Are you doing all right?

    "Yeah", said Ben,"this is basically a sports chair, I can lift it into the car easily and I'll pop a wheelie for you after I've had another bourbon.

    Dutch was on his way to Chicago and had stopped at Ben's house outside Tulsa. They had been fraternity brothers at Yale in the sixties. Dutch was divorced and Ben's wife Ginger had died three years earlier.

    "I admit that I'm shocked to see you in that chair", said Dutch, "how did it happen?"

    "I was driving to Houston to a woodworking show and a stupid girl comes right at me on a two lane road, I had no place to go."

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    A Festive Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

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    As the chaos fades,
    I pause to think hard about
    where to go from here.

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    Just For Me

    I spent a few hours late this afternoon writing a piece for this space. Unfortunately, something happened and it disappeared. I was frustrated, irritated and downright exasperated. My first thought was that it had been a complete waste of time, hours spent for no reason whatsoever. Well, I was wrong. Chances are good that it wasn't particularly worth reading, but that's not the point. I wrote it because I wanted to write, not because I wanted to be read. There's a difference, you know.

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    A Dopey, Door-busting Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon



    Here's this week's heap of haikus:

     

     


    Rain evaporates
    The Autumn leaves decompose
    Snow melts.  Life goes on.


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    Those people down the road.

    "The kids ain't comin' for Thanksgiving tomorrow", Francine yelled out to Darrell, who was blowing leaves off the deck in back of the house. "Angie's got strep, so we're going to be alone".

    "Well I can watch the Cowboys without all that commotion", said Darrell.

    "I guess I can just sit here and eat this big ham all by myself, then" , she said.

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    Stay Strong, Ferguson

    The Grand Jury decision regarding whether or not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown will be announced tonight. Should there be an indictment, the charges levied against him will be included in the statement. The stage has been set for quite some time - the question now is the theatre itself.

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    A Hat Tip to Mr. Smith . . .

     

    You are an inspiration...

    After reading through your A Fairly Freezing Friday Afternoon... I was sitting on our sun deck (Southern California here) watching the day go by and the following happened...

     

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    A Fairly Freezing Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

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    A doormat thrown in
    the trash has obviously
    worn out its welcome.

     


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    Simple Little Cookie Stamp and Peanut Butter Cookies

    I was wandering through Walmart the other day waiting for my grand daughter get her hair cut. So I took a look in the cake decorating isle and found this little cookie stamp by Nordic Ware.  I try to buy something every year from Nordic Ware because all their products are American made.  Only now after 20 + years of doing this I have quite a collection of bake ware and have run out of space to store it.

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    A DYING LOVE

    Beneath The Spin* Eric L. Wattree

    A DYING LOVE

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    Squash Custard Pie

    This is a little different from the traditional Pumpkin Pie but it does have good flavor.  Butternut squash does make a better pie but I was surprised how good the acorn squash turned out.  I had 2 halves left over from a meal that no one wanted.  I had baked more then one squash.  I add a maple sausage patty to each piece when baking and that makes the acorn squash a main dish.  I didn't want to waste the pudding squash so I chose to make it into a custard pie. 

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    A Clear-Eyed Clean-shaven Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     


     

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    Halloween's over.
    We have saved enough Daylight.
    Next stop: Thanksgiving!

     

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    オープンスレッド木曜日

    As my Thursday is wrapping up and most of y'all's Thursdays are starting, it's time for another open thread Thursday.

    I missed it last Thursday due to having a very sick cat - we ended up taking her to a cardiologist and getting a brain MRI, but they couldn't really figure out what was wrong with her. The good news is that she's mostly recovered now.

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    All Saint's Day Brunch Apple Fritters

    Apple fritters

     

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    Ingredients
    Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

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    A Mostly Ghostly Frightfully Scary Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

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    (Ding-Dong!)  Trick or Treat!!
    "Who are YOU supposed to be?!"
    (Candy dropped in bags.)

     

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    Open Thread Thursday III

    I'm pretty sure I'll stop numbering these soon, and maybe choose more creative titles like MrSmith1 does, but then again, I'm not as creative as he.

    I don't have much in the way of deep thoughts today, but here are two:

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    A Flirty Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

     

     

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    (More from the series, "At Rest" ...)

     

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    Blueberry Pie From Frozen Berries-Quick and Easy

    I see frozen blueberries all the time at the grocery store.  It just never crossed my mind to use them in pie.  Even though I used to pick blueberries when I lived in Ohio and froze them to use for pies years ago.  I usually buy the pie filling already made in cans because I live to far south to grow them.  Because it takes two cans to make a 9 inch pie, blueberry pie is reserved for special occasions.

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