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The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department
Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)
(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)
Residents knew it was BS. 
Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”
Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department
Do not let her story go ignored

postracialcomments:

The young lady that was shot in the head by a police officer is still waiting to be interviewed by the police department

Ferguson Police claimed that 4 to 5 Black males conducted a drive by which resulted in a White woman being shot in the head. (Here, Here, Here)

(they’ve edited the articles to take out the white part and that she was killed hehehe)

Residents knew it was BS. 

Turns out Mya was shot by a police officer. The department forced surgeons to take the bullet out and took the bullet for “Ballistics”

Over a week later, she still has yet to be contacted by the department

Do not let her story go ignored

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Guys, cooking for one is a bummer.  An even bigger bummer is that every time I’ve used the oven (at any temperature) here, it causes the fire alarm to go off sporadically and without actual provocation.
BUT tonight’s dinner was spectacular!  So good that I wanted to give you some details!
Obviously you can see that I had chicken drumsticks and salad.  The watermelon feta salad that is still blowing my mind.  For the chicken, I made a dry rub of crazy salt, paprika and thyme, rubbed it on and let the legs hang out in the fridge to pick up some flavor.  Then I seared it off, threw it into a piping hot oven and let it bake to temp.  I let them rest, and then plated.
But the salad!  The salad!  I’d seen all these articles about summer salads, and there are so many variations of ‘watermelon feta salad’.  So many of them had mint in them, but I’m not a fan of mint outside of mojitos, so I substituted basil for the mint.  I really love basil.  But anyway, here’s the skinny:
Assemble the players:  arugula, feta, chunks of watermelon, a thin slice of onion, garlic, olive oil, pepper, stone-ground mustard, shreds of basil.
First pulverize some onion and garlic together.  I suppose you could just throw all of this in the food processor, but I haven’t unpacked mine, so I went caveman-style with a muddler.  I then added the tiniest pinch of salt, and went heavy on the pepper.  I added a squirt of mustard; not a lot, just enough to add another note to the mix.  Shredded up the basil, about a tablespoon worth.  Whisk whisk whisk.  Let it sit. 
After the dressing’s married, toss the arugula in it.  Then add the feta cheese, and chunks of watermelon and toss it all gently.  I let mine rest in the fridge while the chicken cooked.  
After I plated dinner and dove into the chicken, I gave the salad some consideration.  AND IT WAS SO GOOD I WOULD HAVE EATEN JUST THE SALAD FOR DINNER.  Seriously, I can’t wait to toss it on a menu and charge too much for it.  
If you’re still getting watermelon and you’re looking for something new to try, give this salad a whirl!  The watermelon is crisp and refreshing without being so sweet.  The basil and feta help make it more savory.  Next time I make it, I’m going to include some fresh lemon juice in the dressing—I was out of lemons and didn’t feel like running out just for one lemon—and I think I’ll put cold shredded chicken in it.  Ah!  So delicious!

Guys, cooking for one is a bummer.  An even bigger bummer is that every time I’ve used the oven (at any temperature) here, it causes the fire alarm to go off sporadically and without actual provocation.

BUT tonight’s dinner was spectacular!  So good that I wanted to give you some details!

Obviously you can see that I had chicken drumsticks and salad.  The watermelon feta salad that is still blowing my mind.  For the chicken, I made a dry rub of crazy salt, paprika and thyme, rubbed it on and let the legs hang out in the fridge to pick up some flavor.  Then I seared it off, threw it into a piping hot oven and let it bake to temp.  I let them rest, and then plated.

But the salad!  The salad!  I’d seen all these articles about summer salads, and there are so many variations of ‘watermelon feta salad’.  So many of them had mint in them, but I’m not a fan of mint outside of mojitos, so I substituted basil for the mint.  I really love basil.  But anyway, here’s the skinny:

  • Assemble the players:  arugula, feta, chunks of watermelon, a thin slice of onion, garlic, olive oil, pepper, stone-ground mustard, shreds of basil.
  • First pulverize some onion and garlic together.  I suppose you could just throw all of this in the food processor, but I haven’t unpacked mine, so I went caveman-style with a muddler.  I then added the tiniest pinch of salt, and went heavy on the pepper.  I added a squirt of mustard; not a lot, just enough to add another note to the mix.  Shredded up the basil, about a tablespoon worth.  Whisk whisk whisk.  Let it sit. 
  • After the dressing’s married, toss the arugula in it.  Then add the feta cheese, and chunks of watermelon and toss it all gently.  I let mine rest in the fridge while the chicken cooked.  

After I plated dinner and dove into the chicken, I gave the salad some consideration.  AND IT WAS SO GOOD I WOULD HAVE EATEN JUST THE SALAD FOR DINNER.  Seriously, I can’t wait to toss it on a menu and charge too much for it.  

If you’re still getting watermelon and you’re looking for something new to try, give this salad a whirl!  The watermelon is crisp and refreshing without being so sweet.  The basil and feta help make it more savory.  Next time I make it, I’m going to include some fresh lemon juice in the dressing—I was out of lemons and didn’t feel like running out just for one lemon—and I think I’ll put cold shredded chicken in it.  Ah!  So delicious!

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Today was a grand day!

My back problems seem to finally be on the mend.  That definitely helped me to start the morning off right!  I also made lox-and-bagel(thins), which always and forever reminds me of my engagement to BP.  Several times during our 10 day vacation did we eat lox-and-bagels for breakfast, overlooking the ‘safari’ at Disney World.

After breakfast, I navigated around and found our local dog park.  It’s exactly one mile from the house, so in a few days when we go back, I might bike us over, or we’ll just walk.  It’s SO much nicer than the one we left in Corvallis!  The little-dog-side isn’t just a crappy afterthought—it’s nicer than the big dog park in my opinion!  And it’s ALL nicely manicured grass!

After our dog park excursion, I tucked the little dog back at the apartment, and went into Arroyo because if you’re into antiquing, that’s what you do in Arroyo.  I didn’t go with anything in mind; I’m still traumatized by packing and unpacking that the idea of adding anymore stuff here is loathsome.  HOWEVER, that sweet pitcher and cup set almost came home with me.  I really want it.  I did come home with some records from various stores. I was most excited by the Dolly Parton record, because I could never seem to find any used copies of her music at the record stores in Oregon.

Then I came home and whipped up a brand new recipe, mostly of my own design!  I’m even going to give the salad it’s own post; that’s how damn good it was!

It was a good day!

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johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 
Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!
Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 

Can I Reblog this a million times over? I mean, I won’t, because that’s weird and would make my content look pretty one note. Congrats J.D!!

johndarnielle:

Pictured: me holding the hardback US edition of my novel, Wolf in White Van, on the day I got it from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: today, Thursday, August 21, 2014. Not to get all emotional with you but the first real ambition I ever had was to be an author. As a child I dreamt of seeing my name on book jackets. Now I am covering up most of that name with my hand, but yet refuse to re-take the picture, because I feel my deep-game goth powers are so strongly in evidence here that it must be shared as-is to give hope to both the revealed & the crypto-goths. 

Huge, huge thanks to all who brought me to this day - teachers, friends, all of you who’ve listened to my songs or read stuff I’ve written and connected with what you found there, who believed in me - may I always be worthy of your support!

Finally, because people will ask so why not get it out of the way up front: the lyric at the piano behind me is “Beyond the Mysterious Beyond” from The Land Before Time 7: The Stone of Cold Fire, a song which I can totally sing the hell out of, and you don’t have to take it from me, you can ask my son, who insists that I sing it at least eight times a day, which I do cheerfully and I’d do a ninth time, too, if he wanted, because, as I am always asking in my better moments, why the hell not. 

Can I Reblog this a million times over?

I mean, I won’t, because that’s weird and would make my content look pretty one note.

Congrats J.D!!