A Cat-alogue of Bitzlers


In which I hope to post links and tidbits of cats and kings and other things.

tango-mango:

Baking peanut butter cookies with Spinosaurus

The other day Spinosaurus dropped by for a visit. It was a great surprise to see him because he’s usually so busy, he doesn’t have time to hang out here the way he used to. I was just about to make some peanut butter cookies and he asked if he could help. As you can see, he was a great assistant! Hopefully he will come by more often and help with other projects in the kitchen and garden.

These peanut butter cookies are slightly chewy and coated in a thin layer of sugar, perfect for dunking in a glass of milk or your morning espresso. I’ve been baking them forever, but yesterday I realized it is more fun to make them with a friend. A recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

Beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies by making crisscross marks with fork tines or dinosaur footprint, dipping utensil in sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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Source: tango-mango

crimson-sun:

"Was he married?"
"He had… a cellist. I think."
And his cellist gives him lessons each time he visits. But he hasn’t come by for a while, which is a shame because he was getting quite proficient…

crimson-sun:

"Was he married?"

"He had… a cellist. I think."

And his cellist gives him lessons each time he visits. But he hasn’t come by for a while, which is a shame because he was getting quite proficient…

Anonymous asked: Hello! I don't know if you remember me, I broke up with my boyfriend last month ... long distance relationship, I was very sad, you helped me a lot, thanks! Turns out he not only did not make an effort so that things would improve but also told a friend of mine huge bad things about me ... I din't deserve that ... please someone to calm me down, I love you!

rlbrody:

calmingbrits:

Well that 

You do deserve better, so instead of being sad, you need to celebrate. 

Yes, that’s right, I said celebrate. Because you have removed something toxic from your life. 

You are now free to move on with your life without such negativity surrounding you. 

Try to focus on something positive you got out of the relationship. I always tried to find at least one good thing that came out of it. My sister for instance learned from an ex how to make a tastier grilled cheese sandwich. I once gained a cat. Sometimes people come in to our lives for the strangest of reasons. Be glad he is gone and that the air around you is fresher. 

Try not to wallow in the sadness, but allow yourself a pat on the back for recognizing a bad situation and being smarted enough to remove yourself from it. You dear are wise indeed. 

And do not doubt or waver in your conviction that the right outcome has been achieved. So

Find your one good thing and move on to the next adventure in your life.

Such good advice. Goes for all kinds of relationships, not just romantic ones, too.

Good advice.

Source: calmingbrits

10 Ways to Kick-Start a Stalled Story →

writingbox:

  1. Introduce a new character
  2. Kill off an existing character
  3. Throw an unexpected obstacle in the path of your character
  4. Edit your opening
  5. Let your character go somewhere they’ve never been before
  6. Write from another character’s point of view
  7. Let your character discover a secret

Source: writingbox

rlbrody:

Reblogging again because reasons.

Source: calmingbrits

calmingbrits:

It always makes me feel a bit better about humanity to see how compassionate and kind you are to folks who are going through rough times. So, a Clive Owen pic as a gift to you, in thanks for all you do for everyone.

~~Clive Owen for the win! He’s always been one of my favorites :) Thank you for that. It takes a lot of work and can be overwhelming at times, but we do enjoy it a lot and it’s really awesome to see how people have reacted so positively to this blog. 

Source: calmingbrits

"The Winter Soldier’s relationship with Alexander Pierce is a direct parallel to Steve’s relationship with Nick Fury. Steve is able to doubt Fury’s trustworthiness because he has a solid bedrock of moral certainty, but Bucky never had that luxury, even back when he was fully himself. Now, Bucky’s mind is a quicksand, and Pierce may be the only vaguely familiar face he knows. Having imprinted onto Pierce like a baby duckling, why not believe him when he says the Winter Soldier “shaped the century”? (Yet another parallel between Steve and Bucky, by the way: Captain America shaping the world as a heroic icon and comicbook character, while the Winter Soldier shapes things from the shadows, carrying out anonymous assassinations on behalf of HYDRA.)

The Winter Soldier’s facial expressions are almost childlike in the lab scene, and the way he passively accepts that mouth guard tells you everything you need to know. He could probably kill everyone in the room within seconds, but instead he just lies back and lets them torture his brain to mush for the hundredth time. Before now he seemed like such an intimidating figure, but this scene shows the Winter Soldier as what he really is: a little kid or a blank slate into which people insert their own goals and missions, fully-formed.

"But I knew him," he says in miserable confusion, sure that he recognises Steve’s face. But Pierce, the voice of God, refuses to explain any further. Sebastian Stan’s entire acting career of weeping while being emotionally abused by unpleasant father figures has all been leading up to this role, and I for one am not amused."

CATWS: The Tragedy of Bucky Barnes

Source: hellotailor

deanandaidan:

happynervosa:

mrlapadite:

The “Reflection” series of older people looking at their younger selves in mirrors.

This is so beautiful

Oh my god this is amazing

Wonderful.

Source: mrlapadite

  • Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
  • Child: We'll wake up the books.
  • Parent: That's right.

Source: u2bibliophile

unwinona:

imsirius:

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson 

perfection

I hope he’s in the next Captain America movie.

Source: imsirius