77, interlude

..Seventy-seven cats sat on a row of seventy-seven fences, which were in the yards of seventy-seven houses, a mile away from interstate route seventy-seven, where seventy-seven cars all travel in an unexplainable road rage to get to seventy-seven different locations, seven of whom own homes whose property has a fence on which sits one of seventy-seven cats.

–from “Big Number Nursery Rhymes!” the musical, produced and directed by F. R. Ed Turning-Young.

Mr. Turning-Young, in an ironic twist, happens to turn 77 today.

Pristine and Ugly, interlude

..To adhere to the standards and follow the rules, such as use heavily floured parchment paper, will guarantee good results.

However, there are still those who think plastic wrap is the answer to bread dough that insists on being a complete and total jerk, which may be correct..

Until the difficulty with he dough causes a small piece of plastic to tear, then the plastic piece disappears, making the baker anxious about whether or not the ugly loaf is safe to eat, having searched and not found the missing piece of plastic wrap…

–confessions from a tired bread baker, March 29, 1988.