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{ Monthly Archives } November 2008

Dodectacular

So there’s a group on Ravelry which is doing a NaKniSweMo dodecathlon. Which is a fancy way of saying that they’re taking the NaKniSweMo idea and multiplying it by twelve.  NaKniSweMo is, of course, an adaptation of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, where you write 50,000 words in the month of November). I personally think […]

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Huggable evil

My little woolly chum is finished! Aww, look at him there, being all evil.  He’s going to take over the universe!  Isn’t that just darling?  Pew pew pew!  Heh. Look at his big, huggable bottom.  Oh, who’s a cute, sinsiter little alien? You are! You are! (And check out the adorable triffid next to him!) […]

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Where cute and evil collide

Guess what I’m knitting!  No, you never will — and even if you could, I couldn’t hear you, because this is a blog and not a conversation.  I’m knitting a dalek!  Or, as I like to call him, a darlingek.  The pattern is here and I really can’t recommend it highly enough.  It’s clear and […]

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Slow like a metaphor

We found a new bread recipe!  Incredibly easy, and slooooooow.  Slow like Sunday afternoons.  Slow like syrup.  Slow like me learning how to use Gimp.  Slow like committee meetings.  Slow like bank queues.  Slow like dial-up internet. M discovered the recipe, although I’m afraid that it’s a New York Times link, which can be a […]

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Bein’ all wholesome and shit

We were staying with some family the other day, and marvelling at the glorious grapevine that framed the back porch.  An ancient and revered plant, whose presence is a testament to our passionate commitment to wine and whose grapes really suck arse, it was shaken up a bit recently when the back porch was remodelled: […]

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Blocked

I’ve had a tab in Firefox open at the WordPress “Create New Post” area for nearly twenty-four hours now.  And, in that time, I’ve used three different computers, with that tab open in all of them. But it’s not like I’ve just been staring idly into space, ignoring the desperate cries of my thronging public […]

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The colour of healthy!

I’m on a health kick today.  My health kicks are lucky to last a whole day, let alone a week.  Today I’m roasting capsicums, making dolmades (awesome) and eating salads and fruit. Check out my lunchtime smoothie – soy milk, half a banana, strawberries and a fistful of frozen blueberries: The colour of healthy is […]

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I Can’t Believe It Is Butter!

This is another entry from the “Holy crap it worked!” file. This morning, during the day’s ritual net-trawl, M discovered this link: Easy Butter, and, well, it’s just wonderful.  I’ve never been much of a butter eater — I don’t dislike it, but I’ve never had butter or margarine on my toast or sandwiches, so […]

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