As I mentioned, I have the sniffles and am grouchy. Fortunately, I was afforded an opportunity to blow off some of my seething grouchiness yesterday morning. Background: I do not generally call folks “yahoos” but the yahoos who are doing the demolition of, and debris removal at, the old courthouse apparently think they are in
Be no flatterer; neither play with any one that delights not to be played with. The language is old. I take the second clause to mean one shouldn’t joke around with someone who’s not in the mood to be joked around with. ?
Somebody who is going to lead America and the world and demonstrated significant accomplishment in their life. Someone whose ideas and politics are clear. This should grate on your nerves and your ear, and if it doesn’t it should. Is James J. Kilpatrick still alive? He should be.
I have the sniffles. Long time followers of Bigfoodetc.com know that I seldom complain (you zip your lip) about my own health. (See? wait for the qualification; you know I’m right. I don’t get sick. And when I do, I don’t complain.)
Anyway– I’m just warning you that I have the sniffles. I’m not used to having the sniffles. The sniffles make me grumpy. They make me want to say cuss words in Wal-Mart– which really ticks me off because I really do not want to be one of those people who utters audible cuss words at Wal-Mart.
I have one hour before I can transition from day- to night-time symptom medication.
A note about that. I don’t do cold & flu medication. I do tea and onions and garlic and naps and think it through that there’s a reason I have a low grade fever and I embrace my low grade fever by wrapping blankets around it. But enough is enough. And so I decided to deceive myself into thinking I *didn’t* have the sniffles by taking some OTC BS.
Anyway– point is I’m grumpy. And I’m going to go walk about the World Wide Web looking for a fight I can win.
Such events seem like happenstance because we don’t really see them coming. Krumboltz suggests that we can make such unexpected opportunities more likely to occur, however, by living an active lifelives. Dear Folks at Acculturated, I enjoy reading your articles, but I do wish you’d get a copy editor. Sincerely, Marica
Turn not your back to others, especially in speaking; jog not the table or desk on which another reads or writes; lean not on anyone. George Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” as found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Seventh Grades (1898, p134).
Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present. George Washington’s “Rules of Behavior” found in Stepping Stones to Literature: A Reader for Seventh Grades (1898, p134)
Daughter C is a good drawer. And at risk of sounding trite, all is well. ~~ Folks who like history and like to think they are smart and like to quote old Ben Franklin’s line: “a republic, if you think you can keep it” don’t know much history. Here’s the thing: Ben never had to try
Crappy old stuff: The Meal Planner’s Creed The Food Shopper’s Creed The Cook’s Creed Brought to you by Meta Givens’ The Modern Family Cookbook (1953) and inspired by this at Acculturated.
This cracked me up. You get it, right? George Eliot! Did you know that the book, George Eliot’s Poetry and Other Studies (1885) was written by Rose E. Cleveland, Grover’s sister? The book is dedicated To My Countrywomen These essays, some of which were originally prepared for use in schools and colleges, are now affectionately and
Look it up. The right thing– emphasis on ‘right’ as a word in the vocabulary on the discourse on morality, social & political, — would be for the Republican Party to cease to exist. 🙂 Mr. Big Food made the most awesome Beef Stroganoff this evening. Never in Modern Times have two human beings enjoyed
House passes bill to name Pascagoula beach ‘Buffett Beach‘ JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi legislators are working to name a Gulf Coast beach for the native son who wrote and sang “Margaritaville.” Representatives voted 119-1 on Monday to pass House Bill 886, which would designate a sandy stretch in Pascagoula as Buffett Beach. Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett was
Sausage Making Saturday! We made and froze 7 pounds of this sage sausage last weekend. More detailed instruction on how to roll out the sausage logs here. Waring Pro meat grinder– highly recommended my Mr. Big Food– here. HOMEMADE SAGE SAUSAGE Makes 2 lbs, easily multiplied 2 lbs ground pork 2 tsp ground sage 1
I am sure I’ve posted the recipe for Homemade Maple sausage before but here you have it again. Last weekend we made and froze 10 pounds. It’s an excellent breakfast sausage, and adds a subtle touch of sweet to a savory ground-meat casserole. Be sure to use REAL maple syrup. See here for more detailed instructions