Selden Vos VIII
As someone once said. I like romantic walks to the refrigerator.
Posted in None Defualt on November 25, 2013
I’m tired, y’all.
Tired of not fully understanding my French reading. Tired of not having proper time to go the the Rec. Tired of my phone being broken.
Above all, dear reader, I am tired of being a Millennial.
Not because I’m ashamed of my Millennial brothers and sisters. Not because I wish I was born in another era (that’s a whole other story). But because I’m tired of being bashed in popular media.
I read anotherarticle the other day which sarcastically mocked 20-somethings. And it just might have been the straw that broke the 20-something’s back.
Hi, I’m an entitled and broke 20-something and today I’m here to share with you some tips and tricks to grocery shopping on a budget that I’ve picked up over the past year and a half. You see, I graduated college a year and a half ago and, without meal plans or…
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Posted in None Defualt on November 14, 2013
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 quarts beef stock or broth
- 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 8 thick slices French bread
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces Gruyére cheese, shredded
- 8 ounces mozzarella, shredded
- 4 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese
For the soup, heat the butter and oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onions and increase the heat to high. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are golden and very soft, about 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium; add the garlic and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes more. Mash the garlic with…
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Posted in None Defualt on November 13, 2013
Knowing that it takes years of intense training (read: huuuge time commitment) to become a professional ballet dancer, a lot of people outside the ballet world want to know, what happens when you (or your body) decide it’s time to stop dancing?
With programs like Boston Ballet’s partnership with Northeastern University and Alvin Ailey’s affiliation with Fordham University, earning a college degree while dancing with a professional company is not as unattainable as it once was (me, I’m part time at Providence College). For some dancers, though, school is not the answer to their ballet blues, but instead seeking an alternative art form quenches their thirst for change.
This was exactly the case with Kylli Sparre, who completed her professional ballet training, only to put down her pointe shoes and pick up a camera. Photography quickly filled the void where ballet once thrived, and she has “never looked back”. Her…
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I think most of us remember when big hoop earrings were a must have and a major 90′s jewelry trend. It’s not that hoop earrings every went away entirely post 1999! In fact, they have been a trade mark look for lots of stars like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles over the years, but now they have firmly returned to the ears of every stylish lady in Hollywood and I for one am delighted gold hoop earrings are making a comeback!! Xxx.
Posted in None Defualt on October 18, 2013
Seafaring is one of the world’s oldest occupations, so it is only natural that in times where inexplicable events have happened, superstitions have played a major role in providing reasons for their occurrence.
The uncontrollable nature of the sea has given way to many a nautical lore, each one as curious as the next. So plunge in if you dare, and discover 13 common sailor superstitions.
1. No Bananas On Board
Aside from their peels causing many comedians to trip and fall down, bananas have long been thought to bring bad luck, especially on ships. At the height of the trading empire between Spain and the Caribbean in the 1700’s, most cases of disappearing ships happened to be carrying a cargo of bananas at the time.
Coincidence? Perhaps. Another theory suggests that because bananas spoiled so quickly, transporters had to get to their destination much quicker. Fisherman thus never caught anything…
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Posted in at the confluence of the Monongahela on October 14, 2013
J.T. Petty is one of my favorite filmmakers, especially among those working at the horror end of the spectrum. The Burrowers is a particularly well-done take on Lovecraftian horrors emerging during the “wild west” era of U.S. history.
His latest effort, Hellbenders, appears about as profanely humorous as one might hope for a take on the exorcism genre. Looking forward to it.
Posted in None Defualt on September 18, 2013
I grind coffee in the dark while my family sleeps. This is my routine.
In this ritual with splashing water and spoons, I sift the inner recesses for inspiration. If the Archives are chronicles of the everyday, what does the muse have for this morning?
All is well. There is half and half in the refrigerator, this summer’s mango harvest is stacked in the freezer. Life is stocked. But this morning draws a blank.
Until that ever-so-quiet whisper. Read the Jan Frazier…
Gifted to me two months ago, and still yet to be read, the ebook “Opening the Door – Jan Frazier Teachings on Awakening” was finally unearthed from my neglected email inbox last night.
Following a lead this morning – what the heck – I open the PDF and find it randomly positioned to page 16. What follows are some excerpts from the chapter “Where is…
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