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September 25, 2004

BOOK TOUR UPDATE: SOMEWHERE IN WISCONSIN

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*pouts*

*takes Wolfie's advice*

*feels kibby inna funny way*

irony?

THAT felt funny!

Bangi or wolfie?

(who cares?) ;-)

BTW, Kibby, I thought your remark about Leetie's poisoned blackberry was very snorkable. I was a tad miffed (read "a lot") that I hadn't thought of it FIRST.

*stands in line to feel funny about Kibby*

*feels kibby*

Blogchik...the dancing with frustration...would that be anything like a, and I quote, "pee-pee dance"? I ask because I know someone with a blog (just someONE?) who had a post about something new coming to his blog soon, and he was doing the pee-pee dance. He is a very strange individual...

Friday!!!

A little cool outside yet...I will refrain from the pants flinging for a bit.

I'm also secretly declaring today to be Lab's Day to be mean to everybody day, but don't tell the MOAT!

*pinches Lab in the keister*
*tosses pants on his lawn*
*runs like the dickens*

*steals Lab's glasses*

my yogurt tastes funny

Sly, is it blackberry?

Bangi... I don't wear glasses. I had stolen those from my grandma.

*decorates Labs lawn with lawn gnomes*
*pantsless lawn gnomes*
*runs away very fast*

*zips in*

sly, put-the-yogurt-down and walk away, NOW!

wolfie, the irony was too funny! You'd think they'd be embarassed, but apparently not.
AND
thank you for keeping me up to date with news about my own county. :)

*Gives Lab a BIG HUG and a wet SMOOCH*

mmmmmm yogurt

Sly, you have a couple of players on bye in your lineup. Please leave them there. Screw this "fair and balanced" crap!

*zips out to check her own lineup*

I heard that Lab!!!

So, Lab, this is different from every other day..... how?

*ducks 'n' covers*

Well, I have work! Sort of.

My stepmother wants me to translate one of her plays into French and English. She is a playwright, director, producer, actress (at least I think she's acted - must ask about that), and all-around very busy theater person.

She won a prize in Argie for this one, and apparently people have staged it elsewhere, so she wants a translation out there to make it more accessible to people who may be interested in it.

I am happy, oh so happy!

The play is short - 44 widely-spaced pages -, but it's certainly a start. Right?

BE MORE FUNNY!

That's great MiK!

Consider sending me a sample or summary and I'll see about passing it by both the English and French theator communities here! I have contacts....

*loses one of his contacts on his office floor*

I have contact... (I'd wink, but that's only to keep the other one in.)

Rodger, Rodger!

HUH?

I've decided to join the circus. RL has given me plenty of practice.

*** editor's note ***

Kibby doesn't really have contacts - the eye-kind. He's only playing the part of one that has contacts.

In a "normal" situation (non Funny Friday) he wouldn't even be making a comment about contacts.

Kibby, today, is being "made to feel funny" by:

wolfie
Bangi
Susan
... and maybe sly ... we're not sure yet.

/*** editor's note ***

*resists the temptation to feel Kibby*

*sigh*

Story of my life; no one's really sure about me.

*perks*

But that makes me mysterious, non?

*feels Kibby's funny bone*

As for the play, it's a bit odd, but what play isn't? I'm more of a long-novel-that-gives-you-hernias-just-from-picking-it-up person. But hey, work is work!

I read it today. I have already found and downloaded "The Raven" by Poe in French and English (on the lovely, lovely Project Gutenberg website). I will need them because it is quoted twice in the play.

I'm not sure, Sly.

I just took a sip of my soda.

I just braided my hair.

I just groped myself.

Is that funny?

Hey Lab...wats the difference between a snowman and a snowwoman?
snowballs!
*amuses self*

*wishes she were closer to Eleanor*

Eleanor and I are close. Neener.

Bangi, why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine! Bah ha ha ha ha!

Good one, Bangi. :)

Me too Di. If wishes were horses...

In other news, Lab is too far from the pig.

How does a fly get to the 32nd floor of a building?

*smacks fly with CD mailer*

OK, that left a mark.

Why do elephants paint their toenails red?

Sly...it flew?

It hitched a ride on someone's lunch?

It ws born on the 32nd floor?

El, but was it born on the 4th of July?

It was born in the USA, for sure.

OK, I'm counting on you guys to help me again. MOTW's recipes both count Karo syrup or corn syrup in general as important ingredients. Unfortunately, there is no way I can find that here.

The Wikipedia article on pecan pie mentions an alternate version: "The version he favors uses white and brown sugar, no corn syrup, and "thickens the sugar with eggs—in other words, it's a custard pie, loaded with pecans." But I can't find a recipe like that anywhere.

Culinary genius MOATies, please help!

And yes, I could just follow a recipe for custard pie and just dump the pecans on top, but I'm afraid it won't work.

chirp chirp

I am holding a spoon.

MiK: Take it from this culinary guinness drinker. Use an apple pie recipe.

*tosses pants on pantless gnome*

Hi Bangi! *snork @ snowballs*

I spoke with PollyPI last night. She is well and said to tell everyone hi. She is going to try to make it to Vegas!!!

Which brings me to

VEGAS MENAGE A TROIS
Moaties are invading SIN CITY for the third annual Bloglit vegas extravaganza.

This year's cast: HIggy & TCMH, Slyeyes, Mad and her Weasel, and The Meyersons.

Supporting cast members: PollyPI, Fishair, and a governement Duck.

It is not too late. Get your tickets now!!!!

*sip*

*tosses pants on pantless gnome*

Hi Bangi! *snork @ snowballs*

I spoke with PollyPI last night. She is well and said to tell everyone hi. She is going to try to make it to Vegas!!!

Which brings me to

VEGAS MENAGE A TROIS
Moaties are invading SIN CITY for the third annual Bloglit vegas extravaganza.

This year's cast: HIggy & TCMH, Slyeyes, Mad and her Weasel, and The Meyersons.

Supporting cast members: PollyPI, Fishair, and a governement Duck.

It is not too late. Get your tickets now!!!!

That took 5 tries and it double posted. stupid typetard

MiK - that recipe sort of sounds like the sugar-free version that I do not have the electronic version of. It uses sugar-free vanilla pudding in place of the corn syrup/sugar/eggs. Oh, and it used Grape-Nutz cereal for the crust, too. Like I said, it wasn't the best.

Took OVYL to the doctor this morning. He's had a barky cough for many days. On antibiotics and albuterol now and staying home.

I am at work .. for now. 'The List' (reductions) is rumored to come out next week. *gulp*

I just think it's odd when I see an insect such as a fly on an upper floor of a high-rise. It's not like there's a hole in the screen or someone left the door open. Obviously the little bugger came up on an elevator.

Must have had a heck of a time pushing the button.

LOOKING FORWARD TO VEGAS!!!!

{{MOTW & OVYL}}

Yikes.

MIK if you want to take Lab's advice here is a caramel peacan pie recipe
INGREDIENTS:
2 pastry shells, 9-inch
4 Granny Smith apples peeled and cored, thinly sliced
1/2 cup Pecans chopped
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 lb Caramels coarse chopped
2 tb Flour
1/4 cup Milk
Milk for top
Sugar for top
PREPARATION:
Preheat oven to 375°. Fit 1 round of rolled pastry into a 9-inch pie pan.
In a large bowl, toss together apples, pecans, sugar, caramels, flour and milk. Spoon mixture into pie shell.

Top with the remaining rolled pastry.

Fold the edge of the top pastry under the bottom pastry. Pinch together and flute the edge all around with a fork. Cut several slits in the top so the steam can escape during baking. Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake until crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Pie is best served slightly warm.
8 Servings

Also sour cream pecan pie does not involve corn syrup:

NGREDIENTS:
1 9" pie pastry shell, baked
3 egg yolks
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
pinch salt
3 egg whites
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla
PREPARATION:
Combine in top of double boiler the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, and the pinch of salt; cook over simmering water until thick enough to coat a spoon.
Pour the mixture into the cooled pie shell.

Beat the egg whites and a pinch of salt together until they begin to stiffen, then add the brown sugar and pecans gradually, beating all the time.

Spread the pecan meringue over the custard, spreading all the way to the pie shell.

Bake at 400° just until the top browns. Watch carefully.

You know us southerners can do just about anything with pecans

although the sourcream recipe is a bit more work to get things to thicken up.

That sounds good, Mad. Although, I'd recommend leaving out the pecans. It would probably be better without them.

Also MIK you can try to substitute for the corn syrup in the recipes you have.
This website has some suggestions for substitutions. Just scroll down

are you kidding Lab Pecans make everything better!!!

*wishes she had a pecan tree in her yard*

I prefer my cheeseburgers to not have cheese on them.

Thanks for the recipes, Mad. Unfortunately, sour cream is unheard of in Kourou, so I think I'll stick to the apple-pecan pie recipe.

Though, on second thought... How much liquid caramel do I use to replace the 1/4 lb of chopped caramel? This may seem like a stupid question, but I'm fuzzy on imperial measurements now.

I like just or chess pie.

*nods*

Yup. I do.

Jenni orders bacon cheeseburgers without the cheese. She gets funny looks. Sometimes, she asks for a hamburger with bacon. Then, "they" ask "you mean, you want a bacon cheeseburger without the cheese?"

Why would you ruin a pie with pecans? Blarg.

6 to 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 lemon
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Juice the lemon into a bowl of water. Slice and core your apples into the water. Drain them, add the sugar. Add the spices you like in an apple pie. Dump into a pie shell. Dot with the butter. Add the pie top. Bake. Serve warm. Do NOT put ice cream on top of it! What did that pie ever do to you?

*smoooooooches Mad* Thank you! Now I know I can replace Karo with honey (measure for measure, apparently, though it'll be sweeter)!

Though I may still try the apple-pecan pie as well, maybe next week... because I love apple...

Chess pie is nummy too!!

MIK if the sell pancake syrup there I would try substituting with that in the regular recipe. Especially if you can find a butter pecan flavored syrup. I would think you could at least find mollasses to use as a substitute, but that might change the flavor quite a bit.

Here.

Let us know how it turns out MIK.

I miss having all my pots and pans and a kitchen to bake in. I hope we can find our own place soon. I promised Jeff a red velvet cake for Vegas and I don't know if I can find everything I need to bake it in our current living situation. I have no cake pans :-(

What the frick is a chess pie? Neverheardofit.

Meanwhile, let's get the party rolling again. No more buzz kills, dammit!

*snork* Trust me, there's no fancy pancake syrup down here. Or even the plain kind.

No molasses, either. Here they make rum from sugarcane juice, not molasses. I have never seen molasses sold in stores here. Maybe in Cayenne, though.

... Or is it buzzes kill?

OK Lab, but first I have a pecan remark.

I like Shrimp with Pecans that they make at a Chinese restaurant I get take out from.
/end

OK. Funny topic for one-liners coming up. Mandatory.
Lab, you start.

Kibby, may I borrow the howitzer? And what's the range on that bad boy?

When I was in college I knew a vegetarian who would order his McD's cheeseburgers as follows: "Cheeseburger, please, hold the meat." The double-takes were priceless. And yes, ISIANMTU.

I like frozen green beans. Not cooked. Straight out of the freezer. Yes, I do.

I don't think I understand. Is "mandatory" the topic, and I have to come up with a one-liner about it?

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was mandatory.

No. That's just NOT good.

Lab - chess pie is JUST THE PIE. No pecans, no apples, etc... It's the gooey yummy syrupiness thats in either one of those pies, just without the apples or the pecans. In the south, they call it "Chess pie" or in the boonies of the south I've heard "Just pie". Either way, its pie. I like it.

*shoves a piece in Labs mouth*

See! You like it too!

*stares blankly at KDF*

Di, you'd better be adding a punch line to your last post. NOW, SISTER!

I like pie. Cept for the crust.
I need a recipe for a good chocolate cream pie without crust.


Wolfie, what you like is... PUDDING.

*tosses pudding cups around the MOAT*

I did, I shoved it in your mouth.

*falls over giggling at self*

Isn't molasses made from sugar cane too?

That would be pudding, right?

My favorite pie is cheesecake, hold the meat.

Jello chocolate pudding poured into a keebler graham cracker crust. Or even better, those single servings mini graham cracker crusts. *drool*

OMG! Eli's! Next time you're in the area Lab, I'll take you out for some. It's delish!

Molasses is a by-product of making sugar from sugar cane. You can get it with or without cheese, I think, but the meat is manditory.

Ok, who volunteers to hold Lab's meat?

Thanks, Di. But I think I explained in my email that I'm not interested in getting some of Eli.

Is it me, or is it her? It's her, right?

thanks, DDi

Y'all remember my story from Costco food court? A (blonde) gal two people ahead of Miss B and me: "I'd like a Very Berry Sundae without the berries, please." Clerk: "You mean a plain frozen yogurt?" Gal: "No" *sigh* "I want a Very Berry Sundae without the berries, please."

*looks around*

Me?

Chess Pie , and no, that is not funny.

ACK! I was NOT volunteering to hold Labs meat!

*thinks for a moment*

No. Thank you. I think.

*hands Di a beef chuck primal*

Thanks. That thing was getting heavy.

At least it wasn't bologna, or kielbasa.

*whispers* Labs meat is waiting for someone to hold it... pass it on

Di, you had better wash your hands after handling that.

I'm hoping she washed her hands *before* she handled it. I don't want my meat getting nasty!

Nah, I'll just blow on it, er, them...

Look! Something shiny!

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