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Post a day month 2009

Know Thyself

~This is the sixteenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.*~

From “The Tao Of Poker” by Larry W. Phillips:

Rule 79: In the whole poker process, the least stable part is the player.
The true glitch in the system is the human element. The weak link in the chain is us. Everything else is pretty well scripted and defined. The hands you should (and shouldn’t) play, starting cards, stats, rules, probabilities, and best plays are all well known, tagged, and identified. The loose cannon in the process is the player. Therefore this is the part we have to work on and get under control.

Easiest dessert in the world…

~This is the fifteenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

…but no one has to know.

*****UPDATE*****

This just in from the field – this is not the best dessert to make in advance.  If the syrup cools, it gets rock hard (like candy – it probably tastes really good) and while reheating it will make it liquid again, it will be sort of thready.  Given how easy this is to make, I really advise just prepping everything in advance up to the point of making the syrup and do that at the last minute.  Thanks to Chrystine Windle Ammari for the info!!

Challah FAIL

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~This is the fourteenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

I think it’s important to remember failures as much as successes. Focusing on failure is frustrating and depressing, but in the midst of success, it’s easy to forget how difficult it is to master new skills. As adults, I think this tendency can really hinder our learning. We forget how hard learning can be and we’re afraid of looking stupid, so when we’re just starting out, we get overly concerned about not being good at the thing we’re learning.

Dirt in the sink

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~This is the thirteenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

I know, a horribly original and artful title…

Daring Cooks June 2009|Pot Stickers!

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~This is the twelfth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

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Just an acknowledgment…

~This is the eleventh post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

…of missing yesterday before we move on…today’s post is a good one and there’s no point in mucking that up with my feeling all bad about missing a post (again).
Cheers.

And yet again, nothing…

~This is the tenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

Posting once a day is haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard.

Cheers.

Absolutely nothing

~This is the ninth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

There is nothing to this post. I promised two yesterday, only delivered one (and a repost at that). In the interest of not totally laming out on my own project, I’m posting a couple of lines. That’s all I got today.

Hopefully more tomorrow.

Cheers.

Hammer Time

~This is the eighth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

So I blew it yesterday. Blame it on the husband coming home. He’s distractingly handsome. At any rate, June 1st and now June 10th are two FAIL days in my experiment. But we’ll soldier on.

To make it up, I’m going to post twice today and in the first post, I’m sharing a funny video that you have probably already seen. This gives you another chance/excuse to watch it. See how thoughtful I am?

The great Irving Penn salad still life experiment (part one…)

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~This is the seventh post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

Irving Penn was a photographer who shot during most of last century. He created the style that is now ever-present in Vogue and Vanity Fair, the Clinique ads that everyone knows, and has been emulated by I’m sure countless photographers.

I have photographic aspirations. Not huge ones. Just making photos that are a little better than average. Maybe even a good one or two. The problem with those kinds of aspirations, or any aspirations I suppose, is that you start learning things. And once you start learning things, you start thinking that you’re doing it WRONG.