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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Domestic Terrorists in the Kitchen: My Spice Rack is trying to kill me!

Posted By on Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 11:20 AM

I saw a commercial on TV the other night advising me to look on my spice bottles, and check the expiration dates. It might be time to throw them out and buy new ones.

Say what?

How long does it take to go through a bottle of celery salt, anyway?

Oh, wait. Turns out they don’t actually turn toxic - like that prescription medicine you’ve kept in the cabinet for way too long - but they lose “potency and strength.” Oh  well, in that case, I’ll just use more of the damn stuff . . .

I ain’t throwin’ this celery salt away.

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Al Vick speaks his mind

Al Vick has been a fixture in Fayetteville for many years. He has served on city committees, run for public office, written for newspapers (on matters local and international) and appeared on public access many times to speak his mind, and is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Al has turned his attention to our upcoming election in Fayetteville, and given us his thoughts, and some predictions for the races. Here is an excerpt from his blog:

One of the things that I've enjoyed about Fayetteville's Farmer's Market this season has been the prevalence of political activity and discussion. It is an election year of course, and at the market on any given Saturday candidates for the various political offices can be seen on just about every corner of the central square. During the course of this past summer and early autumn there have been petitioners present as well; these, seeking support for their various causes such as the Low Priority Initiative and the state-wide effort to prevent the construction of a coal-burning power plant in Hempstead County. Mix all this political activity with fresh locally-grown food, good music, and my usual mug of coffee and bagel and people like me feel as though we have found the promised land. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I really have enjoyed my visits to the market this year.

To read more of Al’s excellent writing:

http://manyhatsspeaks.blogspot.com/

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Dan Coody: Cursing curses no mortal ever cursed before?

The Sierra Club's Ozark Headwaters Group has made their endorsements for the November election, and the Fighting Mayor, Dan Coody, is not among them. If history is any indication, he’ll be complaining to anyone who will listen - and even to folks who won’t.

And now the firefighters have rejected him! Is there no loyalty in the House of Dan?

Those interested in reading all of the Sierra Club’s endorsements can go to:

http://arkansas.sierraclub.org/ozark_headwaters/

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Quote of the Day

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. - Ken S.  Keyes Jr, "Handbook to Higher Consciousness"

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