Saturday, February 19, 2011

In the mood

All this warm weather has me in the mood....

...to garden!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Voice Recognition Software

I just set up the voice recognition software that came with this computer. I thought it might help me blog faster. Yeah right. Maybe it was faster but what it dictated was completely incoherent. See below.


I was planning on blogging this morning but I was too lazy to type out toys that this was recognition software that I’m currently Trying to use in failing miserably at.  So far this endeavor to learn how to use voice recognition technology to allow me to block faster that resulted in 1 hour of teaching the computer how to recognize lightweight.  It seems like it’s getting worse than recognizing my voice the longer I talk.  So far I have managed to exhale you order something from China delete essential files, and it got a little bit of a headache because it seems that one use firebox as it to mean browser.

My husband is currently sharpening a knife.  And it sort of making me nervous.  I think he’s going to stab the computer water respect for my for only be the one not using an item and that all things will store and ID me and I think that you are looking at bigger and bigger one I’d rather you actually take your belief that there were not your shop and nine to playing your phone use a guy I would have to clean tomorrow than I would like you use dictation software if it means that I can write lock was faster at the wheel, and that typing them at all but I’m wondering it just a faster rate than about the eye can dictate a blob close despite talking can have a lot and let movie you can call or come and all the ohm ferrite and software are in that it is rather be used for off where Edward want or affect the reviews the bed windows seven actually did a better job than bright well but I do have windows dictation own offer more work for them and will endorse that could have the PF and it now start keep saying PS over and over and over again each of these 12 wearing to wool and ignores that the boot camp you his office and we’re

Now that god has left the room we can get back to the business of blog it.  As anybody use the dragon software I’m wondering if the devil event of them I currently have a working with you better bring about a microphone will.  The dragons offers approximately one up under eight million dollars.

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I wonder if a I read in what was dictating if it would dictate it into what I actually thought.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Botticelli Bosoms

This may be my favorite thing that Julia Childs has ever written. I just find it charming.

excerpt from Julia Childs to Avis DeVoto, February 23, 1953 on the subject of what the Childses look like
Specifications: Paul, 5ft. 11, weight 175, very muscley. He has done lots of wood chopping, etc., and is a 3rd-degree black-belt Judo man (which is a remarkable thing).
Julia, 6 ft. plus, weight 150 to 160. Bosom not as copious as she would wish, but has noticed that Botticelli bosoms are not big either. Legs OK, according to husband. Freckles.
Freckles!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Un(Wrapped)

How was your Christmas everyone? I had a great holiday filled with 3 days of cookies, pies and cakes. I didn't hold back on the savory pastries or the breakfast casseroles. The lasagna was still frozen last night otherwise I would have eaten that, too. I think a few no-carb days are in order, right after I finish this pizza left over from last night...



Ram statue at Missouri Botanical Garden


Most of our gift giving was handmade and we received several handmade gifts, too. I asked for handmade and artisan soaps from everyone and got it. I have enough soap to last until next Christmas, which is perfect. Handmade soaps melt faster and cost more but they are so much better for your skin than detergent bars you can get at the store.

My favorite handmade gift I received this year was a Christmas tree skirt from my mom. The picture does not do this skirt justice. It is heavy, sturdy and BIG. It is also not around a tree. Next year? A tree!
We gave several people gifts of crocus and paperwhite bulbs in glass vases filled with rocks and water. We saved one vase for ourselves to force 3 crocus bulbs. I'll post pictures once they start blooming. Other gifts were either knitted by me or woven by Scott. Not pictured--one ice scraper mitt and a scarf

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hrm...

I haven't updated in ages and I had so much to update, too! I know I'm going to forget something, but let me see if I can remember it all.

  • A local artist did an interview about me and the business and posted it in her blog here.
  • Husband-person has had his hours cut right before Christmas once again, possibly through April this time or maybe not at all. Hard to say. They cut his hours, give it back, cut his hours, give it back, cut his hours, give it back. The only thing that is clear to me is that he will never have December house with this job, not ever. I'm not going to get excited about it anymore. A friend's mom told me that I need to think of it as if he were doing construction work and prepare accordingly. Sounds good.
  •  My second trademark has gone through for the business. I assume if you're one of the 4 people reading this that you know what that business is. I'm not linking directly to my site just because Google still wants to rank my personal blog above my business website, shop and blog. I don't want to give them anymore incentive.
  •  I went to a card-making class at the LYS a few weeks ago and made these great cards and tags. Thanks for setting it up the class, lovely Deborah! 
 
  • St. Nick actually remembered to visit my shoes on December 6. He brought me Sharpies and gelt. No kidding.
  • Husband-person just emailed me while I was writing this to say he's back on full time for January. See what I mean about how I need to not get excited anymore? 
  • Amazon Santa visited early and brought me HP & the Sorcerers Stone special edition and the first season of Dharma & Greg. The HP special edition has scenes added back in that actually makes the movie make more sense. It's fun to watch, but not sure its enough extra unseen content to be worth the full $40 price. Amazon has it for $26 right now, which is better. Maybe wait until it is $22.