Monday, January 1, 2018

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Happy New Year!

Michigan lost its bowl game to South Carolina. Georgia won the Rose Bowl, after a wild overtime run. (Goooo, Bulldogs! Woof woof woof woof woof woof.) Meanwhile, after some Mimosas and a bowl of Hoppin' John (black-eyed peas, for good luck), we spent a quiet day getting ready to go back into Life. 
     Welcome, 2018.

Our neck of the woods opened the last day of the old year with a shootout -- 6 policemen shot, and a deputy killed, by an Iraqui war veteran who enjoyed posting diatribes about the cops. (He was killed in the shootout, eventually.) So much for those Big Mean Police...

A Christmas home tour -- with decorations made up on a dime.  (From Prudent Homemaker)

A lynx hangs out on a ski resort in British Columbia. A lot.

The Trump administration fires everyone on the HIV/AIDS council. Before you get all fired up about this, read the full article. Turns out that not only are council members encouraged to re-apply, but most (if not all) of the current members were Obama appointees. Why is that interesting? Because Obama's administration fired all the members on the council appointed by President Bush!
    I thought membership on a council like this was supposed to be connected with your interest in -- and help fighting -- the HIV/AIDS crisis. Now it's just a political appointment?

Ginger-Cashew Chicken SaladCrispy, crunchety, spicy...just the pick-me-up needed for a winter day.  (from Taste of Home)

Ten mysteries STILL unsolved.  (From Listverse)  While you're at it:

Ten photojournalists caught doctoring prizewinning photos.

The update on Keaton Jones and his anti-bullying video... at least what I could find. (Go here for the basic story.) Part of the reason Jones' dad is in jail is because he threatened Keaton and his mom...which changes the storyline considerably.
      According to, the GoFundMe campaign has been closed, and none of the funds disbursed to Keaton and his family. Will they, eventually? Who knows at this point.

Swedish meatballs -- one of THE traditional holiday foods. This version uses surprise ingredients: worcestershire sauce and mustard. (From Recipe Critic)

Have a very happy and productive new year.

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