Tuesday, October 17, 2017

did trump really say

It's a problem. He's a problem.
He is not the solution to literally anything.

None of this is okay.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Birthday, Oscar

Isn't he wonderful. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday: 1990'ish

I don't have my college yearbook, in fact I'd never even seen one. But Lisa brought hers to our 20th reunion in 2012, and this picture was in it -- the drama club officers. It's Edwardyne, me and Amy. Eddie was also my Junior Sister through a buddy program CNR came up with for incoming Freshmen.The photographer had us pose (awkwardly, if memory serves) at the bottom of the steps that, in those days, arc'ed up to the cafeteria and swooped down to the bookstore and club offices. So...food, books and stuff to join. Yeah, I always liked that building.

That building is now called the Sweeney Center, and it's mostly administrative. But in the 90s Steve Sweeney was the Dean of Arts & Sciences. One of my work-study jobs was in his office. He was...very businesslike. I couldn't get a read on the guy at all. I wonder if he knew or had any part in what happened when they kicked so many of us out. Why didn't that mass expulsion raise any eyebrows? I still don't get it, looking at these young faces in grainy black & white.

There was definitely something fishy going on with the money handling at that school.∎

I posted the following snarkful on Facebook in 2012:
"Eddie clearly didn't get the memo
that all club officers needed to show up for pictures
wearing horrifying sweaters." 

UPDATE: November 24
Real shocker that the College of New Rochelle is in trouble. Oh, was there something weird going on? Welcome to the party, pal. They're talking about the "timeline" of this scandal in terms of years. Dear lawyers: try decades. If I were you, I'd seek out the students who did their work study in the Bursar's office in the early 90s. #CNROwesMeADiploma 




Conflicting timelines
The statements of Roberts, Huntington and the college board of trustees show differing timelines of when senior management first learned of looming financial issues.
 
When the board announced in October that it was probing a financial crisis, it said trustees were advised around the beginning of the school year of significant unmet obligations and took immediate action. In an FAQ, they added the obligations emerged after the May retirement of the controller. 
Huntington said she “promptly notified the board” about unmet obligations and unpaid payroll taxes after the controller’s retirement. 
Roberts’ statements said she raised warnings throughout her time at the college, which began August 2014, and well before Borge’s retirement. 
Several messages left for Borge at his home were not returned. Borge has not commented throughout the scandal.
Full Story on USA TODAY LOHUD 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Barbie Screamhouse

My Etsy store is almost ready.

Friday, October 6, 2017

"

Cavort, dear, just cavort. - Carol Burnett

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Early 90s

Photo: Allison Q Blatt

So last week's big clean/organize/purge event? 
When I totally cleaned my studio?
Photos were found. 

So many photos, tucked into boxes and hiding in bags.
They came sliding out from between book pages.
So now I have a pile of pictures, some I haven't seen in ages.

For today, here's one of me
with Hub (then-boyfriend) and his college friend Geoff.
Hub organized a group trip to a car race.
We liked the F1 and Indy cars and did this a number of times

but I don't remember where this track was located.

Check out my sweet blue long johns in public.

I regret nothing.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Recipe: Garden Pizza


Yesterday Joe posted on Facebook about the pizza I made for dinner. People were all "wow!" over how good it looks. But really no need to "wow" this one, guys! Quick pizza is so easy if somebody else makes the dough, and my grocery store happens to have a great ready made pizza dough in the deli section.

I wrote up a Quick Version of a garden pizza, and further down there's a more detailed explanation if you've literally never thought about making your own fresh pizza at home. We do this once a week, and we almost always make a Garden Pizza. It's especially great when everybody's gardens are busting out in tomatoes and peppers. Last night's had a purple bell pepper that Sue gave us.
PIZZA GEAR MAKES IT EASIER
  • Pizza stone or pizza pan (read what prep it needs to make sure dough does not stick)
  • Pizza cutter wheel thing
  • Oven mitts (I feel like I shouldn't have to say this, but I have stories about certain friends...you know who you are...)
Garden Pizza: Quick Version

INGREDIENTS

A ball of fresh dough
A little bread flour or white flour
Olive oil
Shredded cheese (a blend of Mozzarella with other Italian cheeses is great)
A variety of vegetables

1. Prepare the dough first by warming it.
2. Preheat the oven.
3. Slice all the vegetables.
4. Lay out the dough on your pizza pan or stone.
5. Top the pizza.
6. Bake at °425 for 12 minutes.

Be careful taking it out of the oven! It should cool for a few minutes before serving. 🍕

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Octoberdose


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