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Dec 16 2014

Merry Christmas from the Stevensons: Building the Holiday Prank

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Kara and I have a fairly longstanding tradition of sending bizarre holiday cards to our friends and family. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. About a week ago, many of our family and friends (well, those for whom we had accurate addresses at the time) received an envelope like this in […]

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Dec 03 2008

Gingerbread Train Wreck

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Yesterday, I went to Costco and picked up this set (for about half the price). I love Gingerbread kits, even though the gingerbread is usually hard and stale and the candy is weak and you have to get out your hand mixer to make the icing, all while adding water. I liked this kit better […]

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Jan 18 2008

A Valentine’s Day Card

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If you’re like me, and you’re chock full of Simpsons knowledge and trivia, you find yourself attached to Simpsons’ Valentines ideas. Whether you favor Bart’s painted conversation hearts (bite me, etc) or Lisa’s punny valentines to Ralph Wiggum, there is something to treasure about the way the Simpsons do Valentine’s day. Last year, WoDM found […]

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Dec 17 2007

Origami Cranes (Redux)

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When I was in an honors program at community college, we had a special discussion of the Japanese tea ceremony, including the presentation of the ceremony. One of the things that our zen master talked about was the fact that most people who host the ceremony master making some article used in the ceremony. Some […]

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Nov 21 2007

Dreaded Orange Spots & Hot Process

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Well, after hardening very nicely (enough that I could cut it, in fact), my first batch of soap has gone incredibly wrong this morning. It’s done something that looks a bit like the “dreaded orange spots” that are sometimes discussed by cold process soapmakers, but this looks even nastier. I’ll post a picture when I […]

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