Stuff from December, 2011

This is the archive of tumbledry happenings that occurred on December, 2011.


Alex Williams at The New York Times, ‘New York’s Literary Cubs’:

“My whole life, I had been doing everything everybody told me. I went to the right school. I got really good grades. I got all the internships. Then, I couldn’t do anything.”


Cookie Dough Truffle Pops

Cookie Dough Truffle Pops

Mykala and I teamed up and made these the Sunday before my big malocclusion presentation at school. They are cake + frosting + stick, dipped in Guittard semi-sweet chocolate, sprinkled, wrapped, and individually tied. They’re delicious.

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Our Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving

This was our first vegan Thanksgiving. Mykala worked for a long loong time planning, baking, cooking. It was incredibly delicious.



Got a shorter tree this year, which made loading, unloading, carrying, and putting it up far easier. Note the old-fashioned C9 bulbs on the tree — very proud of incandescent Christmas lighting.

Christ Church Lutheran

I recently found out that the famous Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen designed the sanctuary for Christ Church Lutheran, right here in my backyard of Minneapolis. Turns out Saarinen’s son, the world-famous Eero Saarinen (of St. Louis Gateway Arch fame, designed a lovely addition to the original building. Here’s a picture, by the local Pete Sieger:



“Since I rarely hug, I’m relying on your expertise for duration.”

Sheldon Cooper, Season 3 Episode 15 “The Large Hadron Collision” of The Big Bang Theory.


I haven’t learned a lot, but I think I’ve learned this: the things that preoccupy us, worry us, stress us, aren’t the things on which we should be wasting energy.