I’m cho berry tired.

I’m veeeeeeeerrrrrry tired right now. I can’t handle much more than a few bits of random trivia and silly stuff before I go to bed.

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What do you call this symbol: #? I call it the pound sign, but I don’t know why. Officially it’s called an octothorpe.

Head, shoulders, knees and…lunula? Find your lunula. You should have at least 20 of them. It’s the white half-moon shape you have at the base of your fingernails and toenails.

Hummingbirds can’t walk.

Really? Help me confirm this: The only domesticated animal never mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

Babies have more bones than adults: A baby is born with 300 bones. The average adult has 206.

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Loads more trivia here.

Of to bed I go.

Do the Freddie

As in: Freddie and the Dreamers. (You know them. I’m sure you do.)

Your creative writing assignment: What was the dialog between Freddie, his guitarists and the choreographer? (If you know the real story, ignore that for now.)

Want to see the Freddie in action? (See? You know this song, don’t you?)

Fruit Crisp

I can never remember the differences between crisps, slumps, cobblers and that other one. I do know that when you chop up a happy pile of your favorite juicy fruits, add an oatmeal topping, and bake all that for about 30-40 minutes, you have yourself an easy yummy dessert I’ll gladly help you eat.

Ice cream is optional but highly recommended.

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Fruit (let’s try…apples?) Oatmeal Crisp

(from Marilyn Schlabach – Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA – Dutch Kettle Cookbook, p174)

1) Go to your favorite local fruit place and get a whole bunch of whatever is in season.

2) Chop up about 4-5 cups of all that fruit (less if your pan or oven is small) and spread it in a buttered pie plate.

3) In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, ¾ cup flour, ¾ cup rolled oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ cup margarine. Mix until it is crumbly. Press it over the fruit.

4) Bake at 175 °C for 35-45 minutes or until the top is brown and crisp.

5) Get your plates and spoons ready, then call me.

Cheesy Feet

Chef Nigella Lawson’s Cheesy Feet recipe has been around for a few years, and it’s apparently extremely popular with the younger crowd. But of course it’s popular: it has piles of cheese in it. What more does one want? Kindly chime in if you’ve made Cheesy Feet before.

Big adult-minded people should take care of the oven and the hot stuff and the food processor stuff.

Little ones should take care of everything else.

Ingredients

Makes about 16 feet

  • 1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼  teaspoon baking powder
Get the rest of the recipe at NPR (search for “Nigella Lawson” and “cheesy feet”).
If you don’t have foot-shaped cookie cutters, that’s okay. Use another entertaining shape. And change the name of the recipe.

More Dancing in the Train Station

This is a T-Mobile ad.

I’m not endorsing T-Mobile.

I’m trying to figure out which Japanese train station has enough space so that we can do this big crowd dancing, too. Suggestions?

Watch in HQ (high quality)!

Russian Bar – Acrobats

“Hi! What do you do for a living?”

“Oh, two of my friends hold a long bending pole between them on their shoulders, and I jump up and down on the pole. And I smile gracefully. You?”

Wow.

Whew.

Thanks.

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