Remove lid. Add water to fill line. Replace lid. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes.

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Sonnet of the WeekMay 16, 2020

Lovesick Blues

"You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone," she said.
Old Blues tune, twelve bars in the key of A.
For a long time she’s been inside my head,
Now she’s leaving, and I think “Bless this day.”

One morn, a good thing finally turns bad.
The damnedest truth, you really don’t know how.
She’s off, she’s on, she’s out, she’s in, it’s sad.
What once was “When” has grown to be just “Now.”

In time I hope to figure out the means
Of living with a woman who like THAT
Can blow my life sky-high, to smithereens.
One day, not now, another time at bat.

Beautiful creatures,…

In Aussie slang, a brick is a 10 pound note (which were at one time brick red), and London is a strange foreign city made of bricks. London to a brick means the same as dollars to donuts (or perhaps a pound to a penny for our UK viewers), that is, something that's such a sure bet that you would accept ridiculously long odds on the outcome.

This phrase was popularized in the 1940s by Australian race caller Ken Howard. It was apparently used,…

http://inaturalist.org is a website that allows users to collect and catalog sightings of different forms of life, via both a website and an app for smartphones. It has been active for a dozen years, and currently has one million members.

The site functions in a fairly intuitive way: after you have created an account, you can upload pictures and sounds, either from a computer, or from the app. You can then either select what you think it is, at various levels of taxonomy, or…

News for Noders

SciFiQuest 3020 is ongoing.

May 1: May day.

May 4: May the Fourth be with you!

May 10: Happy birthday BIII!

May 10: Mother's day in the USA.

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April 1: Due to the Global Pandemic, Everything2 will be delivering nodes only through mail-order for the foreseeable future.

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April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

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April 30: SciFiQuest 3020 starts today.


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March 1st: The Prosenoder's Cup 2020 starts today! (Late starts may still report to the line by visiting Keppni Hrossa: An E2 Proseproduction and reserving a title.)

March 6th: Happy birthday Wifey!

March 14th: Pi day.

March 15th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, the Prosenoder's Cup 2020.

March 19th: The first equinox of the year.

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February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

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February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!


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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: ReQuest 2020 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: ReQuest 2020 ends.


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