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Archive for November, 2012

secrets and lives

Friday, November 30th, 2012

They went about their
business, keeping all the lies
tidy in their heads.

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the heart doesn’t want what the heart doesn’t want

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Forgiveness, progress
remain untouched, while loathing
jealousy keep watch.

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a whiff of scandal

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

A rumor brought out
the bloodhounds and the wolves on
the hunt for fresh meat.

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the little shadow

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The little shadow
tiptoed to keep tabs on the
trespassing neighbor.

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noel box no. 17

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Attics and basements
disgorge their troves of garlands,
lights and ornaments.

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away in a manger 2012

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

No room at the inn,
the couple hit the ER
and took a number.

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rivalry implies civility

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Their unis are gross,
their coach is the devil, and
their players deal drugs.

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thankfulness, be gone

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The smart shoppers head
out to fill their lists while the
smarter ones sleep in.

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Recycle your cooking oil in Jefferson County

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012


View Recycle cooking oil in Birmingham in a larger map

Map: Recycle cooking oil at 27 locations in Jefferson County.

Deep-frying the Thanksgiving turkey has grown in popularity over the years, and so has the oil needed to cook those birds. The average fryer requires 2 to 3 gallons of peanut or vegetable oil.

Rather than toss it — and pollute our water supply — home cooks have another option: recycling.

Jefferson County set up 17 stations (shown in blue) for residents to pick up containers and drop off used cooking oil and grease. Donors are asked to allow oil to cool first and use either the provided containers or non-glass containers.

The City of Hoover has been using alternative fuel since 2004, recycling cooking oil on site to use in municipal vehicles. It has its own 10 dropoff centers (shown in green): all nine fire stations and the library.

Hoover collects close to 10,000 gallons annually for recycling into bio-diesel fuel.

For more information on Jefferson County’s program, call (205) 238-3876. For more information on Hoover’s program, contact (205) 444-7655 or fire@ci.hoover.al.us.

deep-fried turkey

Photo: Joe (CC)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Video: “It’s Thanksgiving,” Nicole Westbrook

Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate with the best* tween pop/rap song about the holiday.

* Also the worst.

the pilgrimage

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Around the table
gather families of blood
and circumstances.

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a creeping fatigue

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The view is blurry.
Thoughts come ever so slowly.
Asleep, then awake.

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digital servitude

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Happily the voice
chirped responses to the man
barely making it.

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war on black friday

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The bargain hunter
weighs the plight of the worker
against cheap products.

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gut check

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

They hit the scale first
thing each morning, peeking through
their trembling fingers.

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