Friday, February 27, 2009


This made me laugh out loud...especially for those who tweet!

Gershwin's in my head...

So we combine that with a clip from one of the Saints of The House of Fun, Oscar Levant!

From An American in Paris.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Doggone it!

Ooooo...that look! Ginger has eaten all the paczkis! Yeah....she did it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Paczki Day!

This is one of those pre-Lent things...and we have no less than two good providers of these little devils so I thought I'd give you the photo blog of a most excellent provider, Amadeus, here in Ann Arbor.

When Mikey and I strolled in this morning, the preorders were lined up!


Even More!

Stacked on the piano...

And, of course, you get friendly service along with sugary goodness! Could life be better? Doubtful.

I loaded up with the full bank of flavors...cherry, raspberry, creme, apricot...I forgot to get plum!

Mine...all mine! Until Camie comes by with Beanie...and then we'll share.

Enjoy your Fat Tuesday!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Game Map of The Day

I see one of today's threads at Althouse is games. This is a photo for all you old grognards of boardgame out there, the map from the 1978 SPI game Atlantic Wall. I put it together on my living room floor. It consists of 5 interconnected maps each of which are 22" x 34" to give an idea of the size. Invade Normandy anybody?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

For all My Dick Heads!

"Dick Heads" is a Dale fan club name, natch!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Question o' the day

Is there any fast food drive thru (note the proper spelling!) that still gives away sporks with the grub? Or is that an idea whose time has come and gone?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I ain't ferget ya!

Sorry I haven't posted, even while getting my 2nd "Annsta-launche" of the week, I've been reading and writing all day long!

What are you reading lately? If you don't like a book while you're reading it, do you bail or slog on in hope? What was the last book you read you really didn't like, ultimately?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You go, Clyde!

So, today, over at Althouse, there was a post about a woman who fashioned a "hair dog" on the top of her head!

Well, my friend Clyde saw the post, saw her profile picture...and let's just say he dares to dream the big dream!

Let's have a nice lunch, shall we?

Yes, it's a bit late for lunch...and yes, I will post some soup recipes, but let's have ...

A nice Bloody Mary to start with....

And then...
A wonderful Caprese Salad! Let's dig in...and then take a nap.

A Fluffy Mary

2 oz of Pepper Stoli
3 oz of V8
squeeze of lemon juice
Shot of Worcestershire sauce
sprinkling of celery salt
and a celery stalk for garnish

Caprese Salad

Sliced Tomatoes, Basil, and Mozzerella disks with some olive oil...

This is dependent more on the quality of your ingredients than any particular technique...but nice arranging on the plate is a bonus!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hey, where's my mimosa?

I know on some other blogs the misinformed thought that Darcy and I had a meet up more like this,

than the one picture of the real event implied.

But, for the record,
1.) Darcy and I are just good friends, and
2.) I don't read The Wall Street Journal.

The Fluffy Kitchen

Inspired by Trooper York's food polls, I think I will be putting some of the Ol' Ron fav recipes up here, maybe even around a theme or two...Is there any type of thing you want to see in particular?
leave it in the comment section.

Monday, February 16, 2009

There's a skunk in my yard!

No, this is not a literary device, or a reference to any Althouse commenters...there's a skunk doing his skunk thang in my yard.

At first I was going to say this a downer for what is a great day on the history of this blog, with the smell and all, but...I realize that the skunks foreshadow spring better than any groundhog! They wouldn't be out there making a stink [!] if they didn't get it in their heads that warmer weather was coming! So we have that to look forward to. Skunks=shorter winter! Think about that one...

Ah, it's all good here, today!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meet Up!

Throughout all these years of blogging, I've yet to actually met someone whom I've shared commenting space with; talked to a number of you on the phone, (yeah, this means you Cynnie!) but not met with a one of you...until today!

I met Darcy on Althouse, but really she's the Holly Golightly of commenters,


showing up all over the place; I can't keep up! But not only did she agree to meet up with me for breakfast, it was her treat, as a belated birthday gift. So, natch, since she hadn't been there we went to Zingerman's for latkes and bacon. So I look up and see Darcy -- fantastic! And I look at the plate and...


(sorry forgot to get a pic of the bacon, but trust me, that pig did not die in vain!)

A good time was had by us both; she's a mighty cool person, and Trooper, you treat her well!

Some bum who forgot to shave.
Darcy, again, minus the tiara and the cig holder for purposes of the photo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Part of the birthday group in front of Amadeus; Linda, Rebecca, Ray, and myself (with coffee, a Camie present)

Friday, February 06, 2009


yeah, I found this Holly post and I put it up's from Holly on the Ed Sullivan show, only 5 days before this here blogger was brought into the world...

Thanks, JAC.

Here's the Quarrymen in January 1958...George's cousin far right.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

It was Yesterday...

That the Psygovia of PsychoBilly has left this sorry ball of mud for a more Rockin' place.

Lux Interior of the Cramps, il est mort, at 62.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

It was 50 years ago today....

That Buddy Holly's plane went down...let's not grieve, but remember what art he gave us...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Birthday Cupcake!

from sweet Camie!