On A Frightful Dream

I had a really strange dream last night, again about my babe. He was in some sort of game show, where he had to pick me out of a line-up based on knowing my likes and dislikes. He nearly failed, but prevailed in the end. Do you all ever have any strange dreams like that?

ஜ~§Quote of the Day§~ஜ

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.Bill Vaughan

ஜ~§The Question Of The Day§~ஜ

Hospital dramas are a time-honored staple of television, from General Hospital to County General to Seattle Grace. Which TV hospital would you most want to check in to? And who would be your doctor?

ஜ~§The Word Of The Day§~ஜ

PRONUNCIATION: [syn·er·gism] n.
MEANING: Interaction of discrete agencies or conditions where the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual parts.
ETYMOLOGY: From Greek sunergia, cooperation, from sunergos, working together.
USAGE: “All the stockholders saw considerable synergism in the merger.”

ஜ~§What I’m Reading§~ஜ

I’m finishing the last few chapters of The Pagan Stone.

ஜ~§What I’m Watching§~ஜ

Tonight is: TV Catch-up night.

ஜ~§Poem Of The Day§~ஜ

On a Frightful Dream

THIS morn ere yet had rung the matin peal,
The cursed Merlin, with his potent spell,
Aggrieved me sore, and from his wizard cell,
(First fixing on mine eyes a magic seal)
Millions of ghosts and shadowy shapes let steal;
Who, swarming round my couch, with horrid yell,
Chattered and mocked, as though from deepest Hell
They had escaped. — I oft, with fervent zeal,
Essayed, and prayer, to mar the enchanter’s power.
In vain for thicker still the crew came on,
And now had weighed me down, but that the day
Appeared, and Phoebus, from his eastern tower,
With new-tricked beam, like truth immortal, shone,
And chased the visionary forms away.

John Codrington Bampfylde

ஜ~§Recipe of the Day§~ஜ

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 14-ounce cans chicken broth with roasted garlic
1 14-1/2-ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 10 ounces)
2 cups frozen (yellow, green, and red) peppers and onion stir-fry vegetables
1 cup tortilla chips
Sliced fresh jalapeno chile peppers* (optional)

1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine broth, undrained tomatoes, chicken, and frozen vegetables.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

3. To serve, ladle soup into warm soup bowls and top with tortilla chips. If desired, top with chile peppers.

Brightest Blessings, ஜ~S~ஜ


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