I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'wouldn't it be much worse if life *were* fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them?' So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe. – M. Cole
This is just awesome. I’m a big fan of secret agents and supervillains since my mom introduced me to my first James Bond movie. My Myers Briggs type is INTJ which I’ve seen described as the “supervillain” (believe in MB or not, it’s accurate for me).
Well, here I am waiting for the big storm that is supposed to descend upon us on Wednesday. We’re supposed to get between 12″ and 30″ of snow, 30.5 to 76 cm for my friends out in the world that use a sensible measuring system.
So, I’ve laid in things to cook with. Hmmm, pierogis? Chinese dumplings? Some kind of cookie definitely.
Now, everyone in Pennsylvania, no matter if they are getting 2″ or 30″ will be madly getting eggs, milk and bread. Does that happen in other states/countries?
I was going through my photos on my phone and decided to put a handful up.
Pumpkin Pie that I made this weekend. I’ve found I like the Joy of Cooking version the best, which uses heavy cream rather than the common American ones that use evaporated and/or condensed milk.
This is Mr. Athena (top) and Hera (bottom). Mr. Athena (a male cat that we named before we could tell what sex the kittens were) is the kitten of Hera. Hera had five kittens who grew to this size. They are about twice as big as she is.
This is a pretty typical forest/creek in western PA. It’s in a place called Mineral Springs, outside of Emlenton, PA. There are many orange colored seeps in Western PA thanks to the coal, iron ore and sulfur in the area. It is called Mineral Springs because of
This mineral rich spring. You can see leaves and branches being coated with minerals. They’ll probably be fossils someday. At one point, people could take the waters here for their health.
A praying mantis that came with a delivery of plants when I was working as a plant merchandiser. She was having a good time eating.
You can see a hummingbird clearwing moth at the lower left. He was hard to get a picture of since he was moving fast. Those are butterfly bushes being visited.