Thursday, August 16, 2012

friday fragment fricassee

I don’t cook (microwave and toaster meals fail to rate as cooking) so I want to point out there are no recipes (for food) in my blog.  See, I just wanted to use the word fricassee.

That doesn’t mean you can’t stew a bowl of fragments though. Since I don’t cook, I know little about Mrs. 4444’s cooking blog, except that it exists. It’s her other blog, “Half-past kissin’ time”, that hosts the wonderful, educational, funny, make-your-day, quintessence friday post called Friday Fragments (full disclosure she has given me a unsolicited shout-out before).



Mommy's Idea

I make an effort to impress my grandkids. Hopefully it’s not a scary impression (I'm always wondering what they are thinking in these pics).



This week a small marker was placed in a Chicago shopping center to mark the spot where the President and First Lady had their initial kissin’ time. They were sitting on a curb sharing ice cream.  I got a laugh from the last part of the Chicago Tribune article

...But things are a lot different today than they were back in 1989. 

Fifteen-year-old Justen Jackson, a ninth-grader at Hyde Park Academy, said it would be hard to find a girl who would be impressed with a first date at an ice cream shop.
"It's nice, but I wouldn't bring anyone here on a first date," Justen said. "They're going to want to go somewhere better than Subway or Baskin-Robbins.".... 

Kissing can be a riot - see story of pic here

Many days I reflect and think, damn things are tough, why can't blah, blah, blah. But then I remember my mother’s teaching of always being able to find those better off and those worst off than yourself. Yeah, it would be much worse if I was say, a vegetarian cattle rancher. I need to stop growling at the day.



I don’t understand this but I found the headline so interesting (here’s the link):

Fruit flies offer DNA clue to why women live longer 

I love it when readers go for a scroll on my blog. I have slideshow at the bottom of the page and plan to change it occasionally. Please feel free to scroll around the blog.

(proofreading provided by C. F. Eyecare)

25 comments:

Agnes Pages said...

I am trying to make sense of that police photo -- keep staring at it. Yes, cooking is fun though. But only of you have the time, the ingredients and a really clean kitchen :-D

lisleman said...

cooking is what makes a clean kitchen and unclean kitchen - right?
The police photo which was a last minute "kissing" photo idea was a well publicized photo from a rioting scene. Now I can't place the location but I think it was Vancouver B.C. The story behind the photo is interesting too. I recall the guy was helping his girlfriend who was knocked down in the riot. It is a very odd composition for a photo. Maybe it won an award - I don't know. I found it on a news site back then.

tettelestai said...

So funny, because I love making fricassee!! So easy! It's a one dish meal.


I really got a chuckle over the lion pic and grumbling. I did a lot of that this week myself ;-)


I would love to know how those scientists associated fruit flies with women...

Mrs4444 said...

"go for a scroll" (That's cute.) Loved your theme here tonight, Bill; you'd think we'd coordinated it! What should we call our restaurant?

wayne said...

I loved the kissing in a riot picture. Nice juxtaposition.

lisleman said...

thanks - there's an longer background on the picture on another comment reply and you can follow the link too. Yes it invites and threatens at the same time.

lisleman said...

One dish meals are great if the dish is big enough. Yeah I think I get it. If you can cook the veggies and all the good stuff together at once the process is easier. Fruit fly thing is about genetic studies and how our cells work. thanks

lisleman said...

Back in my famous "fat ass donuts" post (hey it's my blog so it's famous) I called my restaurant Lisleman's Sitdown Eat This and Like It. - Hmmm now the font changed
looks like the app thinks it's so smart and wants to keep the big bold font going. Thanks for scrolling by.

lisleman said...

that's interesting the big font disappeared when I clicked "post"

Laurie Matherne said...

I have been a bit of a lioness this week, growling and grumbling. Thus far, it has worked!

Mrs4444 said...

I like it!.

unknownmami said...

I like to think I scroll through the internet. You know I love pictures at the bottom of blogs.

lisleman said...

Scrolling can be rewarding. "bottom of blogs" - that sounds negative. Suggest using "in-depth exploration" of the blogs. thanks for including this blog in your browsing today.

lisleman said...

It all depends on who you are growling at. I don't think growling at the kids work. Thanks for scrolling over here.

Laurie Matherne said...

Mainly I growled at my volunteers from the States. I was a bit hard on them I think.

Keetha said...

I remember when that "Kissing is a riot" story happened.

tracismixedbag said...

Thanks for the reminder to scroll down and thanks for the reminder to think positive.One day the grandchildren are going to have your same brand of humor and you'll probably know then that they were just studying from the master. Cute story about the Obama kiss by the way.

Nicole D said...

I have been trying to not say anything negative or if I am going to, just say nothing at all. So far it as been a colossal failure. But good to know I am not the only one that struggles.

I love the picture with your grand daughter, she is beautiful.

lisleman said...

Oh yes looking on the bright side of things is a struggle and sometimes it hurts your eyes. thanks

lisleman said...

Studying from the master - now that sounds good. They are like sponges and we should try to have them soak-up the right stuff.
thanks

lisleman said...

It was a about a year ago. It is a great picture.

CiCi Winningham said...

Maybe your expression in the photo isn't scaring your grandchild, she is mesmerized. Isn't it fun playing with the grandkids? You are a good example for them to enlist humor and fun into life.

lisleman said...

Yes they are especially fun at the age when the simplest thing can entertain them. thanks.

Pam said...

Maybe kids wouldn't be impressed with a date like that, but I sure would. It can't get simple enough for my taste. Guess that makes me an official old fuddy duddy. LOL At least it's the day you're growling at. ;)

lisleman said...

Yes sometimes I'm not exactly sure what I'm growling about. My advice for young guys would be if you really have to go to an extreme to impress a girl, she probably is not worth it. thanks

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