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Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Basking in the simple joy of existence.
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Okanagan Valley
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Wine country. :) - Ken Morley
It's OK by me :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I guess technically it's Okanogan, as I'm south of the border. - Ken Morley
Okanagan Valley pano
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One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus' - http://www.angelfire.com/hi5...
One of Zheng He's ships compared to Columbus'
"Six centuries ago a towering eunuch named Zheng He commanded the Ming dynasty's fleet of immense trading vessels on expeditions ranging as far as Africa. Almost a century before Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas and Vasco da Gama's in India. Even then the European expeditions would seem paltry by comparison: All the ships of Columbus and da Gama combined could have been stored on a single deck of a single vessel in the fleet that set sail under Zheng He." - Ken Morley
When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
One of my favorites by Murakami. Hope you enjoy it! - Jenny H. from Android
I have Murakami's latest on my "to read" list, but I'm wondering if there's an earlier novel I should read first? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I started with Kafka on the Shore, but I love pretty much everything he's written, except 1Q84. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is also fantastic. (I'm totally a Murakami fangirl.) - Jenny H. from Android
Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood are my favorites so far :) - Eivind
I might read Kafka on the Shore first then :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm listening to the audiobook version. This is one case where the performance adds a lot to the enjoyment. It's so good. His readings of May Kasahara's letters cracked me up. :) - Ken Morley
I listened to that one, too. It was fun :) - Eivind from Android
I also listened to that one as audiobook. It was great. "Hey, Mr. Wind-up Bird..." - Jenny H. from Android
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Canadian Netflix Hell - http://gizmodo.com/my-life...
Canadian Netflix Hell
"I'm American, but I've spent a big chunk of the last eight years in Canada, first for affordable education, and then for love. Canada is a gentle foster motherland, suckling me on her polite, maple-flavored bosom. But Netflix here is some bootleg FUBAR bullshit." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"My long (non)-national nightmare with Canadian Netflix began two years ago, when I left the U.S. for Toronto. I'd lived in Montreal years before, but Netflix streaming wasn't a thing then. [Sidebar: I can't even imagine how shitty a Netflix: Quebec would be if the province ever fulfilled its separatist goals. It would literally just be the movie C.R.A.Z.Y. and old clips of Bon Cop Bad... more... - Ken Morley
"I tried to stave off my homesickness by introducing my Canadian friends to the liberal '90s screwball utopia of The West Wing, but apparently Canada hasn't forgiven Sorkin for Studio 60. Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, and Louie all vanished north of the 49th parallel. Altogether, Canada has fewer than half the available titles that the U.S. version of Netflix offers, which is probably... more... - Ken Morley
"Most Canadians I know get sweaty palms about jaywalking but don't think twice about rerouting their Netflix to the south, because if there's anything worse than not having something you want, it's not having something you want and watching your neighbor enjoy it" - Ken Morley
"fewer than half" - where's the data supporting this percentage statement? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"My friends were referring to the 10,000 titles that American Netflix users enjoy, in contrast to the options available on Netflix Canada, which currently amounts to about 4,000." - http://www.torontosun.com/2014... - Andrew C (✔)
I used to bemoan the (relative) lack of choice on Netflix. Then, I stopped watching it so much. Now, it's just right :) - Brent Schaus
Andrew, SEAN FITZGERALD, columnist, states the numbers but doesn't cite a source. - Micah
Netflix. The stuff people in the sticks can only dream of. (Friends living in these things called cities are raving about it.) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Netflix Norway has a very tiny amount of programs to offer. Too bad, because I finally live somewhere where I can stream content. - Jenny H. from Android
Day 11 - Strained and transferred to carboys
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I'll top them up once the water I'm boiling cools. #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
I've learned something new tonight: carboy, which I'd never heard of, is another word for demijohn. - Mark H
I also learned something new.: "The word carboy is from the Persian qarābah (قرابه), from Arabic qarrāba, 'big jug'." :) - Ken Morley
I haz a fruit!
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Reminds me of the Looney Toons cartoon with Daffy holding on to a perl yelling "MINE MINE Its All Mine!" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AKSNit... - Me
and uz a cute ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Time flies like an arrow, fruit bats like a melon. - Eivind
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go. - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
It probably took Escher a little longer: http://youtu.be/n5FYehN0IYA - Ken Morley
Great geometry - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Fun Fact: Lettuce is a legal psychotropic
I was wondering about the wisdom of juicing bolted lettuce leaves and stems and came across this: - Ken Morley
"Lactucarium is the milky fluid secreted by several species of lettuce, especially Lactuca virosa, usually from the base of the stems. Lactucarium is known as lettuce opium because of its sedative and analgesic properties. It has been reported to promote a mild sensation of euphoria, but Lactuca virosa is poisonous,[citation needed] and at least one fatality has occurred during an... more... - Ken Morley
"Although lactucarium has faded from general use as a pain reliever, it remains available, sometimes promoted as a legal psychotropic. The seed of ordinary lettuce, Lactuca sativa, is still used in Avicenna's native Iran as a folk medicine, and a crude extract of the seeds was shown to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in standard formalin and carrageenan tests of laboratory rats" - Ken Morley
I'm sure a few leaves won't kill me. I'll report back on any sensations of euphoria. ;) - Ken Morley
Granville Island Panorama
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Is it hot in the city, Ken? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I think it was up to about 30º today. It was very pleasant near the water. :) - Ken Morley
My daughter moved to an apartment in Kitsilano last year; just a short walk to the beach. It gives us an excuse to visit the area more frequently. - Ken Morley
The yeast is bubbling away nicely! #plumwineproject
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I added sultana raisins to help with the body and also some strong tea to increase the tannins. I hope I didn't overdo it. - Ken Morley
If I end up with crappy wine, I figure I can always turn it into brandy. In fact part of me is hoping it fails, because I'd really like to build one of these :) http://homedistiller.org/forum... - Ken Morley
Some friends have said they're having an open house over Christmas this year but that everyone's got to bring something homemade. This is partly because they've bought a cider press and want to make some. We've just started some strawberry wine to take around. It's the first time we've done this in maybe five years and we've decided to play around with the sugars, mixing dark and light muscovado with some golden sugar. We think it should be approaching a sweet sherry by Christmas. - Mark H
I can see how a hobbyist can really get into wine making, as there seems to be an infinite number of parameters you can adjust to produce the perfect vintage. :) But the feedback loop can be a little on the long side. Most of my plum wine sources are recommending 6 months - 2 years before consuming! I may need to sample sooner. :) - Ken Morley
In the past we've always used the "can you see your hand through the other side of the demijohn?" method to tell when the wine was done. But because we're impatient it's not been unheard of for us to have a "glass of cloudy" every now and then too. - Mark H
That's a good method! I've put on enough for 50 bottles, so if I end up sampling frequently I should still have a few left to age for a year or two. :) - Ken Morley
The plum wine project
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I've picked nearly 300 lbs already, and there's at least that amount still on the tree. I thought I should try making wine this year. #plumwineproject - Ken Morley
I'm getting really fast at pitting plums, and I still have all my fingers! - Ken Morley
Fun fact: Based on number of cells, in any given moment your body is 90% nonhuman.
♪ We are fam-i-ly. I've got my micro-bi-ome with me. ♫ - Ken Morley
The bartender switched the TV from the women' s Wimbledon final, to Netherlands-Costa Rica. WHAT KIND OF A SPORTS BAR IS THIS?
Other patrons where giving us the side-eye for our enthusiastic support of Eugenie Bouchard. :) - Ken Morley
Don't blame the bartender for the final not being shown live. It was over before Argentina/Belgium started. - Kirsten from Android
A great one!! :-)) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Our last night in NYC, went to the Comedy Cellar and Aziz Ansari and Judd Apatow dropped by.
Is it always like this or did we just get extremely lucky? - Ken Morley
Eleven-Headed Kannon (Ekadashamukha)
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I can not believe the scale of the Metropolitan Museum. I spent 5-6 hours, and probably saw about 20% of it. - Ken Morley
Ken is one of those places that every time I'm in NY, I visit!! I always see something new!! :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
This was my 2nd visit. The 1st time, I wandered around without a map. There were whole huge sections I totally missed. :) - Ken Morley
Toasting #unclerobert on his birthday. Best wishes on your 88th uncle Robert!
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Dang! I'm sideways again! - Ken Morley
Also, you appear to have a small ball of fusing hydrogen right next to your ear. - Slippy
That's just my sparkling personality leaking out... No wait. You're right. It's just the sun. - Ken Morley
More Met: Stela of a four armed Vishnu
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Say hello to my little friends. - Ken Morley
Getting some culture at the Met.
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Krisha vs. the horse demon.
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Hmm, can't get the orientation right. Looks like Krishna's winning though. - Ken Morley
The wine is so much cheaper here than at home.
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Don't judge me. - Ken Morley
I'll judge you. You know a good a value when you drink it. - Todd Hoff
A $25 bottle here would be like $40-$50 at home. - Ken Morley
No words.
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چه خوشکل ساختنش...ولی سایه برج های قبلی تا ابد روی این منهتن سنگینی خواهد کرد - میلاد
Baseball is nothing like hockey. #nofights #disappointed #natitude.
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There are fights in baseball, but they mostly involve guys coming out of the dugouts and milling around and posturing. - John (bird whisperer)
If you're lucky, someone will be ejected and throw a cooler of ice out of the dugout. - Jennifer Dittrich
There's lots more audience singing, for one thing. At least at Sox games. - Soup in a TARDIS
There are fights in baseball, but they're usually in the parking lot and don't (usually) involve players. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
In answer to the text of the original post: "Thank God." - MoTO: Team Marina
It was an exciting game. The Nationals fans sure are passionate about their team. :) - Ken Morley from FreshFeed
Poor Rockies. - Joe
poor hot dog - chaz2b
Also, the dogs were good. :) - Ken Morley
On rare occasion, you do see a good pile up fight, with all the players rushing onto the field to get into it, from both sides. But it's very rare. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - April Russo
One of my superpowers is delaying gratification.
Are 50 yr old marshmallows safe to eat? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Ken Morley
define safe - Me
Will not kill me dead. - Ken Morley
not instantly, that's a benefit of delayed gratification. - Greg GuitarBuster
LOL! - Ken Morley
There is a market for 50 year old marshmallows...the hot chocolate and breakfast cereal industries have been buying & reselling them for years! - April Russo
They're magically delicious. - Ken Morley
Jenny's Chris Moore encounter reminded me of this Woody Allen clip. http://www.tubechop.com/watch...
"Please someone challenge me on my Bulgakov observation!" :) - Ken Morley
This is one of his classics ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
LOL! - Jenny H. from Android
The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Ladybug larvae doing her job. Begonia.
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Apparently a few survived the soapocalypse of 2013. http://friendfeed.com/kjmorle... - Ken Morley
Soon will be the cucs!
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I need to get some sort of trellis for mine before they get too big :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Bamboo poles work well. I tie the vines about every 9 inches or so. They got to be about 7 feet tall last year. :) - Ken Morley
I upcycled old wire shelving and tendrils are clinging! First lil cukies are visible! - daveeza
Interesting, they don't grab on to the bamboo at all. I wonder if I bored a few holes and poked some coat-hanger wire through if they would latch on? - Ken Morley
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