Josie, Bees, Yet More Salsa and Dogs
One of my favorite shows is Top Chef, and it deeply saddened and angered me when I read about Chef Josie Smith-Malave and her friends being attacked outside of a nightclub by a group of Anti-gay , uh, people. You can read about it here
Why? I can't get my head around the fact that there are people out there who get so upset about OTHER people being gay that they would attack them with fists and stones for no reason. It makes no sense, does it? How could it possibly affect them? Does anyone understand this??
Sigh. It's been giving me a lot to think about. My heart goes out to Josie and her friends.
On a more humorous attack note, you can read about the amazing Bee Attack that the Hot Birdchick and I experienced yesterday over here. Sure, it's funny NOW......
This morning was much fun, I woke re-freshed and lark-like ( Much like our Malena in the morning. OH! I slay myself! ) and made two more salsa's . One I call " Red Tomato and Onion Mild Salsa ( the onion part is because I think I used too many ) and one I am calling " Chili-Lime Hot Salsa " , which has more lime in it and only chili peppers.
I would be making " Jersey Devil Habenero Mango Salsa " but there are no ripe mangoes in this town today, so I am waiting for the mangoes to ripen. A lot like watching grass grow. Perhaps tomorrow they will be ready. Jersey Devil's are a seriously weird tomato I discovered at Tomato Bob's and grew for the first time this year. Here is a picture...
I am getting down to the wire on tomatoes ( teach me to plant 30 plants ) And I need one more salsa, I think, after the Mango one. Maybe the last one will be everything that I have left over, and whatever I can find in the fridge. I wonder if honey would work in salsa? (teach those bees! ) I could call it " The Birdchick's Revenge "
I went with Cabal the Dog to the Vet today. Now some Vets are just Vets, but my Vet is a Rock Star Vet. Spent over an hour talking Dog with me. ( I am a complete novice at this ) When I told him about being tired of my Upper Body Workout every time I took this Dog in public ( remember the Renn Fest Tragedy?? ) and how I was having trouble learning to use the Gentle Leader, he took me thru it step by step.
The Gentle Leader is the Single Best idea ever come up with. No more Berserker Boy.
Coming into the office was much like a cartoon with me flying along behind, and leaving, well, Mr Cabal GOT it, took him about two minutes and even the other dogs in the office didn't stop his staying by me and not pulling! Everyone cheered. Kid you not.
I think we are going for a walk thru town now.
Love, Salsa and Gentle Leaders,