Friday, November 05, 2004

So you can't say I never post: 

1. What is your ultimate favorite kind of cookie? Do you usually bake them yourself or buy them somewhere? Why are they your favorite?
Maria Krapfen, which my Grandma may have invented. We make them every year at Christmas. I have to make them myself because my Mama can't make them any more because of her arthritis, so this year I'll be hauling my stand mixer to my apartment to bake them. I wonder how well my tiny kitchen will serve me?

2. Tell us which type of cookies you prefer. Chewy? Crispy? No-bake? Cookie bars? Or something else?
I Like all kinds of cookies, especially chewy ones.

3. Do you bake cookies often, or do you prefer to buy them? Do you have any special secrets for making awesome cookies? Have you ever entered a cookie contest?
Don't bak cookies often, but I like homemade cookies better. No blanket secrets, just secret recipes. Never entered a cookie contest.

4. What do you like to eat or drink along with your cookies? [For example, milk, tea, coffee, ice cream, etc.]

5. Will you be baking any cookies for the upcoming holiday season? Why/why not? Are there any traditional cookie recipes in your family? [Feel free to share a recipe with us if you'd like.]
Honig Busserl (or Pfeffernuesse is what they're called at the store); Maria Krapfen, maybe some Zigeuner Bogatschl, and of course a Dobos Torte (that's what our wedding cake was!)

I am excited to start baking!

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

How the candidates align with me 

I took this quiz yesterday, and I saw it on another blog today, so I will post my results:

1. Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%) Click here for info
2. Bush, President George W. - Republican (71%) Click here for info
3. Badnarik, Michael - Libertarian (47%) Click here for info
4. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (42%) Click here for info
5. Peroutka, Michael - Constitution Party (32%) Click here for info
6. Cobb, David - Green Party (27%) Click here for info
7. Nader, Ralph - Independent (27%) Click here for info
8. Brown, Walt - Socialist Party (26%) Click here for info

I must have changed my views since yesterday, or the candidates did, because yesterday Bush was only 44% aligned with me, and Kerry was in the 30's. I wonder what it was that bumped the liberterian up?

Great argument for prayer and mass 

Even if you don't believe everything

Tuesday, August 17, 2004


What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
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Friday, August 13, 2004

"Official" pics are up 

We were very pleased with our photographer, the pics came out well, except that I keep thinking of ones that we maybe should have taken. Maybe there will be some good stills from the DVD that we can print!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004


We got married 2.5 weeks ago!

We are trying to set up our *house now, and it is coming along nicely. We can finally sift through all the junk mail that we got in the weeks/months before the wedding, and I can start blogging again during my lunch, instead of doing all the wedding stuff.

I found this article online while I was trying to find a recycling center near us. Interesting....

Oh yeah, and check the sidebar for pictures of the wedding. The prof. photos to follow in a few days.

*read: apartment

Friday, May 28, 2004


HOG Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:

They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I
have seen your painted women under the gas lamps
luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it
is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to
kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the
faces of women and children I have seen the marks
of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who
sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer
and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on
job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the
little soft cities;

Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning
as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with
white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young
man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has
never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse.
and under his ribs the heart of the people,
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of
Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog
Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with
Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Mawwiage...Mawwiage is what bwings us togever today. 

I get more and more excited about my coming marriage every day.
But I am sad to think that we will be married in a time when marriage is being raped and pillaged by a small population, and the activist judges who follow them.

War was declared 30 years ago, let's start fighting back.