Photo a Day – OCTOBER
Day # 8 – ANGLE
Stacy Alexander – 2012
The theme for today’s challenge is the word, “Angle” and the above photo represents my interpretation. Admittedly, however, I cannot make a post about the word, “Angle” without mentioning a woman who, in my opinion, is one of the biggest political jokes alive today, Sharron Angle.
One simply doesn’t get much dumber than this woman. Her willful ignorance goes far beyond the bounds of insanity into sheer stupidity. She is typical dim-witted tea party fare …and the joke of many political circles…and is it any wonder? ..Do you know that this insipid woman actually claimed that Muslim Sharia law was taking hold in parts of the U.S? You can’t make this stuff up, folks! She is an embarrassment to herself and to this country….sort of like idiot Sarah Palin…but worse.
Willful ignorance is one of the things that is really wrong with this country today. These idiots that refuse to fact check from reliable sources, the ones that rely upon FOX for their “news” and who admire idiots like Angle and Palin. It boggles the mind, people! I have zero patience for that kind of stupidity. There is no excuse for it.
Here are ten examples of what makes this woman fall into the idiot category, in my opinion. One cannot make the claim that these quotes are taken out of context because they are not. They are made in direct reference to the citations underneath each quote. The bozo actually said these things!
The 10 Most Ridiculous Sharron Angle Quotes (So Far)
Sharron Angle is of the brainlessly stupid variety that evokes belly laughs from educated people. A great example is when she chastised and berated a reporter for QUOTING HER!! Isn’t that funny?! She was questioned about something that she, herself, stated publicly on her website, and then called the reporter that repeated it, an “idiot”! Again…ya can’t make this stuff up, folks. They need a whole new word to describe how utterly dumb Sharron Angle is! Click HERE to read the whole story about this incident.
Here are some of her other idiotic statements:
It snows infrequently in Portland. This morning, when I saw the first flakes drifting from the gray sky, I thought to check the hummingbird feeder. Sure enough, it was frozen solid, so I brought it indoors, thawed it out and refilled it with nectar concentrate, this time, using warm water. No sooner had I hung it back out than this little guy discovered it and took a long, thirsty drink.
When the snow really started to come down, I grabbed the camera and walked around the block to get a few shots. Not all birds fared as gracefully as the hummingbird.
Some of our plants had been fooled into thinking spring had come early. Unfortunately for them, it clearly has not.
I love how the snow instantly transformed the hood into a winter wonderland. And even in the snow, love still abounds.
The tree branches gently caressed the falling snow which contrasted beautifully with the green moss.
Even the gargoyles are tucked up tight against the freezing wind.
And the snow leaves its cryptic messages on the walk….
Even my little spring-colored mosaic Zen house is shivering!
It is still snowing as I write this. Puppy is snug and warm by the fireplace and I am getting ready to enjoy a bowl of homemade Tom Yam coconut soup, firey hot with peppers and kale-stuffed dumplings.
Beatrix and I are going to hunker down and be thankful that we are warm and safe. This is going to be a peaceful evening.
“You Are the Sunshine of my Life” is a song that has been cursing through my brain over the last week (for unspeakable reasons), so tonight, I decided to walk down the street to the Sunshine Tavern, a relatively new eating establishment/tavern in the hood. Loved the atmosphere, with books stacked on a shelf and cool art by local artists, hanging on the wall. I love dining alone. It is such a treat to take myself out for a nice dinner at the end of a long day of work. Sunshine Tavern was quick, easy and unassuming. I really enjoyed my meal there.
Located at 3111 Division Street here in Portland, everything about this family-friendly pub is casual and “easy” with the exception of the sophisticated food menu. Their food has been featured in Bon Appétite Magazine, The New York Post, Food and Wine, and they have even received mention in the Wall Street Journal. I am fortunate to live within walking distance of it. Sunshine Tavern does offer some well-thought-out fare. Unfortunately, there are few vegetarian offerings. I would like to see more, but what they do offer is exquisite!
I had the garnet yam and quinoa cakes smothered in fennel, softly cooked onions and sliced almonds. The cakes were soft with hot and full of rich, delicious flavor. Each bite was a mixture of interesting texture provided by the nuts and the vegetables. I had never experienced a taste combination quite like this one, and admittedly, probably would not have thought of this myself, but I feel I have discovered a real treasure in this particular dish, and can’t wait to try it again.
Also on the menu, is a small selection of toast. This is not just any toast, mind you. They offer garlic toast with butter, chicken liver mousse spread thickly on a toasted baguette, a housemade terrine with toast and accoutrements and what I ordered, the chopped egg on toast with créme fraiche and tarragon. The tarragon accented the flavors of the yam cakes perfectly. This was an outstanding light dinner. I had a tall Sierra Nevada ale with it and reveled in the flavors as I slowly enjoyed the food and atmosphere, but after I had finished, I was still a little hungry, so I asked the very nice waiter what was good for dessert. He recommended the soft serve with Fernet Blanca. With the first bite, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!
Fernet Branca is a bitter, aromatic spirit from Italy. The marriage of this complex herbal blend with the sweetness of the housemade soft serve was a union that is unsurpassed in harmony. I freaked out with the goodness of it all, and am already yearning to go back…ah, but alas. Today is a fasting day. I shall save my return trip for later, and sleep tonight, dreaming of how good it all was. Love this place. I shall return!
Photo a Day – AUGUST
Day #22- A ROOM
© Stacy Alexander – 2013
This is part of the floor mural in (I think) Terminal D …a big room….at the Dallas-FT. Worth Airport (DFW). When I fly in and out of there, I always try to see as much of the art as possible. That is about the only good thing in this airport for a liberal vegetarian. 🙂 (well…almost….) I have searched and searched for the name of this mosaic artist so I could give due credit, but my attempts to find his or her name were unsuccessful. If any of you know who made this piece, will you please let me know?