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Something Lighter

suntrust parkI have gotten a little tired of serious subjects today, so I thought it might be nice (and far less stressful) to share some pics of the Braves’ new digs with you guys.

I have not ventured down there as yet, but am hoping to very soon, as the new ballpark is about ten minutes down I-75 from my domicile.

Enjoy.

– Dave

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Ever made homemade pasta noodles? I tried this and it was good!

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The 00 flour I bought on Amazon. Link provided below.

The only tools you need

I let my dough rest for an hour

The pasta sheets rolled out to dry

The noodles cooked in 4 minutes

The final product!


I was sick of the taste of the processed pasta you buy at grocery stores. I would buy fresh Buitoni-type pastas and decided that I can make homemade pasta myself! It was much easier than I thought and tasted super fresh. Here’s what I did:

After reading through cooking websites, I found that type “00” flour was a good one to start with as it is very, very fine. You can use other flours; you just need to adjust the ingredients (eggs, water, oil, etc.) depending upon the type of flour/recipe you choose.

I used Mario Batali’s fresh pasta recipe: 3 ½ cups flour and 4 extra-large eggs. I added an additional 2 egg yolks (guess my eggs weren’t that extra-large after all).

To make the pasta, I used a Cooks Illustrated technique for creating the homemade noodles without a pasta machine. All you need is a rolling pin, knife and some elbow grease for kneading the dough.

My first attempt was good – the boyfriend ate the whole plate and then some! I will definitely roll the pasta out even thinner next time as the noodles were a little thick (they would have been perfect for chicken noodle soup). But all in all, it was definitely worth the effort and I’ll be making them again!

DCG

If I Seem Irritable, It’s Because I Is

I have officially quit smoking.

I was down to between 2 – 4 per day (individual cigs – NOT packs) but even that wasn’t quite good enough, so I have gone cold turkey.

LOL – If I haven’t managed to piss you off just yet, be patient, because it’s coming.

Trust me. 😉

-Dave

 

Animated Guide To Snopes

TomoNews US has provided a humorous romp through Facebook’s Ministry Of Truth.

Facebook fact-checker Snopes co-founder accused of embezzlement, blowing money on prostitutes

Thank you, TomoNews US, for the laughs.

See also Dr. Eowyn’s much more scholarly expose of Snopes: https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/12/23/snopes-com-is-run-by-an-embezzler-a-former-hookerporn-star-a-dominatrix/

 

Tommy Robinson Rants on UK Mooooooooslim “Immigrants”

I like this guy, as he actually “gets it.”

There might just be hope for the UK yet.

Maybe.

-Dave

(h/t MRCTV)

What color is your energy?

Enough with depressing news.

Let’s do something fun for a change! 🙂

To find out what color is your energy, take this test!

Click here.

I got: Lilac

You are as tender as lavender and have the ability to move forward in life to achieve whatever you want. You character is strong and sweet meaning you know how to get what you want and in just the right tone. You are not afraid to be who you are and love taking on new challenges. Bold and charming, your energy pulsates to others and you encourage people around you to move forward with you.

What did you get?

H/t FOTM‘s TrailDust

~Eowyn

People can now pay for sex with dolls in Barcelona

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No words…

From Daily Mail: A newly-opened club in Barcelona claims to be the first in Europe to offer clients the chance to have sex with a doll.

Lumi Dolls says men (or women) can get into the mood by having low lighting in their room, candles and huge plasma TV screens to watch some racy movies. As a special offer, an hour with one of the life-sized dolls is £70 which will go up to £100 after the opening promotion.

There are four dolls to choose from, all with female body features and the club promises each one is washed and disinfected with anti-bacterial soap before it is re-used! Each of the dolls, which cost £4,300 and weighs 40 kilograms, are made from silicone.

Clients can choose from Lili, who is 161 cm tall and has Asian features; the blonde and ‘big-boobed’ Katy, who at 170 cm has pouty lips and piercing turquoise eyes; an ‘African’ doll named Leiza who stands at 168cm tall or Aki, who with blue hair appears to be modelled on Japanese anime.

Describing itself as ‘the first sex dolls agency’, Lumi Dolls has a rather delicate question and answer section on its website says of the quartet: ‘They are totally realistic dolls, both in the movement of their joints and in the touch, that will allow you to fulfill your fantasies without any limit. These Sex Dolls will make the experience more pleasurable, exciting and erotic.’

Clients, who are advised to ‘still use a condom’, have to pay at the front desk on leaving. They can even ask in advance for the dolls to wear a special outfit and to be placed in a specific position.

The new club is proving such a success that sessions are already booked up days in advance.

Similar dolls are already a great hit in Japan and Malaysia. According to the website, appointments can also be made for entire nights or for couples.

DCG