Sunday, December 28, 2008

the sea and the tick

the angry sea I
It was freakishly windy today so we went to look at the lake because that is what you do in Buffalo when there is weather. It was pretty cool because the water was crashing up over the breakwall.
objects in the mirror
In the car I found a giant tick on Oscar. I don't know where he got it but it confirms the one thing I knew about Virginia before I moved there, which is that it is completely crawling with disgusting ticks.
tique grosse
I got a little plastic thing at the pet store that works really well for extracting them, though.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

christmas puppy

christmas puppy
I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season.
The weather is crazy. There was a ton of snow but then today it was 59. So there is a lot of water in the creek.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

oscar enjoys civil war history

oscar enjoys civil war history
We went to Harper's Ferry.

odd things about virginia

tree ball
Apparently these mutant grapefruits grow on the trees.

avocado lemon pie
Avocado lemon pie. From Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant.

Friday, December 12, 2008

moving in winter

So fun.
a strange bearded man is stealing all my earthly belongings oh wait it is just chris o.
I have injured my right hand and right knee loading the truck. Perhaps I shall injure my left hand and left knee unloading the truck.

Tomorrow we drive!

Friday, December 05, 2008

cupcakes for babra

I made the chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting from VCTOtW for my co-worker's birthday.
cupcakes for babra
Sometimes at Starbucks they write "Babra" on her cup and I find that endlessly amusing.

They told me to use natural peanut butter, but I used Peter Pan peanut butter. Technically everything that exists in the world is "natural," so whatever.
chocolate with peanut butter frosting
I also used Earth Balance shortening because I forgot I hate it, so the frosting had a little plastickiness to it. Otherwise it was just like the really good cake we had at Farm Sanctuary Thanksgiving. Maybe one day I will make this in cake format!