Monthly Archives: August 2009


Back in the Roc

Ahh… to be able to cook food of my own, according to my own tastes, made with the ingredients I’m used to. And back with Wegmans. Oh Wegmans… when I came to Rochester, I was no believer in those who touted your awesomeness. Now I know better. When I asked them for Edam cheese I got a lesson in German cheeses. (more…)

Back in the Roc

Ahh… to be able to cook food of my own, according to my own tastes, made with the ingredients I’m used to. And back with Wegmans. Oh Wegmans… when I came to Rochester, I was no believer in those who touted your awesomeness. Now I know better. When I asked them for Edam cheese I got a lesson in German cheeses. (more…)

Typography! woo!

I’m crazy about typography. I wish I could get more practice with it, but I have yet to learn how to embed fonts in my website coding, and anyway my class projects are usually on too short a timeline for me to really work the type. I guess that’s something I’ve got to work on this year! I’m always psyched when I run across beautiful (more…)

Summer heat

Not much news from Ellenland this week – like everywhere else it seems, it’s been hot and sticky, alternating rain and disgustingly humid partly-sunny days. Over the weekend I caught up with some of my friends who are either in town for the summer or were passing through. Peggy’s archaeology trip to Peru was marred by (more…)

Canadian Hunting, Eh?

Things are pretty quiet around here while I wait for Fall Quarter to start at RIT and try not to pine for Germany quite as much as I am.

So, my friend and game master Abe came down from Chicago to run a roleplaying game for me, my brother, and our friend Eric. This time, our characters were agents for the secret, (more…)

Midwestern Dancing

Tuesday night, my parents and I danced in Bloomington, about an hour away from where my parents live, since the club at home folded. The caller was reasonable (speaking English helps, I have to say), and there were enough people that there were two squares every time. Unfortunately, they all seemed to be married couples, so I sat out the last tip. Surprise, surprise, (more…)

Financial Aftermath

So, I kept careful track of my spending in Europe, both so I could give Debbie data on how much a student spent while on her study abroad program, and to keep track of my money vs. my parents’ money, since they covered my rent, food, and the transportation to and from Germany. (more…)

CH2D Menu

I finally met again with my mom and wrapped up a project for her personal chef business, Come Home To Dinner, designing sample menus with which she can inspire her clients. She wrote up the content and spent hourslooking through photos to pick the right ones. With my consulting we assembled the content, photos, and approved font choices, into a clean and classy (more…)