Fun Stuff

A Little Humor

I thought we would start the day with a little humor.  This is by a great cartoonist who is also a good friend.  Check out Joe Martin at


Let’s remember that Julia Child would have been 100 this year.  She died on Aug. 13, 2004, just two days short of her 92nd birthday.  She worked almost until the day she died.  So much for the bad rap on butter.

If you haven’t seen the movie “Julie and Julia”, go to Amazon or Netflix and rent it.  You will love it.

I hope you have also looked at some of her old videos on YouTube – there are some “must see” scenes.  Try this trailer for a PBS series – Julia Child Memories.  In a previous post (The Three Best Cookbooks) we talked about her great book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.  Maybe it’s time you went to Amazon and bought it.

My Favorite Fortune cookie: 

I love fortune cookies at Chinese restaurants – especially the trite little notes inside.  This one takes the prize:

Wet your whistle:

I always wondered what this meant.  Here’s the scoop from (BTW, an interesting and fun blog):

“Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”

Unexpected Criticism:

I recently did a post called Some Really Nice Tomatoes.   One of my friends has accused me of sexual innuendo in that article.  I congratulated him on (1) being able to use and pronounce a four-syllable word and (2) still understanding the word “sexual”.   In my view, we don’t have enough sexual innuendo in our lives.  I like to dream about tomatoes.

Categories: Fun Stuff

4 replies

  1. I like the new look.

  2. Just got on. Wife and son have been fans for some time. Loved it.

    Ray – a neighbor.

  3. This looks terrific and the photos fit the column which makes it easier. I enjoy your site and your bravado…VFK

  4. Look forward to all your new things…. love reading and even trying some!!!! hope to see you soon. Julie Wood Your new “Look” is great….

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