a redesign and a few other words

November 30th, 2007 · 1,348 Comments

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i’m in the midst ofchanging the look here at ‘ceF’ and well, this brings up a lot of issues of ineptness on my part. because writing and cooking – and having a life outside of writing and cooking is already an interesting challenge. but then throw some major technology my way and i am truly at a loss.seemingly huge blocks ofmy life go missingand next thing you know i’m in a panic and wishing for an intrevenousxanax drip.

so i’ve come to rely on mark edwards over at Simpler Computing!.he’savirtual miracle in my life these daysbecause i call him up and tell him what to do – and he does it. and he’s so nice to me.and he loves to cook. mark speaks all those code languages fluently. (hi mark!)

did you noticei’ve got a new banner? it was designed by amy roth, the author of one of myfavorite food blogs ‘minimally invasive‘. besides being an adventurous cook, a fine writer and an excellent graphics designer, she’s also a gifted photographer and i am really drawn to how shesees things. a sincere and grateful thank you for her interpretation of how ienvisioned the site and what i felt might work. i wanted to convey a modern clean vibe. she nailed it andi’m loving the new look.

i’m just nowstarting toget up the nerve to usecary’s nikon d70 and i’min thedangerously embryonicstages of learning what buttons do what in order to geta result that i might like. i justgota new 50mm lens and sooni hope toget a flash – and a tripod. and well, the time has come to take the photos up a notch. so please bear with me through the learning process. this is very new territory – aperture, f-stops, lighting, depth of field… yikes. it will be interesting to see what i can capture through a lens once i get the basics down.

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i also want to take a momentto thank all of you out there in the blogosphere who drop in on occasion to see what i’m up to. ‘ceF’ has added a very cool dimension to my life and i’m so grateful to all of you for reading and commenting. cooking and eating have always been a seriouspassion for me and so to be able to share it in this way feels like i’ve stumbled upon something just a little magical. the ‘FRET’ aspect of all of this looms larger than life for me at times – hence the rare capitalization – and i includethose specialized postsbecause i know i am not alone in this struggle to maintain a reasonable weight. i try and lead a healthy life with a solid dose of decadence. it is a slippery slope, no doubt.

so on this december eve, i find myself wondering what i might cook this weekend. iwant to keep it light – but it’ll be something new. something different.

i’ll be sure and let you know.

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