spork of fooding

Feb. 26th, 2015 11:51 pm
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Why I should not be allowed to cook:

Me: Joe, have you seen our 1/3 c measure?

Joe: No.

Me: Okay, well, I have a 1/2 c measure here. 1/2 c - 1/6 c = 1/3 c, right?

Joe: Yes. So you'll want to use 2/3 of the 1/2 cup measure.

Me: You think I can eyeball that? Screw it, I'll eyeball that.

For the fearful, I wasn't making anything more deadly than Overnight Oats so it's not like eyeballing it a bit would kill anyone. I'm cynical about customary measures anyway. Is it really the case that you're getting optimal taste/results cooking at exactly 325 F for 50 min. with 1/3 cup of whatever? What if it's really more like 1/3.4 cups, and 329 F for 48 min.? All this rounding irritates me. I eyeball stuff and adjust a lot, and I pretty much automatically double or even triple the amount of garlic in anything I make because we are a garlic-loving family here.

Again, why I should not be allowed to cook.
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guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the fuck out

So I just looked at this like, it’s blue and black obviously and all my friends were like no it’s blue and gold. Now I’m super confused, what is eyesight?

I see it as white and gold. My friend right here sees it as blue and black. I CANT HANDLE THIS

if that’s not gold my entire life has been a lie

I am seeing Blue and Black, how are people seeing it different? Is there some sort of mind sorcery happening here?! :o

Omg im seeing blue and black but my friend is telling me white and gold… SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR PLEASE EXPLAIN

Your eyes have retinas, the things that let you interpret color. There’s rods, round things, and cones that stick out, which is what gives your eye a textured appearance in the colored part. The “cones” see color. The “rods” see shade, like black, white and grey. Cones only work when enough light passes through. So while I see the fabric as white, someone else may see it as blue because my cones aren’t responding to the dim lighting. My rods see it as a shade (white). There’s three cones, small, medium and large. They are blue sensitive, green sensitive, and red sensitive.
As for the black bit (which I see as gold), it’s called additive mixing. Blue, green and red are the main colors for additive mixing. This is where it gets really tricky. Subtractive mixing, such as with paint, means the more colors you add the murkier it gets until it’s black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors eyes see best, red, green and blue, (not to be confused with primary colors red, blue and yellow) it makes pure white.

—Blue and Black: In conclusion, your retina’s cones are more high functioning, and this results in your eyes doing subtractive mixing.

—White and Gold: our eyes don’t work well in dim light so our retinas rods see white, and this makes them less light sensitive, causing additive mixing, (that of green and red), to make gold.

**** UPDATE to prove this theory I turned my phone brightness from the lowest to highest and saw it switching from white and gold (at the lowest) to light blue and darker gold (at the highest) meaning people that see blue and black are more sensitive to light (better eyesight and not looking at the sun like your moms told you)

**Also if you see white and gold sometimes, blue and black another, or a combination of the two, your eyes are very average, and it could change because of YOUR rooms lighting or the tilt of your phone. This is the same manipulation they use for optical illusions

Fuck fuck fuck. I saw white and gold and then it switched on me. What. I don’t like it.

settle down, people.

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behind the cut for obvious reasons )

Had this idea a week or two ago. Clipped a bit back then. Put it together last night. Cleaned it up this morning/afternoon.

Probably not the best thing to watch at the office, but what do I know?

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here’s the thing about family
i was always told they’d love me unconditionally
“they’ll always be there for you,” right?
through thick and thin
that’s how the story goes

well, that’s easy to say
for all the carbon copy kids
spitting out your parents words
like it makes you ‘opinionated’
i’m sure their corporate friends
just LOVE you

but us? we’re the ones they sweep under the rug
we’re the skeletons they bury in their closets
too deep for anyone to find us
we have to treat thanksgiving like a war zone
and spend christmas locked away

after all, that’s what we deserve for
‘choosing’ this lifestyle
at least now i don’t fear the hell they threaten us with
because it can’t be worse than this one

- to the kids who’s parents hide their hatred behind a bible | f.s. (via song-ofthesiren)

The LovelyAngel at 60

Feb. 26th, 2015 09:19 pm
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February 26, 2015

Early in the month I had a wonderful dinner with a former pastor, Linda, who I love dearly. I hadn’t talked with her for quite a number of years, so our meetup was long overdue. Linda is incredibly wise and insightful – and as an ENFJ she is an ideal counselor for someone like me. As we discussed my upcoming milestone birthday, which I had been resisting for a year and a half (see: The LovelyAngel at 59), Linda asked me two different but related questions: 1) What is my vision for my next 10 years? 2) What is my heart’s desire?

I responded with a blank look, having no answer in my head for either question. Obviously I’d not given either issue an ounce of thought. In a way, that’s a little bit surprising, as I’ve usually had some thoughts along these lines in the past. But it’s been quite a while.

That was three weeks ago, and I still haven’t set aside time to think about this. At the time, I told Linda that regarding my heart’s desire, I’m probably trending more Buddhist as I get older. In Buddhism, desire leads to suffering, so less (or no) desire is what one strives for. I’m not Buddhist, but I do try to temper my desires. Seems like it’s down to anime. (^_^) But anime is not my heart’s desire. And I suppose without a heart’s desire, I’ve stopped questing. Before my transition back in 2000 my heart’s desire was loud, clear – overwhelming, actually. And my life has been amazing since then. Perhaps once one gets her heart’s desire, then serenity is what naturally follows. I suppose then, that my current heart’s desire is continued and/or increased serenity.

As far as a vision for the next ten years – I have plans but no vision. My plan is to work until I’m 70 – hopefully where I’m currently employed. My plan is to improve my retirement finances, to pay off the house, to reduce monthly expenditures, and to continue to jettison unnecessary stuff in the house. Plans and goals are not a vision, though. I don’t have any aspirations. I don’t have a picture as to how my next decade will be brighter or better than my most recent decade. I’ll have to give this more thought.

For all that I’ve griped about turning 60, the milestone is finally here without much problem or angst. Perhaps because I’ve had an amazing, surprising birthday… I don’t feel bad at all. The day has been in many ways energizing. Actually, my head is still spinning. I guess documentation of my birthday will have to wait until the weekend, as it’s late, and I’m tired – and I have to go to work tomorrow. At least I was able to do my traditional self-portrait.

When all is said and done, I start my next decade with high spirits, tempered optimism, and much gratitude. I just have to work on that vision thing.
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It’s during one of his isolation periods that he finds the scar. For the longest time he can only recall a branch snapping, a quick white flash of pain and blood on his white shirt. 
Then he remembers two other hands, splotchy red with his blood, pressing a clean kerchief to his belly.  

He is alone for god knows how long so he racks his brain for more. He thinks until he gets a splitting headache but keeps on digging and digging. He spends hours lying on his back and absentmindedly stroking the uneven long bump on his skin because it holds the secret to something real, something that couldn’t have been a medication-induced hallucination or one of their sick jokes. 

He knows his body heals fast and leaves no scars. So this is something they haven’t touched, haven’t marred. It’s seared in his skin for good and they can’t take it away. 

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“Is the Winter Soldier the world’s most dangerous assassin that’s ever lived or the world’s longest serving P.O.W.?” Anthony Russo asked. “Is he responsible for his actions since he was turned into the Winter Soldier, or is he innocent by reason of insanity? Where does this character live now? Is he ever going to be acceptable again to Cap in the way he once was, before he was the Winter Soldier? Those are the really complicated relationship questions and philosophical questions and emotional questions that intrigued us moving forward.” (x)

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Posted by Josh Cooper

Watch elation go to horror for Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky. He scored a goal, he starts to raise his arms, and then he trips (and flips) over Montreal defenseman Tom Gilbert who is on the ice sliding to prevent the goal Thursday.

Check out this video, where Dubinsky suffered an “upper body” injury and did not return to the tilt between the Canadiens and Blue Jackets.

This is probably not what the Blue Jackets wanted to see. They’re not exactly in the thick of the playoff mix, but it’s always rough to see one of your top players get hurt. Definitely didn’t look intentional on Gilbert’s part. Just a fluke play.

Regardless of the injury, that was at very least a nice goal on an end-to-end rush. 

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Feb. 27th, 2015 04:08 am
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Am pleased that I was impromptu able to serve a very nice Italian dinner to serve two other families on short notice. It helped that we had some leftover Italian takeout from last night to supplement the Costco meatballs in red sauce, pasta, and steamed broccoli. But however it happened, it happened, and since being able to feed hungry hordes is a pretty fundamental part of my identity, I am pleased. Take that, cancer!

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The Sound of Music (1965)

tumblr fucked me up so bad i kept expecting something ridiculous to happen at the end like a still of her telling the kids to go fuck themselves smh

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Posted by Amal El-Mohtar

copyright 2015 Galen Dara

This week’s Rich and Strange looks at a blazing, fast-paced, relentless sort of story by Brooke Bolander: “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead,” published this month in Lightspeed magazine.

In the far-future there are fully synthetic humans grown for grunt-work and war: “The children of wires and circuits aren’t worth a tinker’s fuck compared to the children of real flesh and bone, so far as the world’s concerned,” observes Rhye, our foul-mouthed, gun-slinging protagonist. Seriously injured after a prize fight, she’s taken in by Rack, who helps her up and offers her a place to stay.

Rack and Rhye make a great team: he’s cool, quiet, a brilliant security specialist, while she’s fierce, blazing, loud, angry. Mostly Rack looks after Rhye, cleaning her wounds and not judging her life choices—but when a mob deal goes sour, it’s up to Rhye to save both their lives by diving through circuitry and bodiless space to find Rack and the third party he was hired to extract.

Full review, as usual, at Tor.com. I found this pretty amazing, and can’t wait to read more of Bolander’s work.

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Feb. 26th, 2015 09:29 pm
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I'm off on vacation for the next week!! I'll probably be around on Twitter.

Have I forgotten to pack anything? Tell me if you know.


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