Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Oh, Hello

Instead of cleaning and organizing, I thought I'd procrastinate by writing for a few minutes on my blog.  Since the advent of Facebook and Instagram, my blog has suffered but there's something about the blog that leads me to think its not an obsolete social medium, although its not as immediately gratifying as Facebook, Instagram, or even Twitter.  Blogging is, and can be an online Journal, diary, essay, etc. Blogging can be whatever you want to be but some how feels more intimate than Facebook even though anyone can read my blog or comment on it (I'm looking at you, Russian spammers).  Anyone can and should be a "writer," because there's something liberating about creating, even if its just a little dribble about blogging.  Anyway, I guess I should write a little bit about the past three months, but maybe tomorrow.......

Monday, June 16, 2014

Seeing is Believing

Ah, so, the last couple months have been eventful.  I moved to my own apartment, had surgery, and...will hopefully pick up my first pair of reading glasses.  Now, looking back, I should have probably g seen the optometrist at least a year ago and the result would be...but I'm a little stubborn and oblivious to the fact that squinting, eye-strain headaches, and moving labels in several different directions to read the text means....that I need glasses.  Mostly though, I was in denial about the fact that I finally need glasses as I was hoping to reach the age of 45 when both of my parents needed glasses.  Yeah, setting goals are good....but calling off the goal is sometimes worth it too. Especially in this case.  So, last week when I was sitting on my couch after surgery (I'm healing nicely) and brainstorming about how I will need to buy books with larger text from here on out.....it dawned on me that eye appointment that my mom has been bugging me about for about 5 years....should probably be made in the the next week.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Garlic Clam Sauce Recipe

My friend's father has tried several diets over the years and she claims the best thing that has come out of those diets is this clam sauce.  I'd have to agree that this dish is incredible tasting and quick to make.  

Garlic and Clam Sauce:
2 T fine olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 t. dried thyme leaves
2 T chopped fresh parsley
Dash cayenne
2 6-7 ounce cans chopped (or minced) clams
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Saute onion, green peppers, and garlic in olive oil until translucent (add a little water and cover if necessary during this process). Add mushrooms and continue heating in the covered saucepan for about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, including all the liquid in clams, heat until hot in covered saucepan.
Makes 4 piddly little dieter's servings or 2 decent servings.

Serve with spaghetti or linguini. Top with grated parmesan cheese.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quote of the Day: Penelope Lively

"We open our mouths and out flow words whose ancestries we do not even know. We are walking lexicons. In a single sentence of idle chatter we preserve Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Norse: we carry a museum inside our heads, each day we commemorate peoples of whom we have never heard."  Penelope Lively

Penelope Lively

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Quote of the Day

"The law has nothing to do with justice, and injustice can't be left unchallenged. So I decided to be a writer. Writing can't change the world overnight, but writing may have an enormous effect over time, over the long haul." Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko

Monday, March 03, 2014

Quote of the Day: Stretch yourself...

"Reach as high as you can, and then reach a little higher.  There you will find magic and possibility.  And maybe even cookies."