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Category Archives: Cats

“Buttery” Scones

Good grey, sir.

Lord Earl Meow Grey Cat III likes a proper scone.

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Witchy Birthday Dried Blood Red Velvet Cake

The old woman nodded as she listened to the soft, bubbling words [of the spirit of the well].  Then she went back to the cottage, her eyes bright with resolve, her step firm with courage.

She took water from the sieve and sprinkled it over the doorstep.  When she got inside she saw a cake, dark reddish brown and unappetizing to look at, on the table.  ‘They didn’t even wait for me to come back with the water,’ she said to herself.  ‘They were greedy as well as wicked.  But thanks to the spirit of the well I know what is in that cake.’

Geoffry Palmer and Noel Lloyd, “The Horned Witches,” Nine Witch Tales, ed. Abby Kedabra (New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1998), 13.

There were a few magical things about this cake I baked for my birthday: I still had the book from which the above quote is excerpted and the cake actually worked this time.

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Sesame Bundt Cake & Mass Effect Joke

The Biotics from Mass Effect 2 say, “Take your probiotics!”

me2_the_lady_biotics_by_andersoncathy-d5lk3sm.png Art modified from Andersoncathy on Deviant Art

TC and I couldn’t find our usual non-dairy probiotics at Sprouts this week, and he’s been playing through Mass Effect 1 again, hence this picture. Today’s recipe has nothing to do with Mass Effect, unless I said it was some ancient Asari cake recipe. LOL.

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Caelum Non Animum | Quinoa Apple Muffins

Reposting this blog has brought much reflection. 2011 was my first taste of freedom as an intern in DC. 2012 I sought to recapture that freedom, but such things cannot be duplicated. 2013 was divided into nine months in the Working Class University of Life and School of Hard Knocks followed by Gothic Charm School. 2014 got off to a rocky start, but now we’re in the Rockies. Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt I invalidated in this instance as TC and I worked at improving our outlooks on life before the move, with great success.


Another recipe without many pictures, so there are cat pictures instead!

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Thursday Reflections | Class, Work, and Exercise

Researchers recently presented findings from analyzing the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in San Francisco at the American Sociological Association. They found that college-educated workers moved more on weekends while workers with a high school diploma or less moved more during the week. The study lead author, Jarron Saint Onge, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, pointed out why this is so: “work-related activity [for less-educated, working-class people] tends to be low intensity and typically involves repetitive motions that can have harmful health effects.” 
Woo, HIIT!

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Nos contra Mundi | Coconut Peanutbutter

Greetings from Colorado!

The Great Sand Dunes, Photo by Gogela


I’ve been busy accomplishing things since April of which I am proud, in no particular order:


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Dear $(6,4)@#: #foodallergyproblems and Truthful Cake

$(6,4)@# answers a question on his nineteenth birthday.

Scamp $(6,4)@# | vegan gluten-free | Gothic Granola

What’s the #1 thing you think everyone needs to know before dating a VGF person?
–RS

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