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The more I read about the Juggalos the more they sound like us furries - people who just wanna get together, dress weirdly (or not), and have fun.  They're crude, sure, but reportedly as welcoming as furries are - along with being virulently anti-hate, anti-facist, anti-racist, and DEFINITELY anti-Nazi.    Oh and they also include doctors, lawyers, etc. in their numbers, instead of what people assume of them (for them: that they're all dumbass psycho hillbillies; for us: of course, that we're all drooling perverts into beastiality). We haven't been labelled a 'loosely affiliated gang' by the FBI tho - which, it turns out, allows them to be discriminated against in housing, schooling for their kids, etc.  Which is why they setup the gathering in the first place, long before the Trump rally was scheduled for the same day.
 
Here's is the Daily KOS article about it...and the vast greenery atop, guess who was supposed to be gathering at *that* end. XD XD XD XD 

--Zhora

Mace, Its Mace

Sep. 15th, 2017 12:44 pm
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Finally figured out what makes my chicken stock taste the way I want it to - a pinch of garlic powder, soy sauce instead of salt, and significant sprinkles of mace, nutmeg's weaker bro grated from the shells, on top of the bones and meat remnants (from various recipes and KFC), water, and a couple tablespoons (NOT cups!  gotta keep reminding myself! XD ) of apple cider vinegar.  Gives it the warmth and body without changing the chicken flavor too much that I was looking for.  I left the usual veggie remnants out this time, too.  I don't have much of those right now, mostly asparagus, but might make a couple cups from what I do have and see how that turns out.

The garden hasn't been fully put to rest yet (I have to replace both my vacuums before I can buy more compost and dirt), but I did pull the bee's friends and borage and the tops of the wood sorrel and laid them down to start decomposing, and have left the rest to grow and probably overwinter.  I do need to remove the seed heads on both flowers, but not right now.  It appears I have more than the mole in the garden, too, most likely a Mazama (Northern) pocket gopher judging from the busybody tracks between holes.  Not a vole - there's not enough greenery to provide it habitat.  Pocket gophers are protected in WA, particularly certain subspecies of Mazamas - not that its legal to harm them in city parks anyway, so best I can do next year is try and repel it.  Oddly enough, it doesn't seem to cross into the half of the bed that's past the garter snake's grave, but it did nose the rock over it.

In other news, it was nice to have a cool morning, so I went to the park I walked in last year.  The damage is still roped off, but now the city is planning to take down and/or relocate structures, and had warnings up about released toxins in the water from the former plants that used to be on and near the site, but people were still letting their kids play in the water - go figure, sure that's what the gravel beach was for, but just because its still half there doesn't mean you don't need to heed the signs. *sigh.*  The wooden wharf that was to be the south end of a north over-water trail was declared a total loss and is being removed starting today.  I think the city decided to wait until the heat broke so as to not risk fires.  But now there are houses being built, and dormant projects are suddenly humming along like people want to get stuff done now while its cool but before the rains set in.

--Zhora
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Been tasting the air all day. :P  And I washed my car yesterday - it looks nearly as dirty as it was before already.  The few fires on the east side of the Cascades are getting worse, and filling our air with smoke and ashes.  The BC fires didn't do the ashes part, at least not to the point where you could watch ash come down like snow like they can in Seattle. 

Up here we had a bit of onshore air coming in today, which helped.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a bit cooler, and Thursday is possibly going to have rain.  Whew.

I'd like to add to my garden bed before that happens, but...I'll probably have to wait at least a week.  I plan to add perlite, which I've already bought, to the middle of the garden, then compost on top, then topsoil.  And some cement rounds for the center, so I can reach all of the bed without having to take down the fencing.  And a hoe, which I didn't think I needed back when I was a-buyin' tools.  Doh.  All as I can afford it, of course, if the local farmer's co-ops still have them when I can afford it.  Might end up with buying the compost and topsoil next spring.

Also been making ornaments on Zazzle.  Not with new art, but messing with stuff I already have up there, and adding more carousel photos.  Its fun to take things I already have up and make strange and tacky things with them, especially when I don't have the energy for making anything new, which I don't currently.  Gives me a bit of a laugh, and I hope it does someone else...preferably enough to actually pay for something, but ah well, I don't think my tastes exactly align with a lot of people's judging by how much ugly experimental/modern/avant garde/'good'/abstract art sells out there.  So I'll stick with goofyass stuff I wanna do.

--Zhora

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