Month: April 2010

Stop the presses

Breakfast, and my final paper. Yesterday was my last day of work for probably quite some time. I am going back to school, starting next month, to earn an MBA with a marketing focus. To make a long story short, I was not happy with the trajectory of my journalism career. This career change is […]


Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em

My soon-to-be-ex knitting stash. I’m here to tell you that giving up is OK. Surrender is an option. I’ve tried to get into knitting β€” honest! I have some dear friends who are accomplished knitters, people who can talk and knit at the same time. I can only frown and knit at the same time. […]

Black chain pencil skirt: Waisted

I followed these directions, from Sew What! Skirts, to make the waistband. [Click image for a readable view.] The waistband was the next step on my test garment, and it’s been the most fun part of making this skirt so far. “Fun” may seem like a goofy way to describe a sewing step, but it’s […]

Special request

Nine separated eggs. I think Kitty is giving me the stink eye in this photo. Not that long ago, I was a bit of a joke in the kitchen. My college roommates joked about “Buegefying” food. (Buege is my maiden name.) There was good reason for the joke. I once opened a can of Manwich […]

Happy birthday, happy Easter

Two bratwursts, one kielbasa, and one toasted bun. MVH‘s birthday was last week, but the first chance we had for a proper birthday dinner was Easter Sunday. We knew the weather was going to be nice, and we were itching to haul out the Weber. The menu was German-inspired (save the kielbasa). MVH made a […]

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