I’m Better With Food

The recipes contained herein will certainly challenge your palate. You will be called upon to fry, boil, whip, steam, dice, mince and beat. Make all, some or none of these recipes but enjoy the experience of coping with the unfamiliar. Life is a process and the joy comes from the experience. And if there’s something that you would like to contribute then by all means contact. Our ears, eyes and mouths are receptive to any input you may have.

Web link of note: I’m Better With Food
(At http://www.imbetterwithfood.com/)

Isn’t That Sweet

Aw sweetie… you shouldn’t have…

Lil Dy did a lot of baking for Valentine’s Day and I got one of the surplus cookies, complete with customized message- hey wait a second…

No, actually my real gift was a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Diane made the box herself… out of two kinds of chocolate. The lid by itself is 3 bars worth. The flowers are made of candy, sculpted by Diane and hand-painted with food dye… the yellow one is a pansy.

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

When a gapper gets near a goat it gives off a continual high-pitched happy shriek of pleasure that makes it impossible for the goat to sleep, and the goats get skinny and stop giving milk

Gappers are these cute but horrible orange ball things. You have to see them. They look like a Pokemon that might have appeared in Naked Lunch.

This book is what children’s books should be. It is zany, with wonderful characterizations of the rigorously unimaginative neighbors of the man character. Also, like the TV show Fraggle Rock, it presents a fantastical ecology which is an allegory for real-world problems.

The art is superb as well, using a style reminiscent of a collage. I’m not sure I agree with the reviewer’s comparing it to Ukiyo-e however.



Make your own ringtones!

The weird thing about this- you make a ringtone file from a sound source, like an mp3 – but then you have to “message” it to yourself. Your phone gets a SMS, and then you download it that way.

I’m working on a themed phone! It should have matching ringtone and background, and if possible a case as well.
Web link of note: XingTone
(At http://xingtone.com/)