Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blogger Being Stupid

My sidebar has disappeared.  So have all my links.

HELL-LOOOOOO! *knock knock*  ANYBODY HOME?



Update:  Working on the problem, which seems to be broken code in the template.  Have patience.  And if you have any to spare, I could use some.  My own is running woefully short...

UPPERDATE:  Okay...three days later, and I figured out what's wrong.  Problem is, I can't go "fix" it because I can no longer get at the code.  So much for "New And Improved Blogger," eh?

Anyway, I'm not the only one with this particular problem, and all kinds of people are alerting the fixit team that something is wrong.  Meanwhile, I've got a temporary "fix" in place on the sidebar.  It's not complete, for reasons I have no patience to explain at the moment; but most of my blog links are there.  We'll just have to wait for the fixit guys to fix it to get at the ones I couldn't translate to the temporary list.

Oh...by the way...the temporary list does not pop up a new window.  Can't get at the code to fix that, either.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Skywalking!

Sunday afternoon, at Murrin Lake Park, along with a like-minded bunch of Scathach knights and squires, I took my vertigo for a walk over the edge of a cliff.

Definitely wanna do that again!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

June Is Bustin' Out All Over...

Obama Declares June LGBT Month

An important chapter in our great, unfinished story is the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

I can see it now...heads are gonna 'splode and teabags are gonna spill their shreddies all over the bible belt.  Maybe we can get BP to clean that mess up, too, once they've figured out how to take care of what they did to the Gulf.

Barry, I love you!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Computer Dead

Out of touch until further notice.  No, I have no fucking idea when that will be.

UPDATE:  She's baaaaaaack!  Monday, 03 May 2010, 11:15pm.

Didn't take as long as I feared it would. and took much too long in the bargain.

So.  Who's winning?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Roeder Complains of Treatment

WICHITA — The convicted killer of a Kansas abortion provider has filed a petition complaining of his treatment in prison and seeking his release.

All together now...aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww...!!!

Fucking crybaby.  Check the comments along the way.  He's not getting the sympathy he thinks is his due...

Thanks to JJ and deBeauxOs for the links.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fun with Numbers: Kaprekar's Operation

It is a simple operation, but Kaprekar discovered it led to a surprising result. Let's try it out, starting with the number 2005, the digits of last year. The maximum number we can make with these digits is 5200, and the minimum is 0025 or 25 (if one or more of the digits is zero, embed these in the left hand side of the minimum number). The subtractions are:

5200 - 0025 = 5175
7551 - 1557 = 5994
9954 - 4599 = 5355
5553 - 3555 = 1998
9981 - 1899 = 8082
8820 - 0288 = 8532
8532 - 2358 = 6174
7641 - 1467 = 6174

Let's try again starting with a different number, say 1789.


I found this to be a fascinating article, mostly because numbers are a foreign language to me, but there is a music...a rhythm to them that I find compelling.  Like other folks find Magick.  That I cannot seem to "play" their music doesn't stop me from appreciating their artistry.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Winter Stew

Hot, thick hearty, and sooooo yummy on a cold day!  The term "winter" does not refer to the season, but to the kinds of vegetables you put into it -- in this case:  cabbage, onions, garlic, peri-peri peppers (aka small red chilis -- whole, so you can see and remove them before they get stuck between your teeth!), celery, carrots, rutabaga, potatoes, winter squash, and broccoli.

Put a dry heavy-bottomed cauldron on stove, heating up to medium.  While it's getting hot, halve lengthwise and then slice thinly crosswise two cored quarters of a cabbage.  When the pot is up to temperature,  cover the bottom with olive oil, and then immediately dump in all the shredded cabbage.  Stir to coat with oil, and then continue chopping veggies and adding them in whatever order you like, stirring each time you add to the pot.  I use squash because it melts into nothingness and thickens the broth without adding flour or other thickening agent -- something I found out completely by serendipitous accident!.  And it has very little inherent flavor of its own.  And it's extremely high in water soluble fiber.  And because I just plain like winter squash.

There are no measurements to this dish.  You use as much as you like of what you have.  Don't have something on the list?  Use something else.  Or forget about it entirely.  If you don't like rutabaga, don't put it in just because it's on my list -- make up your own list.  You can, ferinstance, use an entire cabbage instead of just half.  Or substitute kale.  Or spinach.  Or sui choy.  Or all.  Or whatever.

When you've got all the veggies chopped and added and stirred in and covered with oil and the accumulating liquor in the pot (the pot should be pretty close to full if you're doing this in a serious way), start adding cold water until the veggies are almost covered.  Put a lid on it, but leave it ajar, and let it come to a boil.  Stir occassionally until you deem it done, and enjoy with crusty bread, salad, whatever.

Yes, you can add meat to it.  Whatever meat you like.

Tonight, I'm serving this with slices of ham and a garden salad on the side and ciabata to soak up the broth. 

And tomorrow, when the level in the pot has gone down a bit, I will add some drained and rinsed red kidney beans and some frozen kernel corn, both for color and for complete protein, and meat will not be necessary.  Which is good, because what's left on the bone will be in another pot being turned into a broth for split pea or lentil soup!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Christian Militia Accused of Plotting to Kill Cops

DETROIT – Nine alleged members of a Christian militia group that was girding for battle with the Antichrist were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more by bombing the funeral — all in hopes of touching off an uprising against the U.S. government.

Christian militia?  As in, "Thou shalt not kill" Christian?

Prosecutors said David Stone had identified certain law enforcement officers near his home as potential targets. He and other members discussed setting off bombs at a police funeral, using a fake 911 call to lure an officer to his death, killing an officer after a traffic stop, or attacking the family of an officer, according to the indictment.

Read the rest of the story here...

Now.  Anyone taking odds on how long it takes for the brain-dead clusterfucks at Homeland Security to figure out how to blame this on Canada?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Up The 'Roo; Down With IOC!

I've had it up to well past my courtesy level. The IOC needs to be taken down several pegs and drop-kicked into Vancouver Harbor. And I'd like to volunteer to chain their ankles to a cannon before it's done. We can make a new olympic sport of it. And from the growing growl of others who are fed up with being pushed around by these assholes, I know I'm not the only one thinking that.

The International Olympic Committee wants the giant boxing kangaroo flag at the Olympic Athletes Village in Vancouver to come down because it's not an "official Olympic flag." Well, boo hoo.

They're getting, in return, a hefty dose of finger-"pointing" in their direction. Bouquets and singles, all in a row. Even the mayor is on board.

Whose town is this, anyway?

So, here's my support for the Land Down Under: As soon as I can lay my hands on a boxing kangaroo flag, I'm gonna join the parade of fed-up-to-the-teeth CITIZENS of this town against the IOC and its evil intrusions into our lives, and I'm gonna cheer on the Aussies.

And for those who wanted to get me on board for the olympics? There's a saying: Be careful what you ask for; you might get it.

You got it.

UPDATE: Kangaroo can stay, says IOC

Good choice!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Demystifying Paganism Video by Chris Rogers - MySpace Video

I "found" this (it wasn't really lost) posted to a covenmate's Facebook page. A sermon on Paganism by a Catholic priest who actually knows what he's talking about, and who speaks plainly and clearly on the subject without getting all emotional about it.

Set aside about twenty-five minutes -- with your lunch, maybe -- and watch and listen. Learn from a Christian if you won't learn from a Pagan.

Demystifying Paganism Video by Chris Rogers - MySpace Video

Monday, January 18, 2010

PAT ROBERTSON VOODOO DOLL!

Proceeds Go To Haiti relief.

Oh, my! :lol:

I have no idea how long this will remain posted on EBay, so better go grab a look while it's still there.

As I post this, the bidding is up over $1,000.00. American funds, I assume.

H/T to WarriorWitch and MoriTherapy on Twitter!

UPDATE: It has been removed, after reaching $1,200.00. Googlecache shot here. Apparently, somebody thought it was "insulting" to insult the king of the religious and cultural insult.