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samhainnight

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Ya know, Peggy from Twitter. Artist, writer, musician, was in an anthology on the NYT Bestseller list. Should really find the time to get back to making my comic at some point….

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samhainnight, (edited ) to random
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It’s a cool day today AND my baking stuff is unpacked (I think), so today I’m making scones! It’s my family’s recipe, and is miles better than the dry, brittle stuff the coffee shops sell. 😃 Recipe Incoming
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samhainnight, (edited )
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Wolohan Scones
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 cube butter, softened
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2tbs baking powder
In a small dish mix egg & milk
In a larg mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
Make a volcano hole in dry ingredients and add in the milk, eggs & butter. Mix with a wooden spoon. DO NOT OVER MIX!
Turn dough out onto a floured cutting board & roll til it’s as thick as you first thumb joint, being careful not to over handle the dough

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samhainnight,
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Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into parallelogram like shapes. Place on an inuslated cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes then slice lengthwise and apply an Irish amount of butter!
Serve with tea

Oh, and for this recipe, scone rhymes with gone, not stone. That’s how you know it’s the good kind.
p.s. overhandling the dough will make it tough, so mix and handle it as little as possible!

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samhainnight,
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I substituted dried strawberries for raisins.

samhainnight,
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The mixed dough

samhainnight,
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The rolled out dough. I patted it out rather than use a rolling pin.

samhainnight,
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The parallelogram like shapes

samhainnight,
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Success!

samhainnight,
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Hot, buttered scones and snow milk.

samhainnight,
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@Caitriona Thanks, they’re light, sweet, fluffy on the inside and just a touch crunchy on the outside! 😀

samhainnight,
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@mjausson It was delicious!

samhainnight,
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@anakin78z A cube is another word for a stick.

meidastouch, to random

He’s finding excuses not to debate.

samhainnight,
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@meidastouch Remember, every accusation is a confession.

GottaLaff, to random
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Oh look.

Via Aaron Fritschner:

Justice #Alito says his wife Martha-Ann Alito had an altercation with neighbors about a "'Fuck Trump' sign that was within 50 feet of where children await the school bus in Jan 21."

Except... FCPS and ACPS were all remote in January of 2021. No children were waiting for buses

Washington Post 2 EDUCATION ‘I'm so glad you're here: Students return to Fairfax County classrooms for the first time in months ' By Hannah Natanson February 16, 2021 at 7:12 p.m. EST
EDUCATION Alexandria City Public Schools sets date for reopening: Arlington refuses to follow suit ' By Hannah Natanson February 5, 2021 at 3:25 p.m. EST

samhainnight,
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@GottaLaff Oops!

ai6yr, to random

Paying a car service to pick up the relatives at LAX, I have hit my free Uber limit.

samhainnight,
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@ai6yr @Greg So you’re missing work (and losing money) so they can save money on their vacation. That’s a no. If it were an emergency, then sure, but your time is valuable.

_L1vY_, to random
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I usually follow anyone back and it's very rare that I intentionally unfollow a mutual, but I just unfollowed someone whose account I realized is primarily promoting grind culture. Absolutely not.

No, I do not have 12 working hours on weekdays and 16 more on weekends to "create wealth." Sick of this pervasive ableist, capitalist, anti-humane attitude.

"You SHOULD be able to--" no I shouldn't and I can't! That's the whole thing. Let me rest FFS.

samhainnight,
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@_L1vY_ NGL, that’s not the kind of grind that came to mind when I read that first sentence. 🤣

samhainnight,
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@_L1vY_ Ha!

yo_bj, to privacy
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How many libraries had "police having the tech to scan the RFID of a library book in a moving car" in their list of threat scenarios? :yikes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2024/05/14/police-car-surveillance-tech-uncovers-phones-pet-trackers-and-library-books/

Non-paywalled archived version - https://archive.is/bYszD

samhainnight,
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@yo_bj You have to ask yourself why they’d want to and what they’re planning to do with the information.

samhainnight, to random
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Thus doesn't make it legal for recreational use nationwide, but it's a big step forward. https://apnews.com/article/marijuana-rescheduling-drug-policy-biden-15b43441670757b0c2bfa36731e47d07

mastodonmigration, (edited ) to random
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So now SpaceX, with no working spacesuit, and years behind on it's multi-billion dollar moon lander, is lobbying NASA to go to the Hubble Space Telescope.

"A successful private mission could improve Hubble's ability to point at celestial objects and, by boosting its orbit, extend its life by years... however, an accident could leave the multibillion-dollar telescope broken — or, even more tragically, tethered to the dead bodies of the astronauts sent to repair it."

https://www.npr.org/2024/05/16/1250250249/spacex-repair-hubble-space-telescope-nasa-foia

samhainnight,
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@mastodonmigration No, but I'm all for sending the super rich into outer space.

samhainnight, to ADHD
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I wanted to bake something today because the weather was cool, but I couldn't remember the recipe, so I had to look it up, but the recipe book was packed, so I had to move a bunch of boxes to get to it, but while they were out of the way I decided to put the kitchen rug down, then as long as I was at it I unpacked some dishes, then I unpacked my cookbooks then decided to put them on the tea cart, then put every else back nicely & now the kitchen looks better but I'm too tired to bake.

samhainnight,
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@Catawu Lol! Truth!

samhainnight,
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@thepoliticalcat One of the ways, yes.

yurnidiot, to random
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samhainnight,
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@yurnidiot There's no such thing as unskilled labor, there's only undervalued labor.

pvonhellermannn, to random
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I loved seeing the last night, that was really special. I never thought I would see northern lights, and certainly not in Eastbourne!

In fact, one reason why they were so far south may be climate change…. Thanks to @samhainnight
for mentioning this.

https://perlan.is/articles/climate-change-northern-lights
https://mastodon.green/@pvonhellermannn/112419296409982239

samhainnight,
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@pvonhellermannn @kategenevieve @davidho @Ruth_Mottram Well, that's good to know, thanks for all the leg work!

samhainnight, (edited ) to random
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Hi everyone! It’s me, here in exile from the bird site. I tried tumblr, but while it’s fun, it’s too non-linear to keep up with the news on. I’m here for now. Hopefully this’ll work out. Follow back for curated news, topical events, loads of open minded, progressive, civil rights things, art, geek culture, and occasionally recipes.

samhainnight,
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@HistoPol Hi, and thank you. I didn't bring any followers with me, Mastodon has just been very welcoming to me :)

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