August 12th, 2012

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[links] Link salad goes hiking

Mrs Townsend[info]monissaw with an exemplar of a Victorian woman who was neither submissive nor chaste. Hilarious and disturbing both.

Calvin and Hobbes captures the essence of Internet comment threads

Web comic Least I Could Do on NASA/JPL's mohawk guy — Hah!

GOP Insider: Religion destroyed my partyA veteran Republican says the religious right has taken over, and turned his party into anti-intellectual nuts. Also, this just in, water is wet. Fish begin to acknowledge same.

?otD: Whose idea was it to rise up so early in the morn?




8/12/2012
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours
Body movement: Light hiking to come
Hours slept: 6.0 (fitful)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski

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[food] The momo party was awesome, so are the afters

Despite one or two minor mishaps in the culinary process, yesterday's momo party was awesome. Jersey Girl in Portland and I did much of the cooking, with substantial assists from almost every else, especially [info]mlerules and Team Emdash;. [info]the_child had gone golfing with Donnie Reynolds and @itsaJuliasaurus and so showed up about the time the stove work got serious.

Lisa Costello spent a long tiem talking to Dad. [info]lillypond (a/k/a my sister) did a lot of the prep. Mother of the Child, the Niece, [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom), and AH were all there doing things as well.

We had yak momos, lamb momos, vegetarian momos, apple-and-cheese momos, cheese momos, a meat-and-cheece board with three kinds of bread, garden salad with nasturtiums, fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cupcakes, miniature Mama Dudley cakes, miniature cherry pies, and, um, lots of other stuff.

Yesterday evening a bunch of the same group (including the kids) headed out to the Portland Women's Forum Park shortly after sunset to watch the Perseids. A wonderful time was had by all there, including spotting several spectacular entry trails. This morning a slightly smaller bunch of the same group is heading for Pine State Biscuits, then hiking in the Columbia Gorge.

A wonderful weekend, all in all.