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Beautifully written. And the comments! Also worth reading.

The WTF factor about being the sober one in her bubble's drinking culture reminds me of my own WTFitude when I go to OC to visit mom, and listen to the upper class contemporaries and their First World Problems.
 
"...I couldn’t afford to be a 24-hour woman. But it didn’t stop me from trying till it shattered me. . "



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I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Ros…
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I make this marinade 8x the recipe, then pack it with 8 meals' worth of sliced meats. 8 meals. The recipe says to use one portion to a pound of meat; I suggest upping the meat to 2 lbs.
For this basic bulgogi recipe, cutting the meat into very thin strips allows it to absorb the hot-sweet-salty marinade in minutes, not hours.
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Beef short ribs are a more typical meat for this marinade. It's the fear of fat that drives recipes like this to cuts like pork loin.
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Good article, call it a "devil's advocate" approach to Monsanto.
Jerry Hayes is on a quest to save the bees. So when Monsanto began investigating a way to help, he joined them---and kicked up a swarm of controversy.
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I keep on being surprised when I see "EA" being labeled as "the world's most evil company" in polls. Is shutting off game servers and charging for DLC the same as starving African villages (Monsanto)?!
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American Jewish kids often get an education partly through synagogue Hebrew schools, since nobody expects public schools to teach to specific cultural details.

I think this is a fabulous idea. More vibrant home-schooling populations add to the mosaic of this country.
While some parents cite religious and moral reasons, others say they are keeping their kids out of public schools to protect them from school-related racism.
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Lots of Orthodox Jewish kids go to yeshiva now. 7.7% of school enrollment in NYC. Not just Jewish school enrollment, school enrollment. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-day-school-enrollment-reaches-all-time-high-in-NYC-464536
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So, after the 24something hour spillover adventure from S.N.'s marathon end of season irrigation overflow...

Our water master got a call at 7am this morning saying we had to use up our line's allotment. Today.

On already saturated ground.

+Bruce Shark​ I think we have parking for your tailfins in our driveway. Tacos in 20 minutes.
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Sorry this is happening.

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Western cormorants on the last irrigation of the season. 
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What's all this I hear about Mobile Warming?

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I hate it when I leave Pokemon Go running and my phone burns my bum!
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Harvest: curing onions and shallots. I'd say for three one pound bags of sets, yield is in the neighborhood of 50 lbs.

I wanted to leave them in the ground another week, but our excess water situation made that impractical. 
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Bitch bitch bitch.

I've been wearing rubber boots all day.

My feet hurt.
My legs hurt.

I'm tired and want a Drink but still dishes to do and pigs to feed.

Not gonna bother locking up the chickens, their pen flooded too. +Bruce Shark​'s too far away to be a threat.

Probably cherry brandy cut with half vodka as it's syrupy sweet. 
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I wouldn't use cherry brandy as a chicken marinade. Now, as a basting sauce...that might be tasty.
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Dude. An "unconstrained engine failure" I think they called it.

I call it "brown trouser time."
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...Yeah, it can.

One of the reasons for having two engines is so if one dies, you have a backup.
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11. Include a position statement in the final report calling for local government land-use plans to be based on identified sustainable water resources. According to proponent, many local government land-use plans have been developed without consideration of the amount and source of water needed to implement the plans. Such plans create property owner expectations that cannot be supported by available water resources. (CNRWA)

Gosh, State Senator Carlton (D) Dist. 11 doesn't like it and thinks Clark County will have something to say about it.

n.b. That's Las Vegas.

AHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Water hearing: Now they're trying to figure out what exactly "over-appropriated" means.
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Who wouldn't want to know? #overappropriated

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  • I used to sit at a desk and eat junk food all day.
  • Then I had kids.
  • I spent some time working retail hardware.
  • Also did my time at Starbucks.
  • I also got up at 3am and baked your junkfood for you. That job nearly killed me.
  • Now i manage livestock and stuff on a tiny ranch on the edge of a desert.
    Coolest life on the planet.
    But not easy.
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I'm the Correct Blanche.  Google Profile Request wants me to make absolutely sure. 

*Synopsis: Farm/ranch dwelling, neoplatonic LHP cultic, pro-gun feminist child of concentration camp survivors and parent of two adult daughters, one of whom is permanently disabled by Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism.*

I help raise goats, rabbits, geese, ducks, and chickens.  I live rural.  I do things like plumbing, waste management, animal midwifery, sweeping the pasture after midnight with a flashlight when the howling gets loud, and pulling two inch thick sheets of ice off stock tanks. I'm having a lot more fun this way.

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* Sometimes I create entries tagged #autismuniverse.  Some of these entries are sad or maudlin.  This is NOT me fishing for sympathy.  "Aww honey" comments will piss me off, be ignored and possibly even ditched.  When I write those, what I am doing is showing the mental state of a parent with a very challenging autistic child.  This is a form of advocacy - when you see some young person, child or adult, acting out in public, and you see the parent reacting "not how I would handle it harrumph" you just have to deal with it.  It's stressful and changes the things a parent would normally give a shit about.  If it looks like things in public are getting difficult for that parent, a simple "Is there anything I can do to help?" goes a long way.  And respect if the parent says "No, I've got it."

In general I hate  "OH NOES". "GOSH I'M PROUD OF YOU" or "AWW HUGGGS!!!" type feedback.  Saying "Well, that really sucked!" or "I like how you handled etc"  won't piss me off.  I'm a grownup.  I'm middle aged.  I'm not here for your approval, sympathy or fishing for validation.  I'm here because it's fun and sometimes I like the vent space.  If you don't know me personally, or haven't been in touch with me for years, don't treat me like I'm in your huggin' space.

*If I post a link, it's for reference or because I think some of y'all might like it.  It's not about hinting that something's wrong.  If something's wrong and I want to ask about advice, I will.
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I am not an obese alcoholic suburban housewife. Now, I'm not judging you if you're any or all of the above, given that I still drink occasionally and now and then hit the junk food aisle. Not to mention that there's days where you could look at me and wonder. But it was a near thing for me at one point.I am unabashedly in favor of the second amendment of the US Constitution. No republic has ever been permanent or forever; my parents are concentration camp survivors. Those are probably the two strongest drivers in my viewpoint.When things go bad in a tribe, town, city, government or economy, there will always be a scapegoat. This is human nature. Look not just at World War II, but more recently at Rwanda, Somalia, the Bosnian conflict, or any number of warring conflicts large and small, past and present.Not every scapegoat will be hunted by mobs with torches and scythes. Not every incident demands violence in return. But that doesn't mean I'll blow off the potential of just how cruel and vicious the mind of the mob can turn. It isn't the martyrs who survive to record the uglier parts of our human race's darkest moments.
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  • Hebrew Academy of Atlantic County
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  • Atlantic City Friends School
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  • Orange Coast College
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