Sunburst Coffee Cake, interlude

We take a coffee cake recipe from 1974 and, using today’s cooking methods, make it for people in 2018.

The majority of the people who eat the coffee cake won’t know it’s from 1974. I’m betting those who were around back then won’t know either.

It’s a beautiful plan, friend. Time won’t know it’s getting stolen, a wonderful paradox.

–from a secret phone conversation between known time thieves, looking to steal paradoxical fragments from the year 1974.

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Hot pepper relish, interlude

I’ve been crying about this pepper relish for the last hour. How it burns! I also used too much white wine vinegar.

–from Charlie Potato-Butter, who found a way to use the hot peppers from his mother’s garden.

The recipe is here:

https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/chili-pepper-recipes/sauces/hot-pepper-relish/

Dear Rubiescorner, interlude

Dear Ruby @ rubiescorner.wordpress.com,

My name is Madison Berger-Henry-Joones, P.H.d and I represent a Mr. J.B. Basketweaver-Freuffleton. My client is an admirer of your writing and has paid me considerable amounts of money to request that I send a letter concerning a matter of utmost importance concerning how you are conducting your blogs, rubiesjewels.wordpress.com and rubiesadvice.wordpress.com.

Both blogs, though insightful and entertaining, are being sent to the wrong address via Facebook. Therefore my client Mr. Basketweaver-Freuffleton requests that you please edit where the blog posts are being shared so they go to your own account. The request is made not because he is offended, but so you can take the credit for your own work.

Thank you for your time and consideration in reading this. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reply.

Sincerely,

Madison Berger-Henry-Joones, p.h.d.

— from a letter addressed to my mother on June 25, 2018. The recipients of the letter, and their lawyers, have since made an about-face and are now following her blog, rubiescorner.wordpress.com.

 

 

Ode to Selfish People, interlude

To Mr. Dehydrated Orange, who, years ago, out of randomness, sent me a hateful note, turned out to be the jealous, crazy ex of the cute girl I met on Facebook once upon a time, back in a time when they didn’t have the anti-bullying policies they have today…or he would have never sent that note:

…It wasn’t that there’s something wrong with me, or that I’m soft, or that I’m cowardly. I tried to be nice, and there’s no point in arguing with ignorant people.

–from “Ode to Selfish People, Where Are You Today?” by Arthur Donovan “Cufflinks” Springs-Meyer, published by Morning Thoughtful Golfclub Press, Topeka, Kansas 2016.

Ode to Selfish People, interlude

To Mr. Dehydrated Orange, who, years ago, out of randomness, sent me a hateful note, turned out to be the jealous, crazy ex of the cute girl I met on Facebook once upon a time, back in a time when they didn’t have the anti-bullying policies they have today…or he would have never sent that note:

…It wasn’t that there’s something wrong with me, or that I’m soft, or that I’m cowardly. I tried to be nice, and there’s no point in arguing with ignorant people.

–from “Ode to Selfish People, Where Are You Today?” by Arthur Donovan “Cufflinks” Springs-Meyer, published by Morning Thoughtful Golfclub Press, Topeka, Kansas 2016.

Response to anger, interlude

..When the friends of your friends on Facebook, who don’t know you and are not going to listen or agree with what you wrote, give a response that would scald a dog, what do you do?..

..When I get a cutting response, at least ten immediate answers go through my mind. Had I been younger I would have said something crazy, but now I’m more hesitant..

..Now instead I think about it and don’t say anything. I’m not sure if it’s a wise choice or not, but I was brought up to treat people how I’d like to be treated.

–from John E. Sloth-Whittaker-June, author of “Responding to Angry Facebook: How not to hold a grudge.” Published on June, 2013.

Contrary to his advice, Mr. Sloth-Whittaker-June had a tendency to do just what he advised not to do.

Rumor has it he would make people on social media incensed on purpose, and then wrote down their responses to be written and later published in his book.

When asked about it in a Twitter response, Mr. Sloth-Whittaker-June angrily denied the claim.