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Dec. 25th, 2010 @ 11:12 am Merry Christmas!
Enough frost on the ground this morning to call it a White Christmas!

Let me share Santaleaks! Santa’s secret cables leaked from the North Pole: newyorker.com
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2010/12/20/101220ta_talk_greenman
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AZ Burrowing Owl
Oct. 4th, 2010 @ 01:09 pm Spirit Day
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


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AZ Burrowing Owl
Sep. 21st, 2010 @ 11:06 am Quick and Easy Gluten Free Chicken Fricassee
Current Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Just made this last night, and am looking forward to leftovers (or a fresh batch!) tonight!

For one or two folks.

Take a cup of Kitchen Basics Chicken broth

Add 1/2 cup of Costco roasted Chicken breasts (tear up larger chucks to bit sized)

1 tsp of butter (optional)

Heat to simmer, and then spoon out the chicken bits and put them aside momentarily.

Add 1/4 cup of potato flour to the heated broth and stir well. Once all the flour is in solution, add back the chicken.

Heat to boil and add some veggies to taste (we used baby peas, but whatever floats your boat).

Serve over rice or Gluten Free pasta.

The broth is pretty high in salt and other flavors, so try it without any added salt or pepper before you over season it. If you find it too strong a flavor, try cutting back on the broth to 3/4 cup and adding 1/2 cup of milk. (something we're going to try next time around!)

(I didn't pull the chicken out last night and it was ok, but stirring in the flour is a bit of a pain, when you get it mostly done, you can't tell the difference between the chicken bits and the flour lumps :)

Enjoy!
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New Mexico Spadefoot, Toad
Mar. 20th, 2010 @ 09:20 pm Magazines looking for good home (Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy)
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: chipperchipper
I'm making space and getting rid of old favorites.

I've got a bankers box of old issues of about 3 dozen Analog from '92 to 2003. about 30 F&SF from 94 to 2002 and 4 Galaxy from 75 and 76

Prefer to hand them off to someone local (Albuquerque area) but would ship them media rate if you're willing to pay the shipping.

Anyone interested please contact me directly ferragus is the email, gmail.com will get to me

Thanks!
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ninja moon
Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 09:54 pm Miss Kitty
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: sadsad
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Originally uploaded by ferragus

This is Miss Kitty, I got her ages ago, she's about 20 now (Really).
She's been slowing down, and even slowly fading. So much so that she's not able to get around and use the litter box. So I set up a good sized crate for her (large dog crate really) and turned the liner into a giant litter pan. She's been happy with that for a while, but this past weekend she couldn't get out of it on her own (I bring her out daily, put her on a house breaking pad with food and water so she's not cooped up 100% of the time).

Well today, I opened the crate door and she fell out of the crate. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad. She's still in good spirits, and happy to see me (and eager to be fed) but I've made the final vet appointment for next Wednesday.

Gonna miss her, she's been a good kitty.



and Yes, her name is Kitty Karlyle.

ETA: posted direct from flickr, so edited for spelling and clarity
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AZ Burrowing Owl
Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 09:47 pm Flickr
This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.
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AZ Burrowing Owl
Sep. 10th, 2009 @ 09:18 am Braiiiins - or more things I can't be allowed to have
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: amusedamused
Tags:
Craigslist has an interesting listing in ABQ:

4x4 Zombie/Armageddon Survival Truck

Some of the wingnutty phrasings:
1976 Jeep J20 4x4 Zombie/Armageddon Survival Truck. Look we all know the end of the world is soon, so here is your chance to be PREPARED!

... you’ll be enclosed by a STEEL cabin. This should keep out swine/horse/dog/sheep flu infected zombies looking to feed on your brain.

...

It has fresh white paint and could easily blend in with the other UN/NWO/ILLUMINATI vehicles in case you need to bust your family out of the FEMA camps.

...

I will be no longer needing it since I’ve raised my vibration and I’ll be ascending to the 4th dimension via either astral projection or instant rapture, I’m not sure.

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In all, it's so funny I had to share :)

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/1366426033.html

Hope he gets what he's asking before the zombies get him!

ETA: Line breaks, LJ ate them all!
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WarTuba
Sep. 9th, 2009 @ 10:09 pm So, when did Arron Sorkin start writing for President Obama?
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Just watched the tape of tonights speech and wow.

Here's a link if you missed it:
Huffington Post Link to Obama Health Care Speech
Here's a few of my favorite bits:

Well the time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action. Now is when we must bring the best ideas of both parties together, and show the American people that we can still do what we were sent here to do. Now is the time to deliver on health care

...

Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.

...

But that's not what the moment calls for. That's not what we came here to do. We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. I still believe we can act even when it's hard. I still believe we can replace acrimony with civility, and gridlock with progress. I still believe we can do great things, and that here and now we will meet history's test.
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Obama
Sep. 4th, 2009 @ 09:30 pm Health related meme
Current Location: ABQ
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Tags: ,
"No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick.

If you agree, please post this in all your social networking accounts."
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WarTuba
Aug. 19th, 2009 @ 09:38 am I <3 Barney Frank
Current Location: United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque
Current Mood: amusedamused
Ok at the very least I'd like to buy the man a scotch!
Frank Confronts Woman with Obama as Hitler Picture at Town Hall: On What Planet Do You Spend Most of Your Time?


Thanks to Crooks and Liars for posting the video!
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AZ Burrowing Owl