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Struggling with depression and anger

Could use some help. I have lost everything that gave me any joy. Singing, children, the gym, and an animal rescue organization. I'm volatile and find myself upset and angry. Plus I injured my hip in a fall.

Any thoughts?


After this week, I certainly hope

that the SNL writers are on point. Maaaan, I need a good laugh.

Host - Regina King

Music - Nathaniel Rateliff

Peanut Brittle Recipe

Our dear malaise posted a thread about her menu for Impeachment Trial Week, which segued from rum fudge to peanut brittle. I promised to post my peanut brittle recipe. It's not difficult, but you must have an accurate candy thermometer and a strong arm for continuous stirring.


1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
2/3 cup water
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda


Before you cook the candy, prepare two cookie sheets by buttering them. Have the peanuts, salt, butter, and soda pre-measured so they are all ready to add when it is time.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3 qt. heavy pot with the candy thermometer attached to the side. Boil together until it reaches 238 degrees F. Add peanuts and salt and bring the mixture to 300 degrees F, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. It takes about 20-25 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat when it reaches temperature and add butter. Stir until it is completely melted and incorporated into the candy. Add the baking soda and mix well. The candy will take on a grayish hue very briefly from the soda. Don't worry. It won't stay that way. While it is still molten, pour out onto the cookie sheets and spread with the wooden spoon to the right thickness. You need to work fairly quickly because the candy will harden. When it is completely cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Posted by leftieNanner | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 08:10 PM (2 replies)

Kentucky 2022

Wouldn't it be lovely if Andy Beshear could take out Rand Paul next year???

Rand needs to go away.

OK - So I Gotta Ask

Did Princess Sparkle Pony attend?

Or did she show one second of class and stay away?

Early Georgia Results

Edit to add: Per MSNBC

7-8% counted

Both Ossoff and Warnock up approx. 60-40.

Let's hope this holds for the other 93%!
Posted by leftieNanner | Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:33 PM (2 replies)

SNL isn't funny tonight

Sad. We could have used a good one.

My Kingdom for a Sharpie!

I was sorely tempted this evening. I had to pick up some groceries and there was a giant pick up truck in the parking lot. Camo fenders, NRA stickers, gun warnings, AND a huge Trump Pence 2020 sign on the back.

If I had a fat sharpie in my purse, it would have given me great pleasure to write LOSER across that sign.

To be honest, I probably wouldn't have done it - sharpie or no - because the dude would probably have come out of the store and caught me. I didn't want to find out if he really did have a gun!

Oh well, I got to say LOSER out loud to his sign as I left.
Posted by leftieNanner | Sun Dec 6, 2020, 08:40 PM (2 replies)

Mozart Requiem

My Chorale group sang this earlier this year. It was a magical experience.

Here's the video of the performance.

I'm in the second row from the top on the left side (sopranos).

Choral singing is one of the things I miss most about staying home.

OK. So I'm a terrible person

But I think Kayleigh MacaWhoositz looks like one of those porn dolls.

Especially in the picture in this article from Raw Story.


I told you that I'm terrible. It's a completely sexist thing to say.

But she does.
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