clawing at the keys
S’mores Pop Tarts
This cover of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” by Cake
1960s Soul Singers in Sparkly Dresses
Korean Red Bean Fish
Quite a dramatic shift for we who are still grieving Riley. Is this your personal top seven?
All this “me, my story, my characters, my writing” stuff was making me feel like a self-absorbed narcissist. Despite the “all-time” in the post title, this was more like my Top 7 list at the particular moment I posted it. I might be a different list if I did it tonight!
I’m glad you didn’t say, “What are pop-tarts.” Part of my soul would have died.
Clara is Clara Oswald, time-travelling school teacher extraordinaire and companion of The Doctor. That blurry silver shape behind her is a Cyberman. Most humans would flee in terror, since Cybermen like to cannibalize human parts to build new Cybermen. Not Clara. She’s like a honey badger. She doesn’t give a crap.
Who’s The Doctor?
Never heard of him.
Now I know you’re yanking my chain.
Was it that obvious? I remember when I was a kid watching him on PBS with my sister. Mom came ion and asked, “What are you watching?”
Me, “Dr. Who.”
Mom, “Dr. Who?”
Me, “Yeah. That’s right.” I nodded.
Mom, “Dr. Who?
Me, “We are watching a show called Dr. Who!”
And she sat down and became a big fan with me and my sister. No dysfunction there.
What era? I started watching Tom Baker as a lad. I don’t think I had a clue what was going on in the story, but the music and the characters and imaginative villains had me hooked.
Yeah. It was about 81 or 82 and Tom is still my favorite DR.:)
I’ve never had Pop Tart Smores and that’s probably a good thing. I look at sugar and I gain 10 pounds 😉 Dig the soul singers in sparkly dresses.
Pop tarts = Breakfast of champions. Or maybe of college students.
Some might call me on using a photo of The Supremes to exemplify soul singers, since they are much closer to pop than soul, but darn it if they aren’t ridiculously photogenic.
Pop tarts are definitely the breakfast of college students 😉 The Supremes sang their pop songs with soul.
I wanted to use my favorite picture of them, but they aren’t wearing sparkly dresses in it.
Gosh! Life is a struggle in the first world.
Hard to imagine them without their sparkly dresses. You’re a perfectionist. You could have gone with, Soul Singers with Non-Sparkly Dresses 😉
I’d have to expand the list then! Soul Singers in Non-sparkly Dresses is more like 11 or 12.
Good point 😉
What? No pizza?
Some things in life don’t need to be said.
What kind of bait did you use to catch that fish, Eric? I’ll stick with Flounder. 🙂
I caught a fresh-grilled batch today using $5 for bait at the Korean market. They also sell blueberry, apple, and custard-filled ones, but some Koreans I know consider anything other than red bean filling to be a culinary crime.
Are you being serious? If so, I’m nauseous!
Hahaha! I just realized you think it’s made of real fish. Sorry for my failure to clarify!
That would indeed be horrifying.
It’s a crispy batter, sort of like that of a Belgian waffle. It’s shaped like a fish just because that’s the tradition. If you’ve ever had a Belgian waffle with blueberry compote poured over the top, it’s essentially the same flavor. It’s just that that the blueberry (or custard, etc) is grilled inside so it’s steamy when you eat it. It’s a sweet snack, the equivalent of something you might buy on a boardwalk at the beach, like a funnel cake or a zeppole.
I’m still laughing about this.
Ha ha! I didn’t think it was fish, but I did think it was some kind of bean curd made in a fish mold. Whatever it is…it’s strange looking! 🙂
Thanks for the laughs and the explanation, Eric.
Imagine fish stuffed with fruit? The thought is enough to turn one’s stomach.
Korean Red bean fish? I had to google that. Guess I should get out of the office more. I’m with you on bottles (preferably full),chameleons, horned lizards, Godzilla,soul sistas (and brothers), sparkles and beehives. Shiny things make me all googly eyed 😀
I buy a new pack of Contigo bottles every year because the colors are cool. which semi-defeats the point of a reusable bottle, doesn’t it?
Not just the sparkly dresses, but the awesome side-swept up-do’s as well.
Those too. I actually wrote a 40-page, 11,000-word supernatural noir story that is essentially a love letter to those ladies (not the Supremes per se, but that genre and era of performer). In it, the 1940s, 1960s, 1970s, and now all bleed together, although that’s simply the universe of the story, not a plot impetus. It’s my favorite piece of fiction I’ve ever written, but, considering the description I just gave, I’m not sure what to do with it.
Do you ever feel like the world is trying to put you in a box?
Pop Tarts? Gotta go with chocolate fudge. Ok, the reptile is cool. Is it bad that the only Cake song I know is “Building a Religion” (do like it, though)? I’ll give you numbers 4 and 5. Do I have to give up my nerd card for not knowing who Clara is? Number 7 is … uh … well, yeah.
“Building a Religion” is a spectacular bit of satire. Cake is lyrical genius.
You never have to give up your nerd card, you just get new stamps, like a passport. Here’s a less squashed version of the video I posted above:
And now it’s time for a pop-tart
Nice. I think it’s time to start watching Dr. Who.
Don’t get me wrong, I would never turn down a S’mores pop-tart 🙂
BTW – wasn’t it you that mentioned that excellent series “Orphan Black”? I’ve been sucked in, and have made it to the end of the first season.
I should start charging BBC for all this promotion, shouldn’t I?
Totally with you on the Cake version of that some. Awesome.
Fashion Nugget is a great album.
That’s so funny you creating a list — yesterday I thought of doing just that, but mine was going to be current event type stuff from news and commercials — titled Loving This! Hating That! You beat me to it. The only thing your list I could identify with are the bottles — they’re cute. But do they have release that plastic after taste?
Eh, thousands of top whatever lists appear on the internet every day. I say Go For It!
Contigo bottles are expensive. No plastic taste (surely you don’t think I’d put plastic-tasting bottles on a top 7 list! Harumph!)
I love you pop tarts.
They love you back! It’s unconditional.
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