state of the garden, 2014

Jul. 31st, 2014 10:08 pm
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My garden documentation this year has been fairly haphazard, not least because I got such a late start on my planting; I didn't want to photograph it, I wanted to be out creating it! But [personal profile] grammarwoman asked for photos, and it turned out I did have a few already, which I supplemented with a few additional photos earlier this week. (Click the photos to see slightly larger versions.)

the garden month by month )

a short digression on animals in the garden )

harvests )

vegetables in situ )

And that is the news from the garden so far.
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Today's new Kuroshitsuji episode is late (no sub available last time I checked, just raws), so I decided to start Yowamushi Pedal because there was nothing else to do and I've been meaning to check it out. This shit is like Teen Wolf all over again, in that I cannot stop shouting at my computer such charming phrases as "what the shit is this?!" and "what the hell am I watching?!"

Like, the story's not bad? Kinda slow, though. I dislike a lot of the character designs, too. It's like two different styles trying to work together and not quite succeeding, and I hate Onoda's face. Also, he gives me secondhand embarrassment, and I don't even tolerate much of that from characters I'm head over heels for (see: Ryugazaki Rei). OTOH, I think I could potentially love Naruko-kun. He's fucking nutbar.

How am I supposed to get protein?!

Jul. 31st, 2014 06:52 pm
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Good news: I'm still happily and healthily pregnant! :)

Somewhat less than good news: I am having food aversions, and the latest one? Is to MEAT. If you have recipes for high-protein vegetarian meals, I would happily take them. Cheese, milk, and eggs are all fine. I like beans. I cannot deal with broccoli in any form, but will eat almost all other vegetables. I like most nuts, though I'm not so crazy about filberts (hazelnuts). And my only food allergy is a slight allergy to miso soup :( :( :( though I'm perfectly okay with soy otherwise!

Swiss National Day 2014

Aug. 1st, 2014 12:31 am
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Swiss National Day 2014

Date: August 1, 2014

For this year's August 1 celebration, everyone is invited to a festival in the woods by guest artist Jürg Lindenberger. Many of your favorite Swiss friends will be there—Cervelat and mustard, the August 1 roll, and a happy St. Bernard. It should be a great party.

As you can see from some of Jürg's other early sketch ideas, he has a talent for creating animated scenes where everything—from mountains to mushrooms—comes joyfully alive.

Location: Switzerland

Tags: Cervelat, Guest Artist, National Holiday, mustard, St. Bernard, alpine, sausage, dog, mushrooms, Jürg Lindenberger, forest, August 1 roll, History, pine trees

Cancer is a bastard

Jul. 31st, 2014 05:27 pm
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Our community is losing another one.

One more child. Too many.

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Is there anyone reading this who knows Hebrew (or who knows someone who knows Hebrew) who could help me out with this? The three Hebrew fragments are names of God - the first one is, as best as I can decipher, "Eloah, El, Shaddai", and the third is Adonai (please tell me if I've got it right) but I can't figure out what the second one is supposed to be... The rest of the text is in Polish, which I don't need any help with. :D

The rough English translation of everything else is as follows:

Besides the prologue and the epilogue, the word "Everlasting" is not found anywhere in the book, but Job and his companions use the old Semitic words אלוהּ ,אל ,שדי (Eloah, El, Shaddai) “almighty” to indicate God. The word [second bit goes here] (Job 12:9) was most likely added – as old manuscripts confirm – as a result of a copier’s mistake, instead of אֲדֹנָי (Adonai) (cf. Job 28:28).

[ SECRET POST #2767 ]

Jul. 31st, 2014 06:43 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #2767 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.


More! )


Work. Again. Sorry if response time is slow. :(

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 011 secrets from Secret Submission Post #394.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 1 - too big (also random unsubstantiated claims about famous people) ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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Posted by Fred Clark

John H. Richardson’s remarkable Esquire profile of Dr. Willie Parker is going to make a lot of people very upset. I hope that at least a few of them read the whole thing without reflexively railing against Parker in the stale terms that he anticipates, and rebuts, throughout the article. Dr. Parker says many true things and no false ones. We should not be afraid to listen to this man.

Here’s something to watch for in the inevitable uproar: Will any of those upset by Parker actually respond to him? Or will they simply plug his name into their pre-existing slogans and arguments, ignoring what he says, what he does, and those he serves?



“The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker,” by John H. Richardson

“The last thing I want to say is a lot of times when you come, there might be protesters. There are people that are going to be telling you that what you’re doing is wrong. It’s immoral. That you can’t be a Christian. That you’re going to hell. And a lot of women that bothers. Because there are women here who also have a religious belief, who also feel like they’re Christians.”

A black woman nods.

“I see women who are crying because they are Christians,” he continues, “and they are torn up by the fact that they don’t believe in abortion but they’re about to have one. What I tell them is that doesn’t make you a hypocrite. You can never say what you will do until you’re in the situation, and Christians get in jacked-up situations, too.”

The woman nods again, twice.

“And I address this because if those people are getting inside your head and you’re feeling conflicted, if you are not comfortable with what you’re doing, you may be processing this far longer than you need to. There’s nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There’s nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one. There’s more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That’s why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need.”

At this, the women exchange glances.

Parker continues, spending more time on this issue than on anything else. One in three women will have an abortion by the time she’s forty-five, he tells them. “Y’all talk about your shoes, you talk about where you work, where you bought your dress, but y’all ain’t going to say, ‘Oh girl, when did you have your abortion?’ So I’m saying that if you are sitting in a room full of women, the only person you can really be sure about having an abortion is you. And you got to be comfortable with you.”

So this is between you and your conscience, he tells them. “If you are comfortable with your decision, ignore everything from everybody else.”

Read the whole thing.


Jul. 31st, 2014 09:03 pm
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Posted by willow_fae_20

What's the one where Miko goes off-Atlantis to help out a reasonably-highly advanced society and Ronon goes along as basically her bodyguard/muscle. I don't remember if they end up together by the end of the fic or not.

Tea is here!

Jul. 31st, 2014 01:57 pm
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I have now tried two of the six Beyond the Mists teas that I ordered.

Townlong Steppes disappointed not for failure to be delicious, but because I was hoping for the Yaungol firecamp and got the Underbough instead. It smells like SPIIIIICE but it tastes very green, and the smokey, "dark" taste I associate with gunpowder tea just isn't there. I may get some of Adagio's plain gunpowder to brew up and see if it's just their tea. I may reformulate this one for a little more "in yo FACE".

Tillers, on the other hand, is a black, dry, gloriously rich tea with an edge of bitterness (possibly because I steeped it too long) that thinks it's coffee. It will thump you on the back of the skull and yell "GET UP" in your ear. Tillers have got WORK to do; no lazy citypaws allowed. Tillers got all the kick-in-the-face that Townlong didn't (and then I let my boss taste it and he STOLE MY TEA). The other four blends are going to have to work to top this as my favorite.

[personal profile] darthneko got the blends I didn't; you can read her reviews here on Dreamwidth or here on Tumblr.

This Month in SocImages (July 2014)

Jul. 31st, 2014 08:29 pm
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Posted by Lisa Wade, PhD

Call for Papers:

  • I’m looking for recommendations for fantastic blog posts addressing gender and its intersections for a book project.   Self-nominations are welcome!  Please send ideas to

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Title: That's No Moon
Author: Rainbowninja167
Fandom, Pairing: Teen Wolf, Derek/Stiles
Rating: Teen and Up
Summary: “We’re going on a vision quest to explore Stiles’ sexuality! Wanna help?”

Length: 00:58:57

MP3 (Click for streaming link; Right-click and Save-As to download) || 56.6 MB

Or stream:

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Adapted from a leafy salad at 101 cookbooks

Accessibility & Dietary Notes )

What you need and what you do with it )

I served this as a side dish to a roast chicken, and then took the leftovers and cooked them into a risotto using the basic recipe I used here. Om nom nom.


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