What the Boss Likes – Some random photos

I was going through my photos on my phone and decided to put a handful up.

pumpkin pie
pumpkin pie

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.

 

two cats
two of our cats

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.

PA forest and creek
PA forest and creek

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

Mineral Spring
Mineral Spring

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.

praying mantis
PA forest and creek

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.

hummingbird clearwing moth
hummingbird clearwing moth

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.

 

What the Boss Likes: Table Read of The Princess Bride by most of cast for Wisconsin Democrats fundraiser.

If you are a US citizen, you need to donate and watch.  Sorry, my friends out of the US, I don’t think you can participate.

https://wisdems.org/news/the-princess-bride-cast-to-hold-reunion-script-reading-fundraiser-for-democratic-party-of-wisconsin/

I do love that Ted Cruz, lapdog of Trump and cowardly failure for his wife, is really pissed off because of this.   Poor thing, he thinks he is a hero and is one of the villains, just like all Trumpies.

Trumperdinck, Trumperdinck, Trumperdink!

I think we can all see Trump as the coward.

what the boss likes – an amazing soldier and human being

Just found out about Joe Medicine Crow.  He was a WWII vet who was also a Crow war chief.   He was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Presiden Obama, when the medal meant something and wasn’t given to wannbee nazis.  He was an honorable man and a total bad ass.

“After spending the latter half of 1942 working in the naval ship yards in Bremerton, Washington, Medicine Crow joined the U.S. Army in 1943.[5] He became a scout in the 103rd Infantry Division, and fought in World War II. Whenever he went into battle, he wore his war paint (two red stripes on his arms) beneath his uniform and a sacred yellow painted eagle feather, provided by a “sundance” medicine man, beneath his helmet.[3]

Medicine Crow completed all four tasks required to become a war chief: touching an enemy without killing him (counting coup), taking an enemy’s weapon, leading a successful war party, and stealing an enemy’s horse.[6] He touched a living enemy soldier and disarmed him after turning a corner and finding himself face to face with a young German soldier:

The collision knocked the German’s weapon to the ground. Mr. Crow lowered his own weapon and the two fought hand-to-hand. In the end Mr. Crow got the best of the German, grabbing him by the neck and choking him. He was going to kill the German soldier on the spot when the man screamed out ‘mama.’ Mr. Crow then let him go.[3]

He also led a successful war party and stole fifty horses owned by the Nazi SS from a German camp, singing a traditional Crow honor song as he rode off.  – Wikipedia  (donate to them if you can, I do. )

What the Boss Likes : a story long in the making

So, I’ve finished a story I’ve been working on for…. oh 10 years or more.  I figured I needed to finish something since I’m depressed, tired and generally pissed off about a job that I interviewed for and then the employer decided that, at 3:30 on a Friday, they had to “rethink” the position.

It’s a sword and sorcery story, the beginning of a long possible set of stories about D&D characters we played long ago that I am very fond of.  It’s nothing original, but not much is.  It’s how you do it, not how original it is.  It’s loosely based in the Forgotten Realms, but my husband’s version.  Some names are the same, a lot of details aren’t.

If you are interested, you are welcome to read the 42 pages I wrote.  If not, no harm no foul.  If you like to do some critique, I welcome it.  If you are just out to be mean, trust me, no one is as hard on me as myself.  I won’t be impressed.

Here it is.

Oh and read this too.  It’s for free on scribd if you subscribe.

What the Boss Likes – whomever made this wins the internet: Ivanka, the beans and They Live

This is the perfect take on the Ivanka with beans meme.  Don’t know who did it, but thank you!


This imagery is from They Live, a John Carpenter movie from 1988.  It is about an anyman, played by Roddy Piper (yes the wrestler), and him dealing with aliens who are corrupting humanity.   Considering how inhumane the Trumps are, thinking that they are aliens isn’t the most strange thing.

It’s really a good movie.  Give it a watch.

And get a copper scrubby to stick in your hat.

What the Boss likes: or at least what the Boss finds facinating, nuke craters

Having grown up with the threat of nuclear war, I’ve always been fascinated by nuclear bombs.   I almost became a nuclear weapons technician in my abortive attempt to be in the USAF.  And in my college days, I took a couple of aerial/satellite imaging courses so I love the new version of Google Earth.  It’s really unbelievable for what you can see.

Here a link to quite a view.   You’ll have to use Chrome (and maybe some other internet providers) to see it right.

This is Sedan crater, one of the tests to see if nukes could be use for civilian purposes.  Here’s a good article on a handful of notable craters.

And here is a view of a *lot* of craters.  Sedan is the one in the lower right corner.

Yep, humans are essentially insane a lot of the time.  If you continue to hit the “-” button on the view in google earth, you’ll see just how close these sites are to major cities.  there’s also a little compass at the bottom so you can change which way is north on the image you are looking at.  To find scale, click on the ruler looking icon on the left frame, and click two spots to find out the distance between them.  For example, the Sedan crater is around 425 meters across.

This is a major time waster 🙂  so don’t say I didn’t warn you