JRandal
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JRandal
JRandal
 Brazil,  
If you don't get and appreciate irony and sarcasm, #Twitter isn't the place for you. Not to mention a thousand more.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. How was your week? Mine was slow, not as productive as others, ending with a touch of stomach problems.

2. I went and helped our CrossFit box move this morning to a bigger place. Made me a bit sad to leave the first one.

3. So this morning I got an extra day's exercise out of helping them to move. Maybe they won't charge me for it.

4. The Snuggery (office) got cleaned today, after a long period of neglect. I spent a good part of the afternoon there.

5. Chris U. will be leaving us next week, after 3 months in SJCampos. He'll speak, and I'll translate, tomorrow night.

6. A verse from me:
If poets never repeated a rhyme,
They'd give up writing in record time.

7. A verse from God, called Scripture, 2 Corinthians 13.11:
"Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice, set things right, be encouraged, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you."

#7points
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. You can keep the fancy desserts. Mom's brownie, and now the Missus's, work just great for me.

2. I'd love to kick the commercial social media accounts to the curb, but a significant number of visits to our sites comes from them. But I seldom do anything personal on them.

3. The Missus found a recipe for coconut-chocolate drops. Much healthier, no sugar, except for coconut. They satisfy my sweet tooth.

4. My justifications sound good; yours, not so much. We're not so good at self-knowledge, are we?

5. Translated another chapter into Portuguese from a book for new Christians. Hope to publish it this year, if I can find the funds. They seem to be scare these days.

6. A verse of mine, a couplet:
We think our human wants are urgent needs,
The sale of Manhattan for worthless trinkets and beads.

7 A verse from God, Wisdom speaking in Proverbs 8.17:
"I love those who love me,
and those who seek me find me" (NET).

#7points
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Couldn't contain myself. Made a snarky tweet to a really, really idiotic comment by a senator. (OK, so most of them are below the level of normal intelligence.) Gonna have to just quit reading anything on politics, it's all so twisted. That's not where it's at anyway.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Workout was good today, Missus has been going with me again in the afternoons. The WOD paired people off again, so we got teamed up. Worked out well. Not too strenuous, but a good sweat.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Was composing a 7points post and accidentally hit a link, lost all five points that I'd made.

Don't think I've got the mental energy to dig them back out of the gray matter.

Time like this that content saver for forms that somebody mentioned might have come in handy.

#peeved
JRandal
  
Still getting a "Page not found" message.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Well that's no fun.
JRandal
  
Really.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
1. Had intended to go to the office today, but things ran late. And I didn't want to miss my nap.

2. I do so like working from home. Just not enough room to fit all my reference works.

3. Eventually, I may have to move the office home, since we've lost a lot of income over the past year, and even further back. I think I can hang on to it until the end of the year.

4. Working from home has a disadvantage: After a while, the Missus is ready to be rid of me. And I sometimes get a stirring to get out.

5. Working from home saves time and money, wear and tear on auto. And the food is better.

6. A verse of mine:
How small from heaven must seem a man's concerns,
And petty under the sun the knowledge he learns!


7. A verse of God's: "As for me, I will sing about your strength; I will praise your loyal love in the morning. For you are my refuge and my place of shelter when I face trouble" Psalm 59.16 NET.

#7points
Carolus Rex
  
Lovely.
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Wondering if I ought to let my POBox go at the end of the year. Hardly ever use it anymore. We changed from the main post office downtown to a franchised branch, but it's gotten as bad for parking as the former. One problem to using our home address is that the street name is quite long, six words long. POBox also provides, maybe, a bit of protection for the home addy, reckon? Then there's also the fee ...

#thinking out loud
JRandal
 Brazil,  last edited: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:51:57 +0000  
Rather pleased with the prayer posted earlier this evening. And with the site update to the ministry site.

(For some reason, function to insert web link isn't working in Brave. Did it manually.)
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Productive day so far, but I think the ideas and flow of words are about to slow down. We'll see ...
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Quote of the day - They Said SoQuote of the day - They Said So wrote the following post Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:49:57 +0000
Management Quote of the day - They Said So
#^Management Quote of the day - They Said So

Remember, confrontation is about reconciliation and awareness, not judgement or anger. - Dale PatridgeImage/photo
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Missus and I walked on track around new park back behind our neighborhood. Quite nice, if not finished yet. New mayor, different political party, other priorities, all that. Got there as sun was disappearing from view, good time, cooler air. Will be a good option for days when we're not lifting weights and doing burpees.

#exercise #parks #city #SJCampos
JRandal
 Brazil,  
I believe I successfully cloned this account to somewhere, but I don't remember where. Hmm. Oh, well.

Lesson: Old people should write everything down.

#forgot
giac hellvecio
  
yes is locs but now you have locs in the apps  page, take a look
giac hellvecio
  
not, is no more in the apps-page, now is in 'settings' page
JRandal
  
Found it.
JRandal
 Brazil,  last edited: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:18:36 +0000  
Image/photo


Ingredients for Fresh Tomato Sauce

4 medium to large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
1 large garlic clove, minced (2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons dried
1/8 cup chopped oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Ingredients for Ground Beef

1 pound ground beef
2 large garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Mix ground beef, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat until browned.

Zucchini Spaghetti Ingredients

2 large zucchini

Instructions

Using a noodle cutter, make the zucchini noodles. Cook for 5 minutes in boiling salted water. Drain the water.
Add the ground beef and the fresh tomato sauce.  Serve with buttered bread.

This is my wife's original recipe. We had it today for lunch, and I liked it so much, asked her to share the recipe. Am repeating it here with photo and separate from the recipe thread, in order to share with others.

Our butcher grinds the beef, allows the customer to choose the preferred cut. The wife chose patinho. (Brazilians cut the beef differently, so don't ask me what it is in English.) In the photo is the tad that was left over from lunch. I forgot to shoot a photo of the plate.
Mike Macgirvin
  
Yum.
JRandal
  
'Twas good!
JRandal
 Brazil,  
New word: bespoke. Means: expensive.

#vocabulary
JRandal
 Brazil,  
Bruised my palm at CrossFit today, trying to imitate the trainer with the thumb under the fingers to secure the hand on the bar better. I must have done it wrong. I think it shifted all the weight to the palm under the ring finger and caused the bruise. I still did some weight lifting and a tad of rope climbing, but could tell it was tender. There's always next time.

#exercise