One day I realized how disgusting my iMac keyboard had gotten after 3 years of use. In the back of my mind, I thought I’d seen something online about cleaning keyboards with Magic Erasers. (Yep, these guys. I use them for tons of random cleaning stuff.)
So I tried one, gingerly, on my keyboard, and it totally did the trick! Be careful of getting the little foam bits down between the keys, and I used my eraser new out of the package and totally dry (water + electronics = bad), and was gentle on the keys around where the letters are printed. But it looks 100% better and I’m quite happy with the results.
Hooray much cleaner keyboard! And hooray quick cleaning things!
November was quite a month. We were busy every single weekend.
First, Ryan’s dad came to visit us.
He also made us an insane blackberry pie and taught me all about pie making. Continue reading
Day 3, our last day at the park.
We started the day with scrambled chorizo and eggs, beans, tortillas, and plantains. Mmm
Day 2 in Yosemite!
On our drive in. Continue reading
Snow in Yosemite: top – summer 2009; bottom – fall 2013
Another significant 2013 event missing from this blog is our trip to Yosemite in the fall. We had gone briefly when we first drove Ryan’s car across the country from Georgia in the summer of 2009, but it was a quick drive through, and we wanted to explore more thoroughly.
October was more low key. We did get out a bit though.
Ryan presented at a Chemistry Symposium at work. He looked fancy. He thinks he looks bored/mean in this picture. I disagree.
Also to note: he wore his birthday Clarks, NOT his crappy destroyed Brooks. Fashion win.
I fancied up, too, and joined him for the awards dinner that night. Continue reading
Since I posted nothing in September or October (curse our busy schedules and that awful roach disaster!), I’m playing a bit of catch up today (hooray, days off!) Continue reading
When I was growing up, rugelach were just another kind of cookie my mum made for Christmas. I didn’t realize until I was older that they’re Jewish, not traditional Christmas cookies. We always had cut out sugar cookies, fudge, rum balls, truffles, and rugelach. My mum learned the recipe from her jewish college roommate’s professional chef mother, and they’re delicious! Not overly sweet, but always some of the first cookies to go, a batch never lasted more than a few days. Continue reading