The Daily F Bomb, Friday 1/25

by: Floja Roja

Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:46:25 AM EST



F-ing Friday, finally!  Fancy that!

There is always talk about comfort food, that food we grew up on that takes us back to a time when we felt happy and secure and loved. I hope it does not make you uncomfortable for me to ask these. Of course I will start with the food. What is your absolute favorite comfort food? What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music? What book is your Comfort Book? This one is not necessarily relating to the past: What would your perfect Comfort Room be? A space that would suit you entirely, that you could share or not share as you please?

Was that too serious? One more: Places that have great burgers but no fries. Deal breaker or not?

Now let us go wading in the Twitter Stream:

Now open your history books to page 3,458. There will be a test afterward.

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Friday 1/25
On This Day

In 1533, England's King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.

In 1890, the intrepid Nellie Bly completed her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

In 1915, the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell (who I will forever picture as Don Ameche), inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service.

In 1919, the League of Nations was founded.

In 1949, the first Emmy Awards were held at the Hollywood Athletic Club.

In 1961, John F. Kennedy gave the first nationally televised Presidential news conference.

In 1971, Charles Manson and three of his female minions were found guilty of the Tate-LaBianca murders.

In 1971, Idi Amin led a coup that deposed Milton Obote and set himself up as Uganda's new president.

In 1993, five people were shot outside of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia (which never would have happened if those CIA people had been armed!!!)

In 2011, the first protest that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution began in Tahrir Square.

Born on This Day

1509 - Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)

1615 - Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)

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1708 - Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter (d. 1887)

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1759 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet (d. 1796)

1777 - Karoline Jagemann, German actress (d. 1848)

1806 - Daniel Maclise, Irish painter (d. 1870)

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1874 - W. Somerset Maugham, English writer (d. 1965)

1882 - Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)

1891 - Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (d. 1992)

1896 - Florence Mills, African-American singer, dancer and comedian, a big star whose untimely death cut short a promising career.  Duke Ellington wrote this song to commemorate her. (d. 1927)

1899 - Sleepy John Estes, American musician (d. 1977)

1913 - Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)

1915 - Ewan MacColl, English socialist folk singer-songwriter (d. 1989)

1928 - Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia

1929 - Benny Golson, American jazz musician

1931 - Dean Jones, American actor

1935 - Conrad Burns, American wingut politician

1936 - Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

1938 - Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)

1944 - Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and Rolling Stone ex-girlfriend

1949 - John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet

1954 - Kim Gandy, American feminist activist

1956 - Andy Cox, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)

Died on This Day

1578 - Mihrimah Sultana, Ottoman princess (b. 1522)

1586 - Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)

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1884 - Périclès Pantazis, Greek impressionist painter (b. 1849)

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1896 - Frederic Leighton, English painter  (b. 1830)

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1908 - Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)

1947 - Al Capone, American organized crime figure (b. 1899)

1960 - Diana Barrymore, American actress (b. 1921)

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1969 - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)

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1980 - Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)

1981 - Adele Astaire, American dancer (b. 1897)

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1988 - Colleen Moore, American silent film star who went from demure to wild flapper in her film roles. (b. 1899)

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1990 - Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)

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2005 - Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)

Today is

Opposite Day
National Irish Coffee Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

Re: the poll: Just in time they are going to allow women in combat (when they have actually been in combat all along). Coincidentally, the website Suduvu.com has a Fantasy Cage Match every year, usually kicking off in March, which is really soon. It is a most hilarious exercise and I heartily recommend it to everyone, even if you aren't familiar with the characters.

Poll
So, women in combat. For Fantasy Fans, who would kick the most butt?
Eowyn
Vin
Aviendha
Blend and Picker
Brienne of Tarth
Xena, Warrior Princess
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lara Croft
Pvt. Isabel Dizzy Flores
How the F did you forget...?

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Good morning! (2.00 / 21)
It's raining and I'm getting ready for work. Sit and chat for a spell.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

The Meeses (2.00 / 14)
sure do get up early!

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To early! (2.00 / 9)
So did you vote for Aviendha? I did. Real life has slowed my reading MOL progress so I'm still in the adventure.

Good morning Hedwig  

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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I got a few chapters in last night, (2.00 / 9)
but I have to get to bed at a certain time on weeknights so I get enough sleep.  Tonight and this weekend I shall do better. Oh, except I have to watch that screener of Les Miz. I am rather dreading it. ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Like the musical. (2.00 / 7)
Haven't seen the movie.

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Yep. With the fighting tude AND saidar.... (2.00 / 7)


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I'm back! (2.00 / 20)
Nothing like signing on to a new blog and then having a family emergency drag you away for a month. Lots of catching up to do!

Comfort Food: probably Mac & Cheese or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Close runner-up would be a really good Chile Relleno :)

Comfort Album: Moondance by Van Morrison. Shows my age, but there you go ;)

Comfort Book: Hmmmm...so many to choose from! Probably something by either Raymond Chandler or John Steinbeck. They both comfort me in different ways.

Comfort Room: Criminy, give me a few days to come up with something splendid, will ya? It always changes with my mood and the weather ;)

I cannot answer your poll because WTF? Miss Marple FTW ;)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


Welcome back, lulu57!!! (2.00 / 18)
Who are you again? ;)

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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If you knew lulu like I knew lulu.... (2.00 / 16)
Bacon!!!!


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lulu!! (2.00 / 14)
No time to chat, subbing today, but heeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyy!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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TY! (2.00 / 12)


mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

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You and I share the same Album. (2.00 / 10)
Coincidence? I think not, since I first heard it at your house.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Splendid? (2.00 / 10)
Does that not require splendor? I wouldn't think that was your style.

Mine would be a small room with bookshelves (and a fireplace) on two of the walls and windows on one wall and glass doors to a tiny walled garden on the other wall, with a comfy sofa, a coffee table to prop the feet up on, and a desk to hold the clutter. Probably no TV set, but that changes depending on the mood.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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pretty sure (2.00 / 7)
mine has to have a pool table and a fully stocked bar.

The wall of windows looking out to a great view is a must. As are hardwood floors and lots of nice wood. The fireplace...yes, but not a woodburning one. I have a bad reaction to woodsmoke these days, makes my eyes water :(


mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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Welcome back, and just in time for (2.00 / 5)
Robbie Burns's birthday!


Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous

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The Tweets today point to the next big thing: (2.00 / 16)
   SO: The GOP thinks they have a better chance of stealing the presidency in broad daylight than winning the electoral college.
   - LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 25, 2013

From TPM and Josh Marshall:

A week ago I noted a new Republican push to gerrymander the electoral college to make it almost impossible for Democrats to win the presidency in 2016 and 2020, even if they match or exceed Barack Obama's vote margin in 2012. Is something like that really possible? Yes, very possible.[...]

In other words, the new plan is to make the electoral college as wired for Republicans as the House currently is. But only in Dem leaning states. In Republican states just keep it winner take all. So Dems get no electoral votes at all.

Another way of looking at this is that the new system makes the votes of whites count for much more than non-whites - which is a helpful thing if you're overwhelmingly dependent on white votes in a country that is increasingly non-white.

It makes this tweet seem positively archaic now:

   How did asking white people to pass background checks to buy a gun become more offensive than asking minorities to provide photo ID to vote?
   - The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 24, 2013

They have much better ways to disenfranchise Democrats than that expensive photo id thing: disenfranchise all the urban areas.

Back later this afternoon to read the rest and hover around ...

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


there was a FB post (1.93 / 14)
about how Obama has the SS to protect him, but they want to take guns from us ordinary people who want to protect ourselves. Disgusting.  

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Did you see all the KagroX tweets (2.00 / 12)
about the people hurt/killed by the guns they had around to protect themselves with? I forget the percentage by which it increases your chance of death (by your own gun), but I think it was something like 47%,

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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didn't see it (2.00 / 12)
but not surprised. I do recall hearing something like that before.  

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This new ploy scares the crap out of me. (2.00 / 11)
Because if they succeed, there will be no more Democratic party. We will be powerless. And then we will become, in short order, a third world country.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Timothy Egan, in the NYT..... (2.00 / 8)

The Tomorrow Majority

A larger question for those who want to stand athwart history yelling "Stop!" is whether a majority of Americans now favor all the things that Obama alluded to on the first full day of his second term. In fact, they do. The electoral realignment is happening so quickly it looks like an Alaskan river thawing before our eyes. In opposition, Republicans speak for a fast-fading past, or a permanent winter.
~snip~
Looking at the coming battles in Washington, Representative Justin Amash, Republican of Michigan, spoke more political truth in one sentence than Boehner and McConnell have in four years of speeches. "The public is not behind us," he said, "and that's a real problem for our party."

I like the phrase, "a permanent winter".....It's going to be a struggle to keep the R's now in office from passing onerous laws, but it is a welcome relief to feel the power base in the electorate is finally shifting.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


[ Parent ]
That reminds me of one of my favorite Morning Feature articles (2.00 / 3)
which used the term  "conservative winter", the time from Reagan's election until Obama's election. The suggestion was that we would have a "progressive summer" but that you don't just snap your fingers and go from one season to the next. The conservative winter will have to thaw first.

It would be nice if they are left out in the cold in a different kind of winter ... where no one warms up to their ideas and they are frozen out of any power.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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comfort - i love it (2.00 / 16)
food:  chicken pot pie (i make a killer chicken pot pie and the house smells good for days after)
music:  jim croce - my dad loved him when i was a kid and i just adore his voice
book:  a prayer for owen meany - seriously.  i have read it 5 or 6 times, i make everyone i know read it.  also - all the kings men and wuthering heights

Owen Meany (2.00 / 12)
I'm adding Prayer for Owen Meany to my list. Will it make a good audiobook, do you think?

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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Oh yes. (2.00 / 12)
Audiobook would be great if you can find it.  Let me know how you like it.

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I've written myself a note (2.00 / 5)
so that I'll let you know. I download audiobooks from three different libraries, one for the whole state of Maryland. I've put Owen Meany on my wishlist, will listen to it soon.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

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I've seen the movie (2.00 / 10)
was it true to the book?  

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No (2.00 / 12)
Irving removed himself from the production.  I refuse to see it.  The book is too special.

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C'mon, people! The answer is Eowyn. After all, (2.00 / 11)
she took on the f-in' Lord of the Nazgul.

Other answers:
What is your absolute favorite comfort food? Mac & Cheese.
What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music?  The Band, Rock of Ages
What book is your Comfort Book? LotR
This one is not necessarily relating to the past: What would your perfect Comfort Room be? A space that would suit you entirely, that you could share or not share as you please? You think I'm gonna share this with YOU?

Was that too serious? One more: Places that have great burgers but no fries. Deal breaker or not? There are such places?  I can't conceive of it.


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas


The famous (in L.A.) Tommy Burger (2.00 / 11)
does not serve fries. I know, INCONCEIVABLE!  I think Sunset Grill also does not have fries, but I am not sure of that. But they have the best chili if you like the chili burger. Ha. If they are still there, I haven't been South of La Brea in ages.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Neither have I. :~} (2.00 / 10)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

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youz gots questions, Iz gots answers (2.00 / 12)
One of the foods I always requested whenever I visited my parents was lima beans and rice. We practically had that every week growing up. Cheap protein. They were made with dried limas, which in no way has the same flavor as the green ones, and no one could make it like them.

One of the first books I read as a child was The Story of Ferdinand. Whenever I stayed the night at my grandparents' house, who lived across the street from us, I would stay in the guest room and the book was always in there and Grandma would tell me it was my dad's room when he was a boy, and his book.

Comfort room would be in my parents' dining room, having supper (it's not Dinner!!! don't get my dad started. heh), with everyone in my family again.  


Ferdinand the bull? (2.00 / 9)
the flower-loving bull?

that was a caldecott book a long time ago.  


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yes the flowe-loving bull (2.00 / 7)
He would rather sniff his flowers all day than participate in bull fights. Didn't know about the caldecott thing.  

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Alexander Graham Bell...meh! (2.00 / 12)
You do know that he intended the telephone to be a sort of assistive device for the deaf? Ironic, no? And that both his mother and wife were deaf?

He was one of the leading proponents of the oralism movement in the US, anti- sign language, and didn't want deaf people marrying each other, fearing they would produce more deaf kids.

http://www.pbs.org/weta/throug...

Mr. Bell, with all due respect, how's this for sign language?

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I did not know that Don Ameche was such a schmuck! (2.00 / 11)
But I do love that picture of Johnny Cash.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Eugenics. What a sad piece of histoy... (2.00 / 11)
Graham was part of a big crowd of people pushing for disabled people to be sterilized and put into institutions to stop the "flow of bad seeds". It was also the time of the ugly laws, when people who had deformities or physical aspects to their disability were not allowed in public. Not allowed in restaurants, libraries, the public streets--virtually no where as to not upset or offend the general public with their "afflictions".


"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  

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that he was (2.00 / 6)
You just made me realize something. I've noticed before that deaf people who were a generation or more older than me usually didn't like to sign in public- meaning around hearing people, only at home or in school. I'd always thought it was because they were embarrassed, but this stigma against disabled people must be why.  

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Those things which render comfort.... (2.00 / 10)
Well let's see....

What is your absolute favorite comfort food? Mac and Cheese

What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music? Chicago..Always loved that band...And of all things the bunny hop music. My dad used to play that and dance with my sibs and me.

What book is your Comfort Book? Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion...Yeah I'm an Austen fan. Though I love Dicken's Little Dorrit too.

What would your perfect Comfort Room be? A space that would suit you entirely, that you could share or not share as you please? A room with a view--preferably of the ocean...over stuffed furniture and bookshelves that runneth over...Somewhere I can spin or do whatever craft I have going and watch the water. I like hardwood floors and fireplaces, high ceilings and earthy colors. Blues, browns, greens soft winter white gauzy curtains--I guess bottom line, I like calm!!

Places that have great burgers but no fries. Deal breaker or not? Eh, not so much a deal breaker...I'd do take out and hit McD's for fries lol..Problem solved.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Potatoes. (2.00 / 9)
Any kind, really - but mashed, fried, or with some kind of cheese would be best. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

You can never go wrong with potatoes. (2.00 / 9)
Oh well, some people can, but it's pretty hard!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Whitehorse - I'm On Fire (2.00 / 9)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

great cover (2.00 / 6)
i've been trying to get my wife to record a version of this with me.

Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


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boom. (2.00 / 9)
* What is your absolute favorite comfort food?
Macaroni and cheese, made with velveeta and small pasta shells and some cut up hot doggies in it.
* What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music?
Jessica, by the Allman Brothers.  
* What book is your Comfort Book?
Only Forward, by Michael Marshall Smith.
* What would your perfect Comfort Room be?
Would have to have both a nice desk and chair for thinking, and a good computer, as well as a comfortable chair for reading, listening to music, watching the tube. High quality music system and TV.  floor to ceiling book cases filled with science and math, econ, fiction, sci-fi, bios.  Maybe just the NYPL with a sweet media room.

wow (2.00 / 9)
I almost picked "Jessica," too! If I can't have two, I'll take "Jessica" for Favorite Road Trip/Driving Music :)

Also? I only just read this post, but I am having Mac & Cheese with weenies for lunch! Kosher weenies :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


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when i left RI to move back to TN (2.00 / 9)
I was driving I-81 in that little t-rex arm of WV, when Jessica came on the radio.  Tho I grew up in the south, I had not been a big Allman Brothers fan.  But a feeling came over me, of relief, of belonging, and I had to pull over to the shoulder.  I wept like a baby.  To this day I still get a little tingle of that when I hear that song.



[ Parent ]
The Allmans (2.00 / 8)
totally take me back to a very fun place in my life, before those nasty responsibilities took hold. Almost any song from their heyday will do it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I feel the same way about Publix (2.00 / 8)
living in Florida after 40+ years, it was just another grocery store among many. But since I've lived in Texas, I get nostalgic about that store. When I'm in Florida and go in a Publix store, I feel like I'm home. Their motto is where shopping is a pleasure.

There's a humorous list circulating the internets called You know you're a Floridian when... amongst the list is no other grocery store can compare to Publix.  


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heh. (2.00 / 8)
with my roommate, i was driving from Auburn to the Cape for the launch of STS-3... a friend had gotten us press passes.  It was the middle of the night, on I-10 cutting across to the coast, when my sleeping roommate awoke and screamed
PUBICS!
upon seeing a Publix sign. I almost ran off the road.  So, Publix holds a special place in my college memories.

[ Parent ]
Was that a typo? Or is that really what he screamed? (2.00 / 6)
I'd run off the road either way, I'm sure.

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that's exactly what he screamed. (2.00 / 6)
it was, sadly, intentional.

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comforts...... (2.00 / 8)
Hmmmm......my room is the spot today. New, so very soft flannel sheets, an adjustable bed so my leg is very comfy, a mix of soft and firm pillows, I look through my old maple trees to Bellingham Bay and the sky is a lovely PNW pinky blue this morning, warm coffee, an orchid just ready to open new blooms, a bookcase full of books, music, and my computer......

This has been a healing oasis for me, even when I've griped about being stuck here. Now that I'm busier and as well as I'm most likely going to be it is a welcome retreat.

My grandmother used to make poached eggs in milk, served over a slice of her toasted bread for me whenever I was sick, so a version of that is my current bland diet comfort. When I can eat them again carne asada tacos with fresh salsa are at the top of my list.

Comfort books would be the poems by A.A Milne.....my mother read them to me, and I've read them to my children and grandchildren. Just saying the words is a comfort, and I seem to to so nearly every day.....

Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn't any
other stair
quite like
it.
i'm not at the bottom,
i'm not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
I always
stop.
http://allpoetry.com/A.A._Milne


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Hiya, princess! (2.00 / 9)
Mexican food is wonderfully comforting to me, too. My favorites, when they're made well, are chicken tamales and burritos from a certain restaurant here in town that are full of tender beef in a sauce that's almost like a spicy gravy. Even well-made beans & rice can send me to heaven. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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I loved those poems (2.00 / 6)
I can still recite almost the whole thing by heart:

James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree
Took great care of his mother
Though he was only three.
...

And all I have to do to make my brothers tear up is say,  "But I would like a little bit of butter for my bread!" or "Oh, Father Christmas, if you love me at all ..."  They are both in their 50s, but it still gets to us.


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Nice.... (2.00 / 5)
I just say the words and smile, and my grand kids and always "keep in the squares"

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

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Q & Eh (2.00 / 7)
* What is your absolute favorite comfort food? Homemade soup on a cold day.

* What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music?  Roderick Falconer, Babydoll.

* What book is your Comfort Book? Donald Jacks The Bandy Papers starting with Three Cheers for Me

What would your perfect Comfort Room be? That was the library up at the lodge on Kawagama Lake in Canada. When we bought the place the old Dining Hall was a 150' long A-frame with pine tongue and groove, divided in half with a bar area in the middle. I built floor to ceiling cedar shelves in the lakeside end of it, put in a big old woodstove and couches and chairs to make multiple sitting areas. That was my favorite alone or together place, browsing and sorting books and magazines by myself or hanging out with friends.

Only pic I have handy, before the shelves went up, fleeing Billy's endless penis humor.



John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


now you did it, my productivity is officially over.. (2.00 / 6)


John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

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TGIF...fer realz... (2.00 / 8)
Food: Shrimp n' Grits (or, really, any homecooked Southern fare)
Music: Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens (soothes mah soul)
Book: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (just one of many many many comfort books for me)
Room: My mancave (it is my batcave, my fortress of solitude, my cabin on Walden's Pond)

Anyone else dealing with Winter Storm Khan?

Khan Brings Ice and Snow to South, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest




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Placed a hold (2.00 / 4)
on the audiobook version of Pillars of the Earth. I'm No. 64 out of 64 on the waiting list.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
I watched that (2.00 / 3)
Pillars of the Earth, when we had the premium channels for a while. Enjoyed it.  

[ Parent ]
Late afternoon answers (2.00 / 6)
What is your absolute favorite comfort food? dumplings fried in brown butter, but grilled cheese and tomato soup is a close second.

What song or album takes you back to those times when you hear it, that it could be called Comfort Music?  "Here Comes the Sun"  My mom played it a lot when I was little and she needed to believe things were going to get better (they did).

What book is your Comfort Book?  I don't really re-read books, but AA Milne or The Velveteen Rabbit does take me right back to childhood

This one is not necessarily relating to the past: What would your perfect Comfort Room be? A space that would suit you entirely, that you could share or not share as you please?  It's a room from my past: the living room of a good friend's vacation home.  Giant room with a fireplace you could stand up in, all wood with big overstuffed chairs perfect for napping or reading or chatting, as the case may be and it overlooks a river.  

Was that too serious?   Nah.  I just got something in my eye is all.

One more: Places that have great burgers but no fries. Deal breaker or not?  Not.  In-n-Out fries are pretty lame, but it doesn't mean I won't go there again and again.


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