Je suis Charlie
mskis good luck with the vegetarian diet. I like veggies a lot, but I like meat too. In my 5 months in South Asia, I mostly ate vegetarian food with the occasional fish thrown in, chicken if it were a special occasion. My first meal back in the US was a steak and baked potato with sour cream and bacon.
"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16
Applied for an assn job. My former DDA boss is the one processing submitted materials for review. (Guess I can't use him as a reference for this one.)
Another pending application is for a position with an agency presently being grilled in the local newspaper's "live chat" situation. It's fairly amusing; this one local guy has harped for years about creating a downtown information booth. He's on the chat and poking, poking, prodding, borderline accusing. (The way to win friends and influence people in gummint is not to play the FOIA card.)
ETA: assn is a standard abbreviation used by the assn mgmt profession. You could look it up.
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I have a craving for a glazed donut, and I never buy donuts (except local apple cider donuts, in season).
Must be the cold temps going to my head.
I spent 60 + hours of my staff's time to challenge the Census. Result? +2
TOFB got it's first gig in wait for it Nashville!
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
From Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Are you sure you're not hurt ?
No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
Broke parts take a little longer, though.
From Electric Horseman (1979)
C'mon and get me you twist of fate
I'm standing right here Mr. Destiny
If you want to talk well then I'll relate
If you don't so what cause you don't scare me
Well, she never stopped researching, and researching. Well, she came across a book called “The China Study” that talked about the connection between meat based diets and disease rates in China. That led to several other documentaries including Forks over Knives, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Hungry for Change Vegucated, and Food Matters. We learned about the environmental impacts of meat and dairy producing farms, the economic impact, but the health impact was the catch. According to several sites including the CDC, 7 of the top 10 leading causes of death in the US are at least in some way food related, and deaths from the top 4 of Health Disease, Cancer, Chronic Lower Repertory Diseases, and Stroke account for 84% of the top ten. All four have been scientifically proven to be directly caused or aggravated by processed meats or dairy and/or the chemicals used in the processing.
I am not going 100% vegetarian or vegan at this time. Instead of eliminating anything at this time, we are increasing the amount of plant based foods that we eat. For me, this includes eating one salad a day. But she has found all sorts of recipes for other stuff that can replace meat and dairy. Some of them look awesome and when we looked at how much they cost to make, it was about 25% less than a similar meat or dairy based food.
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.
Hey beach_bum, were people still looking for a picture of you??? NCAPA Dec 2012 Newsletter You're in there somewhere
"...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister
Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey
This morning, I was informed by my youngest that people have parts of their body that are inappropriate for others to see. These parts are called "privates". The only person that should look at your privates is yourself. Anybody can look at your "publics" all they want except for blind people.
Her public service announcements often make me laugh, occasionally they frighten me, sometimes they do both.
Speaking of Lincoln Logs - the two sets we have were both my wife's when she was little and are in very good shape with no pieces missing. We brought them down from her parents' house a couple of weeks ago and I've really enjoyed playing with them... and my daughter has really enjoyed knocking down my creations! I've been having so much fun with them that I thought about buying another set or two until I found that even the small sets are about $40 on Amazon!
"Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan
I have been invited to be a guest lecturer at our local university to talk about all the exciting things one can do with a Geography degree. Must find something to talk about for an hour that won't put undergraduates to sleep!
Also, MW was just offered, and turned down, a job making almost twice what I make. Note to self: do not spank MW later. Drink gin instead.
She gets phone calls like that every few months, so she doesn't feel as much pressure to take a good job when one comes along. Particularly since SeaMonkey is still too small for her to be away for too long and the job required a lot of travel.
I think I took a wrong turn on the career path.
Occupy Your Brain!
Edit: I see that was called the Hydro-Dynamic set in the Girder and Panel line..