Lavender Sunset, Provence, France

My favorite flower...what a splendid picture. You’ve certainly done Lavender proud! Gorgeous.

I HAVE SOME THINGS TO SAY…

I was broken by a boss who took immense pleasure in demeaning and degrading me-yet I consistently sought her approval. I couldn't understand why she didn't like me. I worked hard, mostly trying to impress her. For a time, I was impressed by her knowledge-she wasn't a lawyer, but she walked and talked like one, winning her fair share of legal arguments too, mostly against the baby ADA's as she called them. They were her favorite target, next to me.

Deep Fried Calamari

I love your blog! Fried calamari is my favorite! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

In Dianes Kitchen

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This is the best Deep Fried Calamari I have ever made at home! It was very easy to prepare, it had a light coating of seasoned breading and the taste was amazing! My Calamari had been frozen and it still turned out delicious.

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Ingredients 

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Add enough oil to a deep saucepan that the

squid will have oil all around it. Heat over

medium high heat to 365 degrees.

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Meanwhile combine the flour,

salt and pepper on a large plate.

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Dredge the squid through the flour

mixture, coating each piece entirely.

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Once the oil is at 365 degrees, drop just enough

breaded squid pieces into the oil so that the pieces

do not touch. Fry for ONLY 2-3 minutes or else the

squid will be tough. The breading should be a

LIGHT brown color, NOT golden brown. Remove

from the oil and place on a plate covered with paper

towel then…

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ABSOLUTION

I just binged The Queens Gambit on Netflix. Now, I'm obsessed with chess. I've always been amazed by the complexity of the game but there's something simple about how it mirrors life and the choices we make that propel us to greatness or lead us to ruin. Spoiler alert-it ain't just about chess! I appreciate the strategy, the intensity, and the predictability of unpredictability in the game. I love that the Queen is more important than the King, because gender politics have denied women their rightful place as leaders in the world, even though they have lead anyway. For instance, Woodrow Wilson's wife Galt Wilson lead the United States after her racist, philandering husband suffered a series of strokes that left him incapacitated.

I SET OUT TO WRITE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT POST

WHICH I'LL GET TO TOMORROW. 😆 OK....so the podcast is here. I'm actually getting ready to broadcast the next one...Yeah, I know it needs work-I'm working. If you have listened already-I apologize for the poor sound quality etc...I apologize. I'm new to this. I've made some mistakes-which will happen in any endeavor, but I say … Continue reading I SET OUT TO WRITE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT POST

Warning…Episode I

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-filmmaker-viral-racism-harrison-arkansas-20200801-3gwl5cydzzh7bochg3w75qdhmm-story.html "Bat your eyes girl, be otherworldly, count your blessings, seduce a stranger..." I've been listening to Incubus this entire weekend for some reason-I haven't listened to the album since it was first introduced to me. That had to be like 20 years ago...I played it every day when I first got wind of it. … Continue reading Warning…Episode I