Monday, August 28, 2006

Trying the book meme again...

"Despite the repression of 1835, therefore, Islam in Brazil endured, though lowering its profile. Even in 1869, when the dymanics of importation began to undermine the health of Islam in Brazil, Muslims fought to retain their precipitous plunge in the number of captives from the Bight of Benin arriving in Brazil, falling from 43 percent of 3270 who disembarked between 1851 and 1855, to zero percent of the total of 9525 from 1856 to 1875."

Book: Black crescent : the experience and legacy of African Musilms in the Americas / Michael A. Gomez.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

book meme

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

so I tried it. The book closest to hand: Cookies : the little guides (which is natch a cookie cookbook replete with photos.) There weren't 5 sentences; there wasn't even text, just a caption to a photo. Here it is:

"The merengue layer is spread over the hot brownie crust, sprinkled with chopped nuts and coconut, and baked until set and golden."

Intellectually stimulating, yes? I'll try it again some other time with a real book.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Knit Bloggin'

On the needles: a hooded sweater for my daughter, in Homespun Colonial. I bought 3 skeins for a dollar at a yard sale, which also included a couple of sets of needles and some bedspread weight cotton thread. Maybe I'll make snowflakes for Christmas!

Also on the needles: another knitted blanket, in Navy "One Pounder", for to drape on the back of the hubby's new Daddy Chair. (Thanks for helping me model it, Pringle Kitty!) I made one exactly like it for my son last year, in Cranberry. The details are kind of pretty:
I changed the diamonds to be a baskety-type stitch, to jazz it up a little and to match the border. Not sure if I'm loving it, but I've gone too far to rip it out.

Monday, August 07, 2006

more pictures of Margo's new 'look'

My daughter, proud wearer of a MULLET of her own making...

even after the haircut, she's still a cutie ....
how can I stay mad?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Time to embarass my kid

who decided to give herself a nice haircut. Oh. Mah. Gawd.