Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yet More Cute Kitten Photos

Just when you thought it was safe to return to this blog.... MOAR CUTE KITTENS!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

More Cute Kitten Photos

More pics of the adorable kittens we're fostering. Sparkle is the black one and Bear is the gray one.


See also the earlier and later blog posts with more photos.

These kittens are up for adoption! They are friendly, playful, and extremely cute. Can you give them a loving home? Let us know if you have any questions about them, or see Feline Rescue's adoption blog post.

Domestic Geo-engineering

After 3" of rain in about an hour yesterday, there's more on the way this evening.

Due to the significant water in the basement yesterday, most of which arrived via puddles climbing over the bottom of the basement windows, this afternoon I cleaned out the gutters and just now did some engineering work outside the windows in question.

Weekend To-Do List

  • Play with kittens
  • Take pictures of kittens
  • Clean room
  • Clean out e-mail
  • Clean out Google Reader
  • Fix DVD drive (started working again, WTF?)
  • Clean gutters
  • Go to friend's house and investigate downed tree branch
  • Record book suggestions
  • Upgrade slice kernel
  • Do a little geo-engineering to keep water out of basement
  • Renew HCN subscription
  • Renew

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cute Kitten Photos

Some kitten photos for your visual enjoyment. These were taken when we still had four kittens, before two of them went to another foster home.

Update: These kittens are available for adoption! If you would be a good "forever home", see their adoption blog post at Feline Rescue.

Update 2: There's more! See my follow-up post on 6/26.

Update 3: And even more photos taken 6/27.



Stewie and Bear (in the box)




Stewie (L) and Sampson (R)



Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekend To-Do List

  • Fix door latch
  • Mow lawn
  • Play with kittens
  • Clean room
  • Make book log speak Twitter
  • Clean out e-mail
  • Clean out Google Reader
  • Celebrate first anniversary with lovely wife (wow!)
  • Look at photos, maybe blog a few
  • Phone calls
  • Plant sunflowers
  • Fix DVD drive
  • Record book suggestions

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Barb Royer's Incredible Cinnamon Pull-Aparts

I learned this recipe from my mother. It is incredibly delicious. If your mom didn't teach you this recipe, perhaps you need a word with her about adequate parenting.


2 pkg exploding biscuits (e.g.)
1 cup sugar (or a little less)
2-3 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 lb butter

Adjust cinnamon and sugar to taste.
  1. Pre-heat oven to temperature on biscuit package.
  2. Melt butter in microwave.
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Have your wife open the biscuits.
  5. With a fork, dip biscuits in butter, then cinnamon & sugar (be generous with both), and place in a 9" round baking pan, glass if possible. Cram them in - if the pan seems spacious enough to hold all the biscuits, it is too large.
  6. Sprinkle leftover cinnamon & sugar over biscuits (if there is much left, you weren't generous enough).
  7. Bake. The package directions are a reasonable guideline on time, but stop while biscuits are still underdone. You want gooey. A glass pan will extend baking time significantly.

Before baking.

After baking.