life in the time of virus: bisquicits and thunderbunkies

Lorraine's frilly freudian slip

Baking bisquicits this afternoon; experience like dealing with a tangle of hangers. Nothing co-operated. Not the flour, butter, or cream. Wash-rough hands struggled to knead life into the dry, cranky dough. Coffee-mug-biscuit-cutter refuses to release.

Mood darkens as sky; storm brings thunder inside my cranium; migraine raising. Cursing the placement of racks in the oven. Heaving doughy dishes, flour-smeared bowl into the sink.

As I ran the water hot and strong, steam rising, the storm and my mood broke over the horizon, trees twisting me to a lighter emotion.

Watching birds peck in between the raindrops; crazy squirrel antics. Prismatic soap bubbles trace up towards the ceiling.

Sharp, tangy aroma of cheddar, asiago, and herbs. Warmth of the oven. Swoosh of cold as I open the freezer, removing my glass. White wine swirls in the iced glass.

Settling in front of the tv: Lone Ranger and Knight Rider. Crumbly lupper…

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CARNE ASADA FRIES — CAFÉ CHRISTINA

My Meals are on Wheels

These fries remind me of something you’d order at an upscale bar or a trendy Mexican restaurant as an appetizer for a crowd. Although they are definitely filling and big enough to split as a meal between two people. They’re best eaten with a fork but I won’t judge if you dive into them with […]

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial: Virtual Tour — National Parks With T

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This instrument is an original piece, a gift to Angelica Hamilton.Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! For National Park Week, in light of social distancing orders, many parks have made virtual tours available. Click here for a 10-minute tour of Alexander Hamilton’s home with Jordan Fisher (from the musical Hamilton)…

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ESP32 Refines Game Boy Bluetooth Adapter — Hackaday

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Last year we brought word of a project from [Shyri Villar] that turned a stock Game Boy Advance into a Bluetooth controller by exploiting the system’s “multiboot” capability. The prototype hardware was a bit ungainly, but the concept was certainly promising. We’re now happy to report that the code has been ported over to the…

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Netflix Packs on Record 15.7 Million Subscribers in Q1, Getting Huge Lift From Coronavirus Lockdowns — Variety

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Netflix added a net 15.77 million paid streaming customers in the first quarter of 2020 — blowing away prior estimates thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and setting a record for quarterly gains. The streamer said it had 182.9 million paid subscribers globally as of the end of Q1, up 22.8% from a year earlier. Netflix…

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