October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and men, you can join in the awareness.
The Healthy Communities Initiative and its Domestic Violence Action Team in partnership with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services is preparing to host the third annual Men Take a Stand event in honor of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Helping to promote an end to violence, the City of Columbus will be lighting the Second Street bridge with purple lights and Domestic Violence Action Team members are installing purple lights on the downtown trees.
Men Take a Stand is designed to recognize men in the community who have pledged to be positive male role models for healthy relationships. The event runs from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 1 on the steps of City Hall in downtown Columbus. Male members of the community who have made the pledge will have their names called and stand together to demonstrate that domestic violence is not just a women’s issue. Jeffery Bucholtz, a speaker and trainer from the national organization We End Violence, will offer a brief presentation.
It is free and open to the public. I will be joined by some of my male colleagues at QMIX and we will be there to show our support. I hope you can join us.
Say what you will about Taylor Swift’s love life, but this girl has a huge heart and I am a big fan!
The video description from youtube:
I recently underwent a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia. Taylor Swift stopped by the hospital for a surprise visit and dropped by my room to say hi! When she noticed the keyboard in my room, she asked me to play a song for her. I decided to play a song I had recently started working on which was “Someone Like You,” by Adele. She said she would sing what she knew, and I said that I would play as much as I knew. This was the most amazing moment in my life being able to accompany Taylor Swift. She is super nice and cordial and probably made everyone’s day here at the hospital. It was so great of her to come out specially to visit all of us here at the hospital. And in case you are wondering, I did get a hug from her, unfortunately it wasn’t caught on video!
Aretha has a new album coming!
And here she is covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep!”
I am sure Adele is just flabbergasted!
Over the weekend, I saw this creeping up on all of my social media things:
At first I thought it was a joke. This needed investigation!
There is a recipe on the Pillsbury website. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Start by finding a pan that has tall sides, like this cake pan. The bottom does not need to be removable like this one. It could even be a square pan, if you can’t find a circular one.
Start by unrolling your pizza dough and pressing it out into an even layer. Cut out three 6-inch circles (or the size needed to fit the bottom of your pan).
Bake the circles on a lightly greased baking sheet for just eight minutes, then remove them from the pan and cool. Open up the second pizza dough and cut two 6-inch circles along the long side of the dough, bake for eight minutes and then cool. Cut a long strip on the opposite side of the remaining pizza dough. Make sure the dough is a half inch taller than the height of your pan, and cut it into a long strip.
Line the round pan with parchment paper, so that parchment paper comes up and over the sides of the pan. Carefully drape the pizza dough inside the pan, to line the sides, leaving that extra half inch of the dough hanging over the outside edge. Take one of the cooked and cooled pizza dough circles and place it in the bottom of the pan.
Now is a great time to let the kids help! Have them spread pizza sauce on the bottom layer, followed by a layer of pepperoni. Place a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese on top, followed by another precooked pizza dough circle.
Repeat the process, until you reach the top layer. Finish the cake by spreading pizza sauce, mozzarella, and then pepperoni. Use the dough that is hanging over the edge of
the pan to create a crust, by rolling it over on top of the top layer of pizza.
Ok, let’s go!
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the sides of the pizza are fully cooked. If the top of the pizza crust is becoming too dark while baking, use a strip of aluminum foil to cover the crust to prevent it from burning.
Once it’s fully cooked, carefully remove the pizza from the pan by pulling up on the parchment paper. Let the pizza cool for five minutes before using a sharp knife to cut slices, like you would a cake.
I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW!
Did you know Jim Gaffigan was an Indy Colt? I didn’t either… see his journey below!
I always thoroughly enjoy the little extra promo videos that SNL posts for their upcoming shows. This one is my favorites to date. Kate McKinnon is one of my favorite cast members and Chris Pratt is one of my favorite people soooo….check it out.
Flu shots are probably important. So you don’t get sick.
You should get a flu shot. Whatever you do, don’t react like me….. er… this girl…
DON’T BE A MICHAELA!
Your next 10 minute break should be spent watching this…it is wonderful.
Happy Almost Friday!
Before all you music purists rip this cover to shreds, know that I am a HUGE Freddie Mercury and Queen fan. Having said that, I am pleased with the theatrics of this video!