21 oz



The oilbird (Steatornis caripensis), locally known as the guácharo, is a bird species found in the northern areas of South America including the island of Trinidad. It is the only species in the genus Steatornis and the family Steatornithidae. Nesting in colonies in caves, oilbirds are nocturnal feeders on the fruits of the oil palm and tropical laurels. They are the only nocturnal flying fruit-eating birds in the world. They forage at night, with specially adapted eyesight. However they navigate by echolocation in the same way as bats, and are one of the few kinds of birds known to do so.

Keep reading

Tyler Joseph starting his own encore chant and talking about his hands


Pygmy Possum

The pygmy possums are a family of small possums that together form the marsupial family Burramyidae. Pygmy possums range in length from about 2 to 5 inches, and usually weigh between 10 and 50 grams (0.35 and 1.76 oz). They are nocturnal and omnivorous, living on a diet of invertebrates, fruit, seed, nectar and pollen. They are excellent climbers, due in part to their prehensile tails. The five extant species of pygmy possum are grouped into two genera. Four of the species are endemic to Australia, with one species also co-occurring in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

Keep reading

Hey, legal-drinking-aged kids!  I have another kylux cocktail recipe for you that is long overdue because I read the fic that inspired it months ago, but I had to put a little extra thought into this cocktail.  The fic I speak of is In A Place Where No One Appeared by @gefionne.  It took me a bit longer to develop this cocktail because the fic takes place primarily on Arkanis and there are many mentions of wine throughout the fic, so it seemed pretty obvious that this cocktail needed to include wine.  I’m sort of a purist when it comes to wine, so I don’t usually put it in cocktails because I feel like it should be appreciated on its own, but I did some research and experimentation to find flavors that blend well with wine, and this is what I came up with.

In A Place Where No One Appeared

Part 1

  • 4 oz chardonnay white wine
  • 2 oz club soda
  • 1 oz vodka

Part 2

  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 2 oz organic tart cherry juice

Chill the chardonnay, club soda, and tart cherry juice beforehand.  Mix part 1 in a large wine glass.  Mix part 2 in a separate glass then add it to the glass, pouring it over the back of a spoon to direct it down the side of the glass.  Part 2 should pour in below part 1 with a clear separation between the layers, though part of part 1 will blend into part 2 which is fine!  The drink should be sharper and stronger at the top and then it gets sweeter the more you drink, to reflect the way the relationship develops throughout the fic. ♥

Enjoy, and drink responsibly!

'Once Upon a Time' Star Rebecca Mader Teases Enlightening Zelena Hour
‘OUAT’ is heading back to Oz! Sunday’s flashbacks will shine light on Zelena’s lone wolf mentality, leading to some surprising decisions in the present

April 21, 2017

Rebecca Mader interview pre 6.18


My Love, I’m in Love With You



They name her Eva Ruth, after Swan’s grandmothers. Eva Ruth Jones — 6 lbs, 8 oz, 21 inches long — born just a day after his birthday, arrived screeching like a bloody banshee after a rather intense (and nerve-wracking) 36-hour labor. She’s a thief straight away, steals his heart (much like her mother had) and makes him fall for her head over feet, the moment he sets his eyes on her squirming, pink, tiny form. Her hair is dark, lashes long, cheeks dimpled and she is utter perfection. When he holds her for the first time, right in the crook of his left elbow, his eyes full of unshed tears and chest aching fiercely, he thinks that he couldn’t possibly love her more than he does right then.

He’s wrong of course.

She surprises him when she’s five — a blue-eyed, blonde-haired (she’d outgrown the dark around age three) child full of adventure and sass (though he’ll swear to his grave that he has no clue where she could have gotten that particular trait from), who remains as stubborn as her mother. They’re baking cookies (well, placing Snow’s pre-rolled balls of chocolate chip dough on a metal sheet), when she gives him a very serious look from where she’s sitting beside him on a stool.


He keeps his smile to himself, doesn’t think she’ll appreciate the way he finds her so adorable with that wee furrow between her brows (the same way Emma’s get when she’s something on her mind). 

“Aye, Cygnet?” He says the nickname with much affection.

“Who is Emma?”

Keep reading

Theadosia Leeann
August 17, 2016 3:41am
8 lbs 5 oz, 21"

The last few days have been insane. I’m on cloud nine, and I wish I could watch them all like a movie, on loop.

Tuesday night is our small group night, and we had a potluck and kickball game planned. Usually we do our bible study too, but it was just a fun night to get together. I played, much to everyone’s dismay, and scored multiple times. Yes… Kickball put me into labor. We stayed out with our friends and went to froyo after. I wasn’t contracting painfully, but my pelvic bone hurt so badly I could barely walk by the time we got home; D had to lift my ankles and legs into bed and I finally conceded that I may have over done it.

I laid down and had some uncomfortable contractions and finally decided to take a shower to ease my back. I told D I thought I was in labor, but not to sound the alarm and to get some rest. In the shower, my contractions went from 6+ minutes apart to less than 3 minutes apart. I woke him and we called the midwife and our families. We told them to stay put until we knew if the midwifery center would admit us… It was 1:30 am. D and I laughed and joked between contractions and marveled about becoming a family of three.

We got to the center and were informed we were the only patients that night… But epic was down and they had no access to any of my records or results. So, we took it old school and everything was documented on printer paper and a clipboard. We were hooked up to the monitors and checked: 7 cm and contractions about a minute apart. My parents had arrived at this point and I was so happy to see my mom! We got settled into our [beautiful] suite and I hopped right into the shower to labor. D was incredible from the get go… Helping me through each contraction and keeping me so encouraged. After a bit in the shower, I labored on the side of the bed and begged to be checked as they filled the tub: 9.5 cm! I got in the tub and it was literally only 6 inches of tepid water… No one had delivered in the room I was in, so things like water thermometers were still being organized and multiple procedures and whatnot were complete scattered. It was one of the only negatives about our experience.

Eventually the tub was warm and deeper and it was time to push… The pressure was insane and I kept begging for a break. I wish I could brag about how brave and determined I was at this point, but that wasn’t the case! D was sitting on the tub side and holding me up, and although I knew logically there was nothing he could do, the pain was insane and I kept begging him to make it stop. Between contractions I was hiding in the corner of the tub and trying to cross my legs, screaming about how I couldn’t do it. Finally, D started sobbing, seeing me in pain, and it was so motivating to me to end it. I started pushing around 3:30 and after almost 10 minutes, D told me he could see her head with total astonishment. I reached down and could feel the very top of her head… It was the last bit of motivation I needed. On the next contraction, in one push, our girl joined the world from head to toe; I caught her myself. She was loud and beautiful and all ours. She settled in against my chest and D & I had a moment of awe.

The rest of the process I’d like to forget… My midwife was a nightmare and ended up excusing herself from my case. My repairs took hours and they hadn’t received their shipment of pain meds/anesthesia at the new center. My repairs took so long, Thea had to be removed from me and do skin to skin with D. My mom laid with me through it all and tried to keep me distracted and calm while I fell apart. Finally, while literally kicking and screaming, I refused the rest of my repairs. I’m still paying the price on that.

Finally, we were able to lay in our big bed as a family of three and recover and begin to find our new normal. We were brought breakfast and spent all morning marveling over the fact that our baby was finally here and that she was ours. I still well up thinking about how our lives have changed and how overwhelmingly blessed we are.

We left the center at 11:30, just ten hours from my labor beginning. Our small group & families brought us dinner and loved on us all evening– it was a dream.

Long story short, our delivery was incredibly fast and smooth. Recovery was difficult. Thea is perfect.

High-Protein Foods

If you’re starting your own “body challenge” you should already know that it’s a long way and you need a lot of proteins, here it’s a list of high-protein foods:

1. High-Protein Dairy

Greek Yogurt

  • Protein Power: 23 g per 8 oz. serving

Cottage Cheese

  • Protein Power: 14 g per ½ cup serving

Swiss Cheese

  • Protein Power: 8 g per 1 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 6 g per 1 large egg

Milk, 2%

  • Protein Power: 8 g per 1 cup serving

2. High-Protein Meat

Steak (Top Or Bottom Round)

  • Protein Power: 23 g per 3 oz. serving

Ground Beef (95% Lean)

  • Protein Power: 18 g per 3 oz. serving

Pork Chops (Boneless)

  • Protein Power: 26 g per 3 oz. serving

Chicken Breast (Boneless And Skinless)

  • Protein Power: 24 g per 3 oz. serving

Turkey Breast

  • Protein Power: 24 g per 3 oz. serving

3. High-Protein Seafood

Yellowfin Tuna

  • Protein Power: 25 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 23 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 25 g per 3 oz. serving

Sockeye Salmon

  • Protein Power: 23 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 21 g per 3 oz. serving

4. High-Protein Canned Foods


  • Protein Power: 24 g per 3 oz. serving

Corned Beef

  • Protein Power: 24 g per 3 oz. serving

Light Tuna

  • Protein Power: 22 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 21 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 21 g per 3 oz. serving

Navy Beans

  • Protein Power: 20 g per 1 cup serving

Dried Lentils

  • Protein Power: 13 g per ¼ cup serving

5. High-Protein Deli

Roast Beef

  • Protein Power: 18 g per 3 oz. serving

Canadian Bacon

  • Protein Power: 15 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 21 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 18 g per 3 oz. serving

Roasted Turkey Breast

  • Protein Power: 18 g per 3 oz. serving

6. High-Protein Snacks


  • Protein Power: 13 g per 1 oz. serving

Peanut Butter

  • Protein Power: 8 g per 2 tbsp serving

Mixed Nuts

  • Protein Power: 6 g per 2 oz. serving

Bean Chips

  • Protein Power: 4 g per 1 oz. serving

7. High-Protein Produce

Smoothie Drinks

  • Protein Power: 16 g per 1 cup serving


  • Protein Power: 12 g per 3 oz. serving

8. High-Protein Frozen Foods


  • Protein Power: 8 g per ½ cup serving

Green Peas

  • Protein Power: 7 g per 1 cup serving

Frozen Greek Yogurt

  • Protein Power: 6 g per ½ cup serving

9. High-Protein Grains

Wheat Germ

  • Protein Power: 6 g per 1 oz. serving

Soba Noodles

  • Protein Power: 12 g per 3 oz. serving


  • Protein Power: 8 g per 1 cup serving

Skyfall cocktails part II


Plymouth Gin, a drink as English as the Union Jack and bulldogs, is not for the fainthearted. But mixed with lime juice and dry vermouth it becomes an elegant cocktail.

1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with several ice cubes.

2. Stir well.

3. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass filled with ice.

4. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.


A very simple in preparation but exquisitely aristocratic cocktail.

1. Build the ingredients into a brandy snifter.

2. Stir and serve.


An unsophisticated but  truly relaxing cocktail after a stressful week.

1. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug.

2. Top with the cola.


A vegan variation of the eggnog, perfect for people who don’t have time to drink except for the holiday season.

The ingredients for 10 servings (in case of spending holidays at work in Q-department):

21 oz extra-firm silken tofu

2 cups soymilk

2/3 cup turbinado sugar, light brown sugar, or sucanat (or use ½ cup honey or 1 cup alternate liquid sweetener)

¼ tsp salt

1 cup cold water

1 cup rum

4 ½ tsp vanilla extract

20 ice cubes


1. Place the crumbled tofu and soymilk in a blender with the sugar and salt.

2. Blend until very smooth.

3. Scrape this into a large bowl or pitcher, and whisk in the water, rum and vanilla.

4. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until serving time.

5. To serve, blend half of the mixture in the blender with 10 of the ice cubes until frothy.

6. Repeat with the other half.

7. Serve in glasses with nutmeg sprinkled on top.

The first part of Skyfall cocktails recipes (which is more fun since the agents are the main party people ;) ) is here: