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I was surprised by how quick and simple this recipe turned out to be -- and how amazing! Forget buying a fancy coffee; why not make a fancy coffee bar for dessert?
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A side road used to avoid the tolls or traffic of a turnpike or highway.
Etymology: shun + turnpike. mid-1800s
"The Doctor overwhelms us with learning, universal and incomprehensible. Here is his map of the mental faculties, in which twenty-eight separate powers of mind are described in odd and even numbers.
"The arrows show the course of ideas through the mind. They begin with the motives in the region of the highest odd numbers in the south-west corner of the mind, marked A, and go perpendicularly northward, through Thirst and Hunger to Sensation, marked B; then turn to the right and go eastward, through Conception, to Attention, marked C, and then descend southward, through Perception, Memory, Understanding, Comparison, Combination, Reason, Invention, and Judgement; wheel to the left under Will, marked D, and pass through Conscience, and then to V, the unascertained centre of Sensation, Volition, and Will. This is the natural turnpike road for ideas when we are awake and sane. But here is an open shunpike, X, Y, Z, on which Ideas, when we are asleep or insane, start off and pass by Conscience, and so avoid paying toll to that inflexible gatekeeper."
- William H. Seward, in his defense of William Freeman, 1846.
(you can see the whole strange diagram in this book, on page 356,
and here is a little more about William Freeman)
Mini Dark Chocolate Cupcake Bites - These little gems are satisfyingly rich and full of dark chocolate flavor. The texture just melts in your mouth. I've topped these with candy canes for a festive touch for the holidays, but you don't have to, so these are great any time of year! Recipe and more at The Alchemist.
origin: (21st century) a neologism in psychology; (11th century) Greek πρόνοια = "care" or "forethought"
1. A sneaking suspicion that the universe is conspiring to help you or others; antonym to paranoia.
2. During the late Byzantine Empire, money set aside, under a state income, specifically to benefit individuals and institutions.
At the Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.
Traditional French toast with blueberry compote, bacon, coffee, and syrup. There's also a chocolate shot glass someone gave me that I forgot to bring home. People shouldn't give me things in restaurants if they want me to keep them.
- feeling...: happy
- hearing...:Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour
Had a great time at Phil & Gina's talking to my future sisters in law and watching the guys play poker. Mike's been sick all week and I'm afraid he's given me a little of it. I've felt as if in a fog all day :( I can't wait to get into bed, but I'm afraid sleep may not come easily to me tonight. Alka Seltzer to the rescue!
origin: (1950s) coined by Sir Harold Nicolson; French = literally "Colorado beetle", Greek doruphoros = spear carrier
An individual delighting in pointing out someone else's minor mistakes; a pedantic and persistent critic.
((You may have bumped into one or two of these on Livejournal *ahem*))