Thursday, November 26, 2009

Accordion fever

Internationally acclaimed accordionist Antonia Begonia led the Richmond All-Accordion Band in a parade to lobby for women's right to vote. It was the the RAAB's inaugural, and perhaps final, public performance. The Band has been so intent on perfecting its art that it may have not noticed that the right was granted ninety years earlier. Actually, Virginia waited 32 years after it was ratified by the rest of the states to jump on board, not wanting to appear impulsive. Whatever. The point is, the Band's performance was picked up by international media outlets and splashed in headlines to the cheers of its adoring public, as demonstrated by the clipping above. Squawk on, RAAB, squawk on.

Friday, November 20, 2009

What's cooking with iGoogle...

With all of the superb cooks in our family, I thought you would like this post on What's cooking with iGoogle. It tells you how you can tweak your iGoogle to have a tab focused on food, with specially designed gadgets and themes. There are gadgets from Epicurious and from the Food Network, for example. One nifty gadget lets you enter ingredients from your kitchen, then returns appropriate recipes.

If you use "food" as the name of your tab when you create it, you will pre-populate your page with some ready-made gadgets. If you are new to iGoogle, you can learn how to set up your own page and tabs. iGoogle has become my home page I use it so often. And if you already have a food-oriented tab in iGoogle, browse over to their gourmet page and see what new things they have been cooking up for you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Almost genealogy

OK, this one probably won't make it into Casimir's Dream, but it is just too precious to let it slip into the dustbin of history. We are thinking he was maybe seven?

He's a champ, though. Not only does he homer, but he takes on in the mouth. Ouch.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Casimir's Dream: Rousing Casimir

The genealogy bug is biting me again. I've changed the URL where I am posting Casimir, so go take a look. I'm hoping that everyone takes advantage of the offer to be a contributor. What are you waiting for?

Casimir's Dream: Rousing Casimir

Sunday, November 1, 2009