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Holy schlamoly, an update to the Beeton Blog of Needlework!
Trying new things to get this old thing off the ground-- first, I'm doing a lot more writing about fiber arts in general for my work with the Geek Girl Crafts podcast and zine, which has given me a great deal more confidence ...
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Also, I am SO sorry about the gray on black text of the previous blog. Fixed for readability, less resemblance of Geocities.
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"Do you want corn, flour or handmade tortillas?" asks the waiter.
This is one of those "only one correct answer" questions, such as, "Are you a god?" You say YES, Ray. Duh.

Las tortillas hecho a mano came to our table in a little basket with a cross-stiched tea towel, also hecho a mano. They were blazing hot and utterly perfect.

I am a happy goddess of complete satiety.  Homestyle Mexican food for the win.
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Oooooooh that sounds like heaven. My friend E grew up half in Mexico and half in USA (parents were health worker/non profit types.). When she was first there, it was shocking to the neighbors in the village that she, a big five year old girl, did not know how to pat out tortillas.

I wish I'd been taught. 
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There should be more songs about butter.  It is nicer and more useful than many forms of love.
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That ol' classic:

"Liquor is quicker
But butter is thicker"?
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And while I'm freaking out about Star Wars, I need to remember that +Her Universe  has these.  (they had the Ahsoka adult for like FIVE seconds, apparently, boom, sold out)
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Great article, and a good reminder that some folks are dependent on mobile for their internet access.  When you say "you can learn to code online", you might be talking to someone who needs to go into a cafe or restaurant to get their internet access.  
When Maurice started programming, he didn’t have Internet. Or a working laptop.
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This week's Economist cover says something like "By the year 2020, 80% of adults will have a supercomputer in their pocket." Better start building for 'em. Much like they skipped straight past copper wires to wireless phone service, many countries are just leapfrogging the whole desktop computer thing and going straight to cellphone.

Hell, I read an article recently about one of the most isolated but populated places on Earth, a Tibetan plateau - the people there do not have electricity or even a fucking ROAD to their name, and they don't have cell phone connectivity, but they have cellphones with which to play games and take pictures.
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Remember that "gosh, how can we support a second season of Agent Carter?" conversation?  Here's how.
  #agentcarter  
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Save Peggy!
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My mini roses are having a hard time. I pruned them after their miserable dry winter, and they bounced back, only to have bugs latch on. I've done a couple of applications of organic fungicide and insecticide, but they've got rust, I think, not familiar with this particular presentation of the disease. Is this just what I should expect from minis, particularly the mutts I buy from trader Joes? I just feel sorry for the valentine's pots, it's like trying to ignore a puppy mill.

Rust remedies, anyone? Nothing poisonous to kitties, please. 
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and in truth mini roses are just hard to keep going for an extended period. so little root, so hot housed at the start... they're nearly a long-lived cut flower IME. (I used to try really hard to keep them going, but no longer). They do like outdoors and sun. Sorry not to be more enthused, I've just been there, etc. :-) Luck!
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Soda bread in oven for an hour, naptime seems reasonable at this point
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IT IS YUMMY BREKFIST
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Join Sustainable San Jose 3D for our 5th FRANK Talk featuring. Short presentations by: 1) Raul Peralez, newly elected city council representative for District 3. 2) Barbara Keegan – Board Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District. 3) Mike Potter – Board Chair, Open Space Authority, ...
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Incredible sunset today, my phone camera can't do it justice. The whole neighborhood is rosy gold from horizon to horizon. 
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Today was a beautiful day.
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Thanks, Obama!
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