via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures, which is always good for a chuckle as you are having your first fourth cup of joe on Saturday morning before you head to the hardware store to see if the folks there have any thoughts on who might come out and do some Electrical work.
the kitchen is without power. We knew this was going to happen eventually. You just can’t wire things in serial until the cows come home. The Cows eventually, serially, come home. I’ve rigged up a way to run the coffemaker-meatgrinder-icecreamaker-bender-foodprocessor-kitchenaide circuit using some of my tornado preparedness supplies. Also. Today I snaked the toilet in the
“Watergate is water under the bridge.” Richard M. Nixon, September 1973. “Because of the greatness of the Shah, Iran is an island of stability in the Middle East.” Jimmy Carter, December 31, 1977. The Experts SPeak: A compendium of Authoritative Misinformation (1998)
Mrs. Stewart was the one who, years ago, called Daughter C and said, “I think I know where your lost dog is.” Mrs. Stewart is the lady who sold me a government controlled washing machine and was more than happy to exchange it for a Libertarian machine. She is survived by her mother, five children,
“The chair yields the floor to Missy.” “RrrUFFff!” “I know you love Robert’s Rules, Boy. Life was better when folks yielded to Robert’s Rules.” “RUFF.” “If I may, I would like to insert into the web-log record my Dear Friend’s and my impressions of Oxford, Mississippi.” “Please do. You have the floor.” “First, a question.
“There is not the slightest indication that energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.” Albert Einstein pronouncing on nuclear energy, 1932. The Experts Speak: The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation (1998)
We’re just one big Redneck family! Welcome, Tiger!
Like Tiger, I am a peaseable person. I’m a get along, go alone sort. Nothing much upsets me. I seldom utter curse words. I go with the flow. But I’d be Gol-danged. Sum of a son’s mother I could not find my little recipe notebook in which are the KEY recipes from my misspent youth.
“There is not much demand for animal stories in the U.S.A.” The Dial Press rejecting George Orwell’s offer of the American rights to Animal Farm, 1944. “A period novel! About the Civil War! Who needs the Civil War now– who cares?” Herbert R. Mayes, turning down a prepublication offer to serialize Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone
Before I begin to reflect on what it’s like to see– in real life person– a book that is ~400 years old, I’d like to apologize to you Edumacated City Mice out there who already know what a Folio is, and to explain to my fellow Country Mice why it is incorrect to say that
From an honest to God First Folio. Miss M called me while I was viewing a first Folio. She asked, “Are you crying?” I responded, “No. But I do have a tear in my eye.” ~~ “Marica, are your crying?” “No. Missy. Stop with that. I am not crying.” “ruff.” “How’d you like Oxford, Mississippi,
“Yes, Missy.” “What is happening? You seem to be preparing to disrupt our well-loved routine. I see that there’s a small bag of those tasty nibbles– on top of which you scrape your breakfast leftovers– over there by the door. My Dear Friend and I are not stupid, Marica. We know when change is coming.”
beneath the bough A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse– and Thou Beside me singing in the wilderness– And Wilderness is Paradise enow. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (11th quatrain) I was reminded of this verse the other day when Mr. Big Food explained to me how to make Danish Easter Duck Bread with
Got the Telly ON Tonight
And I’m being lectured. “America’s BEST DAys are beHINd her.” Etc. These are the facts of the matter, as they pertain to Mr. Big Food and I, and our family and friends: I rearranged my desk today so that I could more easily access a few reference books. “When the American people get to vote
Today, April 19, 2016, is the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Today is Patriots’ Day. Very nice run down of the history at that link, including this quote from our friend Patrick Henry: Let him candidly tell me, where and when did freedom exist when the sword and the purse were
was a bust. Awful. Hardly worth writing about. Certainly not worth a pic. It was billed as “Marica’s Veggie Surprise” on account of the fact that when Mr. Big Food pressed me Sunday morning for the name of Marica Cooks Monday’s dish I had nothing. Calling nothing a surprise seemed honest. Surprise! I’m going to
If you are a City Mouse, you missed out on a great Saturday night of taking pics of an April sky while watching your man tend the grill. Hanging with your Pitt Bull. Grilling Kee-Bobs Watching the sky.
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures