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Grain

by Saṃsāran  

All grains are grass seeds including wheat, rice, barley, rye, and corn. Now, oddly enough these seeds are evolved to be eaten but not by us. They are meant to be eaten by grazing animals. The grazers eat the grass but the seeds are indigestible so they come out as droppings in a ready made pile of fertilizer. 

Human beings had to figure out how to get the nutrition which is encased in that hard outer shell. First, we just parched it whole in a fire like we do to popcorn today.  Ötzi the 5000-year-old stone age European mummified man had a pouch full of parched grain presumably to use as high starch travel rations. Later we learned that we could boil the grains into porridge. After that, we learned we could separate the grain from the shell, grind it up into powder, mix it with water and bake on a hot stone as bread.

No new method of eating grain was invented for 5000 years until the Kellog brothers learned how to flake it so it could be eaten with milk.

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You didn’t bother looking where your hand was going, you figured you would feel the pop corn and just grab it. Your hand was reaching out carefully while you were still watching the movie, and landed somewhere hard, and thick I might say. You were confused, your hand never leaving the place, and you turned your head to a giggling Clint. You followed his gaze and widened your eyes as soon as you saw it was on his crotch. “Oh my God, I’m so sorry!” You gasped, feeling your cheeks get hot. “It’s okay. I didn’t mind.” He said still laughing, making you blush even more. You turned around again to see if the others saw that, but they were too focused on the TV.

My boyfriend’s idea for the greatest Canadian movie ever: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must ask an old friend for help, Brendon Lumberjack, just your average car mechanic. All the Canada is taken out of Canadian things, the poutine is just fries, the moose have turned into horses, the maple syrup is corn syrup. Only Brendon Lumberjack, the most patriotic man with heightened Canadian senses can figure out who’s trying to destroy Canada. It’s Stephen Harper, who’s really Steve-Bot, a robot that wants to destroy Canada. Brendon Lumberjack must face off with Steven Harper on a one on one short stick hockey game. The fate of Canada and timbits rests on Brendon Lumberjack’s shoulders.

New Year's resolutions:

-grow more corn than I did in 2015
-overthrow the thespian community
-organize all of my receipts just in case
-spend extra time tending to my sheep
-boycott Donald Trump
-educate my disappointing children on the dangers of the thespian lifestyle
-try not to be disappointed in my children

Title: Scared?

Author: @booksrockmyface

Rating: T

Summary: Peeta and Katniss continue their Halloween tradition of watching scary movies and trying to scare each other.


Peeta put the DVD in the tray and then settled in beside Katniss. Their Halloween tradition since they were just friends was to hang out all evening watching scary movies. They tried to watch new things every year.

And they also tried to scare each other every year.

It started this year with Peeta’s movie pick: The Shining. Katniss admitted to him that corn mazes freaked her out a little and she’d refused to go when he suggested it. He figured the hedge maze in the movie would be just as frightening.

“Oh, I’ve seen this a million times.” Katniss said as the movie started. She grabbed the bowl of popcorn and settled into Peeta’s side. “It’s one of Gale’s favorites.”

“Damn.” Peeta said under his breath.

She grinned. “Not scary anymore. Maybe the first time. Gale and I were only about nine. Everyone else was asleep and I snuck over to his house to hang out.” She threw a kernel in the air and easily caught it. “I ended up sleeping on Gale’s bed that night. He slept on the floor, but made him hold my hand.”

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Remember when Cat Valentine became addicted to the fictional British snack “Bibble” on Victorious and we all went insane trying to figure out how to get our hands on the delicious snack? (Or was that just me..?) Search no further! After two years of trial and error, I have finally found the perfect Bibble recipe! It’s super simple to make and easily a snack that everyone can enjoy!

What you’ll need:

½ Cup of Wilton’s Bright Pink Candy Melts

1 Cup of Wilton’s White Candy Melts

2 Cups of Popped Caramel Corn

2 Cups of Popped Buttered Popcorn

(Optional) A dash of Rainbow Nonpareils Sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combined 2 cups of popped caramel corn with 2 cups of popped buttered popcorn.
  2. Place ½ cup of Wilton’s bright pink candy melts into a microwavable safe bowl, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  3. Place 1 cup of Wilton’s white candy melts into a microwavable safe bowl and repeat step #2.
  4. Pour the white candy melts onto the popcorn and stir slowly.
  5. Drizzle the pink candy melts onto the popcorn. DO NOT STIR!
  6. (Optional) Scatter rainbow sprinkles all over the Bibble!
  7. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the fridge, mix, and serve!

The end! SO yummy!

Xoxo, Nikki

윤규 just told me a Korean saying/joke to describe how my friend plays 루시우 (a character) in 오버워치: 원펀치 쓰리 강냉이

강냉이 which usually means “corn” is being used as slang for “teeth” because when it’s knocked out of the mouth it looks like a corn grain

원펀치 is “one punch”

쓰리 is “three”

so it says “one punch (and there’s) three knocked out teeth”

figuratively meaning someone who’s single punch results in three teeth being knocked out.

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my cats p.1: missy

this is my first cat missy

she’s about 12-13 years old we think, and we got her when she was around a year old (maybe a bit younger we dunno). story goes that, while 1st grade me was asleep, my parents were doing some work in the basement (we has just recently moved in that summer). they had the back porch door open, and they heard this nonstop really loud meowing AND SURE ENOUGH THIS LITTLE PISSBABY WAS OUTSIDE so my mom got some food for her (we already had a cat at the time, he passed away quite some time ago though) and we kept her in our garage while we figured out if she already had a home. sure enough, nobody seemed to be missing a cat, so we assumed she was probably a barn cat that decided to go fuck with the corn field in our back yard and we kept her. 

she’s literally a carbon copy of me: we both scream when people touch us, we’re chubby, we have really bad anxiety, we can sleep pretty much anywhere at any time (as shown above), and we lowkey hate everything while, at the same time,  just not caring enough about anything to hate it

you can hear her scream here: https://twitter.com/GHOST_AND_PALS/status/751884873753702400

Exo Reactions To Getting Lost In A Corn Maze

The idea for this is that they’re at the maze with you & the rest of Exo, hopefully that came across clearly. xo

/I do not own any gifs unless stated otherwise/

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Baekhyun: *acts cool as he walks around looking for the other members or you or a way out of the maze but on the inside he’s panicking like crazy & starts calling member’s names after a while of not making any progress*

Chanyeol: *notices he’s alone & it takes a minute for him to figure out that the other members had left him, he wanders around, jumping to look over the corn before just making his own trail between the stalks*

Chen: *casually strolls through the maze like nothing is wrong, not giving a shit that he’s alone or lost because he knows he’ll find his way out eventually, though he’s worried about you being alone too*

D.O.: *looks around & sees that he’s alone, smiles to himself & silences his phone, enjoying the time to himself as he slowly wanders around the maze, in no hurry to find the others or make his way out of the maze whatsoever*

Kai: *shuffles through the trails, quietly calling for members or you but not managing to find anyone & then ends up just standing in one spot for a while, silently hoping someone will just run into him at some point*

Kris: *just looks around, trying to act cool when other people walk by, he also make his own path through the corn eventually & gets more lost in the process of trying to get himself out of the maze*

Lay: *it takes him a little while to figure out that he’d wandered off from the group & he spends the rest of his time in the maze calling out for them, finding his way out on accident & waiting by himself for the rest of the group* 

Luhan: *notices that it’s too quiet & that he’d lost the others, keeps himself calm while he stomps around, using his phone to call you & locating you after a few minutes, finding you & getting cranky when you make fun of him*

Sehun: *whines as he scoots around shouting for help from one of the members, hearing them all tell him to shut up because they’re literally like ten feet ahead of him & he pouts as he finds them again*

Suho: *the other members sabotaged him into getting lost & he knows it so he just accepts it & calmly tries to find his way back out, hearing them all laughing from not too far away as he comes out looking defeated *

Tao: *panics & is close to tears when he can’t find anyone or a way out so he sits down for a while to sulk before one of the other members finds him & has to drag him out of the maze by his wrist which makes him sulk more*

Xiumin: *uses his map & the markers in the maze to find his way out pretty quickly & waits in the car for the rest of you, taking a little nap in the meantime, eventually calling them to make sure you’re all okay when you’re not back*

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the signs as things my friends have done
  • aries: threw a half-eaten apple at someone who used the word "feminazi"
  • taurus: tried to google "antique clocks" and accidentally searched for "big black cocks" instead
  • gemini: said "damn son, where'd you find this?" non-stop during an entire car trip home, even while drinking a smoothie
  • cancer: was so awful we had to create a separate group chat just to avoid him
  • leo: played music from heathers the musical in her boyfriend's car and sang along loudly with me, even when we had to figure out directions
  • virgo: tried to catch crabs at the beach
  • libra: flirted with everyone and then wondered why everyone had a crush on her
  • scorpio: dressed up as filthy frank for halloween
  • sagittarius: spent an entire class period sharpening my pencils, only for one of them to be sharpened by the end of class
  • capricorn: kept a record of our group's best quotes on his phone
  • aquarius: slipped out of a corn maze through a hole in the side of it and casually showed back up when we tried to ditch him (multiple times)
  • pisces: cosplayed a fire truck
Sugarless

I am finally determined to cut back (eventually eliminate) sugar from my diet.  For years I have gone through the cycle of cutting it out, only to go back again after a few weeks or months.  But I recently started tracking how much sugar is in the food I eat, and it’s too much.  Between the sodas, the store-bought shake-drinks, and snacks, there’s just way too much sugar in my food.

Here’s the thing: I have a massive sweet tooth.  So I need some help figuring out how to occasionally satisfy that, with alternatives to white sugar and things that have high fructose corn syrup in them.  I’m researching, but I really want to get all your opinions on the topic.  Are honey, maple syrup, agave, coconut nectar decent substitutes, or is it all just as bad a sugar?  I see a lot of healthy recipes that use these items in place of sugar.  I know that I need to tame the sweet-craving monster in me, and I will.  But I also know if I cold turkey everything sweet, I’ll just fall off the wagon and go back to 5 sodas and 2 donuts a day.  (Yeah, I once did that.  It’s horrible, I know.)

Do you guys have any good eating strategies (not diets, because I want to make this change permanent), things that have worked for you, links to websites that might help, etc?  

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Made a stop on over at the veggie garden this evening. The weeds are still running rampant in our squash patch, and a bunch of the greens and other little things have either gone to seed or have been eaten by rabbits…but the tomatoes look great, the beans are flowering, and the corn is coming along. And most importantly we picked a whole boatload of blackberries, which Minky was quite excited about. Still need to figure out what to do with all of them (other than just eat them, which admittedly is pretty tempting).