Friday, March 28, 2008

the evil sucking machine rules

my sister has been in love with the dyson vacuum cleaner for a long time. the dyson, with a base model starting around $500. she found a knockoff, with the continuous suction feature. oh. my. goodness. our 10 x 12 carpet is vacuumed weekly. with the new vacuum, nearly 3 cups of dirt, hair and who knows what came out of it. I do yoga on that carpet. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


yesterday I delivered a cake to Simm's Landing
a seafood restaurant that looks like a wharf
complete with pilings and ropes
and an invitation to drop anchor and rest
until the storms blow over
something plucked from the coast
and dropped on top of a hill
overlooking the highway and the mountains

and I thought
what is this doing here?
what am I doing here?
Why am I thousands of miles and millions of years
from the ocean
or a wide rolling river
or a lake too big to see across or walk around in an hour
So far from warm gentle soaking rains that last for days
So far from the sea

No surf to rock me
To bring me home to myself
No waves to wash over me
No waves to ride
That exhilarating rush when the power of water catches the surf board
that sensation that wipes out everything
nothing but the wave, the board, the ride
demanding total surrender to the moment
it is lost to me
what am I doing
what am I waiting for
I feel time going by
and I feel myself not really present
not really living

I feel stuck
parched and landlocked
my anchor dropped in an arid landscape
out of my element
far from home

Thursday, March 6, 2008

once more, with correct proportions.......

So, this went better. It reminds me of my greatgranma's peach pudding, in that the batter turns brown on the top, but melds with the fruit to form a gooey sauce on the inside. The flavor is rather nice, but I'm not sure about the goo factor. I'll have to consult with the bosses and find out.......

Monday, March 3, 2008


this was wretched - strawberry sour cream. something is seriously wrong here - this cannot be how it's supposed to be. but this is how it turned out when i followed the recipe exactly.
i made 4 pies today, only 7 more to go. for the first batch.
i'm tired of pie. too bad. there's lots more to come. it seemed like such a good idea at the time........