The Toys of Summer

01 August 2006

Summer is a great time to play. Even though I've been involved with Summer Seminar, I've still found several things with which to amuse myself.

One is Mozilla. Why on Earth did I use Internet Explorer for so long? I love the "open in new tab" feature and am enjoying exploring the various add-ons. I'm much happier with my websurfing these days.

This is my new outdoor toy: an alligator lopper. It's a little chainsaw enclosed in shears and is one heckuva lot of fun. You can saw through all sorts of things in a heartbeat, which hopefully does not include body parts. Considering that you have to apply pressure to both handles for it to run, there's not as great of a possibility as with a regular (and very open) chainsaw. Go get one and make your neighbours jealous!
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As for the great indoors, I've really enjoyed making tarts. Considering all of the yummy raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries in the yard, I just had to do something. Since I hadn't tried my hand at tarts, this seemed like the year to get a new pan or two and have at it. Do yourself a favour and try out the raspberry tart recipe in this month's Gourmet magazine. My twist? Mix in a little cocoa in place of the flour to give the dough an infusion of chocolate.

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Have you found some fun of your own this summer to share?

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Anonymous Traci said...

Now that you've ventured out by trying another browser, you might want to test-drive Flock. I've been using it for the last month and I love it. It integrates an RSS aggregator, Flickr, and a blog posting tool, for starters. Also, since it's based on Firefox, many Firefox add-ons will also work (my favorite is FireFTP, which turns your browser into an FTP client).

6:41 AM  
Blogger The Science Goddess said...

Hmmm---I may have to look into that.

I just decided to switch to Vonage for my phone service. I'm slowly getting pulled into the 21st century.

5:03 PM  

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