Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ahem... Ok, here it goes
I am not sure where to start. I don't want to sound snotty or mean or anything. I just want to be honest. I am pairing way down on social media. No really. This means that I no longer will be on Twitter. The friends I have made know that they can reach me. If they are friends they will and if they aren't then it just goes to show ya...show you what I am not sure.
Here it goes...
I started out on social media back in the day of BBS's. Yup. I had my 1200Baud accoustical modem and away I went. David's Amazing BBS. Run by a very quirky David Dennis. Son of Jack Dennis. Come on, didn't any of you read The Cuckoo's Egg? So I was hooked. Back in 1985 I was in geek heaven. It then took a turn. My life changed and so did I. I ended up on Usenet and spent time on RFC (rec.food.cooking) and RFC (Recipes.food.cooking) I met Dr. Food on RFC. I met friends that I am still friends with. At the time I worked at RAND as a typesetter. As time went by so did technology. I was asked to learn HTML since it was a stupid cousin of a Unix language I was using. I learned. I played. I turned into their Web Women.
Lets fast forward to now. I am on Twitter. I am on Facebook. I hate both of them but can't stop looking. I am deleting Twitter. I am paring down Facebook to a list of people who are really my friends (goodbye high school people that never communicate with me anyhow). I am actually deleting anyone that I don't talk to via phone, email or who otherwise I have a current connection.
1. I am sick of self promotion. I don't care about listening to you tell me how amazing you are.
2. I am sick of being sold something.
3. I am sick of attention seekers.
4. I am sick of phoney.
5. I am sick of the self importance when none of it really matters.
6. I am done.
So, if you want to keep in touch that is great. You have my email. You might even have my phone number. If you don't have either, chances are you don't need to talk to me.
This blog? I do this blog for the people that really love me in real life. I also do it for others that like reading it. I do it for the practice of writing. I do it to amuse myself. Ok? I do NOT do it to get "famous" (which in this medium means a book deal) or to make people like me.
Thanks to you know who for putting shit into perspective for me. Your approach stunk but it made me open up my eyes. (No it wasn't Dr. Food)
stuffing of your choice
salt and pepper
2 Pie crust mixes
2-3 hard-boiled eggs
Stuff the crow. Loosen joints with a knife but do not cut through.
Simmer the crow in a stew-pan, with enough water to cover, until nearly tender, then season with salt and pepper. Remove meat from bones and set aside.
Prepare pie crusts as directed. (Do not bake)
Make a medium thick gravy with flour, shortening, and juices in which the crow has cooked and let cool.
Line a pie plate with pie crust and line with slices of hard-boiled egg. Place crow meat on top. Layer gravy over the crow. Place second pie dough crust over top.
Bake at 450 degrees for 1/2 hour.
Collected by Bert Christensen