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10 June 2017
Saturday 9: C Is for Cookie
Don't blame Sam. Harriet requested Cookie Monster.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This week's featured artist, Cookie Monster says his favorite TV show is Monsterpiece Theater. What show do you try never to miss?
This week's tune
makes me realize how much I miss the old Muppet Show. But
some of my must-watch shows now are: Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Criminal Minds,
Madam Secretary, Scandal, Designated Survivor and the opening
monologues of Colbert and Trevor Noah. And, of course, when it
returns for Season 3, Outlander.
We will see many of them over the 4th of July weekend, when Tom hosts a big beach BBQ in Santa Barbara for his birthday
3) Now for the cookie questions! Where do you weigh in on this age-old controversy: Is a brownie a cookie or a cake?
I've never realized there was a
controversy. There are many "bar cookies" like brownies and I
never thought of them as anything but a cookie.
never read nutrition labels. And I haven't eaten Fig Newtons
since I heard the probably untrue story of a rat being ground up
with the filling for the Newtons. I was a kid then and haven't
eaten a Newton since.
depends on the cookie. Oatmeal cookies always, biscotti
usually, chocolate chip never.
am a milk chocolate person, but when I got hooked on Toll House
cookies, they didn't have milk chocolate chips and I got used
to the semi-sweet chips, so I bake with those (but I eat the cookies
with the fewest chips in them!)
Very much. Bill Murray doesn't know what he's missing.
8) Nabisco still sells animal-shaped cookies in a red box that looks like a train car labeled, "Barnum's Animals." However Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus gave their last-ever performance on May 21, 2017. Have you ever been to the circus?
We went regularly when I was a
kid. Barnum & Bailey performed at the Cow Palace in San Francisco
and we could go outside after the show and see the animals (I fed
peanuts to an elephant, who ate them out of my hand). I think we
took the kids once or twice to the show and a couple of years we went to
the train tracks and watched the animals being unloaded and marched to
the stadium where the shows would take place. (We won't talk about
nearly being trampled by elephants.) The problem with having five
children is that admission costs so much we usually couldn't afford to
go. I stopped being enamored by circuses when I realized how badly
the animals were treated.
Nothing memorable comes to mind.
Happy 95th birthday, Judy Garland
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Lacie with her teachers, on graduation day from pre-school
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