I tried just using about half a (roughly lb.) bag of berries starting out, and it wasn’t way too much for one person. Leave the rest for later 😉

Not disappointed! Which is almost a surprise when you’ve been craving something. It’s definitely very fruity. I think I would have rather had straight blackberries, but the mix is a lot better than nothing. Probably an even better thing I used like 2/3 Splenda, with the amount it took to balance out the tartness from two types of currants in there. Not even going for very sweet.

Next time I think I’ll add a little more water with that shallow a layer in the pot, because this cooked down to almost a jam consistency. Not bad, but not quite what I was going for. The corn dumplings did work out pretty well, though I figured they would if you like the denser corn dumplings.

Glad I went ahead and tried that tonight, even if I couldn’t quite finish the bowl yet 😅



i work in a library

right now its school holidays and a lot of kids get just dumped there by their parents and told to amuse themselves

they get bored very quickly

today they put garfield in jail

i was too afraid to ask what his crimes were 

Garfield, wiping the tears from his eyes, struggling to keep the gun from shaking with his other hand,

“You should’ve just gave me tha lasagne, Jahn”



Honestly you would think the absolutely crucial context around The Lottery, such as its publication date and the highly relevant ethnicity of the author’s children, would be discussed more in classes where people make kids read that story in an attempt to teach them about allegory and symbolism.

I never really took The Lottery seriously. I’d read and loved some of Jackson’s later work, but The Lottery was a relatively early piece of hers, and reading it in 9th grade I’d just taken it for a pretty dismal take on human nature and mob mentality, which are a dime a dozen lbr, and didn’t give it another thought. But I was reading about Shirley Jackson awhile ago (I think I’d just finished We Have Always Lived In The Castle) and I found out that her husband was Jewish, and I was like, wait a minute. Then I checked when The Lottery was published. Then I went and reread the story, and I was like, oh.


Purple-ring topsnail (Calliostoma annulatum)

The purple-ring topsnail is a medium-sized sea snail with gills and an operculum.This is a sublittoral marine gastropod mollusk in the family Calliostomatidae. This snail lives off of the Pacific coast of North America.his species is fairly omnivorous, feeding seasonally on kelp, sessile fauna like bryozoans, and detritus.

photo credits:

Peter Liu PhotographyEd Bierman





The first rule of Fight Club is: A member may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

The second rule of Fight Club is: A member must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the first rule.

ship im pretty sure youre thinking of robot rules not fight club rules

no the First Law of Robotics is: you do not talk about robotics