What's Old 2001
History of Updates 2001
Here's what used to be new in 2000.
- 12-29-01 (late evening) Did a bunch of small updates to my Hydra
Character page while I was
supposed be packing in preparation for the
next phase of the New Years car shuffling shenanigans. I'm going now.
- 12-29-01 Installed DSL for my parents. Broadband rocks!
- 12-27-01 Um, not too exciting, but I cleaned up my Bookmarks page while avoiding doing other
work. Sigh. trying to deal with a huge backlog of email. I'm also
working on making a pair of costume fairy wings. It's much easier to
draw them. :-)
- 12-16-01 I learned something today about cookie proportions. We
had finally put up lights. I boiled some spices on the stove to make
it smell like we were baking. This is way more festive than last year
when the entire extent of our decorating was that I mounted the
lights, still in their box, in the front window. Anyhow, after some
noodling about, I decided to look for recipes on the web for
sugar/butter cookies. I found lots and decided to try one because it
looked simple. Bad choice. I felt exactly like the user review who
commented that they came out like slightly sweet biscuits. ack.
These were not cookies. After comparing several (including the Nestle
toll house cookie recipe), I discovered it's about equal parts sugar &
fat, and about 2 parts flour. The recipe I followed had half part
sugar to 1 part fat to 2 parts flour. Oops. But it all worked out in
the end. I found that a wedge of laughing cow cheese and super sweet
cranraspberry juice make a tasty consolation-prize snack. It's kind
of like wine and cheese for kids.
- 12-10-01 Sent away the Halo box today. Sniff. We got an Xbox at
work for my parents. The nice thing about the deal was we didn't have
to buy the 3 game bundle. Saves $150, woo hoo! Halo is fun. We
played Halo constantly for 2+ weeks we had the xbox. (Had to test out
the box to make sure it worked for my parents, ya see...) It
seriously cut in to my Photoshop time. The thing is, I know there's
other good games out for the xbox but practically all you see in the
ads are 'Halo this', 'Halo that'. sigh...
- 07-16-01 Wowee, cooked food both nights last weekend. Swedish
meatballs are faster to make if you make them hamburger sized. Cream
cheese works fine instead of sour cream in the sauce, just whisk to
remove lumps. Salmon and hollendaise sauce the next day. Sunspark
made the sauce, woo! Mangos for veggies, yum. :) And we got a scarlet
trumpet vine a few weeks ago and it's not dead yet. No flowers
though. DSL has been broken for a few weeks... too bad. Hands are a
bit numb due to combination of photoshopping and work. Oops. Will
possibly reorg this site a bit to deal with my new haphazard update
- 05-25-2001 Did some diary work on my Hydra character's page.