greeted our calls with “Hellooooooooooo Seattle!” We loved hearing about your soup, Genola, because it was so different than ours. Schenectady, we found your enthusiasm charming …
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