Random #FridayRecommends

Okay, first, I promised Joey I would scare up a picture of The Old Spaghetti Factory in Louisville, Kentucky, and I did.

LevysAin’t she a beaut? Yes, that’s a Cinderella carriage out front; you can totally eat spaghetti and then go for a horse-drawn carriage ride. Or, of course, the other way around. Or one or the other. It’s just Liberty Hall around there!

Jane and I were walking between the restaurant and the coffee shop the other day, and she spotted this water meter cover all tagged up. She suggested I take a picture, so I did. Anybody have any idea why a Louisville water meter cover has INDIA on it, or what that white script with the arrow might mean?

I found out Jane has never seen the Dear Kitten commercials! I tried to show her one, but the sound on my tablet is so wee she couldn’t hear it. So here is one. Watch ALL THE ONES!

Cats. CATS! They make me purr.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What does your main character feel about friendship in theory? Does his or her actual range of relationships match the theory or not?




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Random #FridayRecommends

  1. Joey

    August 12, 2016 at 8:25am

    Awesome! Very similar to here! I wanted to see your Minecraft photo of The Old Spaghetti Factory, because the pics on that post didn’t load properly, but this is a nice treat, indeed.

    My family loves Dear Kitten commercials. Oh the ‘vakoooom’! 😀

    I did a brief Google on the manhole thingy and there are plenty made in India. I wonder why we don’t make our own? Are there no ironworkers here in America?

    Happy weekend to you 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      August 12, 2016 at 9:02am

      I don’t understand about the pics not loading, since they show up fine for me. 🙁 Anyway, my Minecraft house looks nothing like The Old Spaghetti Factory, it’s just that it’s brightly lit. 🙂

      That’s so odd about the iron covers being made in India. Sure wouldn’t want to be on any boat carrying a full cargo of THOSE.

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  2. Jane

    August 12, 2016 at 9:40am

    Love the Rules on Friendship. Perfect. And thanks!

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  3. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 12, 2016 at 11:13am

    Cute commercial. They have to be, for me to watch them.

    I didn’t even mind the little bit of selling – not that I have a cat, but a company paid to make the cute cat video, and the least I can do is watch the sales pitch at the end. Besides, it was cute cats eating whatever that was produced by Purina.

    Not against cats – love them at other people’s houses – but I already have a legacy chinchilla, and I’m barely managing to entertain her.

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      Marian Allen

      August 12, 2016 at 12:19pm

      Oh, a chinch, legacy or otherwise, is puh-lenty to keep you occupied! he!

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  4. Holly Jahangiri

    August 13, 2016 at 9:04am

    I even have a photo of a manhole cover here in Houston that says “Houston – Made in India” for sale on Shutterstock. Funny, really, isn’t it?

    I did a google search on the manhole cover to see if it would unearth the graffiti tag, but nothing. To me, it looks like a stylized “You can” or “toucan” but I’m not sure. Not much to go by, here, but it’s a cool site if you enjoy graffiti art: http://www.fatcap.com/crews.html

    LOVE the Dear Kitten video – that was one I hadn’t seen, yet.

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  5. Deb Rodgers

    August 24, 2016 at 7:07pm

    I love the “Dear Kitten” video!
    It made me laugh out loud, especially the cat wrapped around his owner’s head.

    And what an accomplished cat-actor!
    Unfortunately, both of my cats slept through it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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