Monthly Archives: December 2006

Bonne annee!

An exquisite recipe from my friend Caryn: DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES (Yield: 30 truffles) Ingredients: 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 6 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips OR 2 8-oz. bars of dark chocolate–the darker the better optional: 1 … Continue reading

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movie reviews

Last King of Scotland gets an A. It is a compelling and convincing telling of how a young Scottish doctor gets drawn into being the personal physician to Idi Amin, the brutal Ugandan president in the 1970’s. Based on true … Continue reading

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Victory sign, html tags, whatever

Hmmm. I’ve been wondering about the V-sign Bella and her friends throw in every picture they take and Corrina came up with some info. Here is Corrina’s email on the subject: “After reading your blog and your inquiry about why … Continue reading

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thesis update

I’ve actually pieced together my introduction and have gone to work on my conclusion! My office is getting so clean it is unrecognizable. I have drunk so much Earl Grey (with lemon like the queen) that it may take weeks … Continue reading

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last weekend of the year to-do list

1. Discuss the wedding guest list. (Apparently the thing to do is to make three lists: must invite, should invite, would be nice to invite…) 2. Put away Christmas decorations. 3. Bring live tree outside. (note: look into buying drip … Continue reading

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well, Christmas does have "Christ" in it

from my dad’s Christmas email this year …”Next year should be exciting. Jeannie is getting married in June to the fine bachelor and finally puts the thesis behind (no pressure intended) and gets published at least in part. Balla turns … Continue reading

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worst movie ever

I should have known better when Chad refused to watch it a second time with us. Nacho Libre was a snore. Looks like other folks felt the same way: imdb 5.8/10.0.

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have yourself a hillbilly christmas (like mine)

A picture of my future in-laws and their youngest that I feel compelled to share with the world. Too good I guess to save for next year’s holiday card. Photograph by Corrina.

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"Parenting as Therapy for Child's Mental Disorders"

Imagine that – the NYTimes is saying what we have known for years – that parenting plays a huge role in the developmental growth of your child. This article is interesting and it very careful not to downplay medically diagnosed … Continue reading

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it's not a contest but,

one of the more spectacular gifts given this Christmas was the quilt Asia made for her mom and dad. Although they scored generally all around. I think the kids love their parents very much. Ann and Al also got a … Continue reading

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