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apple crumble (recipe) by gin soaked
This is what to make when your apple trees are producing more fruit than you know what to do with, which is precisely what's happening to us right now. There are bags and bags of them. Cookers and eaters. We do wrap some in paper to keep them through the winter, but there's only so much space along with the preserved fruits, dried beans, onions, potatoes, and garlic. Thankfully, it's a tasty dessert so there aren't too many complaints! If you've recently moved house and can't locate...
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands (personal) by moeyz
My plan, as the wife of a spouse with Alzheimer's, was to use the summer months to develop a new routine for both of us. I give a lot of credit to my husband for quitting smoking cold turkey, which allowed him to start attending the Adult Day Care Center two minutes from our home. I had been attending Caregiver Support Groups and knew this had to be the next step, which turned out to be easier thought of than accomplished. On my part, mostly...
Zzxjoanw (thing) by Tem42

Zzxjoanw is a famous lexicographic hoax, perpetuated by Rupert Hughes. Mr. Hughes was an American novelist, film director, screenwriter, military officer, composer, and most importantly for the subject at hand, the author of the The Musical Guide (1903), an encyclopedia of classical music. Included in this was a pronouncing dictionary, and the last entry in this section was as follows:

zzxjoa
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Kiviak (thing) by borgo

Or “What to do if you have 400 dead auks, a seal carcass and some time on your hands.”

When it comes to food, I guess the pickings must be mighty slim if you were/are an Inuit living in Greenland. Since most of the country is (or was, depending on your view of climate change) covered in ice there really is no farmable land and the natives have to make do with what...


News for Noders

October 1: This is the month of No More Room in Hell: The 2014 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 4: Kim Armstrong's walk for a suicide prevention fundraiser in the name of the late noder Ouroboros. Check it out here.

October 10: The Everything User Poll has been randomly posting due to a rogue hamster. Vote early and vote often, you never know what you'll find.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 18: As of today, Node Heaven will be retired. Your little angels have been relocated to your Drafts page, as private drafts, which you can edit, repost, or remove, however you see fit! For more details, see Fearless Leader's "Node of the Living Dead" writeup.

October 30: Rumor has it that Halloween will have a cover charge this year. Make sure you have some GP at the ready.


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September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday StuartO)))!

September 28 Tell us what's haunting you this Halloween.

September 29 Happy birthday Uberbanana!


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August 1 NowhereQuest starts today!

August 4 Happy birthday avalyn!

August 6 広島

August 6 etouffee has a new book coming out!

August 27 Happy birthday Bitriot and Excalibur!

August 31 NowhereQuest ends.

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July 1: SuperMegaNodeFestQuest 2014 is in the planning stages. Let Tem42 know if you are interested in judging/planning/funding the quest.

July 4 Check out the New User Poll!

July 10 Check out wombat-socho's new book, The Last Falangist

July 11 Alex steps down.

July 11 SuperMegaNodeFestQuest 2014. Shazam!

July 22 Congratulations to lizardinlaw and moeyz on winning SuperMegaNodeFestQuest 2014. Shazam!

July 29 Lucy-S has two new books out!


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