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  • Kat Alert

    October 15, 2004

    Kat up Close Though he looks very alert in this picture, Kat is actually somewhat nearsighted. This gives Kate, who is very fast and sharp-eyed, a distinct advantage when pouncing for treats.

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  • Nougat!

    October 14, 2004

    Nougat!From a specialty chocolate store near my sister’s house. She’ll doubtless fill me in on the full story of its origin. Fantastic nougat…didn’t know I was a nougat fan until I had this stuff.

    UPDATE FROM MY SISTER:

    That is from the fabulous Garrison Confections, and is called their Ultimate Nougat Bar. It’s the brainchild of Andrew Shotts, one of the top 10 artisanal chocolatiers in the US and they use a lot of interesting ingredients, as well as premium E. Guittard chocolate to make these little marvels.

    I also agree with my sis that it’s not unlike a Snicker’s Bar in constitution: peanuts, nougat, caramel. However, in comparing the taste of the Ultimate Nougat Bar to Snicker’s, give me the UNB. It’s a better balance of sweetness, texture, and rich chcolate flavors–not that waxy stuff you get with most US bars. And if you find Snickers too sweet, you might like the UNB also…it seemed less sweet to me. I wonder if you can get them by the case?

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  • Kat

    October 14, 2004

    Kat the Watchful Here’s a picture of Katai, aka Kat. He was adopted with his sister from Kitty Angels, a no-kill shelter in nearby Tyngsboro, MA. He’s a big attention slut.

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  • Random Image

    October 14, 2004

    ultimate button 2002This was a concept draft for making the ultimate button for a digital portfolio I never got around to doing. It would have started small on the screen, then expanded into a crazy layout. But now that I have this site up, the need has diminished.

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  • “You know, in a European Way”

    October 14, 2004

    My mistake! It turns out that watching hair grow is fun, or at least mildly distracting, if you speed it up by a factor of 172800 or so. I especially liked the rationale:

    Despite the fact that my husband claimed my hair was sexy — “You know, in a European way” — it had been a year since I decided it might be fun to painstakingly maintain the look of a horribly botched haircut, and I needed a change.

    There are a few other projects I’ve seen like this, like this one of one family over 25 years. Hair link via dooce.

    I shall now endeavor to use “in a European way” in lieu of “that’s interesting” as much as possible. My verbal horizons: broadened!

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