Month: February 2009 (page 1 of 8)

Korean Fusion

Article in NYT about Korean fusion food. Kimchi tacos? Kimchi on hotdogs? Kimchi quesadillas? SIGN. ME. UP.

Surprising stories behind 20 Muppet characters. Neat! I always had a fondness for Rowlf and Fozzie. (Link courtesy of Scrubbles.)

Ravelry Project Bags

Ooooh, Ravelry projects bags! Anybody want to do a combined order?

Edited to add: As Miss Fee rightly pointed out, these things tend to sell out quick so best not to dawdle. I’ve just placed an order for six of the project bags. So far four of them have been claimed, so let me know if anyone wants the others. The cost with shipping works out to $17 AUD.

Spicy Shredded Pork

Spicy Shredded Pork. Oh, YUM. My sister – the former vegetarian! – made this yesterday, and it sounds so good. I need to do that on the weekend.

Baby Slippers

Baby Slippers. So wrong they go all the way through Wrong and back to Awesome. (Link courtesy of Nora.)

If the Wii Board could talk…

If the Wii Fit board could really talk… (Link courtesy of Andrea.)

Kris Howard, Rugby Star

Best. Workout. Ever. I had a GREAT session at Spudds today. We started off doing the normal gym circuit: treadmill, bike, elliptical, boxing, jumprope, weights, climbing machine. My legs and hips were pretty tight from my long run on Sunday, so I didn’t feel great at first. But I quickly noticed that I was starting to feel strong, especially in the boxing. Spudds said it was my best boxing round yet. Then instead of making us run around the block and do the circuit again… we went to the park! It was a beautiful day. We took a couple rugby balls, and Spudds had us start out doing catching drills in a circle. Then it was the dreaded “suicides.” (That’s what we used to call ’em in Indiana.) You know, the thing where you run to the first line, touch it, run back, then run out to the next line, each time going a little bit farther? Yeah, that kinda sucked. Especially when he made us do squats at each line. Then finally it was time for some fun. We divided into teams and started kicking the balls back and forth. I immediately flashed back to every horrible school gym football experience and braced myself for the inevitable embarrassment. But you know what? I was fine! Spudds showed me how to do a drop-kick, and I managed to get 90% of mine up in the air to the other team. I even managed to catch most of the ones that were kicked to me. It ended up being so much more fun than I’d expected. I’m so glad we did it. It’s such a confidence boost to find out you can do things you didn’t know you could.

Dia de los Muertos Necklace

Dia de los Muertos!
This is the last of the three necklaces I bought in the Etsy Bushfire Appeal Shop two weeks ago. This one is from TangledAndShackled.

Dia de los Muertos Necklace   Dia de los Muertos Necklace

The first photo is me this morning; the second one is from the seller. The pendant is hand-made from shrinky-dink plastic; I assume that means she painted it herself. It’s strung with seed beads and some other funky crystals. I bought it thinking that it was ugly but that I loved it anyway. It’s fun!

Chocolate Fanatics

100 Best Websites for Chocolate Fanatics. They linked to my Dahl site down there at #94. Neat!

Gaping Hole Halloween Costume

Gaping Hole Halloween Costume. That is AWESOME. (Link courtesy of Shane.)