We’re dealing with rats at work. No, not a delegation of visiting Democratic congressmen; real rats.
I hate rats.
And Democratic congressmen.
Rat Fink, however, is cool.
This will be the last post until Monday; Public Secrets GHQ (i.e., me) is moving to new digs on Saturday, and there’s still a buttload to do before the mover show up. and then unpacking afterwards! Wheeee!!!!
Anyway, this will be the last post until Monday. In the meantime, have a look at the fine sites listed in the sidebar on the right to get your reading fill.
In the words of the great Willie Nelson:
Hadn’t intended it to; there’s certainly plenty to write about (1), but that’s… how it worked out. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend, folks, and be grateful you live in one of the few civilized places (2) left in the world.
Normal service resumes tomorrow.
PS: ST goes on hiatus. Like a good TV show, we hope she comes back, soon.
(1) Have I mentioned those savages in ISIS need killing? I mean, really, really need it?
(2) No, I’m serious. A country willing to shoot down its own civilian airliner to have a pretext for war is not civilized.
This isn’t quite how I planned on enjoying a long weekend (1), catching a head cold that keeps me indoors. There’s plenty to write about, but, right now, the nice medicine just makes me want to take a nap.
Maybe some short stuff later. After the nap.
(1) Friday is Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday here in California. So, I take Wednesday and today off and… promptly get sick. Perfect timing.
Because it’s Friday and because I’ve had today off and because I just don’t feel like ranting about politics today (1), we’re going to take a digression today into one of my hobbies, cooking.
A lifelong bachelor whose mother didn’t believe in kids in the kitchen, I had to teach myself when I left home. And, while I’m a pretty good cook, my self-education has been spotty in the basics; there are just some things I’ve never tried, and one of those is the basic roast chicken. (Cue shocked gasps from the audience)
Anyway, I found this great web site, No Recipes Required, which provides tasty recipes and, most importantly for me, videos of the techniques used. I can’t tell you how much it helps to know “Oh, it’s supposed to look like that!”
So, back to roast chicken. Here’s site owner Dave Beaulieu’s (2) video of how to make a roast chicken with fresh herbs. (Recipe at the link).
See? So easy, even a progressive could do it without government help.
(1) Oh, okay, just one. (ahem…) “Impeach Eric Holder!!” There, happy now?
(2) I wonder if Dave’s related to the Beaulieu wine family? Here in California, that would make him a demi-god.
Happy New Year, folks. May 2014 bring you all you could desire. :D