Morning boys and girls! Please grab a coffee and a chair quickly, I’ve a few announcements in the general house keeping vein this morning and then I have to run.
FIRST- In keeping with past practice there will not be a Labor Day Special Issue. Since Impish and I are two of the hardest working people I know (next to my dear darlin’ Molly who does in a day what both Impish and I do and still finds time to write, go the school herself and spend time with me) so I think it’s only fair we get to take it off and get a day of rest form our labors. Impish will be making reference to it anyhow on Saturday I’m sure.
SECOND- For those of you who missed it, (IDK how that’s possible but JIC) I’ve gone back to school for a stinking $2 piece of parchment to hang on the wall certifying that it is the considered opinion of people who know less about my specialization than me agree I know my shit.
Testimonials certifications from Boot Camp Style Courses. Recommendations and Endorsements from happy clients are no longer enough. The college Frat party boys resent old school guys like me and are making their bias and discrimination subtly known so I’m getting that piece of parchment so I can place is somewhere uncomfortable for them and continue to earn my living.
I’m carrying a full course load in addition to working full time which means my free time is getting cut by half to two thirds depending on how easy a time I have going back to school full time some 30 plus years after graduating. This means something I have to cut out completely and others I have to seriously reduce the amount of time I spend on them.
Sadly LL is going to be one of those things. Not the cut out but the severely reduce amount of time spent on. Issues are going to shorter. more basic and Parting Shots are going to be few and far between. Since I cannot expect Impish to pick up the slack 100% alone by himself, it may well even man a few weeks where there are missed issues. In a couple of weeks I’ll have a much better picture of just how things will be once I figure out a schedule and get on top of things.
Also I CAN assure you that there WILL be at least a 2-3 week period toward the End of November when we move that there will NOT be any LL issues. That is unless I can get far enough ahead that they autopost for you.
Thank you for your kind attention you should feel free to get up and move about the room now or terrorize the Kraft table should you have a notion. Personally I recommend the blueberry scones with the lemon glaze drizzle.
An abundance (for the moment) of probably my most important school supply. I’ll be attempting a ‘new formula’ Brown Gold with them.
Parents these days are primarily worried about 2 things-
1.) What their sons download
2.) What their daughters upload!
The photo my new study buddy for Interpersonal Communication sent me. I can see how her Dad might think he has something to worry about given what her eyes are Interpersonally Communicating to me!
Impish quit laughing! YOUR daughter has a smart phone AND a ‘school girl outfit’ too Buddy!
Acclaimed actor-director Richard Attenborough has died, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday, citing his son. Attenborough was 90.
Maybe one day instead of doing stupid shit like cloning uncontrollable giant predators reptiles (aren’t Dragons bad enough already we need more?!) science will be able to bring back of of the really great people from history. Though I expect this will happen long about the same time and they discover honest politicians.
Is your car under recall? Government announces easy way to check
The NHTSA unveils a website to help drivers
AP- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has unveiled a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The service started Wednesday on its website.
Drivers can key in their vehicle identification number to get the results. The number can be found on the dashboard near the windshield or on the driver’s door post.
Also beginning Wednesday, automakers must keep recall data on their own websites, and update it at least once per week.
The safety agency’s site will show data if there’s an open recall, or it will tell drivers there are none. The agency also says used-car buyers can check for unrepaired vehicles before they make a purchase.
Speaking of VIN numbers, here’s a little Leprechaun emergency preparedness tip for you-
I keep pictures of our license plate, VIN number, front & rear of our vehicle (it has several stickers which make it easily identifiable) the insurance card and registration both on a thumb drive and on my phone. In the event of loss or in case of emergency this allows me to easily have access to the important information required and pass it along easily. The pictures showing the stickers potentially allow the police to spot your stolen vehicle even if the plate has been changed. Also they can help out in an accident if someone is disputing your damage claim!
We now before we return you to our regular scheduled jocularity and insanity, here’s one last car & driving related PSA for you-
Probably same story in Ferguson too. Why would I say such a thing? Simple-
And not a single one will ever be prosecuted due to an Executive Order directing Presidential Lap Dog Eric Holder to make appropriate changes in Law Enforcement’s attitude towards them-
A Public Service Announcement for Ferguson, MO Residents!
Here’s a fast school night meal that you can even make ahead
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield: 8 servings
- Level: Easy
1 1/4 pounds ground chuck
One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cups small curd cottage cheese
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 cup sliced green onions (less to taste)
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
Crusty French bread, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Brown the ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain the fat, and then add the tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, and then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook the egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Add to the noodles and stir. Add the green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, and then sprinkle on half the grated Cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat and then a final layer of cheese. Bake until all the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.
Serve with crusty French bread.
To freeze: Assemble the Sour Cream Noodle Bake in a disposable aluminum oven-proof pan and seal the top of the container with the lid or heavy foil. Seal the edges to prevent freezer burn and place in the freezer.
To cook from frozen: Place directly in a 375-degree F oven and bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove the lid and bake until lightly brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes more.
I like to add mushrooms to this. Generally if I have them and I’m making it for ‘now’ use I’ll use fresh and cook them with the ground beef. If I don’t or I’m freezing it for later use I’ll use canned and add them with the tomato sauce goes in. You can use half a jar of Marinara sauce if you don’t have tomato sauce. For a more rustic dish use Peeled Crush Tomatoes
Other middle-aged Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling has planned
Alabama hunters nab 1,000-pound gator
Creature measured 15 feet long; pulled from southern Alabama waters
Published On: Aug 18 2014 09:24:50 AM CD
Hunters in Alabama got the haul of a lifetime when they nabbed a 1,000-pound alligator.
The monster gator, measuring 15 feet long, was pulled from the water in southern Alabama over the weekend during the state’s gator hunting season, according to Al.com.
It’s the largest gator ever legally killed in Alabama.
In fact, the creature was so big, state biologists had to use a backhoe to lift the animal for weighing. It broke a winch assembly used to weigh most gators.
The gator was caught by Mandy and John Stokes; and Kevin Jenkins and his children, 16-year-old Savannah and 14-year-old Parker, The Associated Press reported.
Click here to see more photos of monstrous reptile.
Well looks like my time is up, my study buddy appears to be Communicating her need for a little Interpersonal ‘exchange’