The Internet is rising up in protest on February 11th

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Whatcha doin’ New Year’s?

With it, we bless our Lord and Father, and with it,
we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
Merry Christmas from Vinyl Scratch
Merry Christmas from Vinyl Scratch by PaintedHoofprints on DeviantArt
That‘s too early; whom I owe a redo, my friend Bennigan would like to go to see ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ which is guaranteed to happen today, but where will I go after that, Bojo’s Bar?
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.
My brothers, (James 3:9-10)
these things ought not to be so.”

Thursday, December 29, 2016

As perfect a Thursday 047

A Word of the Day from Dictionary.com - lunation - the period of time from one new moon to the next (about 29½ days...
“Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD!
Princess Celestia
Princess Celestia by nekozneko on DeviantArt
I want to apologize for any inconvenience, but I brought home leftovers from a catered holiday dinner; marinara and meat sauces are in the refrigerator, and the freezer has mostly spaghetti
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart, (Psalms 119:1-2)”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

News of the World 081

“The wicked earns deceptive wages, (Proverbs 11:18)
but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”
Little Gift
Little Gift by Chryseum on DeviantArt

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to You as well

When and Where to Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special 2016
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)”
In the Spirit of the Season
In The Spirit of the Season by dm29 on DeviantArt
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)”

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Postscript to Experiment 646

Unlike another experiment, a friend was able to
successfully shop for gifts today, and I helped.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, (Matthew 1:23)
and they shall call his name Immanuel (which means, God with us).”
Trixie, Twilight, Sunset Shimmer -- Merry Christmas
Trixie Twilight Sunset Shimmer Merry Christmas by K Yoda Shiro on DeviantArt

Friday, December 23, 2016

The World Is (Not) Enough

The ending number has used 90% of its data plan:
You can move to a larger data plan.
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign.
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son
and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)”
Princess Luna (Animated)
Princess Luna (Animated) by equumamici on DeviantArt

Thursday, December 22, 2016

As perfect a Thursday 046

There’s not much time left today.
I’m waking up from nine hours of sleep, which contrasts yesterday when I went to bed at four in the morning and woke up around ten and not take any more time to sleep after that.
I ran some errands with a friend yesterday and made myself late for work, yet my work day was very positive and affirming and I learned at least three things.
To get through the checkout line took a little longer than expected, and I forgot to set up a new PIN on my new card, my friend need to be taken home, but I did get a  present my sister has been requesting.
“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days. (Micah 5:2)”
Sunset Shimmer Day
(Speed Paint) Sunset Shimmer Day by luminaura on DeviantArt
I have to repay my friend for covering that purchase, and I need to buy the snack for our office party and a white elephant gift. Fortunately, because payday is not until tomorrow I have two fewer errands.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On Stranger Tides

“But he said, (Luke 18:27)
‘What is impossible with men is possible with God.’”
Pipsqueak by LOCKHE4RT
Pipsqueak by LOCKHE4RT on DeviantArt

Sunday, December 18, 2016

On such a Winter’s day

As early as 2 o’clock yesterday morning, I was confirming plans with my friend Bennigan to go to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and enjoy Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que later. My better judgment won out, and I canceled the tickets at 9 o’clock; I just couldn’t risk possibly damaging my car.
KCPD urges drivers to stay home due to slick roads
I went back to bed and woke up at 1 o’clock in the afternoon,
just in time to join lunch that my father and sister had prepared for themselves.
“Keep your life free from love of money,
and be content with what you have,
for he has said, (Hebrews 13:5)
‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”
Luna doodle
Luna doodle by RenoKim on DeviantArt
I stayed home and spent no money the entire day until I got an email from Sarpino’s Pizza which was only good on till close on Saturday, yet I ordered only when I realized I could order it for pick up tomorrow.

Friday, December 16, 2016

As perfect a Thursday 045

Just like the weather this morning,
my brainstorms amount to little more than a light drizzle.
I just dreamed that I was at a large family gathering with those who were not necessarily immediate family members but people who just felt like family; this is probably something similar to heaven and there was a shortage of chairs, as Nate Griffin once observed.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Proverbs 18:21)”
Nurse Mycotte
Nurse Mycotte | Momoko / Day 1 Toki -36b [pixiv]

Thursday, December 15, 2016

You are about to Fail that Mission

Since KMBZ relegated them to the AM side, I have not been listening to nationally syndicated programs.
The Rush Limbaugh Show describes the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com - cataclysm - any violent upheaval, especially one of a social or political, “A Bigger Earthquake Than 1980
Did the Russians ‘hack’ the election?
“Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
but humility comes before honor. (Proverbs 18:12)”
Nightmare Night
Nightmare Night by coma392 on DeviantArt

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

News of the World 080

We are what on your calendar is halfway between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and three weeks from New Years.
My father likes to spend time Wednesday and Friday at the community center, so I made sure to go to bed on time to be awake to let the puppies inside until they insisted on going back outside at half past noon.
Who is going to sell Optima Tax Relief now?
“Alan Thicke, actor and NHL fanatic, dies playing hockey with son”
“But let justice roll down like waters (Amos 5:24)
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
Santacos __ Lily
Santacos __ Lily | daidou [pixiv]

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Will you do the Fandango?

Will you do the Fandango? Probably, to purchase tickets to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
“Come on someone, do this with me!
Tattoos.........................0
Piercings..................... 0
Marriages..................... 0
Divorces....................... 0
Proposals..................... 0
Children........................ 0
Surgeries...................... Yes
Shot a gun................... yes, at a shooting range
where the honorary Professor Denton presided
Quit a job..................... yes
100+ miles in a car......
yes, commuting to work during the week
Hit a deer.................... No
zip lining...................... No
Cried over someone....
yes, but they weren’t into it,
and asked me to leave
Fallen in love............... I guess?
Watched someone give birth...
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Watched someone die..... yes
Been to Canada......... no
Ridden in an ambulance.... Yes
Visited Las Vegas...... No
Sang karaoke.............. No,
I am neither Izumi Konata
nor know lyrics to the opening to Dragon Ball Z
Been downhill skiing....... No,
I am neither A View to a Kill
nor a stunt double for Sir Roger Moore
Ridden on a motorcycle... No
Ridden on a horse....... Yes, but it was led
Stayed in a hospital...... Yes
Donated blood............. Yes,
our community needs 530 to donate each day
Ridden in the back of a police car...
No, and that country song is too insipid.
Hold your finger down and select copy...
Then go into your own status and paste. Change the answers”
“But as for you, O man of God,
flee these things. (1 Timothy 6:11)
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”
Twice the Rainbow
Twice the Rainbow by J8d on DeviantArt

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bring the beat back 029

What can I say, web wanderings take me places that continue to exist (Dave's Online Nest, Transformers Figures Universe, Ben's World of Transformers) since I made
Dōjinshi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Dōjinshi (同人誌?, often transliterated as doujinshi) is the Japanese term for self-published works, usually magazines, manga or novels. Dōjinshi is often the work of amateurs, though some professional artists participate as a way to publish material outside the regular industry.”
“Who is a God like you, (Micah 7:18)
pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever because he delights in steadfast love.”
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime by EspenG on DeviantArt

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Nothing a hundred men on Mars

For a short moment, I forgot the difference between serialization and syndication, but the market for syndicated television in the United States collapsed over a decade ago.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)”
Yes, I love my sister Rarity
Yes, I love my sister Rarity by ButterSprinkle on DeviantArt

Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter is Coming

I really took the nice weather for granted last week.
The ice scraper was another thing I left at home today!
“but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, (Mark 6:49-50)
for they all saw him and were terrified.
But immediately he spoke to them and said,
‘Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.’”
First Snowflake
First Snowflake by miszasta on DeviantArt

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Answer Larry’s

Let’s try this! 20 Questions!
First Name: John
Middle Name: Jacob
Last Name: Jingelheimer-Schmidt
Nickname You Like: You Can Call Me Al
Nickname You Hate: don’t add E
Crush?: I prefer orange over grape flavored
Favorite Color: impact blue
Favorite Food: I’m not sure what I’m craving
Shoe Size: I could probably use a new pair
Hair Color: yes
Eye Color: yes
Hair Length: Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men
Pick One!
Jeans or Sweats: sweatpants
Hot Chocolate or Coffee: coffee
Coke or Pepsi: Diet Pepsi
Day or Night: I sleep when I want to
Summer or Winter: I quit my delivery job today
Tag 20 friends to do the same! If you get tagged,
don’t ruin the trend! Keep it going!
Clean copy in the comments!
“Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil--this is the gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 5:19)”
Cute Trixie holds bags
Cute Trixie holds bags by pink1ejack on DeviantArt
1) Are you really ready for 108 questions? No
2) Was your last real relationship a mistake? Uh....
4) Whom did you last say “I love you” to? My dad
5) Do you regret it? No
6) Have you ever been depressed? Yeah
7) Are you a boy or girl? ‘Just a Good Ol’ Boy meaning no harm
8) Who is your best friend? whoever is nearby
9) What is your relationship status? ‘Friends and Lovers
11) What did you last eat? A piece or two of supreme pizza
12) Played any sports?
At one time we had a basketball goal in the driveway,
but not much since gym class
13) Do you bite your nails ? Why would I use some mechanical means?
14) When was your last physical fight? Haven’t gotten in one
15) Do you have an attitude? ...maybe
16) Do you like someone? No comment
17) What is your real name? I am of age, why would you need to see ID?
19) Are you gonna get high later ? ‘high on intellectualism
20) Do you hate anyone at the moment? I hate various people
21) Do you miss someone?
I don’t miss people whom I see almost all the time
22) Twirl or cut your spaghetti? ‘I am programmed in multiple techniques.’
23) Do you tan a lot? No, it burns!
24) Have any pets? ‘No Children, No Dogs
25) How exactly are you feeling? Hungry and...aloof
26) Ever eaten food in a car while someone or yourself is driving?
Who hasn’t?
27) Ever made out in the bathroom? No
28) Would you take any of your exes back? ‘All My Exes Live in Texas
29) Are you scared of spiders? reasons I never saw ‘Arachnophobia
30) Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? “Well, I got the idea after I saw that movie ‘The Butterfly Effect,’ and thought, ‘Wow, this is terrible. I wish I could escape to a place where this movie couldn’t find me.’”
31) Do you regret anything from your past? ‘Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
32) What are your plans for this weekend? IDK
33) Do you want to have kids? ‘No Children, No Dogs
34) Did you ever kiss someone whose name starts with an M? No
35) Do you type fast? No
36) Do you have piercings? How many? No
37) Want any more? No
38) Can you spell well? W-E-L
39) Do you miss anyone from your past? Yes
40) What are you craving right now? Asked and answered, your honor
41) Ever been to a bonfire party? No
43) Have you ever been on a horse? ‘Your girlfriend’s not cheap. Ooh.’
44) Kissed someone in a pickup truck? No
45) Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
They call me a lady-killer; I ain’t been caught yet
46) Have you ever been cheated on? Not really
47) Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry? IDK
49) Would you live with someone without marrying them? IDK
50) What should you be doing ? IDK
51) What’s irritating you right now? IDK
52) Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts? ...maybe
53) Does somebody love you? ...maybe
54) What is your favorite color ? Asked and answered, your honor
55) Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle? Yes
57) Do you have trust issues? Yes
60) Do you have a good relationship with your parents? Yes
62) Do you believe your most recent former love thinks about you?
I don’t have one
63) Who was the last person you cried in front of? IDK
64) Do you give out second chances too easily? Yes
65) Is it easier to forgive or forget?
to forget, because you have to forgive first
66) Is this year the best year of your life?
The Worst Day of Your Life so Far
67) What was your childhood nickname? IDK
68) Have you ever walked outside completely naked? No!
70) Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
I’ve found a reason for me / To change who I used to be / A reason to start over new
71) What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night? IDK
73) What is bothering you? IDK
74) Have you ever been out of your province?
Everyday is a Winding Road
75) Do you play the Wii? Some
76) Are you listening to music right now? No
77) Do you like Chinese food? Yes
78) Do you know your fathers B-Day? Yes
79) Are you afraid of the dark? Just of that’s in it
80) Is cheating ever okay? No
81) Are you mean? IDK
82) Can you keep white shoes clean? No
84) Do you believe in true love? Yes
88) Do you like the outside? No
89) Are you currently bored? Yes
90) Do you wanna get married? Uh....
91) Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you ‘baby?’
Love Yourself’ is a decent song from Justin Bieber
92) Are you hungry? IDK
93) Have you ever made out for more than a half hour straight? ...maybe
94) What makes you happy? IDK
95) Would you change your name? No
96) Ever been to Alaska? No
98) Do you watch the news? Sometimes
99) What’s your zodiac sign? ‘Your Astrological Trump Survival Guide
100) Do you like Subway? Yes
101) Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed? No
102) Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you,
what do you do? IDK
103) Do you talk like your friends?
I have been told that imitation is the highest form of flattery.’
104) Have you ever seen someone you knew & purposely avoided them? Yes
105) Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around? Yes
106) Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?
My sister
107) Does it matter if your boyfriend/girlfriend smokes? Uh....
108) Can you count to one million?
you’re 999,999 to a million.
I challenge (5) :
(I only have one person who’s not already done this)
I’ll post a clean copy in the comments

Friday, December 2, 2016

Humor vampirism 029

I’m a bit drunk, but the kind that Sheryl Crow describes in “Everyday is a Winding Road.” Friends tell me I have an old soul, which I think means I understand a few things before my time, and a co-worker would also take note after she told me a joke.
“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;
God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
Mane Nine
Mane Nine by DilEmmas4U on DeviantArt
The Hill Family lived in the hills, in the mountains, say Appalachia, and the father in the family is Roy, Roy Hill. Roy saved a very long time to buy himself a fancy pair of shoes. Left out on the porch one day, the shoes were to torn to pieces by a roaming bobcat.

Couple nights later, Roy and Mrs. Hill were sitting on their porch when Mrs. Hill sees what sounds like a bobcat in the woods and asks, “Pardon me, Roy, is that the cat who chewed your new shoes?”
God chose what is low and despised in the world,
even things that are not, (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)
to bring to nothing things that are,
If you say that musically to the chorus from ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo,’ the joke is a lot more funny. I didn’t get a chance to really say how I knew that song, but I suspect the fact that I grew up with a lot of PBS and a show called ‘Shining Time Station,’ which featured ‘Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends,’ had something to do with that.

More recently it was ‘Family Guy,’ where Lois and Peter went to see KISS in concert, Lois gets the words wrong to ‘Rock And Roll All Nite,’ so half the band loses faith in humanity and leaves the stage, and the remaining two begin to sing ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo.’
so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It’s a good question

Another friend recently asked, “So, did you have a ‘fear of missing out (FOMO)’?”
I had to look at that in the context of the conversation and I did instead of watching Lights bein’ lit near thee, Kansas Speedway. When I saw the new episode of ‘South Park’ was airing again about 2:30 this morning I couldn’t help but watch even though I was recording it to DVR, and I might be right about that plot after all.
“Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Joshua 22:5)”
Festive Detective
Festive Detective by SubjectNumber2394 on DeviantArt

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stale Zaniness 060

Monday, ‘Dana & Parks’ found out ‘Ravens kicker Justin Tucker started his press conference with an up dog joke,’ so they called their boss and Bill Grady and heard as excepted, ‘What’s up dog?’
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever! (1 Chronicles 16:34)”
Fortunately, that kept me rolling, which I needed after I heard about the Campus Attack at Ohio State University.
“Remember, the first step in avoiding a trap is knowing that one has been set.”
She’s been trying to get me to respond to Messenger, which is not where any conversation with her is headed, ‘Do you remember how we were all worried when your sister died?’ Pretty soon it’ll be about her and her problems, and insulting me again; yeah, phishing is prohibited here, you expletive.
I went offline quickly to finish Episode VI: It’s a Trap (Episode aired 22 May 2011)
felt semantics
Felt Semantics by PixelKitties on DeviantArt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This is senseless 042

“Can you feel it, see it, hear it today? / If you can’t, then it doesn’t matter anyway / You will never understand it ‘cause it happens too fast
“As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. (Ecclesiastes 5:15)”
Twilight Sparkle Vector - 21
Twilight Sparkle Vector - 21 by CyanLightning on DeviantArt

Monday, November 28, 2016

Need to red dress some Issues

Print what you like, the temperature  overnight was around 50 degrees, so I had the fan in my room on in order to sleep. I sometimes wake up for short periods and somewhere between 6 this morning and 9 this morning, I had similar dreams
  • The first dream was sometime before 6 this morning where everywhere I turned at home I was month by neighbors I didn’t even know I had, and I was not able to dial the emergency number because the phone menu was suddenly incomprehensible
  • The second dream I had to repeat a numerical sequence, but I don’t remember the context
  • Finally, I was in a class where I was required to not use puns to write a creative work inspired by faith, and I was given a word of advice which I can only conclude an acronym- - R.I.O.T it out
“Instead of your shame, there shall be a double portion;
instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
therefore in their land, (Isaiah 61:7)
they shall possess a double portion;
they shall have everlasting joy.”
Vampire Chryssi
Vampire Chryssi by JaDeDJynX on DeviantArt

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Whirlwind weekend 032

While I might not discuss politics on Facebook,
I was visiting my friend Josh two weeks ago and we did.
He’d seen a segment on ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ about the presidential candidates in the Libertarian Party and the Green Party; he didn’t really like Clinton or Trump, but he didn’t like the alternatives either, so he chose not to vote.

Mentally I could only respond, “That is a lucid, intelligent, well-thought-out objection.” Yesterday, I treated my father and sister to Chinese lunch, which the little I made Sunday can offset, yet with diminishing returns I don’t want to work at the new pizza place.
“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples,
he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, (Mark 8:34-35)
but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.’”
A quick-minded Santa
A quick-minded Santa [min] [pixiv]

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bringing down the Landslide, part 5

The title of this post is only somewhat deceptive, unlike the electoral subterfuge currently underway, and I-I mean the opposite of what is expressed by Stevie Nicks; I do not intend to let a landslide of emotion Bring Me Down, but rather to take down or counter such effects.
I get weak when you’re next to me, and when I haven’t eaten enough. I observed how critical this was on Monday. Seriously, some days I’ll have something at 11 or noon and then not substantial until probably 6 o’clock or later when my lunch break is at work.

Gobbled up 1/2 price single-patty Cheeseburgers Tuesday at Sonic Drive-In, twice actually before work. I did all right Wednesday because people brought things to celebrate our manager’s birthday. Evening on Thanksgiving, I could only go to bed.
From a book by Susan Jacoby on anti-intellectualism,
Video culture has triumphed over print culture,” I once read on audio cd.
Friday is the day trash is collected in my neighborhood, and-and Thanksgiving has delayed this until Saturday. I take the trash out at 2 in the morning so I don’t have to at 6 in the morning, and today I was awake at 5 in the morning because I watched YouTube.
I have to be sure I am well liked,
a primary motivator for my adoption of these rules,
so I talk no politics on Facebook:
Equestria Girls - Fluttershy
EQG-Fluttershy by rainbownspeedash on DeviantArt
  1. Politics is not considered polite conversation.
  2. I do not know enough about the issues to discuss them calmly or avoid ad hominem.
  3. I am on the opposite side of the debate on most issues.
  4. I do not like being wrong or being made a fool.
  5. I would rather keep friends and be respectful.
I am recovering from some minor embarrassment.
There was a video shared to Facebook about how to evaluate a story, whether or not it is fake news. I saw the video and the very next day I shared a fake story to Twitter, which I admitted to my friend who had shared with a fake story and the video.
Can we say the power of mainstream media is diminished when I see friends concerned
Stories being put forth by the mainstream media whose power was certainly diminished when Clinton was defeated, huh?
“Oh give thanks to the LORD;
call upon his name; (Psalms 105:1)
make known his deeds among the peoples!”

Friday, November 25, 2016

Into Harmony’s Way

Before my father, sister and I arrived, there were the mother, and the father, their son, and their daughter and her husband. And their grandparents joined us later.
“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways and be wise.
Like the Christmas after my mother passed, I figured we would be joining friends who we knew from church, but I didn’t know they were who usually sit behind us.
Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, (Proverbs 6:6-11)
here’s your party hat, Rarity
Rarity’s party hat vector by StolenFly on DeviantArt
The wonderful Thanksgiving feast featured turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, gravy, banana slices suspended in red gelatin colloid, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, sliced pumpkin bread, dinner rolls and stuffing.
she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in the harvest.
I could tell you when Pete Rose was suspended from baseball because he was mentioned in a 1986 feature film, which starred Drew Barrymore and was sold at McDonald’s, called ‘Babes in Toyland,’ where they talk a lot about Cincinnati, Ohio.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
We played ‘Wits & Wagers.’ Five teams of two played; my sister and their mother formed one team, their son-in-law read the questions and teamed up with their grandfather.
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
Their grandmother and daughter were good when they guessed, my father and their son were good when they guessed and also on the wagers, but their father and I had at least three correct answers.
and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.”
Later we enjoyed pumpkin pie and pecan pie;
both were also available as gluten-free.