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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Why so many of us are so skeptical

Kate Moss has finally admits what we already knew: she's a coke head.

The question is, how many other rail thin celebrities are? That is, the ones who haven't had everything sucked out by lipo.

And this, my dear, is one reason so many of us are so very skeptical about the current imperative that we all must fit into size 2 jeans, in order to call ourselves healthy.

It's also one way in which we country folk got you city slickers beat by a mile. We've known for years now that kind of thin comes from drugs or debilitating illness. True, there is a small minority who are naturally so thin --- but not many.

We really need to start getting realistic about what is and is not a normal human body.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Blaargh

I just followed my nose and found a dead snake under my digs. It had been dead long enough that half of him had liquified.

Blegh. I'm not usually very OCD, but I keep having to wash my hands and the smell is in my mouth.

Troubling rumor

True? Or false?

" ... a member of the Louisiana National Gaurd leaked that 500 looters were shot during all of the caos,but the govt. does not want the media to let this get out!"

I have to say, I can certainly see how this might be true. Anyone who followed the events immediately after the hurricane is well aware how chaotic things got and how wild the rumors coming out of New Orleans were. It doesn't much matter how many people now state that many of the looters, for example, were European tourists or things weren't nearly as crazy as some made out. All that matters is some people very well may have preyed upon this as an opportunity to do a little target practice.

Whether this is one reason they don't want bodies shown, I don't know, though. Although it could be.

Harvesting skin for cosmetic products

Beware skin treatments from China.

Gack!

It's gloriously beautiful here today

It finally began raining a day ago, and just in time. It's been over 80 degrees here since last February, and over 90 since the end of April. And there's been almost no rain.

So everything has been getting browner and browner and crinklier and crinklier. I was actually planning on watering the edges of the yard area because it's obvious we're going to have a heck of a fire problem here, come fall.

But it finally began raining. And it even cooled off a bit.

I'm skipping out on a meeting tonight in celebration. Maybe it will stay this way all weekend.

Fingers crossed, this horrid prolonged heat and this even worse drought are finally over.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Oh my god

Every day it gets worse. Via Majikthise:

SEPARATE BUT EQUAL EDUCATION for the children of Katrina evacuees.

Coupled with this bscene story out of Braggs, and --- well, I honestly don't know what to say anymore. My highest levels of outrage were surpassed months ago.

I think we're seeing the end of America. I still can't quite believe it --- but what else can it be?

Aunt Sally's Pralines

Omigod, my dad used to go into Louisiana all the time to go fishing and hunting, and he and my mom always took any vacation they could get away from us to New Orleans, and we kids were always thrilled when my dad --- or both my dad and mom --- would go, not only because it meant a bit of respite from parental discipline, but because ...

... it meant little frozen crawfish pies and pralines from Aunt Sally's,

Which are truly the best pralines in the world. Once you've had Aunt Sally's, nothing else will do.

Sitting on a shelf here, in fact, is an ancient box from Aunt Sally's which still has some smaller cardboard boxes inside, each of which once held a praline.

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Mmmmm. I know what I'll be getting everyone for the holidays, once they're up and running again. No one should go thrugh an entire life without relishing a real live praline.

The Gumbo-Crawfish Pie Diaspora

I am positively absolutely ashamed of myself, but just a while ago, the most evil selfish thought entered my mind: "evacuees from New Orleans" means Cajun or Creole food joints springing up everywhere.

The thought first occurred to me when I stopped at the Reasor's in Tahlequah to stock up on --- well, on whatever. And I noticed some "not from heres" in there. I mean, it's so easy to spot the locals in these parts. Either they're fullbloods, mixed-bloods and/or farmers, except during the summer when most of Los Angeles shows up trying to get tribal membership on the basis of --- well, whatever. Who knows what. And of course everyone who works at Cherokee Nation or the Keetopwah looks like they just walked out of some Rodeo Drive boutique because they're all taking all that federal money and ... okay, let's not go there. Yes, our tribal officials are absolutely the most honest and trustworthy officials anywhere, really they are!

In any case, it's no longer summer and the Cherokee Nation Holidays are long over, but these people didn't look like they were here for the holidays anyway and they certainly weren't employed by any tribe around here.

And they definitely weren't Okies.

Then, upon leaving the store, here come Green Berets.

Huh? Green. Berets.

I tried not to stare --- I mean, huh? What, they rounding up the Indians? Again?? Reinforcements called in to shut down the bingo halls?? What's this shit? Green freaking Berets?

So I did the not at all discrete sidelong glance and saw them with a package that said Katrina Relief.

Okay, fine, whatEVer.

I mean, I'm sure they're nice people, but I have to admit I felt like they looked a little trigger happy. Okay, maybe they didn't but --- Green Berets?

Then, in the parking lot, I saw a little truck with Louisiana license plates. Then I stopped off at Bank of Cherokee County to pay a bill, and there's two more Louisiana cars. Then, I turn onto Highway 82 to go home and get behind another Louisiana car.

And I suddenly remember the fabulous little Cajun butcher up at the little store down the road from me who makes gumbo --- REAL gumbo --- every Wednesday during the winter.

And I found myself thinking the most evil thoughts, namely PLEASE LET THEM SETTLE RIGHT HERE AND OPEN CAJUN RESTAURANTS AND LITTLE SMOKY CREOLE JOINTS EVERYWHERE!! OH PLEASE! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

And I feel so incredibly guilty for preying on the tragedy these people have been through. But oh my --- the possibilities!

And truth be known, I soooo hope it happens.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

They're lying

Gretna's police chief Arthur Lawson claims ... racism had no part in the decision to stop evacuees on the bridge with guns and shotguns.

I don't believe him. For one, his own citizens paint a very different picture.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:07 pm  cheryl21 wrote: THEY ARE BOTH WESTBANK AND EASTBANK ANIMALS..THEY ARE MARCHING OVER THE CRESCENT CITY CONNECTION TO OUR SIDE AND RUINING US......CAN WE KNOCK THE BRIDGE DOWN??????? MAYOR NAGUIN NEEDS TO STOP THIS MARCHING TO THE WESTBANK......I DONT HAVE A NUMBER FOR THE EASTBANK YET BUT IF YOU HAVE ONE FOR THE MAYORS OFFICE CALL AND POST THE NUMBER.....WE NEED IT TO STOP...WE THOUGHT KATRINA WAS BAD THIS IS 100 TIMES WORSE...THEY DONT GO AWAY IN 5 HOURS....
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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:09 pm   cheryl21 wrote: CALL 1-866-366-1121....THIS IS TO THE GOVERNOR....TELL THEM SEND THE NATIONAL GUARD IN TO THE WESTBANK/GRETNA....

I just spoke with someone from the Governor's office. I stressed to them that the WestBank is the only dry area of town and that they must do something to protect it. It would be a shame to lose through human destruction what wasn't destroyed by Katrina.

All of you who have phone service - call this number NOW

1-866-366-1121

Thanks Cheryl

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:43 pm   WHEN YOU CALL YOU CAN ALSO EXPLAIN THAT SINCE THERE IS NO FOOD AT THE CONVENTION CENTER THEN ALL THE PEOPLE ARE BEING SENT TO US

SO GET FOOD FOR THEM ALSO...

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:02 pm   We just heard that looters are in the neighborhoods up and down General Degaulle looting. We were told they have guns and are going into houses. They also have stolen some vans and are driving around robbing people that they see.

Please call for the National Guard at the above number!

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2:35 am    cheryl... thank you for all the info.... i know i for one i really appreciate you for this.... don;t know your dad... but when things are over... i want to shake his hand and kiss his cheeks.... i want my friends on the police dept in Gretna to know how proud of them and the firefighters and many other... i live on adonis... when i got on here i was wanting to find out about my home.... but all this looting is worst... and i figure i was one of the first to get looter-ed ... Adonis is one of the first streets.... i just hope they did not hurt my pets.... other stuff can be replaced...we have lived there 16 years... but... you know what... god will build us a new home...if it was badly damaged... i hope everyone will stop and think... we are so lucky not to be in the shoes of the people who are left there... be it friend or foe....
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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:16 am    I agree with Gigi! I want to hug and kiss your dad and all of the Gretna police/fire.
Cheryl, I know you don't want to take the credit for it, but you have helped so many of us. I know you said you live in Garden Park. I am supposed to be there for Thanksgiving. My mother in law and sister in law live in Garden Park. I want to meet you and hug you! You are awesome


nimals? Looters? Poor??

Subtext: BLACK.

And you people wonder why I love Oklahoma so much

I bet your senators aren't blubbering on television. No-o-o-ho! No, you're beleaguered with relatively sane and stable public figures who actually conduct themselves with a degree of decorum in public --- either that or they're drunk (or drugged) enough to at least appear composed.

But around these here parts, we got Jimmy Swaggart and Tammy Faye governance, and we're damned proud of it! Tell it, Brother Coburn, tell it!!

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Thank you to Nick at Progressive Blog Digest who was kind enough to point me to a pic of this. I mean, the event's not exactly being heavily covered in Oklahoma, and I'm too cheap to pay for cable. Nick, I might add, is traveling, the fiend. I am so jealous. It may only be three weeks into the semester, but I'd volunteer for the Foreign Legion at this point to get out of grading.

Fall gardens

I'd like to point out that Redneck Mother already has her fall gardens going.

I'm embarrassed to say, I haven't even started mine. Oh sure, I got some basil sprouting --- actually, at this point, it's desperate to be transplanted. And I've managed to drag some cinderblocks over to the site of one of the new beds.

Beyond that, though, I haven't done a thing. And I may not, if only because we're having a horrible drought. It's worse a little south of me, but we're in pretty bad shape here.

I hope this doesn't last through the winter.

Monday, September 12, 2005

"This is an accurate account of things."

Personal narrative and the stories of eight people as told by Robert LeBlanc --- who, according to Interdictor, ... didn't run from the hurricane, but instead stayed behind and began plucking people out of the water with his boat for like a week or 10 days now.

Read it.

Moons, Frogs

There have been red crescent moons not just here, but in Alabama as well, at least according to grammydeb. And grammydeb, much to my relief, has said what I've been unwilling to say --- that these red crescent moons appear to be a sign, since New Orleans is the Crescent City.

Or is it that Mother Nature is trying to convey a more general point, her artistic inclinations perhaps, specifically for those who object to crescents and similar shapes in American public life? In particular, the 9/11 Memorial. Because of Islam and whatnot.

Well, what-EV-er. In these parts, The Cookie Flag has been unfurled, adorned with a treefrog tucked neatly into the faucet of my frostfree water thingie outside. I'm not sure I even want to know how much more absurd the arguments will become.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ramos Gin Fizz

2 ounces gin
3 drops orange flower water
1 egg white
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 ounce cream
Soda water
Shake very vigorously for at least one minute. Strain into a tall thin glass, or a very large old fashioned glass, and top with some soda water. Stir.

My father used to make pitchers of Gin Fizzes which all of us, even us kids, would drown in. So good!

It was only a moment ago i remembered with a shock that I may not be able to get my Peychaud's anymore. I don't even drink, not really. But I love a splash of Peychaud's in cold water. And it really does help a lackluster sauce.

Somehow, it makes perfect sense that the lightbulb is missing from the lamp in the kitchen. I didn't take it out. I was using the light just a while ago, in fact.

But the bulb is now gone.