Toffee, interlude

When butter, brown sugar, and flour combine to make a crust, and walnuts, coconut, baking powder and an egg get into a rumble and everything gets cooked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, nothing short of a miracle happens.

–from “Fun with Instigating Culinary Ingredients to Dance” by Dessert Chef Flad Washelt-Fritz, ca. 1968.

Caramels, interlude

Caaraamels, Caaaaraaameels. Carrrrameeels!

from a scene in the new horror film, “54 Caramels” debue film director and culinary chef Waltz Fry-Marshmallow, ca January, 1998.

He’s Eating, interlude!

…He finally eats solid food as of today at 4p.m. He hasn’t eaten anything solid since Saturday. I’m gonna keep hoping he’ll survive beyond this month.

–from “Amazing Veterinary Stories in Feline Culinary Artist Magazine,” January 2018.

Poor Cat, interlude

…Two weeks ago he was fine. Ate like a horse, then wanted outside, then came back on his own. Just like a dog. He even has the same markings as my dog.

Now look at him. He no longer has an appetite but drinks often. Like a fish. Chronic heart failure the vets say. They’ve done all they can.

I’m giving him medicine three times a day and chicken broth with a syringe twice every hour. He just lays there on his pee pad with a towel underneath. He’s a mess.

I’ve taken him outside and he perks up then. He tries to retrace his old haunts, then runs outta steam and lays down. Either he’s out of breath and wheezing or the boughs above are creaking.

He gets back up to the place where I cannot follow, a small opening in the fence, to the neighbors yard, and that’s where I intervene. I carry him back inside to feed him more broth. I can tell he pouts.

–from “The Twilight of Mr. Missouri” available on compact disc and mp3. Ca 2005, Calico-Fluffypants Records, Inc.

Radical, interlude

After New Years I made a radical decision to get rid of the game I was playing, which also meant saying goodbye to the guild I was in and the people in it.

I left a long note to the officers and formally resigned, but didn’t leave time to get feedback.

Thoughts to get rid of it all had come and refused to leave all day long. I deleted Band and the game, and feel that I didn’t handle it correctly.

I’m constantly thinking I should re-download Band and explain to the guild leader why I left, what I’m doing, etc. but am afraid they won’t take it right.

–from a case study from a former gamer, January, 2018.

Caramel Beginnings, Interlude

Today the emissaries of Heavy Cream and Spice gathered in response to an agreement that will make a peaceful resolution.

“We have agreed to use our unique talents to give the world a gift which will help put our nations at the frontier of history.

–from 15th century records of early development of caramel. Ca Candy Parliament Library Intl.