Friday, April 30, 2010

The Naming of an Oil Spill; my Flash 55; Gullah Gullah

It's FRIDAY, @GAIN!!!!
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Flash 55 is hosted by G-Man (Mr. Knowitall). Tick the title for more information. Just write a story in exactly 55 words. Using the photo for a prompt. If you want to take part pop over and let G-Man know when you’ve posted your 55. Thanks G-Man for hosting.
Thank you, G-Man for the great fun! :)

I am naming the BP oil spill at the gulf
Gullah Gullah
until I hear something better, or decide what has taken place in response to this tragedy is noteworthy in a good way. Come on America!!! I am pulling for you!

Here' Be Mine :(

From here to Jamaica
No one saw her awake so
What is a poor sod to do?
When you mess with Mother Nature
Don’t be mistaken
Mother Nature will mess with you!
I don’t know about you
Or what BP will do
But she just took a giant poo poo!
Kinda runny!
Right on you!

So if you think my poem is in bad taste, or simply bad (I do); you may want to ponder on the fact that if things like this go unsettled no one will have ANY reason AT ALL to do anything beautiful again. I wonder what the damage below the earth is? hmmm?

Maybe they'll call it Sigsbe Deep?
The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. Historically, the Gullah region once extended north to the Cape Fear area on the coast of North Carolina and south to the vicinity of Jacksonville on the coast of Florida; but today the Gullah area is confined to the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. The Gullah people and their language are also called Geechee, which some scholars speculate to be related to the Ogeechee River near Savannah, Georgia. The term Geechee is an emic term used by speakers and "Gullah" is a term that was generally used by outsiders but that has become a way for speakers to formally identify themselves and their language.
Yesterday, the estimated size of the spill quintupled to over 210,000 gallons a day. In BP's exploration plan, which allowed it to avoid filing a more detailed site-specific plan, the company outlined a worst-case scenario of 162,000 gallons a day.
Kinda tough to hide that kind of number. DANG~~~ AMERICA'S BUTTOM'S been Drained. Sorry if I sound RUDE, but I really really really believe that our industries and technologies need to be RESPONSIBLE. How can we be sustainable without them? At least a little honesty... So we can have our liberty...pursuit of happy??? BACK~~~ ???
Read BP's exploration plan:
not pretty~~~


  1. thank you allison! i honestly thought that it was a land of make-believe, this gullah island. my granddaughter and i loved the television show!! your 55 was perfect and very funny too, but in a sad way :) enjoy the day, my friend!

  2. Thanks Sheri!
    Me and mine loved that one too! We recorded the Disco one.
    Have a great day too!

  3. I say "Kick-Ass" means something different when we apply it to BP. Good 55, Enjoyed it. Sad!

  4. You've really caught my attention when the newscasters did not. Great 55.

  5. nice steveroni....i will stand in line to help. smiles. nice 55 allison...all too real.

  6. Thank you Steve, Alice, and Brian;
    I can't do much because my circumstances have me grounded to the spot, Except to make sure to keep talking about it. The White house Baned off shore (not sure to what extent TODAY. Probably future projects) Anyway, Thank you! WE are the governors of this government as citizen of a 'by the people'~for the people unity!
    Cut and paste this to anything that will keep it going. If you hear something new, Please post a comment. I have a busy weekend but am looking close for petitions. Did you see the vitamin one?

  7. When did we become such SLAVES to corporates...
    I was just telling my daughters we all should just buy, we do not need petrol you know...

    Wonderful 55!
    Mine is here
    I have three 55 to offer.
    Hope you like them.
    Have you a blessed weekend!

  8. I love my bike, I love my bike.
    I live in an area that isn't privy to them.
    Like most of America, but the freeways may start a bike lane one of these days. :)

    I think they came up with the 'c' word aka corporations just for that reason my friend!

    We can make the best of it. Let's sign petitions. Care2 lets you even create them. I am sure there is much more out there. I looked at Green Peace, but couldn't find much, hard to puruse, but a couple of the photos I've seen are from them. So you know their out there. They are probably REALLY BUSY about now!!!!!!!!
    Please cut and paste any/all that can spread the word and let me know if anyone finds other petitions to pass around

  9. Allison...
    You've learned well Grasshopper.
    Excellent 55 my Dear.
    It's so sad though that this is your inspiration.
    You did good!!
    Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G


    some May awards,
    Happy Sunday!

  11. vivid and enjoyable!
    sorry for being late!

  12. Thank you Jingle! I have had a great week end.
    My only downer is that I am still very sorry about the oil spill! I saw where fishermen in the communities expecting to be hit with the oil first are all being trained and are going to fight to keep the industry. I hope everything turns out fine, well, totally healed! That is my petition for the day!
    Thank you all for stopping by,


Banana This; Recycle Old Peels~ fertilizer or silver polish

There are things you can do with that old peel.

1. Do you have a green thumb? House hold plants and outside gardens require fertilization. A great way to give your plants nutrients is with a banana peel. The banana peel is very rich in potassium and phosphorus, which give that added boost to your plants soil, especially so with roses. Here is how to use a banana peel to fertilizer your soil for your plants. Remove the peel from the banana. Place the banana peel on a cookie sheet to let it air dry. Grab a paper bag or envelope. Crumble the dried banana peel and place it in the bag. Let the banana sit at room temperature for about two days. When your caring for your plant, give it a potassium treat of crumbled banana peel. Mix well in the soil to ensure the roots are fed evenly.
2. Have you been thinking about pulling out that old silver? Well there is no time like the present. Bananas peel can also be used to polish silver. Yes, polish silver. Take the old peels and place them in a blender. You want the peels to become smooth and creamy. Once they have, grab a cloth and small amounts of the creamed banana peel and begin polishing your silver. The shine will be breath taking.


Wild yeasts exist in the air around you and to some extent on the wheat berries. There are wild yeasts on grapes (unsulphured) and apples and other fruits. It is those wild yeasts which are 'captured' to make a sourdough starter. The process takes from 3 to 5 days. I wish I had specific amounts for you, but you could start with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour and mix in enough warm (not hot) water to make a thin paste. DO NOT make it too soupy. That, in fact, is the trick to a good starter, according to the French bread makers, and I think they should know. And after you've fooled around with the flour and water thing, you might wish to branch out into adding those unsulphured grapes, apples, sour milk, etc as a catalyst in order to capture other strains of yeast. Each of these strains has a slightly different taste. In fact if you move to another area, you might end up with a starter that produces an entirely different flavor. For instance, San Francisco sourdough bread is well known and has a distinct taste due to the wild strains in the air there. On day one you mix the flour and water (and add any catalysts to encourage fermentation) and place in a warm spot. After 3 days, the dough should be moist, inflated, and slightly sour. More flour and water is added (mixed in) and left to sit in a warm spot. After 2 days the process is repeated. Then the next day it is done again. Note the order: 3 days, 2 days, 1 day. At this point you should be able to make a loaf of bread using part of the starter and adding back what you took out in the form of more flour and water. Rule of thumb: Use about 10% starter to size of loaf. In the case of a 2 lb loaf this is a bit over 3 oz of starter (3.2 to be exact). For a 1 lb loaf 1.5 oz would be used. A book that describes this process in great detail is The Village Baker by Joe Ortiz, copyright 1993, published by Ten Speed Press, Berkley CA. If it's not still in print, try the used books stores, that's where I got mine. Or try your local library. If they don't have it, they might be able to get it for you. ©2008 by Ernestina Parziale

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