Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

Here in Seattle, the days are getting shorter, grayer, and colder. And rainier. I believe, but am too lazy to check, that it was last March that we only saw the sun two days for the entire month. It’s been getting darker too. Every year I’m surprised anew about how early it gets dark outside. Today the sun had set by 4:30, not that Seattle could tell. The gray sky gradually becomes black. The worse was when I used to arrive at work by 7:30. I’d pull into the parking lot as the sun was just coming up, and leave after the sun had already gone down. Small wonder that all the doctors around here seem to recommend vitamin D supplements.
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Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I met several interesting people this week.  This might be due to my living in the mall for three days and a day long visit to my old office.  Ok, you got me; I didn’t actually sleep in the mall.  But, I did spend an approximate total of 20 hours over the course of those three days lingering in the halls of a strange contrived world full of fluorescent lights.  I forgot to add that I was with a nine month old.  Lots of fun.

On to the stories these people shared with me.  The first has to do with Mario.
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Apple Spice Cheesecake

I think Jon is plotting to take over the world.

Yes, the entire world.

You see, normally Jon reads fiction. ­­Things like Tom Robbins and Junot Diaz, among, many, many other innumerous authors.  Then things suddenly changed.   A couple of nights ago we were both in bed reading our respective books and as I start dozing off I read the header of his page “Supernatural Numbers.”  My mind quickly started turning, “Why is my husband reading about Supernatural Numbers? Muy strange…”  And then, the next day in the mail a book arrives that he ordered. Its title you may ask? “Discrete-Time Signal Processing.”   Ummm, yeah.   What the heck is going on?
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