“He wanted to wring Alex’s neck, and he refused to think about why the thought of getting his hands on him in a way that wasn’t just their normal firm handshake made him feel warm and distracted. He did not have a crush on his literal rival. He didn’t. That would be stupid”
Bets can be dangerous, especially ones you didn’t mean to make.
“Seriously, had he somehow locked himself in? Surely the maintenance crew didn’t come around so early? If so, it was his most impressive case of self-sabotage to date. He sat down with his back to the door and prepared to wait, as the bats took flight with their shrill whistles and clicks. He hoped Gertrude would be alright.
In which Alexei gets locked into the bat house, but it all turns out right in the end.
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been helping my friend Kate (, @gourmetstash on Instagram) prep for the show, which is just adding to my excitement. It’s going to be a fabulous time!
Russian Tea Recipe
* 5 to 6-1/2 cups water
* 1-5/8 cups sugar
* 40 cloves
* 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
Simmer for 45 minutes
* 4 cups water
* 4 individual bags black tea
Steep for 7 minutes
Mix water & tea
* 12-ounce can frozen condensed orange juics
* 1 quart pineapple juice
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
Can be served hot or cold.
Apparently I came out as 95% Midland and 92% Southern. I’m one mixed up Tennessean.
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
“You have a Midland accent” is just another way of saying “you don’t have an accent.” You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements — the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life — weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of the stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
~ Lawrence M. Krauss
Geek Chic Sensitive Warrior
Geek Chic Scapers Collection
Actually, I love the entire Scapers palette. Maybe someday.
What kind of nerd am I that I didn’t look here first!
I just discovered that it’s only been 9 months since my last post, not the year that I thought. Yay, me. I’m not sure where I plan to go with the blog this round, but it’ll probably be less structured and involve more rambling in the vein of this post. Read at your own peril of boredom. Continue reading
I’ve not made this recipe yet, but I plan to tomorrow. I received a request from a friend, so here is the recipe. I will paste an update after I make it.