Crepe Recipe

Crepe Recipe
Originally uploaded by Jannie-Jan

From a previous French loft mate; transcribed in his own words.

A kind of poetry.


An Overview of Tijuana Bibles - 8 Pages of Naughty

These are what your granddad or great-grandpop use to read in between his textbooks or out in the barn. This was their sex-education and it was raunchy, misogynistic and no redeeming social value. Ok, one value it did help the fellas could kinda get a glimmer of what to do with part A and how to insert it in part B.

For historical and educational purposes only I present to you images from the book "Tijuana Bibles: Art and Wit in America's Forbidden Funnies, 1930s-1950s" by Bob Adelman published by Simon & Schuster, 1997.

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March of the Closing Stores - Day 13 VloMo08

This is a short clip of some of the stores that are closing in Southern California with the latest but not the last, Mervyn's.

I hate to lose places where I can buy pants that fit.

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Panasonic Camcorder Quick Review

I recorded this about a year ago and forgot about it. Being too judgmental I guess. My Panny has become my everyday camera and I do like how it works. Starts fast, with no fumbling with waiting for it to focus. Even the 640x480 still photos look good.

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City Island Says, "Adieu Ezra Miller"

It's a tradition that after an actor's last scene the company will pause to say, "Congratulations and adieu." Director Raymond De Felitta made sure this moment of Ezra Miller's final set moment was captured as a motion picture. My camera was the one most handy so it was rather left to me to put it together. Here it is, with Raymond's fine piano artistry behind.

Ezra's a total shining star - in every way - and we all wish him the best, always.



SueBob - BlogHer 2008 Keynote Speakers

This is SueBob Davis from Red Stapler speaking at the BlogHer 2008 Keynote Speakers presentation.

There is all kinds of stuff over at Out On The Stoop, click a post to find a place for you on the steps.

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Doug French - BlogHer 2008 Community Keynote Speakers

This is Doug from Laid Off Dad - the first BlogHim to speak on stage at BlogHer. This is his post on trying to inspire his son.

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Antonia - BlogHer08 Community Keynote Speaker

It has been awhile since I posted on Vidlicious so to redeem myself there will be a few posts from BlogHer 2008.

This is Antonia reading her winning keynote speech presented at BlogHer 2008 in San Francisco. For more information on Antonia visit http://yetanotherbloomingblog.blogspot.com

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Compost Piles

Right next to the garden w/ platform & knife for dressing veggies on the way to the kitchen. - Taken at 8:54 AM on July 02, 2008 - cameraphone upload by ShoZu


Valentine's Day :: Spring Fever

Oh. Got it bad.

I'm as restless as a poet on a string.

POST NOTE: Found this in drafts and decided to post it now - regardless of the strange summer timing.

Appropriate to recall winter @ the beginning of summer.

For my Mom :: Food as Currency

Makes me cry. Experimenting with iMovie's export for iTunes. No frills. It copied the file into the iTunes directory as well as left a copy in the movies folder. Not too bad. Unfamiliar with whether the m4v format will play for my subscribers, be transcoded by Blip to flash, or flow down the RSS feed. Here goes nuthin'.


K.M Bihr :: Fine Art

Paintings, wall sculpture, drawings.

This was a gift to my colleague Katie.

Because I can.

Because it's something she needs and will use.


Because part of healing is giving back.

Support other women in their journeys whenever you can.


Grace :: The Story of the Remote :: Dirty Joke

Learn to listen.

Here's a telling of "The Story of the Remote".

The image is from an earlier post wherein I show you part of the woman who speaks in this podcast

The upside of the dismal-looking and feeling foot situation is that she has a better way to flip her husband the bird.

She is my hero.

Her humor in the face of enormous pain astonishes and inspires.

Music is "Mother's Blues" from Jeff Kelley's Classic Acoustic Blues album - about whom I've written in this space before.

Formats available: MP3 Audio (.mp3)


Morning Dove Conversation :: Storytelling


Life = Work.

The old iPod has returned in working order with a 30GB hard drive, new screen and battery. Less than $200. I love this tool. It helps me hear. Great to have it back in the arsenal.

An audio portrait of two birds.

A meditation on courtship and authority.

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Dutch Apple Pancakes :: Cookin' for One

Cooking for one doesn't have to suck. No indeed. I used gala apples for the recipe shown; nicely sweet and soft after baking. The original recipe calls for one to peel the apples. I don't. For the nutrition and color.

This is great for lunch right out of the oven - hot - and served in a bowl with a little milk.

The next day it's great - again warmed - for 10 minutes @ 300° in the toaster oven. Just enough to take the chill off and crisp the sugar-glazed "crust".

Preheat oven to 400°

3 Grannie Smith Apples - cored & sliced thin, are sautéed 5 minutes over medium high heat in ovenproof pan with:

2T butter
1/4 C sugar
1 t. cinnamon

Mix together to create lovely batter consistency:

3 eggs
1/2C milk
1/2C flour
1 T. sour cream
1/4 t. salt
1 t. grated lemon zest

Bake 25 minutes for golden-brown goodness that makes the house smell like home.

Mucic: Makin' Pies from Pattry Griffin's "1000 Kisses" album. 


Mom's Friend Pearl :: Embroidery Gender Relations Meditation

Embroidery is not a lost art: a meditation on gender relations.

Pearl recently moved and Mom was hot to see her new space.

Got to meet bunches of Mom's buddies during this last visit as I shuttled her around for visits she doesn't get to easily make.

So good to get to know these fine folks.

So good.


Mash-Up of Trash and Text in Art

Just a little bit of inspiration I found at the Armory Center for the Arts. This is a mash-up of two different exhibits. One was an exhibit of trash to art created by high school students and the other was an incorporation of words and text into static and visual art pieces.

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