July 2006

More Bishop Castle

Yours truly, intrepid stair climber, offered to take my folks and siblings to Bishop Castle this weekend.* I tried to spot the castle from the road; even knowing when to expect it, I couldn’t see the castle for the trees. I was able to talk to the builder, Jim Bishop, this time. He was working …

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Christmas in July and Other Activities

All, I will be most likely not posting this weekend, as it’s a) Christmas in July, and b) my folks will be in town. Tomorrow’s menu: Roast pork with spices and cherry sauceSweet potatoes with candied, spiced pecansSweet cornFresh pineappleRice


I got The Cake Book, by Tish Boyle, in the mail today. Now, I am not big on actually decorating cakes, but I like to make them. I mean, come on. “Cake” includes “cheesecake,” and there’s a whole chapter on cheesecakes. “[Cheesecakes] first became popular in America in the late nineteenth century, after a couple …

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Bishop Castle

Stan (Boulder Dude) and I drove out to Bishop Castle today. I think the closest thing (in spirit more so than in form) that I’ve seen to it is the House on the Rock. If you check out the difference in the places’ respective websites, you’ll get an idea of how different Bishop Castle is …

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I am both nervous and impatient to get on with the house-buying process. Things both are dreaded and cannot happen fast enough. I’m like that with anything new. Anyway, since I started proceedings on Thursday, I’ve been restless. What needs to happen is for me to use up all my excess energy on a project, …

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