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I'm Still A Leo

I'm still a Leo. Yay.

I assume there's a grandfather clause, or something.

Also, this? Phoo. I am sorry, for I do love their sandwiches, but to be honest, I haven't eaten in one for some years because there isn't one nearby.

In the realm of posting links, Nick Kristof's article on the shootings in Tucson is excellent; and he asks a question which I believe can be answered in one sentence: This country is not run by a democratically elected president and congress, but by the Gun Lobby and the NRA. When they say "jump," the congress asks "How high?" Even big money corporations dance to the NRA's tune -- just have one Corporate CEO say "Gun Control" and see how far HE gets in politics! It's almost painful watching BBC World News and watching them wonder how such things can happen, so often, in America, where we raise Cain when a toy MIGHT be toxic, but kids can play with guns all they want and the mentally deranged can buy a gun as easily as a pack of GUM, and I wonder about us, too.

I'm with the panel on this week's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, who were chuckling about the Bill of Rights and wondering why the 3rd Amendment is so sadly overlooked... (but then, no one really has much trouble with soldiers being quartered in their homes; still, it wasn't exactly big in anyone's minds during the Civil War).

But on a more cheerful note:

And Wednesday was 133, but I'm out of new pictures. So old ones will have to do.

Watusi cattle:

I'm Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille:

I made a lime chicken dish from my Mediterranean cuisine cookbook this evening, and we had it with fresh veggies from the farmer's market, fresh goat feta & labneh, and hummus. It was good. (The recipe was a lemon chicken, but we had limes, so I used them.)


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Jan. 14th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Yay for hummus, boo for Chick-fil-A.

Cute picture of Cairo!

So tired. Must do STUFF.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Hummus always good.

I have a recipe for taramasalatta; must try sometime.

Also very tired. Not doing a damn thing but mucking around online.

Jan. 14th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Never eating at Chick-fil-A again.


Oh Cairo, how I miss you...
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Yay! It's my favorite lurker! *kisses*

It makes me sad. I love their sammiches, but cannot eat there now!

Jan. 14th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
that doesn't surprise me of chick-fil-a. The owner is ultra religious and that all too often = anti-gay (I don't like the place other than their sweet tea)

cool cattle, cute Cairo

chicken sounds good
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Hadn't heard about it until the Task Force tweeted about it. Phoo, again.

Chicken was good.
Jan. 14th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
we had one in my student union in FL and it was so awful i was put off forever. But yeah I found out about the religious thing when it wasn't open on sundays.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Cairo certainly has The Look perfected. And I love that LOL!Cat.
Jan. 14th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
He's my wee boss.

It made me giggle a lot. :-)

Jan. 14th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
Cairo definitely seems to be trying to tell you something with his mental telepathy there.

I'm really not happy at all about the chick-fil-a news. It's, like, my second favorite fast food place, and it's only second because it's so damned expensive. It is one of my binge-trigger foods, so I've avoided it successfully for the last six months or so. Now I'm even more glad I've not given in to temptation.

Longhorns! Hook 'em! (Had to, sorry.)
Jan. 16th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Cairo's usual mental desire is for me to pet him, constantly.

I, too, really liked their food, but as I said, it's been a while since I last ate there, so it really shouldn't be too hard to keep on NOT going there.

As I understand it, Watusi cattle were indeed some of the genetic stock used to breed the original Texas Longhorns!
Jan. 14th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
My birthday now falls in Ophiuchus -- but yes, somewhere I saw that I can still claim Sagittarius, damnit. (Perk of being old. ;-))

Hugs hugs!
Jan. 16th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I saw on Twitter (that vast wealth of knowledge and insight!) from another "now-Ophiuchus" that if you're born before 2009, you're still your old sign. How nice of the stars. *g*
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Not surprised about Chik-fil-a -- I live in GA (where they're headquartered) and it's a strange company. My husband briefly dated a girl who was a manager at one of their restaurants, and what she told him about the training was bizarre. Sounded like a combination of church camp/corporate training...
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
I am disappointed, though. I sometimes with that corporations would stay far, far away from politics...I find myself having to boycott many things that I used to enjoy.
Jan. 16th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
The hardest thing to give up was Target. I never liked Wal-Mart to begin with so that was no loss, and while I liked Chick-fil-A I only very rarely ate there, but this was the first year I think in EVER I didn't do SOME shopping at Target.

It's tough to be morally superior... /sarcasm
Jan. 17th, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
No. The equinoxes have been moving steadily for the wholes 3000 years since the charts that astrologer have been using. The fact that the dates don't line up with the signs, and haven't for well over 2000 years had been used by such diverse people as David Gerrold, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, and Stephen Gould as part of their proof that astrology is hooie. And certainly before that, as well.

I have no friggin' clue why this story that is more than 2000 years old suddenly is on every news blog in the world. It isn't as if something current isn't worth reporting.

(I shall limp with my cane and shawl back to the rocker and glare at the lawn, in case any kids are planning on running across it)
Jan. 18th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
You know it's all a lotta hooey no matter where the sun and stars are, right?

I mean, I enjoy horoscopes as much as the next person, but, srsly...? Don't worry about it so much. We know.
Jan. 18th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC)

Have you forgotten who I am?

That was the point all those guys I quoted were making (besides the bigger issue): listen if the theory worked, the practicioneers aren't even following it.

So my point was just, "no, there's no grandfather clause, because this news is older than everyone's grandfather, including Methusalah."

I wasn't trying to convince you it's hooie, I was grousing about the news people everyone reprinting this story without context. I realize they just think of it as "news of the odd" but most of them are reporting it as if astronomers have made this sudden new discovery, instead of a group of astrologers finally noticing...

Edited at 2011-01-18 03:10 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
Does anything any news media outside of the BBC surprise you anymore? Thing is, though, because it IS hooey, there IS a "grandfather clause," and if you were born before 2009, your sign don't change. Since it's pretty well all arbitrary, who cares, and why does it make you so cranky? I just thought it was amusing.
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