Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I personally have not flown anywhere since 9/11, but I am disgusted by what I'm reading about the new security measures being taken at airports across the US. I'm really glad I'm not planning on flying anywhere over the holidays. If I were to fly, and was randomly selected to go through the new whole body scanning devices, I would not want to be irradiated by them. Nor would I want to choose the alternative and be groped by a TSA agent during an 'enhanced' pat down. This video gives a good look at the issues:
by Congressman Ron Paul:
Go here: http://www.optoutday.com/ for info on National Opt-Out Day,
November 24th, which Ron Paul mentions in his speech in the video above.
Will you be flying in the US anytime soon?
Do you have concerns about airport security screening?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Earlier today I watched a short video of someone baking an apple tart type thing using puff pastry. I very rarely bake anything, but this looked so easy that I was inspired to give it a try. I already had everything except the puff pastry, so I went out and got that at the grocery store. When I came back, I went to work and quickly had created my own version of this apple tart. I made a few mistakes, such as slicing the apples too thick, but it still turned out very well and tasted great. I had intended to take a photo of it when it came out of the oven, but I forgot and ate part of it instead. I took a photo of a corner of it later on though, so you can get some idea of what the whole thing looked like. A link to the recipe for it is below, in case you want to make one yourself. It's quite easy.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Yesterday I noticed how pretty one orange marigold looked, as the sun filtered through it. It is growing in a pot with a much bigger plant. They were outside during the summer, but now that it is cold again I have brought them inside, and they are in front of the big window by my desk.