That’s what Mr. Big Food asked after I read him some words and we both said, “That’s not a complete sentence.” “Also remember, as Saharan dust becomes more widespread into mid and late-week.” Sort of leaves you hanging, don’t it?
OMG. I spelled “PHILOSOPHERS” wrong. Well. ^O. I can fix that. It’s a sidewalk sign for a bar. What do you want? Consider it part of its charm. Mr. Big Food asked folks to bring apps for the social hour after the talk. They’ll email him and I’ll hand write the menu for the week.
Text exchange. Miss M: Knock knock Me: Who’s there? Daughter C: Two! Daughter C: Two who? Miss M: It’s “to whom”! Kat: Womp wooomp
Ace of Spades Headquarters Sunday Morning Book thread FYI, on of the topics on this morning addresses the question, “With the current PC purges going on, any suggestions on preserving eBooks from Kindle or other devices?”
Good Judgement To be able to discriminate justly and wisely, to decide without fear or favor, is a quality to be admired in any man. Such a man is eagerly sought in all activities of life. It is not always easy to be unbiased, for as human nature is much the same in us all,
All of today’s reading are by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, author of the historically wildly inaccurate poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” But we won’t hold that against him. (Go to the link if you like American history. More fun stuff.) Daily Readings June 20 Hymn to the Night The Light of Stars Daybreak Seaweed The Village Blacksmith
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
I will be completely honest with you, I paid no attention to what was goin on in Southaven. Southaven is the uber smart suburb of Memphis, just to the south– in Mississippi. No one with a brain inside his skull wants to live any where near Memphis. Memphis is bleeding all over Southaven. So there
Originally posted July 2015 HOT DILL PICKLES Cucumbers, medium sized, washed and wipedFresh dillGarlic cloves, peeledHot peppers13 C water3 C vinegar1 C pickling salt Pack cucumbers into 10 quart jars, with 2 small bunches dill, 3 cloves garlic, and 3 hot peppers in each jar. Combine water, vinegar, and salt, cover, and bring to boiling.
Today in the year 1885, Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, died. Ah. Once again, infallible source, I am not particularly curious about about the man’s perverted tendencies. Why? What does it add? Wait. You’re telling me that he had ____ and then you’re telling me that he “was a persistent suitor of Florence Nightingale (who finally refused
Thanks to The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions (1959) I have learned that the number 1729 is interesting. “It is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.”
Influence “DID YOU EVER stop to consider that your every thought, word and action has a direct influence, not only on your own life, but on that of the people associated with you? Nor is our influence always confined to our immediate associates. This lesson I learned from a tree as its branches swung to
and every one with firing synapses knows it. Image courtesy of Nedha.
SueK just commented, asking why I don’t just plant/scatter the pods? Good question. I know just where I’ll try that after they do the October bush hogging. Interestingly, it’s not the pods that fall to the ground, naturally. The seeds fall out of the pods. We’ll do the botany lesson some other time, though. If
Originally posted July 2015. You can never have too many pickle recipes. PRIZE WINNING BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES Makes 5 1½ pint jars 16-20 medium cucumbers, sliced ¼ inch thick10 small onions, sliced1/3 C canning saltIce cubes3 C vinegar2 C sugar2 Tbsp mustard seeds2 tsp turmeric2 tsp celery seeds1 tsp ground ginger1 tsp peppercorns Combine
I mentioned at the time that they would form very attractive seed pods. And so they have. All of the patches had gotten a bit unwieldy this year so I set out to pull it all out and cut off the pods so I could save the seeds and sow them elsewhere. Plenty have already
Today we turned the page on a new week at the Pocket Univ. Guide to Daily Reading. Sitting last winter among my books, and walled around with all the comfort and protection which they and my fireside could afford me– to wit, a table of higher piled books at my back, my writing desk on
Four-square Man“THIS SUBJECT IS the one nearest my heart. It is unfortunate that so many men go through life in just the ordinary way. Many are inclined to think that only geniuses, or men with special privileges, succeed. To my way of thinking, success is but a result of which the four-square man is the