Sunday, August 23, 2015

Silly Sunday: Improvement

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Little Girl and Bigger Girl were "discussing" (read:  arguing) about the best ingredients to use for home made biscuits.

"The best are made with just equal parts self-rising flour and whole cream," Bigger Girl said.  "That makes easy and delicious drop biscuits in a snap!"

"But you have to have shortening!" Little Girl answered back.

"Not if you use those two ingredients," Bigger Girl said.  "Put them together and mix lightly, and they don't turn out heavy or tough like most of the biscuit recipes you find that have shortening in them."

"The only reason they turn out tough is over-kneading," Little Girl said.  Then, "Mom, help me argue some sense into her!"

Not me, i said, i just heard a way-too-long talk the other day about how it's a crime to make husbands eat biscuits from a tube bought at the store.  Anyone who gets home made ones should be glad no matter how they are made!

This reminds me of what happened to Boudreaux and his family last Sunday.

De day din't start out de bes' as de 'lectrics went out in some parts o' de  areas, so Clothile coul'n't make de breakfus'.  Dey gone to a res'rant in a part o' town dat had power, an' de bacon was limp, the eggs was watery, and de only t'ing tougher dan de lard biscuits was Boudreaux's mood.

At de church, dey see dat ever' window an' door be open an' when dey step in, de church be sweltering.  Father Gautreaux was sayin', "When de electric done come back, it blew sum't'in', an' de A/C not be workin', so we gonna make dis one short mass!" 

An' he done kep' his word.  When it done be time to give de homily, he get up an say, "If you t'ink it be hot here, it done be much hotter in de place where some o' you goin' if'n you don' be changin' you ways!"  Den he sit down fo' de collection, an' dere be thunderous applause!

"Dat jes' go to show," Clothile say to Boudreaux after, "de two t'ings dat be best improved by shortenin' is biscuits an' sermons!"

Today is

Black Ribbon Day -- Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism -- European Union

Flag Day -- Ukraine

Great Feast of the Netjeru (all gods and goddesses) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Health Unit Coordinator Day -- US (National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

National Spongecake Day

Nemeseia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (local festival to the goddess Nemesis, date approximate)

Ride the Wind Day -- internet generated, a day to get out and ride with the wind in your hair, in whatever transport you choose, or fly a kite

Sento Kuyo -- Nenbutsu-Ji Temple, Adashino, Kyoto, Japan (memorial service for graves that no longer have families to tend them; through tomorrow)

St. Eoghan's Day (Patron of Derry, Ireland)

St. Rose of Lima's Day (Patron of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, needle workers, people ridiculed for piety; The Americas/The New World, especially Central and South America, Latin America, Peru, and the West Indies; Lima, Peru; Philippines, Santa Rosa, CA, US; Villareal Samar, Philippines; against vanity)

Valentino Memorial Service -- Hollywood Cathedral Museum, Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Los Angeles, CA, US (annually since 1927, a memorial service celebrating Rudolph Valentino on the anniversary of his death)

Vertumnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (in honor of Vertumnus and Pomona)

Vulcanalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival to the god of fire)

Birthdays Today:

Kobe Bryant, 1978
Jay Mohr, 1970
River Phoenix, 1970
Queen Noor of Jordan, 1951
Rick Springfield, 1949
Shelley Long, 1949
Antonia Novello, 1944
Patricia McBride, 1942
Richard Sanders, 1940
Tony Bill, 1940
Barbara Eden, 1934
Sonny Jurgensen, 1934
Mark Russel, 1932
Vera Miles, 1930
Gene Kelly, 1912
Edgar Lee Masters, 1868
Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 1785
Louis XVI, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"She Loves You"(Beatles single release date), 1963
"The Bat"(Mystery play), 1930
"Gasoline Alley"(as a daily comic strip), 1919

Today in History:

On the feast of Vulcan, Roman god of fire, Mt. Vesuvius begins to rumble, 79
Visigoths storm Rome, 410
Edward I executes William Wallace, Scottish patriot, for high treason, 1305
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada, 1541
Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code, 1542
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots in Paris begins, 1572
The first one-way streets open in London, 1617
Steamship service begins on the Great Lakes, 1818
Great Britain abolishes slavery in the colonies, 700,000 slaves are freed, 1833
Automobile tire chain is patented, 1904
The World Council of Churches is formed, 1948
Lunar Orbiter I takes the first picture of Earth from the Moon's orbit, 1966
Bryan Allan, in a Gossamer Condor, completes the first man-powered flight of one mile, 1977
Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the US, 1979
Hans Tiedge, top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany, 1985
Hungary opens the Iron Curtain and allows thousands of East Germans through to West Germany, 1989
West Germany and East Germany announce that they will unite on Oct. 3, 1990
The remains of Anastasia and Alexei, rumored to have survived the 1917 assassination of the Russian Czar and his family, are found, 2007
Heavy winds knock down the Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam, breaking off approximately one meter above the ground, 2010
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown, 2011
Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, announces he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping, a result of which will include being stripped of all of his tour de France victories, 2012
Libya's ruins of Cyrene, a World Heritage Site near Shahhat, is damaged by real estate developers, 2013


  1. LMAO and also funny that every week I am reading it in the accent LOL

    Have de good week :-)

  2. Bwahahahahahahah. He's got a point.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  3. Ha, I've always thought that the shorter the sermon the better.