February 28, 2009

"You cook breakfast. I'll blog it."

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151 comments:

Meade said...

Nice steamy reflections.

joewxman said...

Breakfast this morning here is fried pizza dough! You flatten them out by hand or with a roller like pancakes and then fry them up. Salt or sugar to taste. I prefer them salty.

For those of you with a like for cheese add your favorite and fold in half before frying. Mozzerella works best. Serve alone or with a side of scrambled eggs.

hdhouse said...

Wheaties breakfast of champions.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Using a metal fork in a non-stick pan?

AllenS said...

What on earth are you cooking? I'm unable to identify the food. What do pork brains look like?

rhhardin said...

4 Morningstar strips (one minute ten seconds); two poached eggs (30% power, five minutes); meal cleanup time 12 seconds.

Dody Jane said...

Love your kettle...

Jason (the commenter) said...

Looks like bell peppers, onions, and steak.

AJ Lynch said...

I just had a piece of cake for breakfast.

It was leftover from my work where I commemorated 12 years on the same job with a nice big cake!

No previous employer ever put up with me for so long. Heh.

ricpic said...

Love that coffee pot. Or is it a tea pot? In any case that handle is way kewl.

Jason (the commenter) said...

This was my breakfast. Incorporate flowers whenever you can.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, everyone! Buy the kettle! By using that link, you will be supporting this blog. Also, you will have a very nice kettle that will have the added advantage of reminding you of all the good times hanging out here in the comments.

The breakfast is as Jason describes it, plus potatoes. So it's essentially hash browns with the leftover steak from last night at the Bistro.

MadisonMan said...

This right after (sort of) a post about hot sex on non-flannel sheets.

MadisonMan said...

I had Cheerios with brown sugar and skim milk this morning. To get some fat in my diet, I'm at a coffee shop somewhere having a 2% milk chai, following a 2% Hot Chocolate.

And I have flannel sheets.

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HelenParr said...

Someone might want to do a carbon dating on those cook top units. They're a fire hazard!

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Ann Althouse said...

Please, if you click to enlarge the photo, don't concentrate on how battered those burners are. But the do work just fine.

Palladian said...

"Hey, everyone! Buy the kettle! By using that link, you will be supporting this blog."

"Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

former law student said...

don't concentrate on how battered those burners are.

Luckily for Prof. A, Lillian Vernon is still in business, still providing decorative burner covers in the 21st Century:

http://tinyurl.com/amnwdu

If you go there, check out their banana slicer.

Palladian said...

I recommend this kettle, or this version if you don't have a gas stove.

And if you buy my recommended kettles you'll be supporting the Althouse blog (if I got the referrer code correct!) and you'll be able to think of me, Palladian, every time you boil water. And the sound of the whistling kettle will remind you of the irritatingly shrillness of my comments!

Jason (the commenter) said...

"Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."


From this review we learn that the kettle burns your hands off.

The theme for today's blog posts is "hands": a woman with one hand, burning your hands off, fishermen not holding hands.

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former law student said...

Sorry, the Revere whistling teakettle is the only teakettle.

onparkstreet said...

Oh, cool. I have been looking for a new tea kettle and I generally dislike the current modernish versions, but I like the one linked.

I also like the red orange green dumpy flat le creuset ones, are they any good, anyone?

Palladian said...

Palladian also recommends the Chemex coffee maker and filters as one of the best ways to brew and enjoy coffees. Palladian prefers the proportions and greater durability of the the Handblown Chemex coffee makers to the machine made ones available on Amazon, but since Palladian wants to help support the Althouse blog, Palladian suggests you buy one from Amazon instead of directly from Chemex.

Quayle said...

Is it OK if I sit here at the counter, or do you want me in the breakfast nook?

Hey, who messed up the sports section?

Palladian said...

"Sorry, the Revere whistling teakettle is the only teakettle."

Revereware stinks. Poorly conductive thin stainless steel with a copper wash on the bottom that doesn't actually help the heat conductivity at all. But whatever boils your water I suppose.

"I also like the red orange green dumpy flat le creuset ones, are they any good, anyone?"

No. They're thin steel crap made in Thailand, nothing at all like the enameled cast iron cookware that Le Creuset is famous for. Le Creuset has harmed their brand through the time-honored method of over-branding and licensing, lack of focus and the poor quality of their "extended" range of products. Their iron cookware is still very good however.

Jason (the commenter) said...

And maybe if you don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on kettles that you'll have to polish constantly you'd want this one.

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The Drill SGT said...

I cook on the weekend.

Tonight, we're having "Breakfast for Dinner"

- Omelets (egg beaters)
(roasted peppers, onions, basil, cheese, shrooms, and some herbs)
- apple smoked bacon done in the oven
- home made hash browns w/ more onions and peppers

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HelenParr said...

Lem: That wasn't just a man's hand...that was an unmarried man's hand. And, by the looks of the last vestiges of a faded wedding ring tan line, a recently divorced or widowed man's hand.

Lem said...

Althouse cooks for two...

Or is it really Althouse doing the cooking?

That was a man's hand petting that dog the other day.

You are goin to tell me Althouse drove ALONE cross country and ate onion rings?

Althouse has a boyfriend people... when are you going to wake up?

Darcy said...

Good stuff, Palladian. Thanks!

George E. said...

Which is larger: your self-absorption or your self-delusion that you are not self-absorbed?

HelenParr said...

Lem: Nice job making me look psychic.

Lem said...

Lem: Nice job making me look psychic.

As long as you dont make me joing a "network" I'll be fine... wait, will I?

Lem said...

And then there's Titus sophomoric humor Althouse is so fond for..

I dont know if she had it b4, but if she did and still does then Althouse is trully one young at hart cookie.

Lem said...

The hardest part in all of this is trying to figure out who... This guy probably comes here and comments.

It was easier figuring out who was Sir Archy and the blogging roach.

This guy will be a tougf nut to crack, specially if he does not exist. Like Sir Archy

Lem said...

OMG.. This guy is a fisherman..

He likes to fish.

Lem said...

He fishes in the ice..

Lem said...

The question is why would you cook breakfast unless it was for two.

I mean, I live alone... I'm not going to impress myself by cooking breackfast?

You usually do that for somebody else.

Looking back, I had no idea how wonderfull it was when it was done for me.

Freeman Hunt said...

As though by the Internet it were pre-ordained...

I need a new kettle too. My other one is broken. As of now, I use my single cup coffee maker to provide me with hot water on tap which is kind of cool.

Ron said...

Geez, Lem, don't talk about cracking a guy's tough nuts! Fingernails on the blackboard, dontchaknow!

Randy said...

The hardest part in all of this is trying to figure out who

You really haven't figured that out yet?

David said...

The meal could be hopel-poppel, a Midwest heartstopping favorite. It's man food, too, for those of you obsessed with Prof. A's romantic situation.

David said...

"The breakfast is as Jason describes it, plus potatoes. So it's essentially hash browns with the leftover steak from last night at the Bistro."

Well, I didn't read the prior comments very carefully, did I? But definitely Man Food.

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Lem said...

Bear with me Ron.. I can do this.. not a morning person thou.

Lem said...
Geez, Lem, don't talk about cracking a guy's tough nuts!


Well I coulda go apeshit on him ;)

And if I did he be dead ;)

blogging cockroach said...

hi professor
yum looks great
frankly i don t care if your stove
is beat up i mean who cares about
cast iron unless you start to see
a large crack in the u s capitol dome
in which case we have more to
worry about than breakfast
no the thing that bothers me
about that stove is that it is in an

island

i h a t e island stoves
hate em
hate em
hate em

none of that esp the yummy pieces
of steak are going to wind up behind
or under
the stove where they belong if there
is a god in heaven who gives me my
daily spills

David said...

"And, by the looks of the last vestiges of a faded wedding ring tan line, a recently divorced or widowed man's hand."

Or a married man who has ditched his ring?

Or a unmarried Super Bowl champion who gave Althouse his Super Bowl ring?

Or someone who is about to do the dishes?

Or a superhero who wants to kick back just one day without the decoder/communicator ring?

Or Althouse's ex-husband, who is still so grief stricken by the loss that the wedding band leaves a ghostly trace?

Lem said...

roach said..
if there
is a god in heaven who gives me my
daily spills


Althouse feeds trolls?

kidding roachi.. kidding.. I just finished my SLAP program and I'm in a celebratory mood.

Trooper York said...

Is that a steriod program Lem? I hear you can get that stuff over the counter in the Dominican. Or you can have your cousin pick it up for your.

Lem said...

As though by the Internet it were pre-ordained...

OMG.. wouldn't that be something.. There is an Althouse and Meade together in business and we have an Althouse and a Meade..

What are the odds?

There is a statistical anomaly a friend of mine told me about that says the less the likelyhood of something happening the grater the possibility that it will.

Thanks Freeman.. I know you cant say too much, since you are close to the administration ;)

Lem said...

Is that a steriod program Lem?

I wish..

Did you know I had to pay to get in?

I mean, some people (like the ones in front of Judy) found it an insult that they had to pay to work.

I think it was fantastic I did not have to go to jail.

Freeman Hunt said...

I know you cant say too much, since you are close to the administration

Heh. Hardly. It's been all over this blog from the beginning. How has anyone missed it?

blogging cockroach said...

all this speculation about professor
a s private life is too nosey but i did
notice that the firm
of althouse and meade
environmental specialists
yay we re in the same business
are located in paso robles ca
just where j lohr winery is
who makes great wine that s the alt
house wine so is this just a coincidence
hmmm
really somebody should stop me
i ve got to get a life

Lem said...

It's been all over this blog from the beginning. How has anyone missed it?

But she follows you on Tweeter..

Or is that you following her? Twetter is terra incarnida to me.

Lem said...

all this speculation about professor
a s private life is too nosey


As nosey as titus sock? the one that Althouse found hillarious?

Lem said...

..really somebody should stop me
i ve got to get a life


You must be a specie we in DR call boba.

Una Hormiga Boba.. they dont have a home, no army no anything. they are like Cain.. they just wonder the earth.

BJM said...

Althouse's kitchen, what we can see of it, looks quite cozy and functional.

We have a 15 yr old black Wolf range and some visitors shrink in horror that it's not stainless, they're not asked back.

I loathe designer cookie cutter kitchens and especially granite, we have Silestone with a huge stainless work table in the center as an island. Our kitchen is very hodge-podge by trendy standards but functions exceptionally well. We'll tart it up one day with kitchen de jour when we sell the house as the Wolf goes with us.

I made steel cut oatmeal with raisins and walnuts, topped with maple sugar and a small knob of unsalted butter. Comfort food.

We have a twenty-five year old Baby Gaggia w/grinder that we've dragged from country to country, re-wiring and nursing along, it makes great espresso and cappuccino.

Filter coffee is just not hot enough and I can taste the filters no matter what the maker promises.

Jason (the commenter) said...

And then there's Titus sophomoric humor Althouse is so fond for..

Well I still think Titus and Palladian are one and the same, for historical reasons.

Freeman Hunt said...

Speculation? What must they do, send out official announcements via post? It's been announced here repeatedly. Hinted at almost continuously. And it's great! Glorious even. Brightens up the day.

TitusJustShotaLoad said...

I had an english muffin with peanut butter on it.

How are you?

I am super, thanks for asking.

Lem said...

What must they do, send out official announcements via post? It's been announced here repeatedly. Hinted at almost continuously.

I have my answer.. I have my answer.. I'm walking on air... I'm walking on air

chickenlittle said...

Revereware stinks. Poorly conductive thin stainless steel with a copper wash on the bottom that doesn't actually help the heat conductivity at all.

I have a Revereware 2Qt double boiler that I use for sauces. It's over 20 yr old now, very solid, and holding up well. It's stamped "Korea" on the bottom. Maybe they thinned out more recently.

TitusJustShotaLoad said...

Lem are you drinking this early in the day?

Lem said...

Lem are you drinking this early in the day?

Now I have two reasons..

Beth said...

I'm having leftovers for lunch. Over Mardi Gras, I made possibly the best gumbo I've ever turned out.

Dudley Do-right said...

Woodcutter's Omelette:
1/2 Med. Onion diced
1/3 Green Pepper diced
1/2 cup of crumbled Cauliflower
--Microwaved and placed on top of:
two slices of bacon
five slices of Pepperjack cheese
(fm 8oz block)
1/3 cup of hot sauerkraut
--And topped with
1/3 cup shredded white NYS cheddar cheese
--Outer envelope:
Three large eggs and a teaspoon of buttermilk whipped up in my Magic Bullet

And black coffee.

The measurements are guesses; I throw these together.

After this, I don't need to eat again for the rest of the day.
Dud

EDH said...

Those curtains look pretty sheer.

Althouse may want something less sheer as it's beginning to sound like Lem may be on stake-out outside soon with a pair of high-powered binoculars.

Lem said...

BTW roachy.. Hormigas Bobas dont bite. they make a grate pet for you ;)

That's if you are not into trans-species sex ;)

Jason (the commenter) said...

Beth,

As soon as I go to the words "the next day" I knew it was going to be good!

Lem said...

I was afraid Althouse would not find time for us (her first love) and some jhonny come lately would steal her away ...

Absconding Althouse..


On my Mind... With Althouse ;)

But it seems my worst fears have not been realized.. yet.

EDH said...

I had an english muffin with peanut butter on it.

Hopefully the "it" is Titus's English Muffin, and "breakfast" does not involve the Rare Clumbers.

Lem said...

My theory is that Alhouse son Jac is TiTus.

I mean Jac could not be more different than TiTus... unless he was trying and fooling some of us.

Waht was that Doyle quote?

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth

Lem said...

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control

Martha Nussbaum

More than Althouse, I dont know how much more trusting can a person get... that she will trust us with her son?

That's love.

Matt Eckert said...

"Hit me with you best shot"

Hedda Nussbaum

Lem said...

TiTus is Jac... I'm willing tobet on it.

Lem said...

Hedda Nussbaum..

Good lord.. talk about missplaced trust .. the killing of that child changed a lot things in NY.

Lem said...

btw.. I saw Hedda once at the Clear Water Festival.

She still looked like she did all those years ago..

Palladian said...

My kitchen, taken a few minutes ago... 1, 2, 3. It's amazing what one can do with limited space.

blogging cockroach said...

ooh
that s my kind of kitchen

Lem said...

Jesus Palla.. you either have every fucking cooking tool in the patton office... or they come to you first to try the out.

Have you ever considered having Martha over?

or if not martha waht about this guy?

Hey.. this is just speculation.. I'm not into guys.. honest.

Lem said...

ooh
that s my kind of kitchen


So she can bring in all the causins form DR ;)

Jason (the commenter) said...

Lem : My theory is that Alhouse son Jac is TiTus.

My reasoning for Titus=Pallidian is this:

Palladian has very strong positive feelings towards Jewish people. Palladian studied classical art and we know he gets very deep in his research. There are several buildings of architectural importance from the Roman world built for or with the help of Emperor Titus (Palladio even drew a plan of the ruins of the Baths of Titus). Emperor Titus sacked Jerusalem. What better way to slander Emperor Titus than to use his name for a character embodying all the qualities Palladian hates?

Lem said...

Very good Jason.

But that could also mean Palla Titus and Jac are one and the same.. thereby making Jac's site poor in command since Jac would have to be in so many palaces/places at the same time.

Sorry Jason.. This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it ;)

Jason (the commenter) said...

I love that Palladian got dishware from a restaurant that closed. That's the best type of memorabilia.

Palladian said...

"I love that Palladian got dishware from a restaurant that closed. That's the best type of memorabilia."

Clever of you to spot such a detail. Alas, I only got a saucer from the lamented Lutèce. I don't pay $400 for dinner without having something tangible to show for it besides a credit card bill and a droopy stomach!

Lem said...

BTW Jason.. I admire that you use.. waht I take to be your own face as your avatar.

I find that noble of you and every one else that dares do it.

not that there is anything wrong with not doing that... mind you.

Beth said...

Jason, I bet you're a good cook.

Palladian, what an amazing kitchen. I hope you're tall. And thin.

Lem said...

Pallaces... sand castles in the air... Jac

Titus... Help me out here Jason.

former law student said...

Revereware stinks. Poorly conductive thin stainless steel with a copper wash on the bottom that doesn't actually help the heat conductivity at all.

I have a Revereware 2Qt double boiler that I use for sauces. It's over 20 yr old now, very solid, and holding up well. It's stamped "Korea" on the bottom. Maybe they thinned out more recently.


It may be that today's Made-in-China Revereware is crap. I still use a saucepan -- apparently made in USA -- that my mother received over fifty years ago. My teakettle waa made in Korea.

But despite its rather thin stainless steel/decorative copper bottom construction, it is ideal for boiling water for tea.

A tea kettle should boil enough water to make a pot of tea relatively quickly, without injuring the user. The Revereware kettle is not heavy, even when filled, so it does not put stress on the wrist. The curved handle allows the hand to comfortably hold the kettle as near the center of gravity as possible. Pouring into mugs or pots is also easy.

Most important, the hand cannot be burned by the handle, nor scalded by the steam coming from the spout.

Further, the whistle announces when the water has reached the ideal temperature, a few minutes after being put on a burner.

Importng design features from other products, such as thermal conductivity needed for saute pans, or heat retention needed by Dutch ovens, is unnecessary, and may even be harmful, as in a heavy cast iron teakettle.

Lem said...

It sounds as if this person loves Las Vegas... but then who dosent?

Lem said...

Wath we need here is a woman's intuition.. Help help Freeman..

If anybody can figure out who TiTus is it would be Freeman.

reader_iam said...

The question is why would you cook breakfast unless it was for two.

Quite apart from Althouse's life, personal, shared mysterious or not, some people just like cooking (or find it economical). I lived alone for 7 years back in the day, and I cooked for myself all of the time, even at breakfast. (Overnight guests did get points for doing the honors, however.)

Come to think of it, since I'm the only meat-eater around here, I still cook for myself.

(And them.)

***
Palladian, how much would it cost to pay you to come here and organize my kitchen?

Lem said...

You know Roachy.. i could introduce you around in exchange for information.. hush hush on the q t. free trips to DR ... nobody has to know.

they say all the important information gets desiminated via the kitchen .. who else is there .. you were there roachy..

speak.. speak

Freeman Hunt said...

Help help Freeman..

I don't think I'm much help on that trail. I think that Titus is Titus. I don't think he's a character created by another commenter.

Lem said...

Palladian, how much would it cost to pay you to come here and organize my kitchen?

No kidding Palla.. you rule! In Althousia and beyond!

Palladian said...

"Palladian, what an amazing kitchen. I hope you're tall. And thin."

Well, I'm tall....

Lem said...

I think that Titus is Titus. I don't think he's a character created by another commenter...

Might as well.. the powers that be need secrecy, thats how they role..

See waht I get for calling on management.. a thank you but no thank you letter ;)

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madawaskan said...

I'm going to second what Freeman said-but then what do I know-

I thought Ann was doinkin' Doyle.

madawaskan said...

just jokin.

Lem said...

just jokin.

Oh.. you think you are funny?

How are you funny?

Lem said...

I have to call my mother.

thank God she dosent know about SLAP and a bunch of other things.

I'll be back in a bit.

Just Lurking said...

I have that kettle. Have had it for over ten years.

One issue: it has no whistle. Sometimes a user (like my significant other) will forget they turned it on, and will not remember until they hear a crackling sound coming from the kitchen. That signifies that the water has completely boiled away, and the kettle is now cooking. Setting a timer helps prevent that. As does holding onto a thought for more than 2 minutes.

But it is stylish. Although it will develop a black patina over the years (but
maybe only if you "cook" it numerous times, like in my household.)

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Lem said...

I'm here - watup Trooper?

Lem said...

I'ts amazing waht a phone call to DR can turn into..

First off a bunch of causins (female) want to talk to you so you .. you know do waht you can when you cant put a face on the other side of the line..

you ask how you doing over and over...

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Lem said...

Talking on the phone I thought of this song..

Manuela

Como noche como suenos,
son los ojos negros,
de mi amor Manuela.
Como espiga en primavera,
como luna llena es mi amor Manuela.
Sus palabras cariosas,
la mirada inquieta,
de mi amor Manuela.
Tiene mis sentidos presos,
y todos mis sueos son para Manuela.
Desde que lleg a mi vida,
desde aquella tarde que encontr a Manuela.

Soy dichoso como nadie,
porque cada da me espera,
la dulzura de sus besos,
y ese amor inmenso que me da Manuela.

Cada da, cada instante,
mi ilusin ms grande,
es ver a Manuela.
Slo vivo, slo pienso
slo s que existo por mi amor Manuela.
Desde que lleg a mi vida,
desde aquella tarde que encontr a Manuela.

Soy dichoso como nadie,
porque cada da me espera,
la dulzura de sus besos,
y ese amor inmenso que me da Manuela.

If TiTus spoke spanish he would know where I was coming from, maybe.. ;)

Ave Maria... what would we do? what would we say if we were Betania?

Lem said...

Somos dichosos como nadie,
porque cada da nos espera,
la dulzura de sus besos,
y ese amor inmenso que nos da Althouse...


We are lucky as few..
as everyday awaits us
the sweeteness of her insight
and the love immense
that only Althose can give.

Lem said...

This is the way Theo would appreciate it (not off key) ;)

Lem said...

Sus palabras cariosas,
la mirada inquieta,
de mi amor Manuela.
Tiene mis sentidos presos,
y todos mis sueos son para Manuela.
Desde que lleg a mi vida,
desde aquella tarde que encontr a Manuela.


Her caresing words..
Her unquiet streaming looks
we love Atlhouse
She holds us in a sense prisoners,
Our dreams are to make it on Althouse, ever since that afternoon, ever since I got to know Althouse..

I'm as lucky as few..
as everyday awaits me
the sweeteness of her insight
and the love immense
that only Althose can give.

Lem said...

The thing about Althouse is that it might not be easy to love her..

Todo el amor que te hace falta.


Porque vivo, como ves, como las aves
siempre vagabundo.
Porque junto a mi, en verdad, no existe nadie
que me marque un rumbo,
porque tengo la avidéz de un perro viejo,
sé callar lo nuestro,
porque sé que en el amor nos entendemos;
tienes que seguir pensando sólo en mí.

Porque tienes que guardar la compostura
de una gran señora.
pero sé que necesitas de aventuras
más que de otras cosas.
Ya sabemos qué nos gusta y como somos
y nos complacemos,
y a la vez soy un romántico discreto;
tienes que seguir pensando sólo en mí.

Porque sólo yo,
te puedo regalar,
todo el amor que te hace falta,
te puedo ver mil veces
sin que nadie sepa nada,
porque nadie a mí me exije
explicaciones ni palabras.

Porque sólo yo,
te puedo procurar,
todo el amor que te hace falta;
yo sé perfectamente
lo que quieres si me llamas;
que pena si una cosa así tan bella
terminara..


Translation via Goggle coming up

Penny said...

I have NO doubt that Ann knows how to cook. ;) But really? What is she doing out of bed at 8am?

Some one (or two?) may just be rushing things a bit.

Lem said...

Because I live, as you see, stray as a bird.
Because next to me, in truth, no one plots my course
because I have the hindsight of an old dog, I know how to keep our silence, I know we understand;
you have to keep their mind on me.

Because you have to keep composure
of a great lady.
but I know you need adventure
besides other things.
We know what we like and we do as we please,
and at the same time I am a discreet romantic;
you have to keep yout mind on me.

Because only I, I can give you,
all the love you need,
I can see you a thousand times w/o
no one knowing anything,
because no one will call on me
for explanations nor permisions.

Because only I, I can secure,
all the love that you need;
I know perfectly
what you want if you call me;
waht a pity if such a beautiful thing so should end..


(google needed help. google trasnlation sucks)

Ann Althouse said...

"What is she doing out of bed at 8am?"

Woke up at 5.

Lem said...

Even with my help.. the song is more subtle, more romantic.

its really asking the would be lover to cheat.. to follow her hart.

Lem said...

Waht if Alhouse is asked to choose.. btween us (blog) and some guy..

We ask for so little in comparison .. (I know we could never give as much as she gives us but)... is it true that giving is better than receiving?

Althouse teaches religion.. she ought to know ;)

Lem said...

Hi professor.. I'm here celetrating you ... I believe I have your permission ;)

In truth.. this is way better than pretending to talk to a stranger in a bar..

A stranger taht will most of the time not have my best interest at hart. I know waht I'm talking about.

Lem said...

On the one hand (thinking the way the professor might) it's unfair for me to talk to the proffessor directly in my drunkard state.

but I just want to assure her everything in A OK tip top shape.

I have to show at a party later... I'm just getting myself in the mood ;)

Lem said...

No.. seriously profe.. I've enjoyed coming here and shall not do anything that would jepordise that...

I'm in all sorts of programs AA'S and waht not. They got me in Hoboken's Giants Steps.

I'm doing it because it because.. I broke my fathers hart when he had to go and pick me up when I got arrested.

Lem said...

In NJ when you get arrested for that someone (sober) must come and get you..

I had to call my father... and I cried all the way to my apartment.

My father blamed himself.. for waht we have been put thru.

Lem said...

And no matter how much we understand and everybody undertands the separation that we endured .. coming in legally.. he still says that maybe we should not have separeated.

that the separation hurt me. of course it did but how could i tell my father that. he has allways done waht he thought waht was best for us.

Lem said...

there is enough gilt around my folks to become jews... jews for jesus..

hey wahtever happened to jews for jesus?

Lem said...

OMG ..This is a great Julio song..

Jurame..

In Italian, but it was recorded in Spanish originally.

blogging cockroach said...

ay dios mio
basta lem basta

muy borracho
since midafternoon

Ann Althouse said...

Aw, Lem. It was sweet of you to write me a poem. Thanks. Now, don't drink too much. Jesus loves you and so do I. Hugs!

blogging cockroach said...

and oh such a maxine vibe from
penny above which was obviously
not lost on our dear professor
interesting how this will shake
out nous verrons

Penny said...

Blogging cockroach?

Sure I hung around here in the wings for some time before I commented. But is there any way I can be brought up to speed about Maxine? She was before my time, yet apparently "historical" for you at least.

Penny said...

To Ann...I TOO wake up at 5am, or thereabouts. I do the very natural pee thing and then go back to sleep, and if I'm lucky, I dream yet again.

If rumors can be trusted here, (OK big "if"), but it seemed to me at least, that your fanboys were rooting for your routing.

Shamefully, I fell into fanboy "groupthink".

Can you ever forgive me?

Freeman Hunt said...

For Lem:

"All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well."

Penny said...

Or deep.

Lem said...

Aw, Lem. It was sweet of you to write me a poem. Thanks. Now, don't drink too much. Jesus loves you and so do I. Hugs!


Thanks profe. I was at your other post, sorry i mist you.

Lem said...

"All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well."

Spoken like the mother of a very young child.. a very lucky young child.

thanks Freeman, a little pat in back like that and I'm as good as new.

Penny said...

So, blogging cockroach?

Tell me more about Maxine.

reader_iam said...

Penny, you could be whomever, including yourself, and I take no stance. Regardless--and here's the the sum total point of this comment--if you really want to know, you could start here.

Why rely on others?

(Except to fill in blanks;--but that's the cart, after you've got the horse.)

reader_iam said...

Me, I'm put in mind of the following song (sorry, Jan & Dean version not available, much less my second choice, or at least not quickly enough): This one.

Which doesn't put ME in mind of Maxine as first choice for sock puppet, if indeed Penny is.

Whether Penny is or Penny is not, unfolding is inevitable, as it is for each and every Althouse commenter (character, sock puppet, just-himself-or-herself or whatever).

That's an Althousupational hazard. Goes (comes?) with the territory.

IMHO, anyway, FWIW & so it goes, LOL (to be clear).

; )

Palladian said...

"Palladian, how much would it cost to pay you to come here and organize my kitchen?"

Oh, I doubt you'd want me to do that. My 'organization' is very personal and is generally 'organized chaos', undecipherable and unknowable to anyone but me :)

reader_iam said...

Doesn't get more perfect than that, Palladian, after all--and XXOO, darn it!

Freeman Hunt said...

Spoken like the mother of a very young child..

Or a Catholic mystic (Julian of Norwich.)

reader_iam said...

(That last comment of mine was not sarcastic.

For that matter, neither were the previous two.)

Penny said...

Thanks for the google links about Maxine, but frankly, I prefer the short form on this topic.

Anyone I can trust here to give me that?

onparkstreet said...

Hey, thanks for the advice on the kettles, palladian and all.

Arty, quirky, quality and well-made, is that too much to ask for? In kettles and otherwise?

COOKING BASICS BLOG said...

That's a really cool tea kettle! Breakfast looks good too. This morning I didn't actually have breakfast. :( I woke up late and had to run.