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In other news of TV I like, we watch a lot of Deadliest Catch around our house. We feel a special sense of kinship with the crab fishermen because many of them and their boats live in Seattle, some even dock in Ballard.
My daily commute crosses a bride over the Fisherman's Terminal, where many working boats are moored. Frequently I'll look out the window, hoping for a peek of a "famous" Deadliest Catch boat.
I did see the North American for a few days. While I am charmed by Sten Skaar and his goofy sweaters, the North American just isn't a major player.
A couple weeks ago, the husband and I were at Shilshole avenue, and we saw the Wizard, parked in drydock. Now THAT's a famous boat. It was very large and impressive. We didn't manage to spot any Coburns, though.
An afterthought: Are these crab fishing vessels "boats" or "ships"? I sure don't want Sig Hansen yelling at me for calling his rig the wrong thing.
I'm back from this year's August camping trip to Ohanapecosh at Mt. Rainier. It was a delightful escape from routine and technology. (Though there was one point at which I wished I'd brought my DS - the father in law wanted to play Chess, but Clubhouse Games won't do DS-swapping.) We took many hikes, and saw many pretty things. I'm looking forward to seeing the husband's picture of the rainbow at the bottom of the waterfall.
I was pleased with my performance on the hikes. In past years, I would become quickly sweaty and tired on short hikes. But I was able to enjoy the hiking much more this year. It's nice to know that my efforts at the gym this summer have made me stronger and more fit. I've been disappointed that I haven't seen a decrease in weight or inches after going to the gym so frequently.
If you're any kind of geek, you need to try the new Battlestar Galactica. Even you ladies with geeks should check it out. Yes, this is hardcore science fiction warfare, but sci-fi offers one of the freest mediums for storytelling these days. This is no space jaunt with fluffy haired flyboys and monkeys in space suits. Primarily, this an intensely engrossing drama, with real characters and real dilemmas.
Don't be shy, have just a little taste. Start with the 6 episode mini-series from iTunes or Netflix. How will you know you don't like it until you've tried it?
The new BSG is a very important part of geek culture. As the second half of the last season is approaching, the clock is ticking on geek-culture's
ability to keep spoilers a secret. So, get hopping.
I learned something interesting on Friday. According to my bank, if a bank card is left in an ATM for too long after a transaction, then the ATM will suck the bank card back inside and shred it. I'm intrigued by this "secret" feature that only happens when no one's watching. I will test this next time I have an extra ATM card to dispose of.
My mom said the frosting I put on those cupcakes was good, and so I promised I'd post the recipe for that too. Here goes:
- 1/2 pound cream cheese, room temp
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
- 4 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Start slowly and mix it all together, for about 7 minutes. This yielded more than enough frosting for my 2 dozen cupcakes, though I tend to frost lightly. (I've found that I can microwave the chocolate on low speed in a ramekin. This is much easier than fashioning a double boiler.)