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The Origins of Wine and Winemaking [03 Jul 2008|05:07am]

Wine has a long and venerable history, with references to its use cropping up in ancient texts from thousands of years ago - not least, of course, in the Bible. We know for a fact that it was firmly established in the Middle Eastern culture of around two thousand years ago, and for it to be so commonplace at that time it must have been around for quite some time before that.

Viticulture was certainly a large part of the economy of the Roman Empire, and the spread of Roman civilisation included the spread of wine growing and wine drinking as the colonising soldiers moved across the Old World. In ancient Rome, a common form of wine was known as mulsum, heavily sweetened with honey, and produced on large agrarian estates largely by the slave population. What remained in the wine press after crushing the grapes - seeds and skins mainly - was often fed to livestock, or alternatively brewed into a very low quality 'wine' and given to the slaves who'd grown the grapes.

We also know that winemaking was familiar to the ancient Greeks, from whom the Romans learned so much, and there's physical evidence of this in the form of a stone wine press found in a Minoan villa on the island of Crete, dating back to around 1600 BC. The winemaking facilities discovered there appeared to be quite advanced and sophisticated, suggesting that the Minoans had been practising the art of winemaking for a considerable period before that date.

Prior to this, the trail is a little less clear as we go further back into history. The ancient Greeks had strong trading links with nearby eastern cultures such as Egypt, and although we can't be sure, it seems that it was from the ancient Egyptians that the Greeks learned to make wine.

Physical evidence of wine production in ancient Egypt includes remains of wine jars and stoppers dating back to the earliest years of the civilisation, and wine was used both as a food and a medicine. Wine in pharonic times was not only made from grapes, but also from figs, pomegranates, and other fruits, a practice which continues across the world to this day in the rural production of 'country wines' such as damson and elderberry.

The first great civilisation of historic times was in Mesopotamia, close to Egypt, in what is modern day Iraq and surrounding areas. Although records from this era are sketchy, considering that writing was not invented until the latter part of the civilisation, there is evidence that wine was produced here too. A clay jar bearing traces of what could have been wine has been discovered in what is now northern Iran, and carbon dating shows that it was made around 5000-5400 BC. This is the oldest known evidence of wine consumption, but as this period of pre-history stretches back to 8500 BC, it is likely that winemaking had been known and practised for maybe thousands of years before that.

So, next time you relax with a glass in your hand, ponder for a moment that what you are drinking could be the results of over ten thousand years of cumulative learning and experimentation with the magical process of fermenting grapes!

About the Author: Andrea writes for a wine guide site, 1Stop Wine, where you can read wine articles and search a database of relevant sites.

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atkins diet menu [28 Jun 2008|07:07pm]

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With the advent of the new age, spent are the years when having a Marilyn Monroe figure was considered to be the prototype of what a woman should look like. Now we have waif-thin use models on what the perfective woman should look like, and this is the image we want to have for ourselves as well. To that end most of us will turn to every dieting possible, but it’s a fact that a thriving number of dieters are concentrating more on what the Atkins Diet menu has to offer for them than anything else.

Sure, there can be any number of diets that are similar to the Atkins Diet and the Atkins Diet menu plans, but it has to be said that the Atkins Dieting was the first of these now-popular high fat, high protein, low carb diets. And the Atkins Diet menu will offer you the most tempting raiment of foods to opt from.

With only a little sensible mix and matching on your partyou can even come up with another meal plans that will touch anything found on any of the other such diets. By going on the Atkins Diet menu planningbecomes that much easier for you, and you also have no need to concern infinitely if what you’re preparation will follow with your dietetical regulations.

The Atkins Diet menu can help work out your problem in this way and it can also help you in compilation a list of foods and meals that you shouldn’t eat. By doing this you can take your food lists shopping with you, where they can help you to know which foods should stay off your grocery store list. This can get an invaluable care to you in staying steadfastly on your diet.

This doesn’t of course mean that it will be easygoing to stay on your diet. Quite a the adverse in fact, even though you get to eat what can measure to virtually anything you want from the high fat high protein part of your Atkins Dieting menu, if you love your carbs you’ll feel the separation.

And if you havebeen sustained for most of your life by these high carb foods as most of us are, then you’ll have an even harder time getting used to the rigors of the Atkins Diet menu plans.

The only thing that’ll helpyou now in retention on track and aside from your intense carb cravings could be your Atkins Dieting menu plans and the food lists. So keep your menu plans close to you and your high carb foods aside from you. These menu plans and food lists might get your nearest allies in the next few weeks as you fight through the induction phase, but don’t worry. With a little persistence on your part you’ll come through with flying colors and a slimmer body.

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How To Choose Coffee Makers [21 Jun 2008|08:07am]

Want to know how to choose a coffee maker? When you go to buy a coffee maker there are so many choices it's hard to know which one to pick.

To end up with a coffee maker that is perfect for you, you need to consider not only basic features, but a few other features you may not have thought about.

First, you need to decide what type of filter you want. Drip coffee makers offer two types of filters, a basket type filter or a cone shaped filter.

The most popular basket type filters are ones like the Mr. Coffee brand coffee makers are famous for. These basket type filters swing out to put coffee in or take grounds out.

With cone type filters you fill the coffee and take grounds out from the top of the coffee maker. Each has their own advantages but cone type filters are a little less prone to spillage.

You may also want to consider a gold tone filter instead of paper filters to give your coffee a richer taste. These fine mesh gold screen filters allow more flavorful coffee oils in your cup but they do require regular cleaning. So decide if the extra maintenance is worth it.

Another important consideration for how to choose a coffee maker is how convenient is the coffee pot to clean. Coffee pots that have a long and slender neck will be harder to clean than one with a wider opening at the top. That's because it's hard to get your hand inside the pot.

If your hand can easily fit inside the coffee pot, it will make cleaning very easy. But if it's hard to clean with a small opening, you will probably clean it less often. That will affect the taste of your coffee over time due to the build up of oils and residue. So look at how the pot is shaped for cleaning.

Another good tip for how to choose coffee maker, is look for the temperature your coffee will reach when brewing. The water temperature needs to be between 195 to 205 degree degrees Fahrenheit.

Usually, the less expensive coffee makers do not reach these temperatures but the better brand names will advertise this. If you are looking for the best coffee maker for your money, this should be a consideration. After all, you want your coffee maker to make great tasting coffee.

With all the different choices and different models of coffee makers, it's easy to get confused. But if you want to get the best model that fits your lifestyle, remember these tips for how to choose a coffee maker so you'll end up with the perfect choice.

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[01 Feb 2006|04:24pm]

well someone has to say something about today's lunch event:

"When hillbillies attack!" poor ashley she probably has to get stitches
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DOES IT GET BETTER!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? [23 Aug 2005|07:42pm]

ok well today i read 170 some pages of brave new world
and i guess ill just read the cliff notes of the rest
this book got insanly dull
its was pretty good until the guy got to mexico
then its just turned into some sob story
and then he goes back to london
gets an ego
huxley, you're dull as fuck
the writer makes me really frustrated

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[14 May 2005|02:04pm]
Ребёнок играет в эту игру, но жалуется, что она медленно развивается. Есть ли что-нибудь ещё похожее в он-лайне (желательно бесплатное)?
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[24 Apr 2005|06:11pm]

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Hi [20 Apr 2005|10:50pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

I just wanted to say hi.... I just awoke from my winter slumber. so uhhh hi
orbiter:Do you guys have a quarter?
anyone else here that?

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[16 Apr 2005|10:53am]
Do you hate WIGGERS? If so join up here.


Now, it's only a cause. Let's make it into a movement.
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[25 Mar 2005|01:27pm]

[ mood | awake ]


who else is ready for graduation already?

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[11 Feb 2005|06:23am]


Hope you find w/e you were looking for...

everyone will miss you

(ps... if you are going to comment, please try to keep them mature and respectfull, unliek the post i made reguarding Eric's death)
(because i know ALOT of ppl in this community who were friends of Ryan's, including me)
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Hm... Sounds strange. [03 Jan 2005|08:41pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

You know, I just happened to notice something. Mrs. Carter will ask us to give a moment of silence to the tsunami victims, to people who died in school from a car wreck or anything, but the one thing she will not acknowledge is suicide or attempts. It is a big problem in our school and she seems to act as if it does not exist. No one knows what clearly happened to morgan, and there was only one person in my three years of being at anderson that died from their own hand that she spoke about.

It is hard, but these people were still human beings, even if they did take their own lives.

I don't know if Eric Slone still went to anderson or not since I hadnt seen him in a long time, but it is sad if he was and she said nothing.

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[01 Jan 2005|01:49am]

so seriously who has the user name mikel_gorbachev...get at me if you know who it is
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Announcement [26 Dec 2004|08:53pm]


You are banned... because you are all the same person. It seems you weren't trying very hard to avoid being caught.

And to the rest of you....

This is only making my tolerance of your immature behavior wear thinner. But then again, what can I expect from high school students? Some of you complain about people being immature and stupid when half of you are like that yourself. It is sad. It really is. You may think it is funny, but it isn't. It is obnoxious and the only one laughing is you and anyone else who belongs at Nagel. Seriously. All of you. Grow up. This isn't a game. You have me turning into some kind of intolerant authority figure... If you want to act like a 7th grade kid fresh into Nagel, then go ahead. Make your own community. But stay out of this community. You are not welcome here. If you can't respect the rules, then I will not respect your right to post here. You have abused that right. Many of you have gotten off easy.

If this goes on, this will be an entry moderated journal... Meaning I must approve of each entry before it is posted.

For anyone who has not contributed to this, I am sorry. But some people just can't handle not pissing people off.
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New things. [26 Dec 2004|08:30pm]

[ mood | calm ]

A new community has been formed. This is a message from its webmaster, Kbizzle.

"Come be cool: http://www.livejournal.com/community/anderson_elite/"

Now isn't that exciting? Kids from Anderson can have two communities to play in.

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[25 Dec 2004|06:51am]


Here's a virus being e-mailed to lj users and it looks like this:

Dear LiveJournal user,
We have recently noticed that you haven't updated your LiveJournal in
awhile. If you would like to keep your LiveJournal account, you must sign in
within the next 24 hours.
You may sign in at: {link removed}
Failure to sign in within the next 24 hours will result in account termination.

Please, post this in your personal journal and in your communities, even if it's off-topic for the community. This is very important.
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A little warning to you all [23 Dec 2004|06:50pm]

It has been brought to my attention that quite a few of you have been breaking the rules. This will not be tolerated. This community isn't for insulting people. This is a community to discuss topics that are related to our school or the students. You may have your opinions, but not to the point that they are insulting or offensive.

This means you:

One more offense and you will be permanently banned from the community. Keep all your offensive opinions and comments to your friends journals or your own journal. I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in my community.
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[21 Dec 2004|03:26pm]

[ mood | crushed ]

some people cant act mature for 5 seconds
and have respects for others loved ones,
so i took commenting off

goodbye eric,

i'll never 4get you

I know I've been posting here alot lately but I couldn't let this go. [15 Dec 2004|06:04pm]

Anderson: Harry Potter Style

It was a brand new year. Harry Ass was excited about his first day of school. It really sucked. A few months later, in November or something, Doctor Patzwald, the evil wizard Harry Ass killed when he was a baby (with his hairy ass), came back to life. He was to come to the meeting on Friday. The school was terrified and locked the doors for a whole hour. Harry Ass wasn’t worried though. After all, he had a really hairy ass, and he didn’t have NO mod that day (“mods” are the way Harry’s stupid school divides classes).

It was just average though. Threats of Patzwald’s return were always written on the wall at least once a year. People thought nothing of Patzwald, until one day….

Patzwald returned, except this time, according to the writing in the wizard bathroom, he WOULDN’T be at the staff meeting. The school was so shocked that they jumped onto buses and stayed at Nagel, the city sewer, for an hour. Patzwald really did come back to life. For the next few weeks, Patzwald himself was coming in and out of the building. Harry Ass was scared shitless because he thought Patzwald was out to kill him—-and because he’s a moron. The situation had gotten so bad that they czeched everyone’s bags before they entered the stupid magic academy. It was miserable for the retards standing in the freezing temperatures of the deadly Ohio winter. Everyone knew this horrible situation had to be brought to an end.

It was December 15 when something horrible happened. It was a…. a….. A BACKPACK IN THE HALL, ALONE!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! Patzwald, the evil wizard, planted a mysterious backpack in the halls, and everyone shit their pants at the same time. It was smelly; it was chaotic. Officer Fred, the friendly officer who is black, and thus, can’t stop joking about his blackness, which gets really old (even before you see his Shaft impersonation), took his gun, and began shooting the backpack. It was insane… even though nothing really happened. Carter, the school’s “insane” “bitch” “nazi” “fascist” “fucking retard” “ugly” “whore”, school master saw Fred shooting the backpack. Fred kept on saying “DIE DIE DIE!!!”. It was a horrible sight to behold. Carter fired Fred for shooting a backpack like a fucking idiot-—“Motha fucka!” said Fred, mustering up the last of his strength to sound funny even though he isn’t--he knows, we know, everyone knows, and he should just stop trying.

Harry Ass, who saw all this shooting happen with his own eyes, told Ron Ass-Weasle, his borderline retarded friend with bloody-tampon colored hair. “WOW Harry. You ass is hairy!” They walked off into the bathroom together. They didn’t come out for hours.

The next day, Andrew and Steve resurrected Dimebag, and the three of them burned down the whole damn school.

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I have had enough. Retards... would you kindly leave the institution of education? [13 Dec 2004|03:46pm]

[ mood | I killed your face. ]

Bomb threats... I think it's funny that nobody said anything about the one on Friday. They've become so commonplace that we can't all rush home to see who can update about the threat first? How far down the shitter have we come as a school? This is fucking amazing. I can't comprehend how retarded you'd have to be to do such things. I ask that if anybody in this community is a friend of somebody who can't read, you ditch them immediately. Don't be friends with losers, and there will be no losers--they'll all kill themselves. Why are people friends with morons? How low must one's standards be to be friends with a person like Amber Haney?

Oh? You think it wasn't her? Think she's innocent?! Not like I'd know, but personally, they could find her guilty of murder and execute her and I wouldn't give the situation a second thought. The truth is: people who can't survive with comfort in high school don't have a chance in hell in the real world. Drop what you're doing and commit suicide now if you can't handle school, or drop out, get a job as a burger flipper, and cook me some food. A dropout's highest honor in life is to serve me food at fast food joints; to clean up my trash. Dropout's like Amber will be intensely pleased when I throw food into a dump for them to discover. It will be their next meal. To me, it was just a slimy piece of trash. Have fun eating my garbage you fucking dropouts. Have fun being cool for the two years of your life when everybody you know is still around for you to boast to. Yeah. Dropout for two years of pleasure and sacrifice the rest of your life—nice trade, retard. Your friends will all go to college. Enjoy getting AIDS and depending on MY charity—except I don't believe in charity.

I quote Andrew Carnegie, author of the essay The Gospel of Wealth, which is fucking ABOUT charity. "Thos who administer wisely must, indeed, be wise; for one of the most serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity." I love this quote. It disproves the need for charity all together. Is it charity if you do things for the benefit of your society? No. Therefore, it is not charity to build a library, or give money to a school. It is charity to feed a diseased thug off the street (Amber, for example). Charity, because it is indiscriminate; and it is done for no personal gain. This indiscriminate charity will only harm society though. Feed food to stray dogs and they come back. Eventually, the miserable rodents need to die, and get out of our way. People need to stop putting coins in the cans of the hobo. The empty can rattles the most... I wish the cans were empty. Then the fucking hobos, many of whom became hobos through self-destruction, will die off.

Am I evil? No. I am the most non-evil person in this whole community, as far as I can tell. I don't damn society and call it charity. I (when I gain the means) will benefit society through benefiting myself. This is what everyone should do if they care for society, or at least, for themselves. How can you not care for yourself? You'd have to be a creature even less than an animal to not care for yourself.

Bottom line: dropout of school, you assholes, and get AIDs and die so that when your halfway-respectable classmates leave college they won't have to give your pan handling ass the cold shoulder.

Fuck. I just wasted my time.

Amber wrote the threat, and was angry that, a day later, nobody reported it. She went to Mr. Himebaugh and reported the threat she wrote herself! Fucking amazing.

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