engnyath: river (Default)
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 11:28 am
The very first Write Here Write Now Open Mic is happening Thursday, December 1st, 7-9pm, at Unity Somerville, 6 William St., Somerville, MA! We welcome the queer and queer-allied community to join us as we create and hold space for folks to read their own words.

A sign-up sheet will be available at the event for 5-minute reading slots. People are encouraged to bring flyers for the community table; there will be baked goods for sale. We ask that you help us make this a low-scent event by not wearing perfume/cologne or other scented products.

This is an all-gender event for queer/genderqueer/transgender folks and their allies. The $5-$20 sliding scale door donation will help fund WHWN's pro bono work within the community.

Questions? Want to volunteer? whwnOpenMic@gmail.com
engnyath: river (Default)
Thursday, February 4th, 2010 07:38 am
From Living Without

1 cups brown rice flour, preferably super-fine grind
1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
3/4 cups sorghum flour or millet flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch/flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon xanthan gum
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
2 tablespoons maple syrup or amber agave nectar
1/4 cup shortening or non-dairy margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups milk of choice (rice, soy, hemp, nut milk), warmed to 110 to 120 degrees
1 egg white, lightly beaten with a fork (to brush tops of loaves)
1/4 cup gluten-free oats

Combine brown rice, oat, sorghum/millet, sweet rice, and tapioca flours, potato starch, yeast, xanthan gum and salt in mixer. Mix on low until everything is well combined.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs then add maple syrup, shortening, and milk.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix on med-high until well combined. Dough should resemble very thick cake batter.

Pour into a greased bread pan. Let this sit for 40 minutes or until it has risen to approximately twice its original size. Spread egg white on top of loaf, then sprinkle with gluten free oats.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350ºF. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and allow to cool.

On a personal note, this is my favorite bread recipe that I have tried so far.
engnyath: river (Default)
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 01:17 pm
My Jeep needs a name! I'm horrible at naming things, so any suggestions people have to offer will be appreciated.

Side view

Front view

I spent 2 hours cleaning all my junk out of my car, vacuuming it out and spraying off the impressive accumulation of dirt that was covering its exterior. It's looking like it might snow now, so the timing was perfect. Hopefully someone will respond to the ad I put up on Craigslist so I can sell it quickly. Tomorrow I'm taking the Jeep up to Ouray to register it and transfer the title into my name, then all I have to do is... well... pay back the money I borrowed to buy it. Hooray!
engnyath: river (Default)
Sunday, November 1st, 2009 11:18 pm
So I have apparently lost my mind this year and decided to do NaNoWriMo again. Is anyone reading this doing it as well? I'm Engnyath there as well. I'm headed off to a four day EMS conference on Wednesday morning, so I'm trying to get as much writing in before I leave as possible. We'll see how far I get this year.

Current word count = 2949

That's a long way left to go.
engnyath: river (Default)
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 07:02 pm
8 tablespoons butter/margarine
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 cup rice flour
3/8 cup almond meal
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix eggs and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla, rice, and flours. Heat butter and chocolate until melted and mixed. Add this to the other ingredients.

Pour mixture into greased pan. Sprinkle nuts on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400ºF.
engnyath: river (Default)
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 07:42 pm
1 head of garlic, chopped
1 leek, sliced thin
1 acorn squash, sliced thin
1/2 bunch of spinach, cut into bite sized bits
Olive oil
Pasta (I used brown rice spirals myself)
Parmesan cheese, grated

Sauté the garlic slightly in olive oil, then add leeks. When leeks are starting to turn soft, add squash. Cover and add water as needed to steam/soften squash. Add spinach. When all vegetables are cooked to your satisfaction, add spices to your taste. Add vegetables to pasta, then sprinkle freshly grated parmesan on top.

Kudos to my friend Clara for giving me the idea and recipe to adapt.
engnyath: river (Default)
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 10:35 am
Gluten-free oatmeal casserole, adapted from Bob's Red Mill recipe.

1 cups Gluten-free rolled oats
2 cups Milk
1 TB molasses
1 TB butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB ground Cinnamon
1 Apple, chopped
1/2 cup Raisins or Currants

-Preheat oven to 350F
-Heat milk, sweetener, butter, salt and cinnamon in a saucepan to a gentle boil. Add oats, fruit and nuts.
-Transfer into a buttered, oven-safe casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes or until moisture absorbed.

I'm generally not a fan of oatmeal. In fact, I hated it almost every time I had to eat it growing up. This however was really tasty and a welcome variation in what I've normally been eating for breakfast.

If you're not needing to avoid gluten, you can use regular rolled oats for a much cheaper meal.
engnyath: river (Default)
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 09:26 am
Another account of Sunday morning's call can be found on This is True.
engnyath: river (Default)
Saturday, July 4th, 2009 09:20 am
First Responders save Log Hill man in cardiac arrest

Shortly after 1 a.m. last Sunday, Ouray County Emergency Medical Services Rural First Responder Corps members successfully told the Grim Reaper "Not Today!" for one north county resident.

EMS Chief Paramedic Norm Rooker said OCEMS was dispatched to an address near County Road 22 and CR 1 for a cardiac arrest, CPR in progress.

The patient had gotten up out of bed and collapsed in front of his wife, who immediately called 911. Their daughter began CPR.

The Ridgway ambulance was dispatched to the location, but due to the remoteness of the address, arrived 24 minutes after dispatch.

Fortunately, two members of the OCEMS Rural First Responder Corps, Kit and Randy Cassingham responded from their Log Hill Mesa residence directly to the scene.

Rural First Responder Corps members are trained to the First Responder level or higher, are equipped with medical aid bags, portable oxygen bottles and an AED, an Automatic External Defibrillator.

An AED is a device that for certain lethal cardiac electrical rhythms will deliver a measured shock in an effort to convert the uncoordinated electrical activity of the heart back into a perfusing rhythm.

Kit and Randy Cassingham arrived on scene 11 minutes from the initial call for help and were able to successfully shock the patient's heart back into a perfusing rhythm 13 minutes after the call originated. When the Ridgway ambulance crew arrived, they found a patient with a pulse and good blood pressure.

The patient was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital where he was stabilized and transferred to St. Mary's Hospital.

Rooker said OCEMS is very proud of all of its 67 volunteers who staff the two front-line ambulances located in Ridgway and Ouray, Squad 11, the Haz Mat Team and the Rural First Responder Corps.

"Sunday morning's call is just the latest example of the service providing the best rescue and medical care possible for the visitors and residents of the county," said Rooker.

If readers are interested in learning more about the OC EMS Rural First Responder Corps, especially in the Log Hill, Pleasant Valley and Elk Meadows areas, please contact the OC EMS office at 325-7275.
engnyath: river (Default)
Sunday, May 10th, 2009 09:59 pm

Beginning to unload the basket.

Read more... )

Drinking orange juice with no hands.
engnyath: river (Default)
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 10:39 pm
I've had my journal on livejournal since I was nineteen and starting my first year at UVM. I think in my first ever post, I babbled about some "teenybopper" lamp that my roommate was so proud of finding at Walmart because it was pretty much the only thing I could find to say. I've moved ten times since then, dropped out of college twice, moved halfway across the country, learned to be a line cook, a breakfast chef, a computer repair tech, become nationally and state certified as an EMT Basic and this summer I'm getting married. If someone had told me seven years ago that seven years ago that this is where I would be today, I'd never have believed them.

So here's a new babbling post in a new journal for me to look back on in another few years to see where I've grown.
engnyath: (pippin)
Monday, July 17th, 2006 11:49 am
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As a child...
You guillotined all of your GI Joes and Barbies
How did it mess you up?
You can now solve any Rubik�s Cube in less than two minutes
Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
engnyath: river (Default)
Friday, June 9th, 2006 12:19 pm
Here's just a little history on how well some Republicans have done at preserving the "sanctity of Marriage"......

So ... homosexuals are going to destroy the institution of marriage? Wait a minute, it seems the Christian Heterosexual Republicans are doing a fine job without anyone's help!

Read more... )
engnyath: river (couch)
Saturday, April 15th, 2006 02:17 pm
stolen from mentalhygiene who is right, it's difficult not to be a little offended by some of these questions, or wonder what they are trying to get at.

Are You Spoiled? Meme )
engnyath: river (Default)
Thursday, January 19th, 2006 09:51 am

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Bailey!

  1. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled Bailey.
  2. In the 1600s, tobacco was frequently prescribed to treat headaches, bad breath and Bailey.
  3. Americans discard enough Bailey to rebuild their entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.
  4. Bailey will often rub up against people to lay his scent and mark his territory.
  5. The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as Bailey.
  6. Only one person in two billion will live to be Bailey.
  7. Bailey can grow up to three feet in a 24 hour period!
  8. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating Bailey from each salad served in first class!
  9. Contrary to popular belief, Bailey is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases he may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.
  10. Lightning strikes Bailey over seven times every hour!
I am interested in - do tell me about
engnyath: river (Default)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 03:03 pm
Handwriting Analysis

What does your handwriting say about YOU?

The results of your analysis say:

You like to be surrounded by four solid walls.
You are a shy, idealistic person who does not find it easy to have relationships, especially intimate ones.
You are affectionate, passionate, expressive, and future-oriented.
You are a talkative person, maybe even a busybody!
You enjoy life in your own way and do not depend on the opinions of others.