"Actually, I usually called him "The Devil" to gross out my fundie mother and JW sister. But he did tend to behave like a Tasmanian Devil when he was young. Till he discovered the delights of sleeping under the xmas…"
"Sounds a little like the sexual rites in the Middle East and Anatolia before the invasion(s) of the Northern Barbarians around 3,000BCE. But they were religious, or supposed to be. Any woman could visit the Temple of the Goddess, and…"
"I'm so glad we never prayed in our house when I was growing up. I think my Dad was a closeted atheist; Mom was a sort of casual fundie.
I finally got out of going to Sunday school when I pitched a fit, and said I wanted Sundays for…"
"I have missed Mr. Devil since the 1980s...he used to sleep in my arms when I was feeling blue (so many of my friends were dying of AIDS then), and purred like a motorboat.
I'm sure everyone in here is familiar with the quote: Thousands of years…"
"The female mosquito is the one that bites. I think. (Big help, eh?)
We have had a cat or two since before I was born, and back then people let their pets roam, and never heard of spaying and/or neutering. I grew up with litters of…"
"If they were really offended about the size of the display, they must not ever see photos of places where neighbors compete vigorously to show off theirl Bad Taste. (I would put a bloody sacrificial lamb in the manger...that's all Jebus…"
"Pecans & Persimmons....sounds die-VOON! Can it be served in a crumb crust, or as a pudding? I gave up trying to make decent pie crust 40+ years ago, and the frozen crusts are icky.
Recipe, please? Oh, please????"
"Chris, I was cat-sitting for a friend in 1993 when the "Jingle Cats" tape first came out...and I was playing it and laughing. The youngest of the three cats haired up, backed away from the speaker, and hissed at it.
"I'm gonna make cram-berry sawse in the morning, and put orange zest and juice in it...and 2 tsp cinnamon. YUM! Good on biscuits or toast. Or chicken. Or Yams. ALL of that!
Now that I have REAL food to cook,…"
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.