Day 314 of Project 365: Wonder Hummus

I was skeptical about this hummus-crusted chicken recipe, but it was wonderful. Instead of making my own, I used a small pot of jalapeño and red pepper hummus, which added a nice kick and complemented the caesar salad too. Experimenting with this basic idea will be fun. gratitude: visiting two different libraries today · the... Continue Reading →

grateful for bad jokes

So this mushroom walks into a bar, sits down on a stool, and orders a martini.  The bartender looks at him and says, "Sorry, we don't serve your kind in here."  The mushroom looks up at the bartender and says, "Why not? I'm a fungi!" That is one of my favorite bad jokes, although I... Continue Reading →

grateful for manners

All I ask is for a simple "please" and "thank you".  That is all I ask. Okay, that isn't true.  I ask for a lot more than that.  I ask for turn signals and "pardon me" and eye contact and door-holding (from any gender, for any gender) and all of the tiny ways in which... Continue Reading →

grateful for nightmares

Initially, this entry was about dreams, but most of my dreams are neither terribly interesting nor helpful. My nightmares are usually both.  Granted, I do not look forward to having nightmares, but I often learn something about myself from them.  Sometimes I don't learn that something until I have related the plot and characters to... Continue Reading →

grateful for pens

The awkwardness of typing about handwriting is not lost on me as I write about writing instruments. While I have always been a fan of the written word, my fascination with fountain pens is only a few years old.  I do not remember how it began, although certainly it was fueled by my penchant for... Continue Reading →

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