1) Lusting. I really, really want to buy this pattern. I love the dress, but haven't because I know it's too advanced for me right now. But, if I get through several patterns this summer, maybe by August I can justify the 16.00 for the pattern, because seriously it's awesome.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
2 cups pumpkin puree
2 cups Splenda brown sugar blend
4 large eggs
3 cups instant oatmeal
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Lite salt
2 cups raisins (not packed)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients in food processor (this is a very large yield recipe, so you may have to halve it) and spread dough into a shallow 9 x 13 cookie pan.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, allow to cool.
Slice bars into desired single serving size (I used 5 columns and 6 rows).
Adapted from Spark Recipes
I halved the recipe, added ginger, omitted the raisins. cooked it about 40 minutes and it was still a little underdone. Okay, but not great.
2) Actual ad out of a 1964 knitting magazine:
4. "This Tornado loves You", Neko Case on the Letterman show.
5) A friend of mine posted the following on his/her blog in regards to the murder of George Tillerman:
And people wonder why Islamists resort to terrorism to make their point. It works. You terrorize people and they will back off what they do. Abortion opponents use terrorism because they know nothing else works.
Even though this individual is a friend, I'm completely disturbed by the comment.