For our wedding invitations, have asked guests to “imagine a dress code below casual”. I was like “imagine you’re hanging out on your couch watching TV. Imagine what you’re wearing. Just wear that.” Which is honestly the wedding invitation I’ve always wanted to receive.
And then he never saw the very funny Fat Lady again, but spent the next three episodes in a courtship with a pleasant, thin woman who could not speak English. So, you know, it’s better to be with a pleasant, thin lady who he basically can’t even talk to (or have talk back) than spend any more time with the very nice, very funny Fat Lady.
If you told me that this past season Louie would overtake Hannibal as the most seriously, troublingly flawed show that we still watched, I’d have been shocked (and assumed that the latter would improve to get us there, rather than nosediving like it did).
seriously. eff this. props to all the comments that are like “she is too hot/funny/awesome for him”.
Depressingly, gofundme refused to take action, and a few hours ago the Darren Wilson gofundme page reached $250 000, and closed donations. They have now moved to another gofundmepage to start again. In 2 hours at the new page they’ve reached about $30 000. The page states that all $250 000 will be going to Darren Wilson and his family.
Never forget, never forgive.
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.
When you report the page, you need the link to it as well; that’s here (so you can copy and paste the link without visiting it).
Feeling grateful today to live in a place where the dead of winter still means flowers, kale, peas, broccoli in the garden. Living in a frost-free sub-tropical climate means growing what a lot of people consider to summer/fall crops all through winter. I’ve seen people around the neighbourhood growing tomatoes outdoors this winter.
Shows I’ve been watching lately.
Every time I’m watching Outlander, tho.
A really spot on article. Basically - pharmaceutical companies could totally develop an Ebola vaccine. But it isn’t profitable, so they don’t bother. This goes for most vaccines - it’s more profitable to make medicine that people have to take for the rest of their lives (like diabetes or asthma) rather than investing in vaccines.
One prospect I find particularly terrifying is the looming threat of a "post-antibiotic era". I’m obviously not a scientist or doctor, but it’s basically like this - we currently have broad-spectrum antibiotics that kill everything. You take an antibiotic and it nukes everything, rather than the specific “problem bacteria” the person has. Over time this has led to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And it’s a huge problem that isn’t really getting any airtime.
The WHO predicts that a post-antibiotic era will arrive during our lifetime, where we no longer have effective medicine against routine infections.
That’s a huge fucking deal. Thousands and thousands of people are already dying because of it - they’re infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, can’t be treated with antibiotics, and they die. Pharmaceutical companies won’t develop or invest in new types of drugs because it isn’t profitable. It’s more profitable to just keep producing and marketing broad-spectrum antibiotics. The whole thing is terrifying and obviously morally bankrupt.
This is a nice “end-of-winter” soup. Lemon rosemary tomato soup with a lemony creme fraiche. I generally find soup a bit boring and don’t make it much, but this was great & tasty and I’ll definitely make it again. It uses tinned tomatoes and tinned beans so it’s very cheap - even cheaper if you use yogurt/sour cream instead of creme fraiche. Super basic and fast. Here’s the recipe.
i googled “why do cats run around and meow at night” and one of the results listed this as a cause:
I visited Purple Pear Farm at Anambah, NSW yesterday. Which is near Maitland, west of Newcastle. They’re in an extremely dry part of NSW, with heavy clay soil, and it was inspiring to see what they’ve built in a tough climate on a tough landscape.
1. They use a large scale Mandala system to run an organic & highly productive market garden. On 3/4 acre, they currently feed 20 families and sell at the local farmers market. They have the capacity to feed 50 families, which is amazing for such a relatively small space. They have another 13 acres in addition to the market garden, which is used for an olive grove, a food forest, agroforestry & livestock.
I don’t have a picture, but the literal cutest thing - they use teeny guinea pig tractors to keep down grass! They have several teeny little portable tractors, each with two guinea pigs inside, and they move them around the areas between rows as needed. Teeny little adorable lawnmowers for tight spaces, and the guinea pigs are kept happy with fresh pasture and food.
2. One of the portable chicken domes doing their work on an empty bed, next to a newly planted bed. Longer haul crops (cabbage, cauliflower etc) are inter-planted with quick crops like lettuce, to get two harvests out of one small space and maximise yield.
3. An old trailer converted to a chicken tractor, with an awesome mini rain water tank system attached. The rainwater goes straight into the chooks to keep them topped up.
4. Baby olive grove with lavender planted underneath to ward away borers & pests. Hessian coffee bags used underneath to try and suppress couch grass, act as a mulch & help build soil around the trees.
It’s now a few weeks until spring. I started all my seeds pretty late last year (around October) so I’m getting a head start this year. Today I sowed basil, borage, kale, chamomile, calendula, tansy, cherry tomatoes, jalapeños & habaneros, echinacea, capsicum/peppers & marigold.