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Long ago, I knew my life was not completely my own
Faultless I was not
But that was okay
We are made to play in the games of life,
Despite our will fighting against that
If I were faultless it would be a mistake
So I end up playing with my faculties in tact
Sometimes I stumble and take a quick look back
But that is not the most consuming of my life
It is when I want something that I am not to own
Like say, those that I loved in my lifetime
Those who I am now without
The ones who made me what and who I am
Those who would rather be a ghost in my life now
So see my life is stuck, kind of in a bind
Hinged upon those people in my mind
Life will not be my own until I release
The overbearing, lingering memories, and the real
Thoughts, that in this poem I spilt.
An internet sensation, the ever popular “Grumpy Cat” has been made into hundreds of thousands of internet memes, been depicted on t-shirts and the cover of The Wall Street Journal and the New York magazine. Just recently, the cat was given the honor of being cast in wax to be part of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum that is located in San Francisco.
But besides being known as the internet meme cat, the “Grumpy Cat”, whose actual name is Tardar Sauce, lives a relatively normal feline life. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, says that the reason for her cat’s perpetually grumpy expression is due to a combination of under bite problems and feline dwarfism. Tardar Sauce was born with her twin brother Rocky to normal cat parents in April of 2012 and right away the Bundesens’ noticed that something was just a little off with the feline. She was undersized and her hind legs where abnormal but the Bundesens’ say that Tardar Sauce is able to function like a normal cat almost “99% of the time”.
Feline Dwarfism is a condition due to a genetic mutation. In most cases, this mutation manifests itself in the appearance of shorter legs due to bone and cartilage disorders. While some cats like this are bred to have the embedded dwarfish gene, such was not the case with Tardar Sauce. She is a true genetic snowflake. In fact, that type of selective breeding is banned in several countries as it is deemed to be a form of animal cruelty.
For the chicken 2 c.
panko bread crumbs 1/2 tsp.
Freshly ground black pepper 3
large eggs 1/4 c.
bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs For the dipping sauce 3 tbsp.
Dijon mustard 2 tbsp.
barbecue sauce 1 tbsp.
mayonnaise 2 tsp.
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a medium bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk.
- Pat thighs dry, then dip into egg mixture, then dredge in panko, making sure all sides are completely coated. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden and crispy, and a thermometer inserted in the center reads 180°, about 1 hour.
- Make dipping sauce: In a large bowl, whisk together Dijon, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, and honey.
- Serve chicken with dipping sauce.