Wednesday, October 22, 2014
These words are more than just polite manners (this isn't like keeping your elbows off the table). They inform how we view the world. By using please, thank you, and excuse me you're acknowledging the other person, and re-enforcing your empathy and compassion towards them. You're saying "I understand that you are a person with your own plans, thoughts, and feelings, and I respect that."
I'm hopeful that the kids, as they grow up, will continue to use these words even if they aren't face to face with someone. If everyone kept "excuse me, please, and thank you" in mind while driving, for instance, there'd be a lot less problems with traffic. The internet would be much better if people used these words in earnest instead of in sarcasm.
It's essential that our kids know that they are important, and have a sense of their own self worth; it's equally essential that they know that they aren't the center of the universe and that other people are also important. Excuse me, please, and thank you are good steps to remembering the humanity of others.
Monday, October 13, 2014
|Photo by liz west|
Makes enough to serve 6ish, depending on people's appetites. The nice thing is you can sub a pound of whatever for the chicken and or shrimp; often I'll make a braised pulled pork several hours or the day before, rubbing it with the spice mix and then braising it in a little water at 350 until it was fall apart tender (6ish hours), and then add it when I'd usually add the meat. For seafood, chicken, and tender cuts of pork, you'll want to add it raw when the recipe says.
- 8oz raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 8oz chicken breast, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon fresh oregeno cut fine (for dried 1/2 teaspoon powdered)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, crushed (for dried 1/2 teaspoon powdered)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (or whatever your favorite hot pepper powder is)
- 1 andouille sausage, chopped
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1 large red bell pepper (or two. Really. Can't have too many red peppers.)
- 2 stalks celery
- 6 medium garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 6 roma tomatoes
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (I recommend Bourbon Barrel Worcestershire sauce, it's YUM)
- 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce (Franks is probably the most well known, but any Louisana style that you like would be fine)
- 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
- 5 cups chicken stock
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thought I'd show everyone the new Pizza 'N Games 5 logo and website. OK, it doesn't really have any new info on it, but it does have a new design and logo, inspired by the Final Fantasy series (obviously). Lemme know what you think!
Friday, September 26, 2014
So I wanted to show at least some of what I do on my website, so I added a section near the top that shows a little bit of what I actually do. I even managed to make it responsive and fade between images (which was surprisingly more difficult than it sounds). Did learn a little more jQuery. Wooo!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons vanilla
- 3 cups milk
- 3 cups black tea (brew your favorite)
- Whipped cream for topping
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- HTML 5 for Web Designers
- Responsive Web Design
- Designing for Emotion - this is a new one for me that I'm really interested in, by the lead designer for MailChimp
- Mobile First
- Design is a Job
- SASS for Web Designers
- Just Enough Research
- On Web Typography
- Beyond Trend (How to innovate in an over-designed world) - another one I'm really interested in, and the only book on my list that isn't "A Book Apart" book. It's got so-so reviews, but I'm still interested in what it has to say.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet red vermouth
Optional: dash of fruit flavored bitters - cherry, grapefruit, orange
Add ice to a tumbler, combine ingredients and stir. Serve.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Tomorrow: it's on like Donkey Kong. Quite literally, we will have Donkey Kong. Pizza n' Games 4 has finally arrived! Come to Les & Jim's in Merrill for some epic game playing - video games, board games, RPG, and much much more. Vendors will be selling games, game related merch, and other nerdy stuff. There will be various SCA demos. I'll personally be running Call of Cthulhu and the Doctor Who RPG (the old FASA one). Come and join us - only 6 bucks for a full day and pizza!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
1oz ginger syrup
3oz apple cider
1 oz orange juice
3 oz seltzer (or, as usual, replace ginger syrup and seltzer with ginger ale)
dash of bitters (Angostura, a popular brand, adds a negligible amount of alcohol, little enough that this is still technically non-alcoholic aka <.5 ABV; there are a couple of industrially produced non-alcoholic bitters as well, if it is a concern. Or, leave it out.)
Put 2-3 ice cubes in a highball glass. Add ingredients, stir lightly, serve.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Tasha Wassink Jaeger
Design professional - leatherwork, multimedia, graphic design, web design, online marketing,engineering
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