The Hot Stove League
Sleepless from St. Paul (in Minneapolis): “Being a ‘glass half full’ type of guy, my usual approach toward a bad Twins season is: ‘Well, things could be worse.’ But since this season was the worst, I needed a different approach. This might have been the Twins’ worst season, but it certainly was not the most heartbreaking. Honestly, we saw it coming back when baby bunnies were frolicking in springtime meadows.
Continue reading “What was the Twins’ most heartbreaking season? Plenty to choose from!”
The simple pleasures
Cruelly Aborted Division
Here’s Jim Fitzsimons of St. Paul (back in BB action, after a long and regrettable absence!): “With our long and glorious fall coming to an end and the first snowstorm of the season blowing in, I figured it would be prudent to make sure the snowblower is in working order.
Continue reading “Snow’s coming. Let’s check on the ol’ snowblower. How many pulls till it roars to life?”
You are what you eat (responsorial)
Friendly Bob of Fridley: “The submission from The Bitter and Disgruntled Guy from Andover about blood sausage [BB, 11/17/2016] reminded me of my first encounter with it.
Continue reading “Who stole the keeshka? How hungry would you have to be before you’d steal the keeshka?”
Clowning around (responsorial)
Or: You are what you eat!
The Bitter and Disgruntled Guy from Andover: “Tim Torkildson‘s story on November 12th brought back some wonderful memories of my grandpa.
“My grandpa would eat everything except the oink. He loved pickled pigs’ feet, pig knuckles, sardines, God-awful-smelling herring, liver, fat from any steak, head cheese, etc. The only thing he had only once and would not eat again was blood sausage. I assumed it was horrible just by the name.
Continue reading “What Monty Python could have offered: Scrapple, Scrapple, Scrapple, Scrapple, Scrapple, Scrapple, Scrapple …”
Or: Older Than Dirt?
Christy of Menomonie, Wisconsin: “How many senior citizens does it take to change a battery in a smoke alarm? Evidently more than I thought. Plus a call to an electrician!
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The Permanent Grandfatherly/Granddaughterly Record
Aggie Girl: “Subject: One person’s ‘junk’ …
“I was dusting my living room today — something I do all too rarely. (What can I say? I’m a lazy GenXer, not a hard-working OTD type … but that isn’t the point.)
Continue reading “When a “Lazy GenXer” tidies up her living room, she dusts off a happy memory every time.”
Grandma Pat, “formerly of rural Roberts, Wisconsin”: “Well, I’ve done it now. I’ve gone quite wild.
Continue reading “After a lifetime of frugality, an 86-year-old woman has ‘gone quite wild’!”