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I’m a Softie for them Soft Bills

Somewhere along the line, I decided to fill my cycling cap bills with something other than plastic. I don’t know why. Maybe I ran out of plastic in the studio. Maybe someone special requested a soft bill. I honestly can’t say when it happened, but when it did it was magic. I stumbled right onto… continue reading

Sauvie

It’s quite rare that you end up on a completely shoulder-less road with so much traffic anywhere near Portland, but the second the weather turns warm you can bet the roads of Sauvie Island are going to be swimming with young people desperate for the beach. And most of them will be in cars. In… continue reading

World Peace Cookies

This advice on making the best (chocolate chip) cookies, from New York Times, explains why some time chilling does a dough good. Tip: the chocolate chip cookie via Jacques Torres, linked to from the NYT article, is also a spectacular cookie recipe. Bookmark both of them. If you like chocolate chocolate chip cookies, these are… continue reading

My Guest Post on the Sewaholic Blog!

This week was I featured as a guest writer on someone else’s blog! It was pretty cool of Tasia of Sewaholic to invite me to write about my experience sewing a waterproof jacket. I was anxious to share more details and photographs about DIY waterproof outerwear because when I went hunting on the web I… continue reading

Circulus

Ugh. So hung over. Last night was a bit crazy. I finally got to ride the Circulus. Not just ride it, but race it. Yeah, I went straight from test-riding it (crash!) to organizing a spontaneous women’s race (thanks to Stevil and Murph), to winning said race (crash!). Racers were not allowed to drink, but… continue reading

Mr. Smith’s Deathbed Joke

I was telling this story last night and it’s just too good not to write up. I think it’s one of the very best penis-related stories I took away from my nursing career. You’re warned, so keep reading. One fairly quiet evening on a orthopedic ward I entered another nurse’s patient’s room to request her… continue reading

How to Visit a Sick Person in the Hospital

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a long time. Even though I haven’t been working as a nurse for the past two years, I am still an RN, and have plenty experience in hospitals to write something didactic. Between 2001 and 2009 I had experience working in eleven different hospitals and over… continue reading

Risotto in the Pressure Cooker

This is a nice way to cook risotto, because you barely have to stir it! Also, you keep a lot more of the nutrients. It takes less than 30 minutes start to finish. And to boot, it’s just as tasty and creamy, with a perfect risotto texture and taste. Forget that you’re cheating — just… continue reading

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