On Chia Seeds
@Vera Knoop This.
Oh, MAN. That Prince number gave me goosebumps.
Anybody else here who loved "War For The Oaks" will know what I mean when I say that That Man Cannot Possibly Be Human.
@thatgirl Anecdotally, um, no.
@Rubyinthedust I'm not desensitized, I just really really REALLY hate sweet beer. Boyfriend The Brewer will drink anything, pretty much, as long as it's not bad, but I prefer very dry beers.
It's okay. If hops are declared passe, there'll be more triple IPA for us.
I am 43, about to turn 44, and I have two things to say:
1. Being 25 gets much easier when you're 40.
2. It is SO COOL that I get to hang out with such smart, insightful, together people, no matter their ages.
I work with a lot of people who have neurological disorders of one sort or another. Some of them are congenital, some are acquired. I am the often the first person who's ever brought up sex without being asked--whether it's somebody with a brand-new stroke, or somebody who was born with neurofibromatosis.
Your mom is my hero. This piece, no joking, made me cry.
One of the things that we forget about when we talk about people who are disabled/different in one way or another is the need for sex, and closeness, and that basic human connection.
Going to go sob now. Thanks, Mara's Mom.
@katiemcgillicuddy That's like a hockey David Tennant. Obviously I have been missing out.
I've eaten amaranth *greens,* which you can forage around here, but never the seed. Amaranth greens are dark green with purple veins when you cook them, and taste like less-bitter spinach. My amazing boyfriend, who is the forager, cooks 'em with olive oil and tosses them with tiny cubes of roasted acorn squash, thus making the best food ever.
@whizz_dumb Get the white stuff. The red stuff is nice, but it's not strong enough for most uses.
Oh, and like hot peppers, Tiger Balm does not play if you touch your eyes after using it.
@SarahP Liza Picard! Liza Picard! She has whole chapters on plumbing and sewage in each of her books! I never knew how interesting a J-bend or sanitary trap could be.