Honey’s Gingersnaps

It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe; or really, anything, to be totally honest.

My aunt recently sent me a couple of my grandmother’s recipes, including the one for her gingersnaps. It’ one of those things that brings back strong memories of childhood and holidays, and I wanted to share it.

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Things My Three-Year-Old Has to Say

The Squiddo is like any other toddler. Talkative, opinionated, and sometimes, too darn smart for his own good. The quotes below have all been heard coming from our little guy in recent weeks. It’s a good thing he’s so cute, or some of these would be infuriating.

Ok, guys. Just relax!

Daddy, can you carry me just like a baby?

My ‘jammas are all crazy!

I think… (long pause as he chews) I don’t like it.

I’m Buzz Lightyear! And you’re Batman. and Mommy is Spiderman

Daddy’s kind of grumpy.

Yeah, it *IS* a good idea

I WIN THIS TIME! Nice try Daddy, maybe next time.

How about a Family Hug?!

I’m a cooking guy! Just like Daddy!

But, by far, our recent favorites are:

I’m going to be a big brother!

There’s a baby in Mommy’s tummy!

I’ve lost something

June 11th was when I first noticed something missing, and I started collecting data to keep track of what I’ve lost. (“Keep track of what I’d lost,” if it’s lost how does one keep track?)

As of this morning I’ve lost about 20 of these things altogether. Some days, I find one or two have turned up, but then I just go and lose them again. When all is said and done, I expect 74 of these things to stay lost forever. So far, its going well.

Justin and Blue

Justin and Blue, originally uploaded by Hooloovoo.

Jenny and Justin went to the Santa Rosa mall to meet Blue this afternoon. As you can see, he had a blast. I didn’t go with them because I had rehearsal. “Rehearsal for what?” you ask. I’ll write more about that soon.

A fresh start

One of the email servers at work had a “little” problem with file system level corruption of one of the information stores. 50 users were affected, I was one of the 50. IT was unable to recover my mailbox, and they just recreated it in another information store. I was not caching mail on my PC, so as of right now I have lost all my email. It’s not lost forever. IT should be able to recover it from a backup, and if I REALLY need something, I can pull it out of our Digital Safe archive myself. (The fact that we are using a ZANTAZ Digital Safe is one of the reasons I was not keeping mail archived on my machine.)

It’s really refreshing to have a completly empty inbox, (well except for the test message that IT just sent) AND a completely empty calendar. (Yeah, THAT will last…) I think I may just tell IT not to bother trying to recover my mail.

I’m also tempted to completely wipe all of my personal email accounts and have a truly fresh start.

One more reason I love G-Blog

There has been a LOT of buzz the last couple of days about Google’s new “nofollow” link attribute intended to combat comment spam, including discussions about why it won’t help or how to abuse it.

I’m not going to link to any of the discussions here, but they’re easy to find. I just wanted to point out that I’ve never been comment spammed on G-Blog. Why? Becuase G-Blog requires you to have an account before you can leave a comment on a blog here, and if a spammer felt it was worth it to do so, I’m sure they’d get marked as a ‘bozo’ pretty quickly.

Just wanted to say thanks again to Gossip for building such an awesome site. 🙂