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Made this on Friday for the first time in a while.

1 prepared pie crust (that's why it's easiest ever. Obviously you can make one, but it will take longer).
1-2 C fresh or frozen fruit, pitted or chopped as necessary. I tend to use cherries or sliced peaches or plums. If frozen, defrost and drain a bit.

for the custard:
1 C plain whole milk yogurt
1/3 C maple syrup (or you could use honey. but maple syrup is tastier.)
4 eggs
flavorings: 1/2 t vanilla, and or powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. to taste, depending on your fruit.

Whisk together the custard ingredients until smooth. Put the pie crust in a pie pan, add the fruit, and pour the custard over it.

Bake until custard is firm. Due to other food in the oven, it baked at 350 for 40 minutes, after which i covered the crust with foil and turned it up to 400 for another 20. I'd probably suggest baking it at 375 or higher to start with, and keeping an eye on it.
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Please read this.
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Here is the story of Troy Davis, who may be executed as early as tomorrow. Read it, fill out the form, send a fax. Takes 30 seconds.

My feelings on the death penalty are probably no secret, but even if you do believe in capital punishment, this is a man whose guilt is certainly not proven beyond a reasonable doubt. It's an absolute travesty however you look at it.


May. 18th, 2006 05:50 pm
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Writing a paper, will update about life in a few days. Meanwhile, here's a horrible situation that I had never heard about. Read the entry, make a donation.

Zimbabwean women want Dignity.Period!
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I read a fair number of LJs of people not my friends. I started off trying to find stories that these people had written, but I've become fascinated with many of their lives. Maybe I've gotten a bit too involved.

One of these women, a smart, funny, talented and seemingly irrepressible person, just lost her husband to suicide. I believe they had only been married for a few years, and they had learned she was pregnant only a few weeks ago.

A friend of hers, commenting on this tragedy, said that she loved [this guy] but if he were here she'd like to beat him up for all the collateral damage he's done.

I've felt that way myself a number of times. I've seen suicide destroy the lives of family and friends. Thank G-d I've never lost anyone I cared about this way, but many of my dear friends have, and they will not get over it. Not ever.

If anyone who reads here is thinking about this, just don't. Don't you fucking dare. There are people who love you and they do not deserve it. Talk to me, talk to someone, find ways to fix it. But you do not have the right to wreak that kind of devastation.
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I'm fine ın case you were wondering. Turkish keyboards have dıffıcult layout so that's all I'm typıng now.

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I need a book or books. They must be relatively small and available in paperback, and they need to be literary candy. Nothing I need to work at, nothing that takes time to get into. Readers: which are the books that you read brushing your teeth, and under the covers late at night?


Oct. 16th, 2004 11:58 pm
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Acquainted with the Night
by: Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain -- and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,

But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

From "New Hampshire", 1923

Also, Rich's North American Time.
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Recommend to me...
1. a movie
2. a book
3. a musical artist, song, or album
4. a LiveJournal user not on my friends list
5. what I should have for dinner
6. a web site

...and put it in a comment and then put this in your journal


Apr. 1st, 2004 11:30 am
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Daylight savings time this weekend!
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Your True Nature by llScorpiusll
The quality that most appeals to you:Empathy
In a survival situation, you:Cleverly trick your attacker
Your hidden talent is:Discrimination
Your gift is:Physical beauty
In groups, you:Are the entertainment
Your best quality is:Your insightfulness
Your weakness is:Your laziness
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!
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"I have spent most of my life (like most people) avoiding transcendence at all costs, mainly because the shit hurts. Merely defining transcendence can sometimes be painful. I once heard that "Transcendence is the act of going through something". Ouch. I see plate glass windows and divorces. Someone else told me that it was "rising above whatever one encountered in one's path" but at this point in my life that smacks of avoidance as well as elitism of some sort. I am compelled to look back on years of going through, above, as well as around my life looking for loopholes to redefine everything including any and all of the ideas that I have held close to my heart along the way - Art - Freedom - Justice - Revolution - Love (a big one) - Growth - Passion - Parenting (a really big one) - and I find that for me, for now, transcendence is about being still enough long enough to know when it's time to move on. Fuck me."
—Steve Earle (Chicago, January 2000)


Mar. 2nd, 2004 05:49 pm
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Dialect quiz

52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.
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And because I couldn't pass up the title: Love that dare not squeak its name.
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Can anyone recommend a good history of the Vietnam War? (other than The Best and the Brightest, that is.)
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create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

create your own visited country map Rather boring. I tend to stick to where I can speak the language, but I think I need to get over this- far too many green places.

Um, okay?

Jan. 8th, 2004 12:49 pm
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Kathleen Hanna
You are Kathleen Hanna! Poster child of the riot
grrls, you've grown up a little in the last few
years. You've brought rape, feminism,
sexuality, and wymyn surviving hard shit into
the mainstream through art, music, and
spokenword. You're PUNKROCK! But, like, for

Which Western feminist icon are you?
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