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Why I Love The Farmer’s Market

It’s May, and that means farmer’s market season again – yay! The pain of having to get up early on Saturday – in order to get the good stuff before it’s gone – is canceled out by the tasty joys of all the good meals you can make with that good stuff. And the farmer’s…

Rethinking The Shoe Thing

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and it seems to me that I spend way too much time puking on other peoples’ shoes and not nearly enough time prancing about in my own fancy high heels. So this past weekend I did some shopping. Here’s one result: Let me tell you, Mr. Zuska is happy…

Pie Day Contest

If you’ve been reading the blogs of some of my Sciblings, you know there is this Pi(e) Day contest going on, till March 14. (Get it?) You are supposed to bake a pie, then post a picture and the recipe. Janet in particular has been posting some very tasty looking pies, and her violet custard…

Mr. Zuska and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show today. It’s always wonderful to enter the show on a dull winter day and be struck with the glory of a giant convention center in full bloom. The show officially opens tomorrow, but today was the preview for Pennsylvania Horticultural Society members – of which…

Witch Hazel at the Morris Arboretum

A week or so ago I went for a walk at the Morris Arboretum on a day with lovely weather, when it had warmed up just enough to make a winter walk delightful. I came around a bend in the path and encountered a cloudy vision of yellow – a witch hazel in full bloom.…

The Alias Game

Spawned by Alice over at Sciencewomen, who dragged it here from Facebook. Because I needed something silly and lighthearted to think about.

Engineers + Cats = Funny!

Cat owner? Or just want to be? These engineers can help you out!

Just for Isis…

By request of the domestic and laboratory goddess, I am posting here a picture of my recent acquisition, a pair of ankle boots, as mentioned in my last post. It’s no shoe of the week, but it’s the best this hairy-legged feminazi can offer. The adorable cat next to the boots is Bodhi, who often…

Hungry for Dessert? Talk to Lab Cat!

I had lunch today in downtown Philly with the wonderful and always-interesting Lab Cat. We ate at a restaurant whose philosophy seemed to be “why serve a reasonable portion of food when you can serve a GINORMOUS portion of food?!?!” This is what Cat got when she ordered a piece of chocolate cake for dessert:…

I spent a lot of time on airplanes in the last few weeks, and so I spent a lot of time reading in-flight magazines. Southwest’s Spirit is not so bad. In the pages of the September edition I learned about Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles, dedicated to preserving all the unique and tasty…