ramblings from the noisedoctor

November 25, 2006

just what everybody has taking up space

Filed under: freecycle, humor — noisedoctor @ 2:13 pm

from our locak Freecycle list:

Full spectrum SAD light - 10,000 lumens preferably. If you have one & it's just taking up space, I'll put it to good use.

Doesn’t everybody have one of these taking up space? I guess this person doesn’t have a clue taking up space in their house.


November 21, 2006

butternut squash sauce for pasta

Filed under: cooking — noisedoctor @ 11:15 am

I tried something for the first time and it turned out pretty well. Iresearched some similar recipes and came up with my own. It wasn’ t incredible or anything, but it was worth eating.

Anyone ever do anything similar? I’d love to get suggestions for improving this recipe. Obviously, I started with a rather small quantity of squash (didn’t want to waste much in case it was lousy) so many of the ingredients are in pretty small units.

  • 1 1/2 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 cup finely minced yellow onion
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar

Sautee the garlic and onion in the olive oil in a small pan. Then combine all other ingredients in a sauce pan and cook slowly for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

what file extension are you?

Filed under: geeky stuff, web quizzes — noisedoctor @ 10:40 am

for all the geeks… what file extension are you? Apparently I’m a .ogg.

You are .ogg Even though many people consider you cool and happening, a lot still find that you're a bit too weird to hang out with.
Which File Extension are You?

November 17, 2006

upon further review, beggars opt to not be choosers

Filed under: Christianity, no good deed goes unpunished, soapbox — noisedoctor @ 7:39 am

Isn’t it frustratingly ironic when “beggars” opt to be “choosers” as well?

The Marine Reserves’ Toys For Tots program has announced that it will accept 4,000 “talking Jesus dolls.” They had earlier declined.

“The talking Jesus doll issue has been resolved,” the organization announced on its Web site Wednesday. “Toys for Tots has found appropriate places for these items. We have notified the donor of our willingness to handle this transaction.”

In explaining the initial decision, Bill Grein, vice president of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, in Quantico, Va., had said the program didn’t want to take the risk of offending a Jewish or Muslim family if they received a Jesus doll.

I’m not sure if I’ve lost what respect I did have for the Toys For Tots program.

November 15, 2006

here comes leonid

Filed under: space — noisedoctor @ 7:48 am

This weekend is the annual Leonid meteor shower. The peak will be at 11:45 EST this Saturday.

November 14, 2006

oh! gravity

Filed under: music — noisedoctor @ 8:37 am

The latest from Switchfoot. And, if you don’t get it, here’s the story behind it.

do I exist?

Filed under: geeky stuff, humor, useless junk, web quizzes — noisedoctor @ 8:31 am

I found another one of those interesting web “quiz” type things. But, unlike the geek quiz (which I knew I would “ace”), this one troubles me.

Logo There are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

So, does that mean that I don’t exist? 😀

November 13, 2006

another reason I love working at home

Filed under: humor — noisedoctor @ 1:43 pm

working from home

November 12, 2006


Filed under: humor, people unlike us, useless junk — noisedoctor @ 9:10 am

In the most recent election, a voter in Broward County in Florida mailed in an absentee ballot. Sounds good, since we know that voters there have a little trouble figuring out how to read the ballots on election day.

What is interesting about the ballot is that the person used a very rare stamp to mail the ballot–rare enough to be worth somewhere in the $500,000 range. Yeah–oops.

But, ready for the ironic part? The person didn’t follow the instructions and the ballot was disqualified. So… there goes $500,000 for nothing. What’s with folks in Florida? Can’t vote correctly at the polls, can’t vote correctly by mail.

November 11, 2006

and… they’re in

Filed under: gardening — noisedoctor @ 6:27 pm

I got all the bulbs planted. That’s 800 daffodils (actually more like 900 since so many were so large and already dividing, I went ahead and divided them and planted them separately) and 100 tulips (yeah, I thought they gave me 50 free but it was actually 100). How long? About 9 hours split up on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Not bad. Now, to the sofa to put a heating pad on my back and dream about how great the front yard is going to look come spring.

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