tharsis region of mars, photographed by mars express, 25th september 2014.

4 of mars’ best known volcanoes are visible: at top, near the terminator, olympus mons. at far right, in a line, ascraeus (top), pavonis (middle), and arsia mons (bottom). we have a slightly better view of the south polar region than the north, but this date (Ls 202.6) is early in the southern autumn, so the polar cap is not at its greatest extent.

10 images, playing forward then back in a loop. have slightly brightened the nightside to show the whole disc of the planet.

image credit: esa. animation: ageofdestruction

A inquietude atrapalha o agir de Deus. O que é inquieta? Ficar agitado. Normalmente quando recebemos alguma notícia que não nos agradou, a primeira coisa que fazemos é ficar agitados, algumas pessoas começam a andar de um lado para o outro, intenção de acalmar, mas acaba deixando-a mais agitada ainda. Se preocupar. Muitas vezes se preocupamos com coisas que já entregamos nas mãos de Deus, e isso é falta de temor muito grande! Pois quando fazemos isso estamos dizendo ao todo Poderoso que Ele não é tão Poderoso assim para resolver nossos problemas, para dar conta deles sozinhos! Deus não gosta que entregamos algo nas mãos Dele e vire e mexe darmos uma olhadinha pra ver se está tudo bem! Isso é inquietude, e inquietude é falta de confiança. A desconfiança só tarda as coisas pra sua vida.
—  A inquietude.
Macro-friendly chicken spaghetti

Those of who you hail from the barren northlands may not have heard of chicken spaghetti but it is a nostalgia-heavy dish for me. It gives me the warm-and-fuzzies, it makes me think about my great-grandmother, the whole nine yards. bikesbrainsbarbells  once suggested having a dinner party where everyone brought a dish from their home turf and this would probably be it for me (however, quality Tex Mex or barbecue, or icebox pie, might be close contenders).

Anyways, if you check out Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman)’s recipe you’ll see it is heavy on the macros (all of them) and contains canned condensed soups that are, well, a little creepy. So here is my attempt to improve upon both of those things.

Make a creamy mushroom soup thing by cooking 1-2 large finely diced onions and as many finely diced cloves of garlic as you like in 1 TB of olive oil til they become very soft and brown. Then add 16 oz of roughly chopped mushrooms and some liquid and allow them to cook for a very long time (preferably as long as you prepare the other stuff). Before you add this to the casserole, mix in 1 c nonfat plain greek yogurt and ½ c low-fat or nonfat sour cream, salt, thyme (or rosemary) and black pepper. (Note: I actually make half this much and wish I had doubled or tripled it, so my recommendations here reflect that.)

Take 4 large chicken breasts and cook them as in the original recipe by boiling them in water about 30 minutes. When you’re done, remove the chicken to shred it and cook a box of spaghetti (I used a high-fiber kind) in the same water.

When the spaghetti is done and you have drained it, combine it with the shredded chicken, the mushroom soup base, half a finely diced onion, a finely diced red and green bell pepper, salt, black pepper and red pepper (or cayenne). The original recipe recommends mixing some shredded cheddar cheese into the casserole and baking it with some on top, but I chose to add my cheese at the end to control how much fat is in a serving.

Verdict: massively tasty, just not creamy enough. I’ll fix that when I try this again next week!

Macros for 1/6 of the whole recipe (sans the 1 oz of low-fat cheddar I ate mine with): 452.2 kCal, 5.8 g fat, 53.9 g carbs, 46 g protein, 8.3 g fiber.

i think the Mexican American experience is really diff in Cali, Arizona, and Texas from the ppl I’ve interacted w. even like diff parts of Texas (like El Paso and the valley) feel more validated in their identities than San Antonians. like its so weird!! but interesting. but also annoying. like this girl from Arizona told me that she would never call herself a Chicanx. she’s Mexican first and foremost. and she said the Mexican Americans she knows back home are very different from the ones in San Antonio… and it’s almost like people look down on tejanxs because of the heavy Tex mex culture we embrace. it’s very much a culmination of both whereas I know a lot of Mexican Americans who grew up more with Mexican culture and look down on people who didn’t have the same experiences and don’t think they’re “”“Mexican enough”“”

east tharsis region of mars, photographed by mars express, 17th july 2014.

below centre is ascraeus mons, the northernmost of the tharsis montes - below and left is pavonis, and below and left of that is arsia mons. at far right, level with pavonis mons, are the western valles marineris (i think they’re filled with cloud or fog).

8 images from the visual monitoring camera (basically a webcam stuck on the spacecraft, repurposed to give a low resolution overview of the planet).

image credit: esa. animation: ageofdestruction.

Eu não vou te atender. Por que faria isso? Para você fazer aquela bagunça de novo? Para dizer todas aquelas palavras bonitas, mas mentirosas? Seus olhos brilham e você me pede pra ficar, mas eu não vou. Eu quero, mas não vou. Você fala que me ama, porém não demonstra. Como quer que eu acredite? Como posso ficar com esse sofrimento e essas incertezas? Você mexe comigo e sabe disso. Se me quer tanto, como diz, no lugar de palavras, por que não me dá seu coração?
—  Minschoufak  nota número um