Steffie’s Gran Speaks French and Burns a Violin #FridayRecommends

Friday RecommendsFirst Things First

Earl Staggs has a great post up at Kevin Tipple’s Corner. Earl’s column is called History’s Rich With Mysteries. This one is about Sharon Kinne, and begs the question: Is This Steffie’s dear old gran?

I saw this first video some time ago, but I return to it now and then when I need a guffaw.

Cat Speaks French

I can’t remember if I shared this one before, but it bears repeating.

Niles Irons His Pants

I saw some clips of this woman on a distant and silent tv in the restaurant at InConjunction and resolved to look her up. She. Is. Fantastic. I’ve subscribed to her YouTube channel.

Lindsey Stirling

In other news, Paul McCartney is recovering the rights to the Lennon/McCartney song catalog. Yay!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about a weaponized musical instrument.



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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  1. dan antion

    July 7, 2017 at 1:36pm

    For the record, I’ve never set anything on fire while ironing or while cooking with an iron (yes, I’ve done that).

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      • dan antion

        July 7, 2017 at 2:31pm

        All while in dorm with no cooking utensils allowed

        Grilled cheese – first piece of bread “lightly toasted” on inside – add cheese. Lightly toast inside of 2nd piece of bread. Put on top of cheese. Press outside of 2nd piece until nicely toasted. Flip over and repeat on 1st slice.

        Pop Tarts. To prevent gooey mess, turn iron over and lay pop tart on top.

        Pot-pie – old style, metal foil container. Sit on top for way too long if you have a heavy iron. I only tried that once and I ate it while still just warm. I did try to smush the top down, to give it some warmth and color.

        It’s also possible to pop, albeit, incompletely. Jiffy-Pop popcorn – you can do lots with an iron 🙂

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          Marian Allen

          July 7, 2017 at 3:29pm

          Nice! We used to use a popcorn popper to do all our cooking. With its lid on, it was a Dutch oven. Or you could boil stuff in it. Or fry stuff in it. Or take the pot off and use the coil with two coat hangers crossed over it to make toast.

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        • joey

          July 7, 2017 at 7:56pm

          Oh wow. Well look at you, runnin McGuyver’s kitchen.

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            Marian Allen

            July 8, 2017 at 10:53am

            LOL! Never thought of it like that. ~grin~ I’d watch McGuyver’s Kitchen, wouldn’t you?

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  2. joey

    July 7, 2017 at 7:54pm

    That IS my FAVORITE Frasier skit. A Valentine for Niles. I have posted it before, but also, I wrote that on John Holton’s blog in the last 24 hours.
    Plenty of violin music up in here. Some of these people act like strings are the only REAL instruments. lol Did I mention Sassy played with Black Violin last week? She bout threw up, peed her pants, passed out, and died, but instead, she celloed on.
    J’aime bien le chat qui parle Francais. I had not seen that one. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      July 8, 2017 at 10:52am

      OMG, you did NOT tell me Sassy played with Black Violin! !!!

      I saw that you referenced the Niles skit. It’s the funniest skit I’ve seen on Frasier, and maybe anywhere. DHP has done some great physical comedy on that show, though, some of it just a second or two, but insanely funny. 😀

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