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April Pastis

Hi, I’m April Pastis, a proud female geek living in the Central Valley at the Gateway to the Sequoias. My life is a blend of science, Apple products, writing, reading, swimming, and spending quality time with my family. Since 1989, I’ve been sharing my passions and experiences, hoping to inspire others to embrace their unique interests.

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Happy New Year

Well, we finally did it. After 13 years in our new home town we bought a home. Thanks to everyone who's supported us over the years. In addition to the new home, 2019 was quite the year for us. Lucas received his Master's Degree from Cal State Northridge. We're so...

Ultimate Comfort Food on this Nerve Racking Election Day

Latest polls all show that people are losing sleep over this election, so no matter how you vote here's some lovin' from mom's cookbook: her famous, award-winning lasagna. May it bring you comfort while you watch today's polls. 1 lb hamburger Spaghetti Sauce (Prego)...

Mom’s Chicken and Dumplings

My brother Shane asked me for this after I posted this pic of my bowl of Chicken and Dumplings: 1 Stewed Chicken 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour Pot with chicken broth (reserve1/2 cup hot broth) Debone the chicken, put aside. Bring broth to a boil. Take 1/2 cup broth and...

On a College Campus? Don’t Try to Tell a Joke

It really is becoming a little ridiculous, when the one place where alternative ideas should be free are being muffled. Carlos Mencia, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Rock...even Bill Maher will no longer speak on college campuses. So, when I read this, I...

WILLIS – SMOKESCREEN still sooooo sexy aww-a-aww

Years ago, Fiat released a Superbowl commercial with this song, and ever since then I was hooked. Still one of my most-played songs on iTunes. It's not on Apple music yet, hmmm.

Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall, “Streets of Arklow” – 25 Best Songs of 2015 So Far | Rolling Stone

Essential tracks by cheese divas, thug romantics and punk scruffs Source: Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall, "Streets of Arklow" - 25 Best Songs of 2015 So Far | Rolling Stone I am so out of the loop as far as my music listening these days. There is some really exciting...

Centaur is Fantastic

CENTAUR by H.E. Fairbanks My rating: 5 of 5 stars I confess, I abandoned this genre years ago finding it too formulaic to waste any more of my precious time. So, when I finished reading Centaur by HE Fairbanks, I simply had to write a review. This book is the best...

Introduction to Administering Your Website

This is a quick introduction on accessing the administration area of your website.  This is a short overview on the areas of your website's Administration area. It includes information on the front control panel, the tool bar, the Administrator menu, and where to get...

Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Image via WikipediaI have been fortunate enough to have had many wonderful women in my life who each left an impression on me in some way. But today, in honor of Ada Lovelace Day, I'm sharing a few of the women who inspired me.  Ada Lovelace was the worlds first...

Happy New Year

Well, we finally did it. After 13 years in our new home town we bought a home. Thanks to everyone who's supported us over the years. In addition to the new home, 2019 was quite the year for us. Lucas received his Master's Degree from Cal State Northridge. We're so...

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Mom’s Chicken and Dumplings

My brother Shane asked me for this after I posted this pic of my bowl of Chicken and Dumplings: 1 Stewed Chicken 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour Pot with chicken broth (reserve1/2 cup hot broth) Debone the chicken, put aside. Bring broth to a boil. Take 1/2 cup broth and...

read more

Snapshots of My Life

Explore My World Through Images

Good Morning from Betty boop
Steve and I wearing Funny Hats working a booth at Burris Park
Happy Summer
My brother and I at a Kodak supply store as children

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