Don’t Mind Your Language… Language. Language, language, language. In the end it all comes down to language. I write to you today on this subject as a way of welcoming you to www.stephenfry.com 2.0 and because, well, it’s a subject worth thinking about at any time and because fewer things interest me quite so much. Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries Call me easily amused, but these little torch-topped cupcakes delight me. Besides being a cute novelty item for a party, I think they would add a little drama to the end of a romantic meal. I've been looking for something different to serve for Valentine's dessert, and this is definitely different. The strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a bit of liquor, then ignited with a match. For the cake portion, I chose a One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake recipe because 1. it's quick 2. it is easy, and 3. it fits my prerequisite for a light ending on date night. I should say, a light ending provided you don't eat too many.
Quotes: Wise quotes Some wise and funny quotes from famous and anonymous people. 1. Advertising modern art 2. Ambition Inspiration Gallery #189 – Quotations In From up North’s inspiration galleries we present the latest of our findings from the wonderful world of design. Amazing high quality artworks in various categories from great designers all over the globe. Wasted time May the bridges I burn light the way 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices.
Pragmatics First published Tue Nov 28, 2006; substantive revision Mon Mar 21, 2011 These lines — also attributed to H. L. Mencken and Carl Jung — may or may not be fair to diplomats, but are surely correct in reminding us that more is involved in what one communicates than what one literally says; more is involved in what one means than the standard, conventional meaning of the words one uses. The words ‘yes,’ ‘perhaps,’ and ‘no’ each has a perfectly identifiable meaning, known by every speaker of English (including not very competent ones). However, as those lines illustrate, it is possible for different speakers in different circumstances to mean different things using those words.
chinese dumplings and potsticker recipe Recipe: chinese dumplings and potstickers [warning: a long post] Do you know what that one recipe was that started you on your cooking passion? I have cooked since I was a kid, but I didn’t get serious until I was a sophomore in college and I felt this cultural obligation to make dumplings from scratch to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Dumplings have lodged themselves in my head as my link to Chinese cooking and culture, but even better than that – mastering dumplings gave me the confidence to go forward and try other recipes and techniques. for the pork filling
30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life While surfing Internet the I came across the blog of Alex Noriega an illustrator from Barcelona, he has some interesting life lessons that our parents and teachers may have forgotten to tell us and he presented them in the form of some really funny illustrations. In this post I am posting 30 Funny Illustrations about Simple Truths of Life that I have picked from his blog. Hope you all will enjoy this post.
Tetrapharmakos The four-part cure Don't fear god, Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and What is terrible is easy to endure (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14). In the original Greek: Ἄφοβον ὁ θεός, ἀνύποπτον ὁ θάνατος καὶ τἀγαθὸν μὲν εὔκτητον, τὸ δὲ δεινὸν εὐεκκαρτέρητον (Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9–14) Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech © The Daily MailThe 2010 Graduating Class of Coxsackie-Athens High School. Here I stand There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years . ." The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast -- How long then?" Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years."
Vintage Vinyl:Steal This Book Library of Congress number 72-157115 (stolen from Library of Congress) copyright ©1971 PIRATE EDITIONS Restaurants milk tea boba recipe Recipe: milk tea boba I did not expect the volume of comments and emails in response to my last post. At some point, I plan to sit down and reply to you when I can carve out a chunk of time and clear some space in my brain. Earth Day Quotes, World Environment Day Sayings Related Quotes Environment Helping Arbor Day Car-Free Nature Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown I conceive that the land belongs to a vast family of which many are dead, few are living, and countless numbers are still unborn. ~A Chieftan from Nigeria