[Wow. Wide Open. Score. LSU. Oh– It’s college football season again. Just warning you.] Yesterday I bought one single crappy old book (for fifty cents) which contained some good advise for letter writers. [Wow! Score. LSU.] From Composition-Rhetoric (Stratton D. Brooks and Marietta Hubbard, American Book Company, New York, 1905). [Still nine minutes left to play.]
That’s me– there in the middle with the Kanizsa T-shirt. (Kanizsa’s father was Hungarian, don’t you know, which is why I have his T-shirt.) Big day on the Farm. How can you tell? Count trucks. Fixin’ to do some work on the floors and a little diggin’. What is “wrong” in this photo? No comment
Photo by Miss M Just off the Winona exit on I-55 is a large cross. It has bothered Miss M for some time that the associated church is not visible from either 55 or Hwy 82, so this afternoon we went looking. Near as we could tell, there is not a church associated with the
From America, With Love by Kathleen Winsor (1957). Begun happily enough, this tale soon takes a sad turn. The next morning the paddy wagon comes ’round to collect the parents who have committed the unspeakable crime of letting their kids play unsupervised— in a vacant lot!!
ZZ Part I here. Bing Crosby singing White Christmas That was the #1 song in 1942. (Other top-selling bands/artists include such rocking names as Glen Miller, Woody Herman, and Jimmy Dorsey along with their respective orchestras.) I did find the book I was looking for– The Encyclopedia of American History (1965) which I’ve written about,
Be there or be square. According to that infallible source Wikipedia, ZZ Top created its signature sound during its first decade, 1973-1982. Let’s use 1978 as our half-way mark thorough that decade and do a little arithmetic. In 1978 I was a 20 year old undergraduate. 2014 – 1978 = 36 1978 – 36 =
Fancy Night Supper! Cut the recipe in half if you don’t need to serve 12 people. CREATIVE COOKING CHICKEN SAUTERNE Makes about 12 servings 2 3 ½-lb frying chickens, disjointed, simmered in salted water to cover for 1 hour or until chickens are tender, removed from broth and drained until cool, skin and bones removed
Mr. Big Food cut this recipe in half, and cooked the rice in carrot stock for added goodness. “This dish may be prepared and frozen. Bring to room temperature before baking.”—The Creative Cooking Course (1982) CREATIVE COOKING GREEN RICE Makes about 12 servings 10 oz broccoli, cooked, drained, chopped 2 C milk 1 stick butter
Tonight was veggie night. Mr. Big Food fixed us a nice supper of carrot and bean casserole and a Big Food Favorite, Broccoli Cornbread. I forgot to take pictures– again– but figured since the cornbread is a favorite I could easily find the recipe here on the blog.Two things:1. It was not easy finding the
http://www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/how-many-english-words-do-you-actually-know Folks, this is what’s wrong with the world today. Twenty-four correct of 30 possible is NOT an A+ and certainly does NOT deserve a gold star.24/30 = 0.8 = 80% = B-.Talk about grade inflation.
Label these 1-10, top to bottom, left to right. You’ll answer the quiz questions (below) using these numbers. Inspired by one of the books pictured above– which amused us to no end this weekend– I though we might take a quiz. Please match the recently purchased 50 cent book with my random musing &/or fun fact
Who’s there? Electolux. Electrolux who? Electrolux her father, but not her mother. From the chapter “Test Your Mythology IQ” in Literary Trivia: Fun and Games for Book Lovers (1994).That cracked me up. Here’s another bit of literary trivia for lovers of crappy old books: What do these four sentences have in common?WE ALL MAKE HIS PRAISE.I
“Marica?” “Yes, Missy?” “I think we need to talk.” “Oh, my! What’s up, girl?” “Well… [yawn] I’ll make this [yawn]….” “RUFF!” “Oh. Oh. Oh my. I am exhausted, Marica. That run Daughter C took us on plumb wore me out.” “Ruff?” “‘Plumb.” P.L.U.M.B. Plumb.” “ruuuuffff!!” “I think it’s pronounced ‘plum,’ like the fruit, Missy.” “Well,
The Semmelweis reflex or “Semmelweis effect” is a metaphor for the reflex-like tendency to reject new evidence or new knowledge because it contradicts established norms, beliefs or paradigms. Or so say the folks at Semmelweis Society International. From The Timetables of American History (1981): 1848: Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis, Hung. physician, discovers the cause of puerperal fever;
Tip of the old John Deer cap to Mr. Big Food’s Dad who sent these along. Enjoy! Subject: 30 Things a Southern Boy Will Never Say…. 30. When I retire, I’m movin’ north. 29. I’ll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex. 28. Duct tape won’t fix that.
Here on the Farm we like to mix things up when we have the opportunity. Last evening was Fancy Night Dinner— sautéed zucchini, Creative Cooking risotto, and Frano-Syrian chicken. For dinner this lovely evening we had something more… how shall I say?… countrified. Yes. Those frankfurters are arranged on top of a wonderful pile of
This is a delightful chicken dish, especially for a Fancy Night Dinner in the Summer. “As the name implies, this chicken recipe is a combination of French and Syrian cookery. If you prefer, the pine nuts can be ground and used to thicken the gravy. “Serve with French bread and cherry tomatoes” is the recommendation
“For Risotto (re-SOT-to), instead of transferring the rice to a casserole, place it in a large iron skillet. Add 1 cup stock. When this has been completely absorbed, add more stock in ½ cup intervals until the last addition has been absorbed and rice is tender.”—The Creative Cooking Course (1982) CREATIVE COOKING RISOTTO 4 Tbsp
“Do not overcook! Serve as hot as possible.”—Tom P. Miller, Drew, Mississippi SAUTEED ZUCCHINI Zucchini, “very young and tender,” sliced into rounds just before cooking 3 Tbsp olive oil 6 cloves garlic, peeled Put olive oil in skillet and press garlic cloves directly into skillet. Heat until bubbly. Add zucchini rounds and sauté “until hot
John Bernard Books: Damn. Bond Rogers: John Bernard, you swear too much. John Bernard Books: The hell I do. From The Shootist (1976) starring John Wayne and Lauren Becall.