Category Archives: The Geekery

Leftover Greek Feast Lunch – with new handmade bento bag

Yes, I know. That looks like a random pile of leftovers. And that’s what it is really, except these are REALLY GOOD leftovers from a nice dinner out with my parents at a good Greek restaurant. We’ve got a little bit of Kotopita there (that’s what I had) and a bunch of lamb shank (that’s what Mom had) and a couple tiny bites of sea bass (that’s what Dad had). Also some pasta and roasted veggies that were on the side. Continue Reading →

Tobycat Preps for Project Runway

project runway

Toby preps for Project Runway

For your next challenge, you shall design a sportswear look from the scraps leftover from a cutoff pair of pajama pants.  You have 2 minutes, a pair of scissors, and a budget of two kitty treats.  Time starts…NOW.

Acini de Pepe with Pork and Wild Rice Sausage and Mushrooms Bento

bento 45

bento 45

Experiments are good. So is pork and wild rice sausage. This is my pork and wild rice sausage experiment. It was yummy so I’m taking some for lunch tomorrow.  Acini de Pepe pasta is usually used for salads or soups, it’s that round little pearl shape.  This wasn’t a salad or soup, but it worked well.  I imagine orzo or rice would also work well.  Read on for the recipe. Continue Reading →

Imaginary Tourism Postcards

There are no meetings in LEGO Land, but there are pirates so be careful.

There are no meetings in LEGO Land, but there are pirates so be careful.

This is what happens when I get stuck in a side-tracked meeting where the side-track doesn’t concern me.

DIY – Easy Knit I-Cord Lanyard

i-cord lanyard

i-cord lanyard

Because I recently managed to lose my work badge and my favorite Central Park Zoo lanyard with it, I needed a new lanyard. Security already gave me a new badge. Thanks Security! If I don’t keep my badge on a lanyard around my neck I manage to lock myself out of our work area every time I grab a soda or go to the bathroom, so waiting until I manage to make it back to Central Park Zoo for a replacement probably wasn’t the best idea. I worked up this easy i-cord lanyard in an evening while watching tv. Read on for instructions to make your own. Continue Reading →

DIY Eyelet throw pillow

eyelet throw pillow

eyelet throw pillow

Made time to finish the throw pillow tonight. Toby tied the bow. He’s such a good helper.