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Because today is the first time I can officially say happy birthday to my lovely wife [livejournal.com profile] myrthrilmercury!

Happy birthday, sweetie!
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May all the moms reading this be pampered and doted on today and all others.
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I'm imploring any lovers of Greek myth and/or Roleplaying games to help out with this project. I have the first printing and it's amazing. So much so, I put in for this update. Not a full new edition, but just an update. That's how much I like Jerry Grayson's work (that and he created my favorite superhero RPG I've never played, "The Godsend Agenda" and hope getting this stuff going helps encourage him to write more for that!)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269000670/hellas-worlds-of-sun-and-stone-rpg?ref=users

Only 3 days to go!
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_penat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA


Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress


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Romani ite domum

TEA!

Mar. 4th, 2012 07:00 am
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Come join us at [livejournal.com profile] ljteaswap --
We're a friendly, safe comm for swapping unique leaves with fellow tea aficionados. Once a month there will be a swap between members of the community and every once in awhile, there will be special themed swaps. :) If you have way too much tea and you'd like to give away some, or if you're just looking to try new teas, this is your comm!!



ysidro: (WTF Jack Harkness?)
Blogger complains about a bill, gets personel information and a handwritten snarky letter back.

This bothers me on so many levels. Sending personal data? Mentioning his daughter's condition? Sending a handwritten letter with parts UNDERLINED IN RED? WTF? Not to mention the bill itself.

And to think, I used to live within walking distance of this asshole's Pittsburgh office. Is it wrong to want to glitterbomb a building?

Edit: On a personal note, Readshaw's idiocy bothers me on another level. He and his family have operated a funeral home in the same neighborhood my grandparents' old house was. My cousins and I would walk by and stick our hands in the stone lions. Family members and friends of the family have had their funerals there. Readshaw Funeral Home is a deep sort of memory. To know it's been run by this pitstain of a human just rankles me on a level I can't explain. Grrrrah!
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I'm spending mine at work with a cold. How about you?
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Is "why the hell aren't I rich" a world problem? No?

OK, then I'll have to go with getting decent health care throughout the world.

Or micromastia. That works too.

Well, damn

Dec. 15th, 2011 10:36 pm
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Joe Simon dead at 98. At least he had a long run.
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Recipe: Pork Roast with Apples and Onions
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 2 Hours | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 8

Ingredients

Pork

  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Pork Shoulder Roast (also Called Pork Butt)
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups Apple Juice
  • 1 cup Beef Stock
  • 3 whole Apples, Cored And Cut Into Wedges
  • 3 whole Medium Onions, Sliced
  • 1 whole Bay Leaf


Wild Rice

  • 2-1/2 cups Wild Rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 stick 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

Preparation Instructions
OPTIONAL: Saute onions until brown. (Or you may just add them raw to the roast.)

To make the pork roast, heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Salt and pepper pork roast, then sear on all sides to give it some color. Reduce heat to low. Add apple juice, apple slices, onions, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 3 hours. (Or you may place in a 300 degree oven if you prefer.)

Toward the end of the cooking time, make the rice: melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add pecans and saute for a couple of minutes. Add wild rice and liquid, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until all liquid is cooked out.

When the roast is done, remove the roast, apples, and onions to a platter. Raise heat to medium-high (to high) and boil liquid, reducing it until thick and rich.

Spoon thick sauce over the roast, then cut the roast into slices. Serve with apples, onions, and wild rice.

(Note: add fresh thyme or rosemary to the roast before cooking if you have it on hand!)
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And just for fun, here's some Tim Minchin.

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