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Open Flavor Friday: Festivities and Stone Temple Pilots

This is your weekly open thread to talk all things not-soccer-related with the Sounder at Heart community. This series will continue until competitive matches dominate weekend content again.

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This week's Open Flavor Friday starts with my favorite winter beverage. It will warm your heart and your house.

  • Couple cups of apple juice or cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole clove
  • dash of nutmeg
  • pinch of ginger

Bring to boil and then drop to a simmer. Serve as you want. Those wanting a little adult warmth should add a dark rum.

Winter Festivals

Anyone can hit up a mall for some random carolers, but a thing my wife and I like to do is head to a one of the outlying small towns for their holiday celebration. Saturday we're going to do the Enumclaw Holiday Parade. As a nighttime parade there's lots of lights, candles and fire. It will be chilly, wet and something akin to what the movies say the holidays are.

Stone Temple Pilots

Yesterday was another reminder that addiction is a terrible and tragic beast.

Scott Weiland fronted the greatest grunge band not from Washington State. His roller coaster ride with addiction lead to him twice leaving the group. When he rejoined them the first time in 2008 he said "The story's not finished. There's more to be revealed and more to be told."

Unfortunately the story is now done. Weiland did not perform at his concert last night. He was found dead at 9 PM Central.

Take time with a wounded hand

'Cause it likes to heal, I like to steal

I'm half the man I used to be

This I feel as the dawn
It fades to gray

This is your weekly Open Thread. Talk among yourselves.

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