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Discordian Recipes / Suu's Soap Making Adventure.
« on: February 26, 2014, 03:21:25 pm »
So we do these little medieval craft swap thingies in my local group twice a year. So far I've made some clothing (duh,) drink syrups, and painted an icon in return for a lovely handcrafted wooden box with my coat of arms on it, some Roman-style jewelry, and a fantastic Byzantine hat. This round appears to be trickier, since it has a theme, spring or camping. I picked camping, but the recipient of my gift picked spring, and she likes the 16th Century and "useful things." Well, nothing screams more medieval and useful in the spring than stuff you need for your annual bath.  :lulz:

(Trufax: They bathed more than once a year. More like once a month in the winter and once a week or more in the summer.)

Contrary to popular belief, soap was known to exist for a while, and although the Romans were aware of the cleansing properties of using oils to deter dirt from the skin and pores using a strigel, they washed wool with lye, good old fashioned sodium hydroxide, a natural byproduct of wood ash and rainwater, which is dozens times more caustic than baking soda. The lye reacted with the lanolin on the wool, and it got bubbly and low and behold, removed dirt. So prior to the 11th Century, some soaps, primarily used as laundry detergent not people detergent, because they didn't quite have the mix right and people were getting caustic burns...was made with tallow (lard) and lye. Sometime during the 11th/12th Century, the Spanish got smart and tried olive oil. This resulted in a gentler soap, and is still made today in the form of Castile soap, which I am about to try my hand at making. I'm also going to see if I can collect enough bacon grease to make soap that way also.

What I am about to achieve is 100% pure fucking SCIENCE. My measurements have to be pretty sharp. But first, I need something to scent the soap: Essential oil. I cannot legally distill my own oils, so I'm infusing olive oil with lavender for 12 days, replacing the flowers every 3 days per a document I found from the 1500s. I'm also going to make another batch to be used as a perfume, which I'm going to blend with water and grain alcohol.

So far, the fun stuff has been ordered.  :lulz: I should be able to make the soap next week. I found an Excel worksheet that does all the scary math for me, so all I need now are the ingredients and good food scale.

Here's my recipe:

32oz of Olive Oil
4oz of Lye
10oz of Water

I'm making a 2lb batch to start with, if in the event I fuck it up, it's not a real heavy loss of materials and I can start over. I'll make sure the husbandthing is home to take pictures of this, because I have a feeling it's going to be hysterical.

Apple Talk / Suu's unlimited moving thread.
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:09:18 pm »
Movers are here...short staffed. I have two semicompetent guys that seem to have gotten short staffed. They're miserable, and keep telling me it's not my fault. They weren't fucking kidding when they said that the Navy goes with the lowest bidder.

I can't make this shit up.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - There's another call to make Rhode Island-style calamari the Ocean State's official appetizer.

Rep. Joe McNamara said Wednesday that he's reintroducing the legislation, which he says honors one of Rhode Island's best dishes while highlighting its fishing industry.

Similar legislation passed the House last year but died in the Senate. This year, McNamara's bill has a Senate sponsor, Sen. Susan Sosnowski, a South Kingstown Democrat.

McNamara, a Warwick Democrat, says the bill is an easy way to celebrate Rhode Island's fishing and restaurant industries. He says the state should be proud to have the largest squid fleet on the East Coast. The state's squid catch is shipped to all 50 states and around the world.

Rhode Island calamari consists of fresh squid, lightly fried and served with banana peppers.

This is what Luna, Richter, and myself pay taxes for, ladies and gents. Living in NH is going to be a breath of fresh not-stupid for a while.

« on: February 07, 2014, 07:37:43 pm »
Who will think of the children?!

Me, damnit. I don't usually buy Girl Scout Cookies, but when I do, I  fill my fucking freezer with thin mints and flip teabaggers the bird.


« on: February 03, 2014, 11:19:19 pm »

I'm good...I'm good...I...*twitch*

Flights are getting booked soon, my sister and I signed up for an evening clinic with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton. Not that we're huge Pittsburgh fans or anything, but they're the only team that offers it as far as we know on the Gulf Coast, and my sister has done it twice now. Last year we went down to McKechnie for a spring training game, and the coaching staff, who all know her oddly well, were asking me when I was going to come down and play. So, here I go!

Apple Talk / CPD! Check out this yarn bomber in Ottawa!
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:44:30 am »
As temperatures drop across Southern Ontario, an anonymous do-gooder is trying to help keep Ottawa residents warm.

Yesterday, the mysterious Good Samaritan left 14 scarves wrapped around the necks of the statues of The Valiants Memorial on Wellington Street, outfitting Canada’s historical war heroes such with brightly coloured knits.

Laura Secord’s received had a purple and turquoise scarf, knotted under her bonnet. The bust of Sir Isaac Brock was draped in red.
Mystery yarn-bomber leaves scarves around Ottawa

A mysterious Good Samaritan has been outfitting Ottawa statues with scarves as temperatures drop across the region.

The scarves were accompanied by notes that read “I am not lost! If you are stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm.”

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Apple Talk / The old values are crumbling.
« on: January 21, 2014, 07:50:40 pm »

Nothing like a good, clean, kill.



Needs more power plants. And I KNOW that EoC is going to be most upset when he discovers that there's a distinct lack of Southshore.

Apple Talk / Apparently I met some wackjob named Sharon Sickles today.
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:52:45 pm »
She handed me this:

It looks like there's a Yahoo Group and a Myspace page for it, but yeah. My psychologist cousin was with me, and she was thoroughly impressed.

Apple Talk / We've lost Nelson Mandela.
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:02:14 pm »

Thank you, Mr. Mandela, for making this world a better place. Rest peacefully.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Fire crews responded to reports of multiple explosions in Providence late Monday morning.

Several underground explosions were reported near Richmond and Elm Streets on Monday morning, and firefighters have been on scene and investigating throughout the day.

Eight manhole covers across the area were lifted due to an underground fire, Tim Horan - the president of National Grid - said at a news briefing. Horan said National Grid is working with Providence Police and Fire Depts. to investigate the cause of the explosions.

Apple Talk / happy Dildomas! i am drunk and has a sex toy party
« on: November 17, 2013, 04:31:46 am »
Ask me anything!

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