Monday, Oct. 18, 2004 - 12:26 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Overdose of Nummy Food Makes me Sluggish
A quote for ob from SquirrelX's:
"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days."
Unfortunately "for the rest of my days" wasn't very long, being as she committed suicide at the age of 31. Let ob not follow in her footsteps.
(note... the photos are from when I took dad to the countryside near the Vermont border on the first Sunday he was here... that's the area I was thinking vaguely of moving too.. so beautiful and so many artists live out there.
Add enough water to cover the celery (which is quite a bit... mine used my largest saucepan)... when it boils, add some powdered chicken stock stuff (or you could use real stock instead of water, or use veggie stock if you are veggie)... Add about four potatoes, diced. Let bubble away for quite awhile... at least until the potatoes are soft.
Throw it into the blender to liquidate it all (mine took three batches there was so much)... You can add some 10% (or 35% if you are decadent) cream to it just before serving. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. It will be thick and creamy num num. The more creative of you can add real spices i am sure.
She made off with about 10 lbs of potatoes, carrots, turnips, red cabbage, a whole romaine lettuce, my (only! oops!) cilantro, a whole celery, and maybe more. I forget now. She turned up her nose at my apples (quite rightly cuz they're gettin aged) and the spaghetti squash... but accepted some of the parsley pesto and basil pesto and half the watermelon I got from the organic place. I cannot tell you what a relief it is not to have that food all just rot in my kitchen til I throw it out on the compost. Oh the guilt of wasting food I cannot tell you!! So that made me happy... except finding out today I had no cilantro...
Like I said, overdosed on good food. mmm.
I tried to visit my dying of cancer cool fun lefty involved friend today, and drop off a copy of my comic, but he didn't answer the door. I heard "Cross Country Checkup" on the radio, and a kitty came mrowing to the door, but no friend. Oh well. I left the book on his doorknob and left him a phone message. I hope I see him soon. He is soooo having a horrid time with the cancer, which started as brain cancer and now is spreading all around his body so he doubles over in severe pain and often cannot eat (or move or see people)... it is so horrid. And such a great guy. I miss him.
Dang... I just realized that I have to sit a certain way or my radio zzcchttzzz's. Dang. ****RADIOGURL POLITICS WARNING!!***Right now there is a radio documentary on PNAC (Project for a New America) and their policy paper "Rebuilding America's Defences" . Here is an analysis of that paper and their policies. Here is a tiny excerpt from the analysis:
"A more chilling statement of the PNAC devotion to militaristic domination cannot be found than in Richard Perle's concept of "total war". "No stages," he said, "This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now."I dunno about you but i think that is frightening. RIchard Perle was the Pentagon policy advisor until 2004. This paper was written in 2000, predating 9/11 and the whole Iraq mess. If you desire to read the whole 90 pages of the policy paper, here it is in pdf form from the website of the PNAC (Project for a New American Century). I guess if you're American you should be thrilled with the US taking over the whole world, but I don't know why anyone would think it's a great thing if they are NOT American. Soon there won't only be freedom fries, there will be democracy bacon instead of Canadian bacon, Freetrade food instead of Chinese food etc. Weird how it is a New American Century, instead of a New World Century. So much for democracy in the world. I think if each country had a vote in the world elections, that perhaps it would not be a landslide for Americans to run everything from military to trade to religion to laws. Maybe not. sheesh.
That's how bullies get started. They convince themselves and their friends they are the best, the most powerful, the most worthy and it is just in the natural order of things that the world should be a place safe for their interests, and that everyone should keytoe to them cuz they're so righteous. yaha.
Well, I'm going to try to get some changes done to the Toronto contract that has finally come in. Major redrawing since the specs have entirely changed from a man speaking to different women at a social setting after work, to a woman interviewing said women in an office. yikes! Back to work!
Here is my horoscope for Sunday, October 17:Youch!! maybe I should take my own "bully" advice into consideratino for myself! My personality is more lethal than usual! Youch!!!!
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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