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Robie's Chronicle

Or, A Young Lady's Commentary on Life

Catchy song
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This is by one of my favorite political satirists, Roy Zimmerman. This one isn't satire though; it's very heartfelt.

It's also catchy. Be prepared for EarWorm!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCA6nqC7B20

Charlie Brown!
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rkentspeth
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/its-national-coming-out-day-charlie-brown_n_1960907.html

Hair color give-away
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rkentspeth
I'm giving away hair color:

1 box L'Oreal Natural Match 4C, Dark Ash Brown (the box is open but all the stuff is still inside)

2 boxes Clairol Natural Instincts 5C, meduim brown brass free brunettes

Let me know if you want one or more of these!

Picking up
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rkentspeth
Thank goodness for the housecleaning people. They force me to have the entire house picked up at one time.

On the other hand, now I'm all sweaty from vigorous pickupitute.

Power
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Our power is out. We have a cool place to go crash if we need to, so it's not that bad, it's just disconcerting.

I'm such a creature-comforts girl...

Great "Supernatural" quote
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rkentspeth
This made Joe and I laugh until we were practically crying, from a series that is just incredibly well-written:

"We have a rogue Cupid on our hands, and we have to stop him before he kills again!"

Long time no meme
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Memage hereCollapse )

Nice quote
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rkentspeth
From my friend Bramblekite's journal:

"Real love is never ownership, only stewardship of this moment's experiences."

Survey for poly folks
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Hey, everybody,

If you're interested in taking part in a large survey of how poly folks feel about marriage, please go here:

http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/tools/refer.php?s=5767395047&u=25995373&v=3&key=2262&skey=025567ea53&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fs%2F5DPR63H

There's more info on the survey itself on the first page.

I hope this link works...

For my role-playing friends...
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rkentspeth
... I give you XKCD:

http://xkcd.com/593/

"8"
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Just finished watching "8", a play that was streamed live to YouTube. I don't know how much longer it will be on YouTube. If you are on my friend's list, you might like to watch it.

From the YouTube site:

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, "8" is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 [LINK], a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&src_vid=DcGbPqRqS8o&annotation_id=annotation_563213&v=qlUG8F9uVgM#t=29m51s

Fun mind candy
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rkentspeth
The theme and opening for the "tv show" "Star Wars", done to the theme of "Hawaii Five-0":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxja5dQklBs

I find it odd that Carrie Fisher didn't have a card, but otherwise this is excellent!

Edit: There are many of these, most of which I didn't watch. If you need to kill some time, they might be fun to watch!

Memorial for Reesa?
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rkentspeth
Does anyone know when and where the memorial for Reesa will be held?

Happy Birthday!
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rkentspeth
Happy birthday to my wonderful husband. I love him so!

Final craft night before Christmas!
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rkentspeth
Hi, all!

I'll be having one more craft night at my place before Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6pm to 10pm.

I hope to see you there!

Hugs,

R

Noggie nog
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rkentspeth
This year's eggnog:

Rose's eggnog, 2011

4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream, pasteurized instead of ultra-pasteurized, if possible
Freshly ground nutmeg, about half a nutmeg
Rum or other alcohol, or 1 t rum extract or to taste (please see note)

Make custard:
Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a large saucepan until thoroughly combined. Whisk in whole milk and 1 C cream, adding slowly, until combined and the sugar is disolved.

Whisk custard, reaching sides and bottom of the pan, over medium heat or a double boiler until the custard coats the back of a spoon.

Cool custard in refrigerator or in water bath until cool or cold.

Until this point, the recipe may be made ahead and refrigerated until needed.

Just prior to serving:

Whip egg whites with 1 T sugar until soft peaks form.

Whip 1 C heavy cream with 1 T sugar until soft peaks form.

Fold together custard, whipped egg whites, and whipped heavy cream. Add about half the nutmeg, reserving the other half for sprinkling over each serving. If you are using the rum extract, add at this time.

Whisk to combine fully, taking care not to deflate the lightness.

As you serve this, you may want to whisk periodically to recombine the custard with the whipped parts.

Note about alcohol: May be served with or without rum or other alcohol. (I served the alcohol separately, and let guests pour for themselves.) I recommend Brugal rum with this recipe.

If you decide not to serve alcohol with this, use the rum extract. If you do not have rum extract, you can make rum flavoring by heating 1/3 C rum in a small pan and flaming the alcohol off. (Use once it's cooled; add to taste.)

Serve in small punch or tea cups.

This recipe serves 8 to 10.

Craft Night!
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rkentspeth
Hi, all,

I'll be having craft night at my place on Monday, Dec. 12 from 6pm to 10pm.

I hope to see you there!

Hugs,

R

Fire! FIRE!
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I have a nice fire going. I made my own kindling sticks, and I'm sort of proud of myself for my creative use of "trash". I used old newspaper, dryer lint, and candle wax.

I took three half-sheets of old newspaper and laid three lines of dryer lint onto them, then put a thin stream of melted candle wax (from a candle that had entirely burned through its wick) onto each line of lint. (The newspaper sheets were from an old Chronicle, so they weren't full sheets like a regular newspaper.)

Then I rolled the pages up and twisted them slightly so they wouldn't come apart. I made sure some of the lint was hanging from the ends and the middle so the sticks would light easily.

The wood for the fire is from a black walnut tree that came down in a storm at my Dad's several years ago. The wood had been left outside to season, and had insects infest it. That was cool, because some of them bored small holes in the wood, making it burn even more nicely, and some were bees, so Dad got some honey out of the deal.

And, I have fire on a drizzly, chilly day. *happy dance*

Bennett
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Oh, dear...

This is hysterically funny, in a terrible way: http://textsfrombennett.tumblr.com/

Happy Thanksgiving!
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I hope you have a wonderful day today, full of joy and gratitude.

*hugs*

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