Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecakes

It’s a baking time of year, and I’m not about to let low-carb or gluten-free get in my way. Also, it’s a pumpkin time of year, and Scott loves pumpkin pie. I figured this would be the best of all worlds. As a note, I don’t think I’ve ever had pumpkin pie before. Sure, my parents made one every Thanksgiving. But I wasn’t all that big on Thanksgiving foods in general — I ate Spaghetti-O’s or macaroni and cheese throughout my childhood, because absolutely nothing on the Thanksgiving table sounded. . . Read More!

An Incredibly Busy Week

Wow, what a week this has been. Busy, busy, bizzay. First off, of course, was the night I spent in the hospital. We learned that my heart is in phenomenal shape, so no worries there. The mysterous chest pains have mostly abated, just twinging now and again. Also, the sporadic dizziness is completely gone. Regular doctors will be consulted, but it’s entirely possible we’ll never find out what this was. Strained muscle? Sudden-onset GERD? Swollen chesticles? Right as I was getting released from the hospital, I got an email from. . . Read More!

Mrs. Meyer, in the Hospital, with the Chest Pain

Or, an alternate title: What to Expect at the Hospital When You’re Experiencing Chest Pain. So right off the bat, I’ll let you know: I didn’t have a heart attack. My heart is fine. I’m spoiling the ending, but that seems like the right thing to do. And it also seems like the right thing to do to share what this experience is like, because it’s scary and unnerving and weird, and if you have to go through it sometime in the future, you’ll know what to expect. Onward! Monday. . . Read More!

Photodump: Skating, Disney, and Fontography

Wednesday mornings are frequently roller-skating mornings. Our local rink (in beautiful Kissimmee, FL) has an “adult day” session, which is mostly full of adorable seniors wearing velour skating outfits. Combine roller skating with new phones that have an action-shot-panorama mode on the camera, and you get this kind of tomfoolery. The panorama stitching isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough for me. The local rink recently changed ownership, and these banners went up for their skating school. I was perplexed by the weird off-center logo of S-shaped skaters. Check out the. . . Read More!

A Mini Staycation

I’ll admit, a staycation is probably a lot more fun here in Orlando than it is in a lot of other cities. Scott’s younger brother visited us for a few days, so we took time off and checked out some places we hadn’t yet visited. We also got in a good little chunk of Disney, of course. I’m hosting these snappies over at Flickr — I’ve been receiving notices that my site is going over some allotment of something, since I’m on the cheapest possible plan. It’s probably my penchant. . . Read More!

Photoblog Phanatic

I do so enjoy it when pictures I take end up in photoblogs. Yesterday, a picture I took in Costco a couple of years ago appeared out of the blue in Poorly Dressed People, part of the Cheezburger network. I didn’t submit this one; I was surprised to see it on my Google Reader feed, and was all, “Hey, that’s my picture!” Today, one I submitted: An amazing parking job over on Bad Parking. Really, it’s impressive. The guy parked with precision. And of course, there’s the classic fireman cake,. . . Read More!