Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I finished my last high school exam a little under an hour ago, and I have a job interview an hour from now. Some celebration.

I attended the sock class yesterday and was sufficiently braindead to work the whole heel, before realizing I messed up on the FIRST of the short rows. The heel got frogged and I reworked all the decreases there, will probably finish the increases today. I'm thinking about making them into ankle socks for summer.

If you can't tell, I've been eating a lot of delicious tomatoes lately. It's a spell yet before mine are ready though. I suggest sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and garnished with freshly diced basil. Some crumbled goatcheese on top makes a nice splurge. If you cna get a hold of red AND yellow tomatoes, it's even better.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

mmmm, oh my, yes!

So I went out and dropped resumes around town (hope I get hired at Ambrosia, they are desperate and the girls on staff seemed like a fun bunch), which amounted to an hour or two of walking out in the sun. Upon my return, I was damn thirsy, and I figured, what better way to kick off summer than with a batch of my deliciously green avocado drink?
There is no better way, is the correct answer.
If you like avocado, you'll like this.

-2 avocados (minus pit and skin)
-2 tbsp condensed milk (NOT evaporated, condensed)
-8 icecubes (to be crushed)
-1/2 to 1 tbsp granulated sugar (berry sugar is nice)
-mint, quantity depends on your preference, I used about 8 small-medium leaves of my chocolate mint this timeThat's really it. I suggest blending the icecubes first, get them to preferably not quite 'shaved ice' consistancy. You can hack the avocados into a few chunks beforehand, but the blender will take care of them quite easily. I have a sweet tooth, so I find adding some extra condensed milk on top afterwards makes it into a delightful dessert. Serve in a hefty glass with a tiny spoon and if you like, some mint to garnish it.

Now if you'll excuse me, the green calls.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Molecular knitting?

Ms R.'s gift (the large purple beast) was most well-received, and was promptly named Galahad. Actually, it was an excellent party all around; lots of delicious food and drink, stellar people, adventures, hijinks and swapping of school stories, does not get much better than that.

My sock homework is nearly done, I have somewhere between 5 and 10 rows I think, so I'm going to be measuring frantically to get the size right. And I'm still skecptical. But tomorrow night I learn how to do short row heels, hurrah!

And I have a vision (now that I can knit spheres) of plush molecular models... More to come on this soon I hope, but it promises to be the perfect use for the inordinate amount of vivid, primary coloured acrylic yarn I have kicking around (hmmm, I'll need blue and black as well though).