Well, I was going to share a photo of and recipe for a fabulous berry tart I made this evening, but I can’t get the damned photo to upload. So here’s something silly instead:
We have visitors who watch the PBS Sunday night line-up, so we watched that even though we’re unfamiliar with the shows. Now we’re catching the end of the Easter Rising documentary discussed in Adam’s thread below. You?
I was in Billings, MT this week and the folks I talked to view GOP politics the same way. And they to a person added, “And the alternative is Hillary Clinton??” I made them promise they’d at least vote for their representatives and not stay home.
Snopes says fake pic.
I need to go work on my novel rather than goofing off on here. I have about an hour before I have to give the cats their treat.
Also, laundry sucks even when you have your own washer and dryer. That is all.
@Mnemosyne: It’s a lot worse without them. You know hard it is to wash silks in a stream?
We were supposed to think it was real? I assumed it was a metaphor assembled in Photoshop.
Also, Canada, I know you’re all cool again with your sexy time PM and MJ legalization, but have you so quickly forgotten Harper aka mini-Bush?
@Mike J: Check the kerning.
I just need to get rich enough so I can hire someone to do my laundry for me. I seem to be off-schedule on that, though.
@Mnemosyne: Lin-Manuel was just on John Oliver’s show.
@Mnemosyne: I assumed it was a mootaphor.
I saw it on his Twitter feed. He’s become a big spokesperson for the Puerto Rico debt crisis.
@redshirt: Don’t the servants take care of that?
Cousin from Houston stopped by my house to see Zoe (sis picked her up from her father who lives in my neighborhood).
Just heard about Billy Paul. I’m too young, but I was raised by a musically inclined family, so I heard a lot of “old” school music.
RIP… Billy Paul
“Me and Mrs Jones…we got a thing going on…”
Billy Paul – Me And Mrs. Jones (1972) https://youtu.be/n2v98PGBZH4 via @YouTube
@efgoldman: Soap covered trout.
Out of curiosity I looked up how John Fetterman’s senate campaign was going, and I stumbled across this article:
This is my first time as an adult having a washer and dryer in an apartment, and I turn 47 in June. It makes it easier to do laundry, but I still don’t like having to do it.
@lamh36: I don’t know if you read this last night, but so much thanks for the heads up about SNL last night. I never would have watched it otherwise and enjoyed it so very much.
@lamh36: Brilliant song. RIP.
Ooh…looks like I will be planning a trip to Minnesota when this happens!
@Mike J: Next you’ll tell me the moose aren’t really Canadian citizens!
If you want to send it to me, I can put it in the library for you to use at a later date. Mmm, tarts.
I’m impressed you all can stay up so late, I’m about to pass out. Good night all.
@Omnes Omnibus: I wish. I know quite a few people who have outsourced their laundry. Skeeves me out.
@redshirt: Ever take things to a dry cleaner? Same difference.
@Omnes Omnibus: Nope!
Vague recollection of Paul Simon on SNL doing a mashup of Billy Jack and Billy Paul, back in the day. Ah, time, so much yet so little.
@efgoldman: Probably a city thing primarily.
@redshirt: I’d heard about it on Friday. I don’t usually stay up for SNL on Saturdays, but I did last night. Was tired as hell at work, but didn’t matter, I just HAD to watch it.
I love that none of the performances were for familiar hit songs, and yet still showcased all that Prince fans loved about him…..
Since it’s an open thread, a question for Boston-area BJers: Can you recommend a good (hopefully affordable) transport service between the airport and Natick/Framingham? I have NO desire to drive in Boston. DD2 will be attending Wellesley in the fall and we’ll have a ton of luggage along, so train and bus won’t work. I’m just trying to get get some ideas about transportation now. Thanks!
It’s still a reasonable hour here on the left coast.
Still beer o’clock and such. GOT not even recorded yet, and the munchkin better get her teen butt to bed so it can be watched. Hrrmph.
Perfect day. Will miss this weather once the heat arrives, and stays, and stays, and stays….
I live in a townhouse, with the washer/dryer in the utility room around the corner from my unit. It might as well be mine, as the other two units in my building had their own W/D’s installed – which meant having the plumbing installed as well as the machines. Which strikes me as silly, because it’s, like, a 15-yard walk to get to the utility room. Max.
@LauraPDX: Last time I went to Boston, I hired a car service that turned out to be really creepy. Around Saugus, my ex was convinced that we were going to be raped and killed by the driver and his assistant. We both lived. So no, I can offer no help – except to dig up that service’s name and say stay away.
@lamh36: Well, I’m up for a road trip! We can discuss the disaster that was Sleepy Hollow finale along the way.
@LauraPDX: Maybe Logan Express? Check it out.
You say no bus but I’ve never been on a bus to the airport that can’t handle luggage.
I smell desperation.
@TaMara (HFG): Meet-up at the bar of First Avenue?
I’m unrealistically pleased that this scene I’m writing combines my love of roman poetry with my love of really good diaphragmatic control. I’m having an actor belch a line in Latin.
I don’t know if anyone else will laugh, but I’m tickled.
Major Major Major Major
I’m gonna finish Kimmy Schmidt, I guess.
They surely want to forget.
@lamh36: So Billy and Les are gone, but Ron and Rand are still with us. Life sucks sometimes.
Good thing we still have Ru, I guess.
Sad to hear. That was a great song.
@TaMara (HFG): Ugh…I’m STILL mad about that…
@Omnes Omnibus: Yes, please send the name. Yikes! It will be just me and my daughter, and we definitely don’t need creepy.
@LauraPDX: They were based in Beverly/Salem. I doubt that they head west, I will look though my records. OTOH, they took us where we wanted to go and were perfectly polite. Just skeevy.
@LauraPDX: There’s plenty of car services. You don’t need to rely on Omnes possible murderers.
@redshirt: We are trying to eliminate them. What I can say is that, if they show up in a 15 y/o Ford and the two guys in the car are wearing Celtics and Red Sox wife beaters, one may want to think. Or I may be being classist.
I am still bitter about Sleepy Hollow.
I feel as if I wasted 2 years of viewing ???
I love you Grace Abigail Mills
@Omnes Omnibus: Your anti-Boston bias is showing. Celtics and Red Sox fans are some of the best people on Earth. In fact if you see a guy in a Celtics wife beater, you know you can trust him with your life. Sully don’t lie.
@Omnes Omnibus: A 15 y/o car is what I call new!
@efgoldman: They were actually very nice. They were working class Boston area, and that was all. I was never scared. Except when they got lost getting of Logan. It is NOT that complicated.
Me, too. And I’m not buying the “Nicole wanted to leave” bs. She may have been unhappy, but most actors sign a 5 or 7 yr deal when they sign onto a pilot. Not easy to get out of and everyone is conscious of the stigma of pulling out early when it’s your breakout role. David Caruso anyone?
@Mnemosyne: Hope you caught LMM on Oliver!
@redshirt: Anti-Boston bias? It is true that my family came to Salem, not Boston, in the 1630s. Is that what you mean?
@Omnes Omnibus: Clearly.
@redshirt: I thought so.
They sometimes will let actors out of their contracts if they’re unhappy enough. And sometimes they do have another project in the works. I remember people being PISSED when Taraji P. Henson left “Person Of Interest,” and later it turned out that she was working on developing “Empire” but wasn’t free to discuss it yet.
But this “Sleepy Hollow” thing sounds like they just made the actress so miserable that she asked them to write her off. There could be some infighting on the show that we don’t know about — IIRC, “Welcome Back, Kotter” got wrecked because of infighting between the producer and Gabe Kaplan.
We didn’t watch it live, but it’s on the DVR for later. I heard a rumor that he wrote a special musical number for the occasion?
@Mnemosyne: Yes! You will like, glad you have it saved. It is at the end.
Mike in NC
@Mnemosyne: This last season of Sleepy Hollow was so bad that we shouldn’t blame any of the actors of bailing out. Show has become unwatchable.
Damn, Billy Paul is dead?! They’re dropping like flies.
He’s older than I thought (81). I would have put him at late 60s, early 70s.
I’m putting Clarence Carter on health monitoring alert. He’s 80!
Mmm, how many times have I found myself saying that . . .
Heard “Patches” for the first time in ages a couple of weeks ago. I’d forgotten how treacly and wretched that song was (although Carter has a hell of a voice).
The evening’s activities find me at work pulling third shift for the first time in a year or so. Ended up sleeping through the days most of the weekend to try and reset my body clock. I’m getting too old for this shit.
Eh, I like “Patches.” “That was Daddy’s strictest rule.”
Palate-cleanser: “Slip Away.”
Down the YouTube hole! The Four Tops, “Ask the Lonely.”
@TaMara (HFG): Awww, thanks for the offer, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to load it from my laptop — just couldn’t manage from my iPhone or iPad, which happens with some pictures. Stay tuned for eventual tart!
@burnspbesq: Unlike Bush, we got to kick him out.
They were very revealing years. I can tell you from personal experience that people have ended friendships over the Harper years.
@Mnemosyne: keep writing, get rich, servant to do laundry. Problem solved, and it’s very Regency-era into the bargain to have a servant to attend to your linens!