“But today he only saw one of the river’s secrets, one that gripped his soul. He saw that the water continually flowed and flowed and yet it was always there; it was always the same and yet every moment it was new. Who could understand, conceive this? He did not understand it; he was only aware of a dim suspicion, a faint memory, divine voices.”
Hermann Hesse from the book Siddhartha

sweetalyssm and I have been talking about classic foods… well, maybe not classic, but stuff folks ate 60 or more years ago. Pancreas with chicken liver dressing. Headcheese.

The Butcher Shop bears noticing… click on the head. 🙂

a whole mess of recipes for DarkTrain and his Gramma! Vittles!

Muskrat Stew

1 muskrat cut into pieces
salt and pepper
2 1/2 Tb. butter
7 cups boiling water
1 tsp. thyme
1 cup corn
3 potatoes, cubed
1/4 tsp. cayenne
3 medium onions, sliced
2 cups canned tomatoes with juice

Roll the muskrat pieces in flour, salt, and pepper. Brown in
butter. Add muskrat and all other ingredients, (with the
exception of the tomatoes), to the boiling water, cover, and
simmer for 1/2 to 2 hours. Add the tomatoes and continue to
simmer another hour.

Serves 4

dedicated to the palmetto bug on the floor right now.

Bug City

Well… I… happened to…
Find me a buggy
Coming out from under a rock in the grass
He got his bug luggage
No time to talk he’s walkin’ fast

He’s heading for a log where the lady bugs are plentiful
He showed me some brochures and I must say it was beautiful
I’m belly down and bendin’ back the blades
Bug stopped just long enough for him to say

I’m on my way… to bug citay
I’m on my way… to bug citay

If you wanna dance with a buggy
Put all six feet on the ground
A bug will pick up your luggage
And drive you straight into town
When you’re safe from the spray and the kitty and the chase
If bugs can make it there they could make it anyplace
Between the sun going going down and the sun coming up
Bug city’s rocking’ yea that feather pluckin’ log is lit up

I’m on my way… to bug citay

And they’re all going to bug city for the night

new error.

between this and proxy, again, I’m locked out today…


Likely reasons you’re seeing this:

  • Network congestion. We’re not hooked up the OC3 yet… we’re on a temporary 1.5 Mbps line at the colo place. It can’t handle the traffic. We should get a fast connection within a few days… I thought we would have got it sooner. :-/

I’m doing everything I can to find ways to get more bandwidth and offload parts of the site elsewhere for now. Sorry … if it makes you feel any better, the servers aren’t even breaking a sweat… it’s just the network connection that sucks now.

nobody ever remembers the 2nd lyric. Daisy, you gold-digger!

Daisy, Daisy,
Give me your answer do
I’m half crazy,
All for the love of you
It won’t be a stylish marriage
I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet
Upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two

Michael, Michael
Here is your answer true.
I’ll not cycle
Over the world with you.
If you can’t afford a carriage,
There won’t be any marriage.
‘Cause I’ll be damned,
If I’ll be crammed
On a bicycle built for two!