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  • Published: Apr 20th, 2006
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Azaleas

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Azaleas, originally uploaded by timbu.

I love spring in Minnesota.

There is something magical about the first few days when you can walk outside in your shirt sleeves, see the trees budding, and feel a warm breeze. This time of year is mild — without humidity or mosquitoes. If it was like this all year round — well I suppose it would be southern California without an ocean.

I wonder if I would still appreciate it the same way if I didn’t have to go through a long winter first.

Vanilla Magnolia Cupcake

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Vanilla Magnolia Cupcakes, originally uploaded by timbu.

This time I made them with cream cheese frosting.

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  • Published: Apr 17th, 2006
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Link Catch-up

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Here are a few back logged links I’ve been meaning to share.

Waiterrant riffs on Sarte’s “Hell is People” in the post “Heaven & Hell“.

Super cool knit fender guitar.

The BBC wrote about the change in time standards in Sri Lanka. Arthur Clarke a long-time inhabitat of Sri Lanka, is interviewed and photographed with his t-shirt that says, “I invented the satellite and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.”

I’ve heard of travel pillows but this one is a insanely awkward. Serously if my seatmate pulled one of these out and tried to inflate it, I would poke a needle in it as soon as he passed out from trying to blow this thing up.

Craisin Scones

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Craisin Scones, originally uploaded by timbu.

Saturday was my first attempt at scones. They came out pretty good for a first try.

Dead Bodies

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Elise saw her first corpse at a funeral today. When she saw the deceased in repose she asked, “Is that just a sample, so we know what she looked like.” Yes, dear it kind of is.

Mesmerizing Ukelele

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This ukelele rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by Jake Shimabukuro is amazing.

[Link courtesy of via Neatorama.]

Ambigram

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What is an ambigram? I ran across a reference to this word on an entry at “The Adventures of Accordion Guy“. Check out the “Love/Hate t-shirt“.

Ambigram n., – a word or words that can be read in more than one way or from more than a single vantage point, such as both right side up and upside down. (from Latin: ambi=both + gram=letter)

–from abigram.com

You really have to see these to understand them. Thats where flickr and filmloop come in handy. If you haven’t tried flickr, it is a super cool photo web site where you can upload photos and share them with your friends. Filmloop is a bit of software along with a server that lets you make these little clip/loop like things of photos and then post them on the web.

Here is a loop of ambigramsfound on flickr.

If you want more info on ambigrams check out the Eye Twister web pages hosted at Monash University.

Idle Hands Are the Devil’s Bakery

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At lunch I heard about a service where you can upload a photo and have the photo printed onto a glossy post card and mailed directly to the address of your choosing. That rawks! I wish I had known about that when I was at Disney World. They will even print and mail one for free. Checkout postCards from the post office, via amazing mail.

If I didn’t even know what the post office was doing, maybe there were other things you could do with a picture that I don’t know about — help me google. I then found Photo Cupcakes — hey, that’s cool too!

Hmm, cupcakes, I like cupcakes — this led me to a blog full of cupcake recipes, which led me to 52 Cupcakes, where there is a new cupcake recipe posted every week.

That is where I found the recipe for Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

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Folk Art – Easter

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Folk Art – Easter, originally uploaded by timbu.

Just in time for Easter — the culvert cross.

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  • Published: Apr 10th, 2006
  • Category: Food & Drink
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Unisex Handwashing – Chino Latino

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Unisex Handwashing – Chino Latino, originally uploaded by timbu.

I didn’t sneak into the women’s room to snap this photo.

Nope, it’s a unisex hand washing area outside the restrom proper – thanks Chino Latino, it was a first for us.

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