Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Over the Fence Chatter

No rant today. No screaming. Just a little chit chat among friends.
Of course since this is a blog and my blog at that I will do most of the chatting but you can join in on the comments.
I will be away from the computer most of the day because this is the last Wednesday summer pot luck at the church and we are making little pasties. That’s a two person job , you know. We are taking a bit of a risk because most of the people at the pot luck have never tasted a pasty. They might not like them and then we will feel bad.
I wonder why that is. They shouldn’t have to like pasties to make us feel good. If they bought one in an Upper Michigan restaurant and didn’t like it it wouldn’t bother us. Ah! But these will be our pasties. We created them.
Of course our church friends will probably say they like them even if they don’t. Part of the games people play. I think this one is called “ Don’t step there you’ll hurt their toes.”
But enough about pasties.
I got a long e-mail from my friend Al telling me how upset he is with me over the last two rants. Al is one of my liberal friends I think he sent me the original e-mail that touched off the verbal explosion. He is threatening never to send me another e-mail. He tried to explain how you can believe in free speech but still punish those who use it. He said as a Pastor I should understand that this was a moral issue. People can not be allowed to say things that get in the way of caring for the poor and the sick. I sent him back an e-mail that said I would be sorry if he stopped E-mailing me.
I started a new meme today you can see it here in the Fortress Hall of Stories. I didn’t know where else to put it. It does look like fun.
Maggie knows she isn’t supposed to be on the new couch but sneaks up and lies on it when she thinks we aren’t looking. As soon as she sees us she gets off. It’s man against dog and dog is winning. She is still doing the door thing. She cries to go out and then stands in the sliding door half out and half in. She knows we can’t shut the door while she stands there. I have never kicked a dog but if she does that when the temperature is below zero I will be tempted to move her out with a good kick to her rump. But then given my unstable condition I would probably fall and break something.
This week we have been cleaning. So far we have the big round table in the living/dining room area cleared off. You can’t believe the junk that table had accumulated.
I have to go and double check the pasty recipe .
Have a good day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I hope you have a good time today. The pot luck sounds like a fun time and some good food. Sorry to hear about your friend and his email. But I'm sure if he is a good friend, he'll continue. Maybe he just needed to get it off of his chest. Have a great day. And I'm glad you've decided to do the idioms :)

1:37 AM  
Blogger forever lost said...

it does surprise me how quick my liberal friends threaten me as well, I just wanted to let you know that i had appreciated your free speech. (apparently it IS NOT a two way road what is ok for one is not ok for the opposing)

Be sure and let us seethe pasties! LOL are you sure its not pastries? I would like a recipe sir! Enjoy your day and at least i know I am not alone ;oD

2:19 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Make sure you enjoy yourself.

3:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish to watch pasty photographs.

4:04 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I hope your pasties go down well Dr. John. I like pasties. :)

Our dog wasn't supposed to go on the furniture and we thought he didn't. One day I got to the top of the street on my way to work and realised I had forgotten something so I returned home to find him sprawled out on his back with his head on a cushion letting the sun beat down through the window onto his belly! :0

5:30 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I would be hard pressed to be angry at that face. Hope your lunch is good.
Love Di

5:34 AM  
Blogger LoieJ said...

Pasties are a big deal in our area, I guess because this is a big mining area. They are sold in the stores, and many groups make them for fund raisers. They sell for about $3.50 each. My son loves them and can't find them in the stores of the Big City. I always buy a bunch when there is a fund raiser so I can freeze them. Love to eat a pastie with ketchup, but I don't like them if there is too much rutabagas. I've never tried to make them and I don't know anybody who makes them just for their own family.

Regarding rants: that's what blogs are for.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

*shakes head* ... I don't like pasties and I'm NOT afraid to say so. Of course, I haven't had YOURS... but I don't like the ones they sell at the Celtic Festival - that's for suuuuure! Way to greasy!

You know, I'm still trying to get SAFFRON BUNS made! I BET they will happen for Thanksgiving!!! LOL! Or... or... MAYBE Jientje and I will make them together when she comes! Or maybe we'll be too busy sight seeing... I don't know! Dang it! I LIKE saffron buns!

I hope your friend doesn't stop emailing you. Surely he knows that you don't have to agree with him to still be his friend! And vice verse!

I need to do some cleaning too...

Tell Betty I miss her! She must be REALLY busy lately!

7:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE pasties! Do you have a good recipe for them? I would love to have a great pasty recipe! Enjoy!

I think it's troubling that your friend took such great offense to your post regarding his e-mail. I also hope he doesn't stop sending you e-mails!

God bless Dr. John!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Have fun with your baking and Pot Luck, Sorry that one of your friends is unhappy with you I am sure if Al is a good friend you will still keep getting your emails. Dogs will be dogs, I've given up on my cats years ago and come to realize they are going to do what they are going to do.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

We just bought a springer spaniel. She is giving me grief as well but just look at those eyes!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Hope your potluck goes well.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Maude Lynn said...

Oh, Dr. John! I first read this as pasties like strippers wear, and I couldn't imagine what was going on at church!

4:05 PM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

Hope you all have fun at the pot luck...excellent community activity..what's the recipe for the pasty...just curious, of course, cause I think I never had one...!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Voegtli said...

Yes, it is your blog and you do the chatting. And we love to listen to it.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Quilly said...

Dr. John, don't you know, freedom of speech only applies to what I want to hear.

And Maggie would have liked my Georgie. Georgie always obeyed -- when I was looking. Once I came home and found him stretched out on the kitchen counter. He claimed it was the cat's idea.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Poor Maggie. I heard somewhere, long ago, that dogs never pass the mentality of a 3 year old human. That always helped a lot when I was trying to figure out why my dog behaved as she did. Standing half-way between the sliding glass doors sounds like an excellent example.

I hope that everything goes well with your pasties. And, of course, you want people to like them. They're whole purpose for being is so that the people will like them. All the sweat and toil, and besides, everyone likes to be appreciated. I'm sure they'll be a smash! :)

6:55 PM  
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降誕祭とは別に、1月6日にキリストの看板を祝う。引越し鍼灸日の看板 ワールドシート祭は、遅くとも45年にはまつ毛専門店 都内教会で始まった。ミトラ教の冬至の祭をクレジットカード 現金化したものではないかと言われている。
キリスト教圏では、クリスマスには主に家族と過ごし、クリスマス看板 ワールドシート格安結婚式オーエスを置く。プレゼントを贈るダイビング スクールである「愛」の日でもある。

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