Punkin Chunkin

I didn’t THINK I was interested in watching the hurling of pumpkins, otherwise known as “Punkin Chunkin”.
I could barely stand the melon molesting clown Gallagher

and his cornball ‘humor’, in my youth. Never mind watching teams of folk launching pumpkins into the goof-a-sphere.
Yet..here I am. ūüėŹ
Sitting through my (number not to be revealed) th Punkin Chunk competition marathon on my fav channel,” Sci”-the Science Channel.
Here’s a few Punkin Chunkin events-just in case there’s another surprised soul awaiting his/her conversion.


https://youtu.be/9mAIy_TUuHkNow, I AM a big fan of studying the history of ancient siege weapons. Amongst the best..the trebuchet.
Launching much less savory projectiles than pumpkins, (fireballs, large stones and disease riddled corpses ) they are an impressive reminder of ingenious engineering not being solely modern man’s domain.
http://www.ancientfortresses.org/trebuchet.htm


https://youtu.be/L1EAA7pkEJ4

Step aside, Cookie.

I’m sure the¬†¬†pumpkin shaped sugar cookie can sit out this Halloween.

Surely, letting another pumpkin shaped something or another share in the¬†holiday spotlight¬†couldn’t hurt. If I am forgiven for the severely casual way I present this particular candidate of an idea….

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mini bundt cakes dressed as pumpkins

 

The more general things needed=

A box of any brand white cake mix

A standard set of food dyes

Green candy chips for melting

A can of white frosting

The not so general things=

A silicone leaf mold meant for melted candies

A mini bundt cake pan.

One looks like this513qiuemmhl

The other, like son86237med

 

 


Before you bake your cakes, it would be best to prepare your candy leaves. Melt the candy according to package instructions and pour into the leaf cavities of your choice. You should have a handful of leaves by the time the cakes have been cooled and glazed.

After mixing your white cake batter, put in enough drops of red and yellow to achieve the color of orange that you want. Pour your batter into the mini bundt pan. Bake according to package instructions. I add five minutes to the cupcake version. Remember, you can always administer the Toothpick Test when in doubt.

After baking and cooling, level the cakes by slicing the tops (eventual bottoms when inverted to be decorated as pumpkins). Save them for creative baking projects like cake pops which require plenty of crumbled cake portions. A super cake pop decorating site can be found by pressing Here.

Heat up a portion of your frosting in a microwaveable bowl or cup gradually. Heat it 10 seconds at a time if need be. Heat it until it’s of a consistency¬†suitable for pouring as a glaze. Do not bring to a boil. Pour in enough drops of green dye to match the green candy leaves. Let it cool down a bit, but don’t allow it¬†to solidify.

Pour the glaze over the tops of your cakes, to drip¬†along the grooves of cakes -the “vines”¬†of the candy¬† leaf you end up placing on top.¬†The leaf¬†should be set¬†in¬†a¬†pool of¬† glaze¬†settled¬†within the center of each cake.

 

 

My 80’s Playlist-80 to 85

This¬†included playlist¬†would be a very small portion of any favorite 80’s playlist I could ever construct¬†or have constructed.

There has to be umpillions of 80’s playlists.¬†I thought I’d give it a fun spin and list the ones I¬†loved from my own¬†childhood.


 

A few videos found in the playlist


 

 

This Boot was made for Hawking

“This boot was made for hawking

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The Boot

for an extra buck or two,

But if it don’t sell..it’s just as well,

Hope you liked it anyhoo.”


All righty. I’m sorry.

I will attempt to recover from dropping the cornball by presenting the original song from the original Hot Mama, her being=the daughter of  Frank Sinatra

Ms. Nancy Sinatra’s hit “These Boots were made for Walking”

Hmph..

Don’t mind me. I’m thinking of a slanderous video that I found on YouTube. They have their high and mighty policies over what they deem as irreprehensible behavior from us mere slugs who frequent their network.

Yet, a video accusing a father as sexually objectifying his daughter is allowed to play all day long. https://youtu.be/tuaDOyy4osI


Although, it shouldn’t come as such a shock. This is becoming the land where one can be¬†socially lynched for calling a fat girl fat or looking at a woman in a wrong enough way to be JAILED over it. We’re being trained to mind each word that pops out of our¬†faces because of the great social evil of”incendiary” speech.
But yet, we can¬†have brick after brick of incendiary race articles crashing through our collective windows by the Collective Media, that’s AOK.
Between the internet channels and the nightly news, we’re being presented with one story right on the heels, it seems, of another on how we aren’t “getting along.” The violent threats, the blatant double standards, so forth and so on. Sensitivity this and Understanding that….
One story feeding the bonfire, after another.
One brother screaming at another. Threatening one another.


Sometimes, I wonder if this was how it was right before the Civil War officially started. Obviously, I’m not referencing the conversation between slave and master. I’m thinking from within the families.
The brave sons and fathers being forced apart due to the heated, incendiary propaganda tearing through the land at the time. When the majority of the nation was just like us now, on average. Simple  and hard working suckers  trying to feed our families and be left the hell alone. The average sucker having no more stakes in the big money game at that time than he does now.

I’m referring to the¬†¬†time when brave white abolitionists were¬†sacrificing their very lives to save the lives of slaves-only to have the great grandchildren of those slaves seethe with blind hatred for their great grandchildren because of the color of THEIR skin.

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Where they at each other’s throats on a daily basis, as well? Arguing worthless philosophies while we have yet another Emergency Preparedness Executive Order¬† hustled into existence?

EO found here-Oct 2016-Space Weather

Was fear raging through the citizens because people were getting angrier and more inflamed towards one another? Screaming, with veins popping out upon their confused and furious foreheads….. to accomplish….absolutely…..nothing?

Heat Treated Sweet

There is a feeling of victory when you do it.

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When you pick up your first ugly, crispy hydrated chip and pop it into your mouth.
After hydrating your own fresh fruit snacks- no more questions over how many “whatevers” went into, or how many “whomevers” handled, a dinky two ounce bag of healthy snacks you just dropped a healthy amount of money on.
I bought a new hydrator recently. My other one is a round tray kind of deal, so a smaller rectangular¬† machine piqued my interest. I found it at Kohl’s, if interested, you can click on the following link.

Food Hydrators-Kohl’s
They may not look the prettiest, but to me, there’s nothing quite like the airy sweetness of heat treated sweets. It didn’t hurt that I cut out a heckuva lot of calories over the months-being not so good with that “no eating before bedtime” thing and all.

It’s so simple as well. All you do is slice up uniform bits of apple or banana, place them on trays and let sit for 7 to 10 hours.

If the thought of spending extra¬†money doesn’t suit you, there are plenty of good articles on sun drying goodies. Click for natural sun drying of fruits

From Tim to Trump

We’ll start with an article on YouTube censorship.
Read article here
Good.


The peacekeepers at YouTube, in gleaming armor and lances held high,¬†let the world know they aren’t to be trifled with.¬†Any monarchy could rest easy knowing they¬†had such righteous and ready moderators at the ready. Without guidelines instructing us on¬†what morals we’re supposed to have, where would we be?

There would probably be more videos slandering men, like the one being slandered in the video below, currently on YouTube.
I’m not speaking of slanders stemming from rumors of cheating on taxes or having a fur fetish.
I mean the harsh and intimate slandering of being a creep and sexually objectifying his daughter. A slander that would chill  the hearts of many fathers simply imagining being accused of such a thing.
No matter how ridiculous or litigious, most slanders can be dealt with in easy enough ways.
However, to spread rumors of a man touching his children with a certain degree of sexual intent, as is seen in the video.


…whether he is a an unemployed dad named Tim or whether he’s big shot Donald Trump…it can prove to be drastically insulting for some, if not devastating for others whose reputations risk destruction at the tongues of gossips.

If any beloved male in my life had the type of rumors  infecting his reputation, as in the video..no doubt, a lot of hurt would be in play. Anger as well.


 


‘Tis all right. All Mighty YouTube should come swooping in to set things right, seeing how dedicated they are training and punishing¬† us into never hurting each other’s feelings or thinking the wrong ways.

Right?

So Happy One could Cry

So Happy One could Cry

It’s difficult to explain if one’s never had the opportunity to experience it.
Sometimes, it’s a tingle of tears as joy bursts through, upon hearing news obliterating long standing sorrow.
And sometimes it’s experiencing grace in times of trouble.
Two films which can allow one to experience this incredible emotion.
My overall favorite “Life is Beautiful”

And a top favored novel, turned movie “Time Travelers Wife”

Enjoy.

There’s Gonna Come a Day

There’s gonna come a day, in a future void of our ridiculous hides, where scores of females are going to wonder why we did nothing to prevent the oppression they will be suffering from.
(If they aren’t rendered unaffected,¬†tamed real proper-like¬†due to potentially¬†mandatory¬†“mood maintenance” meds, that is)
 Many may very well be devastated, imprisoned as a result of non-compliance with any one of a bumpload of laws that no average citizen could, or was meant to, decipher.
They’re going to wonder how we allowed the¬†extinguishment of a female’s right to do as she saw fit to do with her own life without¬†tight fisted oversight¬†from all or any of the following…
 the Department of the Treasury;
 the Department of Defense;
 the Department of Justice;
 the Department of Labor;
 the Department of Health and Human Services;
 the Department of Homeland Security;
 the Office of Management and Budget;
 the National Security Staff;
 the Office of the Vice President;
 the Peace Corps;
 the Millennium Challenge Corporation;
 the White House Council on Women and Girls; and
 other executive departments, agencies, and offices, as designated by the Co-Chairs.

Thanks to little ditties like the following Executive Orders ..

Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally
Read it here and
Creating the White House Council on Women and Girls
..there should be enough protective padding and helmets for women to  avoid the pesky threat of self reliance and self determination.

I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer on what¬† I’m guessing are¬†meant to be some healthy heaping doses of protection for the gals. I mean, these were issues so in need of attention that executive orders where created. Laws in need of immediate compliance, without challenge, straight from the king or queen herself..that has to mean something, right?
Click here for Article on Use and Abuse of EOs
Considering laws governing us are as rife with inconsistencies and vague gaps as they are, it’s not exactly something to smile about.


This is a system¬†where you’ll find this kind of legal gobbledygook sandwiching timber legislation within the middle of an ocean of dos and don’ts contained within¬†an Anti-Drug Abuse Act (1988).Found within Sect.6254

“(c) ACCEPTANCE BY FOREST SERVICE.‚ÄĒThe Forest Service is au-
            thorized to accept law enforcement designation from any other
            Federal agency or agency of a State or political subdivision thereof
            for the purpose of cooperating in the investigation and enforcement
            of any Federal or State law or ordinance and regulation of any such
            agency, when such investigation or enforcement is mutually bene-
            ficial to the National Forest System and the cooperating agency or
            jurisdiction, upon entering into a memorandum of understanding or
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† cooperative agreement with such agency or jurisdiction.”.
              (f) CRIMINAL PENALTY FOR PLACING HAZARDOUS OR INJURIOUS
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† DEVICES ON FEDERAL LANDS.‚ÄĒChapter 91 of title 18, United States
            Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “¬ß 1864. Hazardous or injurious devices on Federal lands
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “(a) Whoever‚ÄĒ
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “(1) with the intent to violate the Controlled Substances Act,
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “(2) with the intent to obstruct or harass the harvesting of
                  timber, or
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† “(3) with reckless disregard to the risk that another person
                  will be placed in danger of death or bodily injury and under
                  circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to such risk,
            uses a hazardous or injurious device on Federal land, on an Indian
            reservation, or on an Indian allotment while the title to such
            allotment is held in trust by the United States or while such
            allotment remains inalienable by the allottee without the consent of
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† the United States shall be punished under subsection (b)…….
Print it out. Save it for leisure reading and tea later.
¬†Goodness only knows what kind of unrelated fine print will bring our great grand daughters to their knees. What’s going to force them into a desperate struggle for true independence-which we could have prevented in the first place, instead of cry babying over¬†the alleged”Horror Assault of the American Male’s Hello”

It’s a JOKE People

Some heated articles on recent Trump ‘unearthing’.

Either one of two things is going on, regarding the hullabaloo of Trump’s alleged comments on “dating ten year girls”
We’re either being “treated” to a¬†blatant example of how little the media respects our intelligence by tossing in¬† junky scraps of news into our cages, waiting¬†for us to dribble and hoot over them.
Or we’re being confronted by the reality of us encouraging the media to treat us like a bunch of overly sensitive children because that’s what we’ve evolved¬†into.
I can not believe, for one minute, that anyone with even a sophomoric knowledge of society and an unimpaired IQ could truly blow this story into the “scandal” it has become.

I can’t recall anyone even remotely near his age (post Ivana) as ever being¬† his companion. The ones I recall, have been in their twenties. No biggie. It’s a common thing amongst people who have achieved a certain position in life. It would be odd, as a matter of polite fact, if a¬†big shot’s¬†aspirations were to obtain older versions of anything, when their resources allow for newer. That’s not how we tick.
The worst my creative imagination gathered from his comment was¬† ‘Yup. Ten plus ten does indeed equal twenty..Hm, that sounds about right for Donald’

With that being said, I am finding it hard to accept that we aren’t familiar with the JOKES we tell within our society regarding May-December pairings and the like. Among these jokes, there are many variations of many quips and snips we crack wise over. What Trump said?¬†Many of us have¬†heard that said quite a few times, I’m sure.

¬†As a young girl, when a man was allowed to be a man without getting castrated over it, even¬†I heard comments directed at me. As¬† JOKES, not perverted grindings from ill intentioned men. There could be an older dude making a sweet remark on how pretty I’d be and his “intention” to marry me when I was older. Then, as usual, there would come the¬†fatherly pat on the head and a wink assuring me that I wouldn’t always be the shy little knee biter that the kids always picked on.
As I matured into a young woman, I preferred the company of older men. Any man or woman who has had the privilege of dating older lovers in their youth, has heard enough “cruising the playground for dates” jokes to last a lifetime. On the flip-side, the “cruising the nursing home for dates” is commonly spent amongst the younger lovers. But we’re not losing our mind over a public figure laying down a joke after greeting a geriatric on the elevator, so…

That’s all it was. A stupid and well worn joke that folks have been¬†yuckling up for decades.
It shouldn’t even be a topic, it’s that insignificant. But here we are, stirring up or being stirred up into hypertensive states¬†about it.
Why? Who knows why. There’s more important questions that need addressing.

As I stated earlier, it has to do with what in the world we are witnessing.
If it is media manipulation in order to distract from the real concerns we have as citizens, or an indicator of our intellectual or emotional weak spots… those are the things to pull the serious faces over and burn the brain cells on.
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