The Boiling Beaker

A place to share the swirling, bubbly mess inside my head.

This is the best thing to come out of such a horrible debate. Poor Obama.

My favorite part is the humming/musical number. Oh my gawd. Seriously.

— 1 year ago
#presidential  #debate  #funny  #2012 

Dogs are funny today.

— 2 years ago with 25 notes
#dog  #tongue  #funny 

Been doin’ some push-ups, whoa!

— 2 years ago with 8 notes
#funny  #puppy 
Happy Friday, everyone. Guy dang, it feels good.

Happy Friday, everyone. Guy dang, it feels good.

(Source: rabbitcold, via dailycarbon)

— 2 years ago with 15647 notes
It’s hard being us sometimes.

It’s hard being us sometimes.

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#first-world problems 

We Have Band released a the first single from their forthcoming new album (early 2012). The single’s called Visionary. I like it!

— 2 years ago
#music  #we have band  #video 
Yeah, I realize how sensationalist this sounds. Okay? But consider how long it’s been since I posted something before you judge me… This is the BEST burger you’ll ever have. Hands down! (I’m dying to have one for lunch.)
I used to have to go to L.A. to make my dreams come true; Now they’ve opened an Umami Burger in San Francisco. Praise Baby Jesus! Now RUN, don’t walk!

Yeah, I realize how sensationalist this sounds. Okay? But consider how long it’s been since I posted something before you judge me… This is the BEST burger you’ll ever have. Hands down! (I’m dying to have one for lunch.)

I used to have to go to L.A. to make my dreams come true; Now they’ve opened an Umami Burger in San Francisco. Praise Baby Jesus! Now RUN, don’t walk!

— 2 years ago with 8 notes
#umami  #burger  #food  #san francisco  #san francisco 
Here’s an oldie, but a goodie using fresh Sungold tomatoes from any garden. (I learned this from Range Restaurant in San Francisco.)

The Sungold Zinger

3-4 Sungold tomatoes
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 oz agave syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
1-1/2 oz 209 gin

Muddle the tomatoes, salt, and syrup together in a mixing glass. Add lemon juice and gin, and shake well with ice and serve up.

Here’s an oldie, but a goodie using fresh Sungold tomatoes from any garden. (I learned this from Range Restaurant in San Francisco.)

The Sungold Zinger

3-4 Sungold tomatoes
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 oz agave syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
1-1/2 oz 209 gin

Muddle the tomatoes, salt, and syrup together in a mixing glass. Add lemon juice and gin, and shake well with ice and serve up.

— 2 years ago
#cocktail  #recipe 
An example of the wonderful wisdom one can find on FB.

An example of the wonderful wisdom one can find on FB.

— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#Facebook  #funny 
It’s time to begin the first phase of a major project: replacing all the mixed types of gravel in the front with a more natural-looking one to bring uniformity to the visual chaos. The problem for me is that it’s painstaking, back-breaking work to kneel for so long and remove tiny rocks from between all the tiny sempervivum, echeveria and jovibarba. After that’s done, I won’t be able to simply shovel the new rocks over all of it. I’ll have to repeat the process—but in reverse; I’ll need to meticulously use my hands to pour smaller gravel between each plant. Last time I tried pouring gravel in between everything, I accidentally buried quite a few things and lost them.
I’ve got a lot of work to do. Time to rekindle my relationship with the ibuprofen.

It’s time to begin the first phase of a major project: replacing all the mixed types of gravel in the front with a more natural-looking one to bring uniformity to the visual chaos. The problem for me is that it’s painstaking, back-breaking work to kneel for so long and remove tiny rocks from between all the tiny sempervivum, echeveria and jovibarba. After that’s done, I won’t be able to simply shovel the new rocks over all of it. I’ll have to repeat the process—but in reverse; I’ll need to meticulously use my hands to pour smaller gravel between each plant. Last time I tried pouring gravel in between everything, I accidentally buried quite a few things and lost them.

I’ve got a lot of work to do. Time to rekindle my relationship with the ibuprofen.

— 2 years ago
What is it with kids and my garden in the front yard?
I watched a little family of four (two parents and two small children) as they admired my yard, pointing at all the interesting details and colors … smiling, learning. Then mom and dad walked ahead with Kimmy, while little Timmy, who stayed behind unattended, decides to start stomping on a patch of beautiful echeveria.
After tearing a four year-old a new one, I still need to pull the crushed plants and replace them with new ones. Or maybe I ought to replant the perimeter with jumping cholla or some crazy-spiny opuntia…
I’ll fix those rascals.

What is it with kids and my garden in the front yard?

I watched a little family of four (two parents and two small children) as they admired my yard, pointing at all the interesting details and colors … smiling, learning. Then mom and dad walked ahead with Kimmy, while little Timmy, who stayed behind unattended, decides to start stomping on a patch of beautiful echeveria.

After tearing a four year-old a new one, I still need to pull the crushed plants and replace them with new ones. Or maybe I ought to replant the perimeter with jumping cholla or some crazy-spiny opuntia…

I’ll fix those rascals.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#echeveria  #succulents  #cactus  #garden 
I took a quick trip to L.A. a few weeks ago and was surprised to find a yard sale in Beverly Hills where a man was selling gobs of stuff he was pulling from his garden or things he had neglected. (Shouldn’t he have had a gardener?) But the shockers were the price tags. These Aloe nobilis came overflowing (and all nearly dead) in a huge, black plastic nursery container… for $3!! Thankfully I had my Jeep and some singles in my pocket. I dragged them to the Jeep and hauled them back to Oakland where I cleaned them up and then—yeah—neglected them. I put them here temporarily in the planter at the base of a lupine. Now I like them there. Maybe they should stay?

I took a quick trip to L.A. a few weeks ago and was surprised to find a yard sale in Beverly Hills where a man was selling gobs of stuff he was pulling from his garden or things he had neglected. (Shouldn’t he have had a gardener?) But the shockers were the price tags. These Aloe nobilis came overflowing (and all nearly dead) in a huge, black plastic nursery container… for $3!! Thankfully I had my Jeep and some singles in my pocket. I dragged them to the Jeep and hauled them back to Oakland where I cleaned them up and then—yeah—neglected them. I put them here temporarily in the planter at the base of a lupine. Now I like them there. Maybe they should stay?

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#succulents  #aloe