Shortbread and Oh for God’s Sake!

Today we have a heart! I had a “hearty” laugh at the major announcement by the former president. I mean, really? Ninety-nine bucks for a random bad photoshop job? When NFTs first become a thing, I looked it up in Urban Dictionary. Here’s the first definition: NFT Non-fungible token Worthless, glorified PNGs that only serve to consume a fuck-ton of electricity and to trick dipshit Crypto-nerds into buying them thinking they have value, only for... Read more →

Shortbread Catchup

So! Before I get too far behind, I present: Day 14: A round thistle! Day 15: A salted caramel square! Joe and I enjoyed the tasty morsels with our afternoon coffee. Delightful! Afternoon coffee is our little ritual. As soon as I get home from work, we have a cup of high test and a cookie (or two or three). Then we watch the end of Wagon Train and two episodes of Adam-12. Read more →

No Shortbread. GYMKATA!

Well, the Day 14 shortbread will have to wait until Day 15, because I’m currently watching the cinematic masterpiece that is GYMKATA. I’ve been watching it for an hour and still haven’t found a plot. It stars Kurt Thomas, the US Olympic Men’s Gymnastics star. He is a spy or something who has combined his gymnastic skill with martial (or should I say “Marshall”?) arts to defeat all sorts of bad and worse guys. In... Read more →

Shortbread and The Mads

Shortbread finger! I don’t mind; it’s delicious whatever the shape. We are, even as I type, watching another livestream from Dumb Industries of The Mads Are Back! This extremely fun show stars Frank Coniff and Trace Beaulieu, aka TV’s Frank and Dr. Clayton Forrester of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Every month they riff on an extremely bad movie. We’ve already seen Glen or Glenda?, Bride of the Monster, and The Devil Bat, along with a... Read more →

Shortbread and Snow

I was tempted to quote a certain Wham song, but I wasn’t sure if that would send someone to Whamhalla, so I’ll just say that today’s shortbread is another delicious heart! Well, a winter storm is approaching the area. It’s only supposed to graze our area, thankfully. The Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley are in for what the forecasters call “accumulating snow”. I remember one Christmas long, long ago when I was but a young... Read more →

Shortbread and Festivus

Another finger! If I can find a shortbread thumb, I’ll have a shortbread hand! My pal Andrea came up yesterday to visit and to attend a Festivus party given by our mutual friend Kate. It was great fun! We ate, drank, and aired our grievances. But alas, I cannot party like I used to, so I was not firing on all cylinders today. Eh, that’s okay; sometimes a gal needs to veg away the day. Read more →

Shortbread and Caramel

If you guessed that today’s treat is a Salted Caramel Square, you’re right! I love caramel. When I was in college, I realized that I like it better than chocolate! All of my friends at the time like chocolate better, so the fact that I like caramel better was quite heretical. Don’t get me wrong; I do love chocolate. Especially when it’s combined with caramel. Read more →

Shortbread and Cats

Another finger! So, cats. Or rather, cat. Little Bits has developed an unfortunate habit of throwing up pretty much every day. She’s been to the vet, who couldn’t find any masses or blockages, and gave a shot of anti-nausea medication to try to break the cycle. It worked for a few days. But it didn’t last, so she’s going back tomorrow for x-rays and bloodwork. Little Bits HATES the vet. She hisses and growls and... Read more →

Shortbread and Pearl Harbor

Oh goody! A round shortbread thistle cookie! It is, of course, yummy. Today is the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As soon as my Pop heard the news, he went to enlist. The Army wouldn’t take him, but the Navy did. He served as the head of the Navy Armed Guard on several merchant marine supply ships in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. My father-in-law was a student at The Citadel.... Read more →