Monday, June 29, 2009

The Man in Black would be unbeatable...


The things my husband does for me...

Ian says: Daddy putting the pizza on.

I talked Ryan into to grilling pizzas for me last night. They were delicious, if a bit involved. But, we now have a good way to make pizza in the summer without heating up the oven.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

A Preference Ranking of the States

Note: These rankings are “ceteris paribus”—holding income, family, friends and other attributes constant. Yes, California appears twice, once for weather and recreation, and once for being California.

Charges that I suffer from Confirmation Bias and Choice-Supportive Bias are obviously ridiculous.

Great places to live:
1. Idaho
2. Montana
3. Oregon
4. New Mexico
5. North Carolina
6. Colorado
7. California

Wouldn’t hate it there:
8. Washington
9. Utah
10. Wyoming
11. Maine
12. Massachusetts
13. Arizona
14. Tennessee
15. Virginia
16. Texas

Looking hard for a new job:
17. Georgia
18. Nevada
19. Delaware
20. Vermont
21. Connecticut
22. Rhode Island
23. Hawaii
24. Alaska
25. New Hampshire
26. South Carolina
27. South Dakota
28. North Dakota
29. West Virginia

Please get me out of here!
30. Wisconsin
31. California
32. Florida
33. Illinois
34. Michigan
35. Pennsylvania
36. Indiana
37. Kansas
38. Maryland
39. Iowa
40. Minnesota
41. Missouri
42. Nebraska
43. New York
44. Ohio
45. Oklahoma
46. Louisiana
47. Alabama
48. Kentucky
49. Mississippi
50. New Jersey
51. Arkansas

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Preference Rankings: First in a Series--NBA

Preference Ranking of NBA teams:

1. Utah Jazz

Kinda like:
2. Memphis Grizzlies
3. Charlotte Bobcats
4. San Antonio Spurs

No strong feelings about:
5. Boston Celtics
6. Indiana Pacers
7. Milwaukee Bucks
8. Atlanta Hawks
9. Phoenix Suns
10. Minnesota Timberwolves

11. Oklahoma City Thunder
12. Sacramento Kings
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Golden State Warriors
15. New Jersey Nets
16. New Orleans Hornets
17. Washington Wizards
18. Orlando Magic
19. Miami Heat
20. Toronto Raptors
21. New York Knicks
22. Philadelphia 76ers
23. Portland Trail Blazers
24. Detroit Pistons
25. Cleveland Cavaliers
26. Chicago Bulls
27. Dallas Mavericks
28. Houston Rockets
29. Denver Nuggets

Really Hate:
30. Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Compost Update

We emptied the composter that dad got for my birthday this week. I thought some of you might like to see.

Ian is showing you the finished compost. And I thought you might like to see the inside of the composter after I had emptied it. The smallest finest stuff was still stuck in the grooves, but that should help the next batch to get off to a good start.

My batch was in for about a month and a half. I just scooped up my existing pile, so it was partially composted, but still to get all of it to be good and usable in 6 weeks is definitely faster than my piling method.

I think I'm a definite fan, although, I will still have a pile for the daily additions, that is the one downside, if you keep adding to the barrel, then you'll always have some stuff not broken down.