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Freddie

Freddie's Journal
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October 24, 2020

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

[link:https://www.indiewire.com/2020/10/borat-2-review-1234594290

This is a BRILLIANT comment on America today. Laughed myself silly but there’s much more than silly humor here. Rudy is just a tiny part of it. The most amazing part is the people he caught in action that weren’t actors but just regular people thinking they were dealing with a guy who didn’t speak English well - and letting their true selves speak. The plastic surgeon and the “crisis pregnancy clinic” pastor (the funniest bit in the movie IMO) were particularly awesome. I’m going to watch it again to catch what I missed the first time.

October 13, 2020

Traitor Joe (not Biden)

Got a robo-call from our favorite former veep candidate, the guy single-handedly responsible for the lack of a public option, Joe Lieberman. Asking me to please vote for Brian Fitzpatrick, the REPUBLICAN candidate for the hotly contested PA-01 House seat. I knew the guy was shady but this!? Grrr. Just venting.

September 27, 2020

If you request a mail-in ballot in Pennsylvania, can you change your mind and vote in person?

[link:http://www.wgal.com/amp/article/if-you-request-a-mail-in-ballot-in-can-you-change-your-mind-and-vote-in-person-in-pennsylvania/33648018|

The quick answer is, I wouldn’t - your name will appear on the voting rolls (the page you sign at the polling place) as having requested an absentee ballot and you will be required to vote by provisional ballot, which will not be counted until up to 7 days after the election.

August 15, 2020

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This used up almost a whole huge zucchini

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled) I did the zucchini in my mini food processor

Stir together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, applesauce and oil, mix thoroughly with spoon (do not use electric beaters). Stir in grated zucchini. Pour into prepared Bundt pan, 350 degrees, 50 min. to 1 hour.

This came out moist, delicious and it’s even sort of healthy. I did not frost, just sifted some 4x sugar on it to look pretty. Next time I think I’ll omit the cinnamon, it detracts slightly from the chocolatiness. And there will be a next time as daughter’s garden has LOTS of zucchini waiting.

July 6, 2020

Hard boiled eggs in the air fryer

It worked!
Put your eggs (I did 6) in the basket and air fry 17 min or so at 270. Immediately put the eggs in a bowl of ice and ice water for 5 min, then peel. The shells will slip right off. The cold water bath makes the eggs shrink a bit from the shell making them easy to peel.
The grandkids love hard boiled eggs and we love egg salad so I’ll be doing this a lot.

March 15, 2020

So can Trump be impeached (again)?

For the delay in getting tests which could cost thousands, maybe millions of lives. Talk about a high crime.

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