PorcFest XI

Just got back from PorcFest XI (tangent: around time of last Super Bowl, commented on FaceCrack about how it seems odd to me that Super Bowls are numbered with Roman numerals, since I suspect much of the ‘Merican Booboisie doesn’t know how to interpret them. Since then, have been shocked to find several intelligent friends who don’t know how to read Roman numerals. Was this something I learned in public school? Catholic school? Self-taught? I Continue Reading →

Bridget Jones Goes to the Country

Two weeks ago, a friend, (whom I shall refer to as Annie Oakley for the impressive frontierswoman skills she has developed since moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project) asked me if I’d be willing to farmsit for her while she and the family took a roadtrip. “You can have all the eggs you want, our undying love and quite possibly liquor”, she said. “Sure”, I idiotically replied. I’m a Master Continue Reading →

WWSD?

Liberty lovers are a critical bunch. They can be relied on to nitpick, backseat drive, and second guess anything you do in the way of activism. And anything you don’t do. And anything you think about doing. And anything it never even occurred to you to do, but if it had, you wouldn’t have done it because you really don’t think that’s such a bright idea, all things considered. I honestly don’t know if it’s Continue Reading →

Legends of the Porcupine

Regular readers will note that I frequently refer to New Hampshire liberty activists as “Porcupines”. This term comes from the fact that the mascot of the Free State Project is a porcupine.  This mascot dates back to the earliest days of the FSP, in August 2001, before the FSP’s options had even been narrowed down to a U.S. state, let alone which one. Interestingly, the majority opinion at the time was to use some variation Continue Reading →

Biltong part 2

UPDATE 4/20/2014: I was referring back to this post to make another batch of tasty, tasty MEAT and realized I skipped writing down a step between Part 1 and Part 2.  Sorry about that!  Here is the missing info: After your strips of vinegary, salted, optionally spiced meat have sat in the fridge for 24 hours, give-or-take, it’s time to hang them to dry.  Select a place where insects and critters can’t get at them Continue Reading →

Biltong part 1

For today’s episode of Sandy-in-the-Kitchen, we’re going to attempt… BILTONG. Will this result in a skillful demonstration of our Zombie Apocalypse survival skills? Or a zany up-close-and-personal interview with e-Coli? Let’s find out! (Hey, it’s raw meat… what could possibly go wrong?) Biltong, in case you don’t know, is “strips of lean meat dried in the open air”, and is commonly believed to have originated in South Africa. I took a class on how to Continue Reading →

Ladies of Liberty 2014

Following up on the Knives, Lipstick, Liberty,… and Life post, the first-ever (as far as I know) wall calendar of New Hampshire female liberty activists is a wrap (shrink-wrap, that is)!  In fact, it’s barreling its way across the country as I type, departing from scenic Great Falls, MT (I actually have no idea if Great Falls, MT is scenic, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt) last Thursday. Fed Ex Continue Reading →

knives, lipstick, liberty, and… life

Several  months ago my friend and Free State Project compatriot Jenn Coffey let the word out that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has bravely been blogging about the experience ever since. Although it has been painful and depressing to read, it has been educational for me; I really had no idea what a time-consuming, frustrating pain in the ass it is to get treated for cancer! It seems particularly ironic, in a haha-you’re-really-NOT-being-funny-universe Continue Reading →