This EP is more officially called The Jam, but it is record company Polydor putting two different singles and their B-sides together in one volume. Neither “Absolute Beginners” nor “Funeral Pyre” appear on any of The Jam’s studio albums, but both songs charted at #4 on the UK Singles Chart. The Jam, as an EP, made it to #176 on the Billboard 200.
Chocolate Chai is a big food fad right now, and one my husband has jumped all over. I’m not a huge fan of Chai drinks, but I love Chai in baked goods, so I put this yummy recipe together so I can be on trend and quit being jealous of his Chocolate Chai Lattes.
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While the snow came down, the ladyblogs blogged and the readers read. Which is just about all snow is good for facilitating in my opinion. Here’s what we read this week.
My kids are spectacularly fussy eaters. I’ve long given up caring, and our mealtimes now are a mix of children eating nothing/plain potatoes while the grown-ups have a feast, and special child-friendly meals that the grown-ups eat because it’s there. “Pastapesto,” as the little monsters lovingly call it, is different, because eeeeeverybody loves it. Continue reading
Things are moving, everywhere. We get even more craziness in Samurai Flamenco, if that’s possible. Nobunaga The Fool has another sad episode, and the other Nobunaga show focuses on another group of characters. Finally, Tokyo Raven is a mix between moving to the final stretch and a breather episode, while The Buddy Complex still looks like a two-course show despite apparently being 12 episodes. I wonder how that is going to wrap up. Continue reading
Q: My parents’ house is a horrible mess. There are piles of crap everywhere, some of which hasn’t been touched in 20 years, and going home actively causes me anxiety. Every time I go home for a holiday, I end up doing nothing but 45/15s — and they THANK me for it, but I just don’t want to go home anymore because I’ve become The Cleaning Lady. What do you suggest? Continue reading
I have always been a proud supporter of public education. I started my teaching career in 1997 and I passionately believed that if we all continued to work together, we could make the world better for our children and teach them tolerance and acceptance. I believed that the best and most innovative learning environment was the result of a great teacher with a devotion to working with children. The best place for children to learn these things was, naturally, in a public school with a diverse environment. Then in 2002, the 107th Congress enacted the No Child Left Behind Act, and everything changed. In 2003, I had my first son, and took some time away from teaching. Going back into the classroom in 2008, I still had that passion. I was visibly enthusiastic about all the ways I could help my students learn. Then my son went into first grade and I started to worry. Continue reading
HBO’s new drama series True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and a nearly unrecognizable Matthew McConaughey as Louisiana State Police detectives Marty Hart and Rust Cohle. I’d heard from about a zillion people that this show was excellent, but to be honest, Zombieland notwithstanding, I can’t stand Woody Harrelson, and Matthew McConaughey, well, same deal, except substitute in Dazed and Confused. Continue reading
If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, you might want to give this blondie recipe a try. Not only are they absolutely yummy, they’re so easy to make. Even I can do it!
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Hello kittens! Hope your Galentine’s Day was awesome! Here is your latest news over the past week from Asia. Continue reading
Once again, work has been crazy for me, and the only way I can get through it is by listening to music. Below, the five playlists from 8tracks.com I can’t stop listening to: Continue reading
Well, you’ve done the prep, and it is time to meet your prospective companion animal. You’ll notice you say prospective, because until you have met this dog in the fur, you have NO BUSINESS thinking of it as your dog. Continue reading
Gather ’round, children, for it’s time again to read the stars, seek answers in your cards, and let the things which we do not know be known. So count your cards and lay down the bones. It’s time to come together to seek out the potential in what comes next. We are here to find out what lies ahead and celebrate the future untold. Continue reading