Monday, November 28, 2005

Major Progress On The Stoakes Farm -- Finally

The Stoakes Hughes Farm is finally making progress during what has been a -- no kidding -- 20 year renovation job. The good news is that over the last year, major progress has been made. It's moving along so quickly now, I don't even recongize some of the rooms. Here is a picture from over a year ago where you can see the old structure of the 125 year old farm house. Click the link below to see new pictures and how the house project has progressed over the years:


I don't know're making it pretty tempting to come home for Christmas this year...Is my old bedroom still around? Or has it been turned into something like a big bathroom. Doh!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Sticker Design Help

I am looking for a designer to help me design a 2 x 4 inch sticker for my site Check out the site and if you know someone who would like to help on the project have them email me at

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Customer Service Cheat Sheet

Tired of waiting on hold or getting caught in phone loop hell? Check out this incredibly useful cheat sheet that helps you find the easiest way to reach a human when calling customer service line:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie

Isn't this time of year the best? Hot cider, comfort food, cozy fires...And perhaps best of all: Pumpkin Pie!

Here's a Unity Stoakes secret: Pumpkin pie is much easier than you think to make. If you've ever made it before than you know what I'm talking about. Here's my super-fast, super-easy, super-duper Pumpkin Pie recipe.

First, the ingredients:

1 pre-made pie shell
1 can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk (4% is best)
2/3 cub sugar
2 fresh eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnemon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of All-spice
Pinch of ground nutmeg

All you have to do is mix everything in a bowel really well. Pour it into the pie shell. Place in a pre-heated oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; turn temperature down to 350 degrees and bake for another 45-50 minutes. You know pie is done when it firms up and you can stick a knife in the center and it comes out clean.

I usually place on a rack to cool and then toss into the fridge for an hour or so to really harden. Get out the whipped cream and it's pie time.

Enjoy! And Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Coney Island Cyclone

Sadly, this park and this ride will soon be turned into a Disney-style tourist zone. Get to Coney Island as soon as you can. The Cyclone is closed for the season, but the bumper cars are still going! Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 11, 2005

My Referral Link

Happy Birthday Orny!

Happy 35th B-day...Have a great set in Tahoe. Talk to you when you
get back to LA.

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