Doing It Like A Man

Needle artwork (and other stuff) made by a Man.

Facebook advertising…

Something I’ve learned through observation. They don’t know yet that you have actually bought the item they are advertising to you. Good example: I bought the Estonian Dreams pattern and yarn from Craftsy about a week ago. However, they have not stopped showing me this pattern. I welcome the day when the retailer can ‘thank’…

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New beginnings, and a new place to roost!

It’s a time of new beginnings. Our new Starbucks location opened this morning. While we didn’t make it in time to make the ‘first purchase’. I did make it to sit and work this morning. While the location is smaller, which I have come to expect with SB drive thru’s. It is comfortable and well…

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Change and an end of an era…

K&M SB Closing Around about 2004 Starbucks opened Kenneth & Madison. Since it was close to family it was a great place to ride to and work from. It has been my goto location since then. After 12 years Starbucks is closing the cafe and moving to a brand new drive through @ Madison &…

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Ribeye Roast Smoke

Ok! I finally documented this kind of cook! * Full ribeye Roast – ~16lbs * Fine salt * Coarse sea salt/Kosher Salt * Lightly ground pepper Smoker warmed up to ~375/400F. Place roast in the smoker with temperature probes already placed. One probe in the middle, and one on each end. Cook at 375F for…

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Rest In Peace Aunt Margaret Nagl

My first memories of you were from a visit to Iowa as a small child. Your house was just a cinderblock basement at the time. I remember your laugh, your smile, being outside, and the fascinating trains that would go by right near your back doorstep. I was probably under 10 years old because I…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 4

More progress with the wild silk version. Well into chart C. Fun times!!  

Fiori Autunnali – Update 3

The work on the Wild Silk version continues! Thanks to help from Julia. I am sureI have the right beads. Using them in the work proves it!! More progress to come! Good times…

Order By Phone App @ Starbucks 

Yup! It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here! The only thing I’m missing is a ‘splash of lemon aid’ and an 8-cup press! Hopefully they add ‘custom requests’ to handle the first and add an item for the press!! Lovely times. I still talk to my barista. Gotta keep the human in…

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Hard core liquid…

Lovely Awesomeness. Intensely independent and outside the box. These guys are producing high quality music. Simply beautiful stuff… Yeah, it’s Justin Bieber, so the fuck what? I used to joke about him. He was playing the teen boy toy… Now I think differently. Ask JackU and they say he’s freaking amazing. Because they are all…

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Fiori Autunnali – Update 2

In “Wild Silk”. After third restart I’m using rescue thread!