“I saw goats. A party can’t be all bad when you have goats,” Lucy said.”

Posted August 23, 2019 by katry
Categories: Musings

This morning it rained me. When I went to get the papers, it started to rain. It stopped just as I got inside the house. That sounds deliberate to me. I needed comfort so I finished the rest of my lemon meringue pie. A small bit of lemon was the last of it. I grabbed a fork and ate to the end.

All my doors and windows are open to the air. It is now only 64˚ but it will get to 74˚ by the end of the day. The sky will stay cloudy and we’ll have a few showers. I’ll have to remember to stay inside when it rains.

A sure sign of the end of summer is tonight: my last play. It is Deathtrap, and the play got a good review in the Cape Times.

My freezer is filled so it is time to do some cooking, maybe some barbecuing. I remember my father at the hibachi. He’d sit in the backyard manning the grill and would enjoy a few drinks while he was cooking. I was sometimes his bartender. My mother meanwhile was busy in the kitchen making the sides. I helped where I could. I was her sous chef. My father always cooked the meat exactly right. This time in the summer we had corn and tomatoes, those sweet tomatoes right from the garden.

I ate goat in Ghana. It was a bit fatty and bony but it tasted just fine. Goats and sheep wander all over Ghana. On the hottest days they sleep under trucks in the shade. At night I was amazed to see them sleeping along the roadside and in the middle of the road. I never saw one get hit. I had goat here once at a Caribbean restaurant in Falmouth which is now closed. That goat was delicious, not bony or fatty. I wouldn’t serve goat to my friends. I doubt they’d even try it. I suspect they’d think it disgusting. The first time I had it I didn’t even know it was goat. That was during training at my Ghanaian family’s house. After I found out, I didn’t really care. Curried goat is my favorite.

One-Trick Pony: Paul Simon

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Cant Teach My Old Heart New Tricks: Benny Goodman – (Martha Tilton vocals)

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: Uncategorized

Trick Bag: Earl King

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

For My Next Trick I’ll Need A Volunteer: Warren Zevon

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: photo

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”

Posted August 22, 2019 by katry
Categories: Musings

From inside the house, the day looks lovely. The leaves are fluttering and there is sun, but it is a trap. Think predator who changes color to attract its prey. The sun is a ruse. When I stepped outside to get the papers this morning, I gasped and hurried inside as if chased by the damp air. The humidity has made me a prisoner in my own house.

Last night it rained. I missed it. I slept through it.

Huzzah! Huzzah! The other day I went to Agway and bought a mat for under the cat food and a cat scratcher because Cat1 is clawing my couch. I bought one in a sloped container, sort of like a ski jump. It took Cat 1 about a minute to start using it. All of a sudden from under the bed comes Cat2 who starts clawing. Cat2 looked at me with huge eyes but kept clawing anyway. The cat stayed out until the sound of the dog coming upstairs scared it back under the bed. This is a huge step for Cat2.

This morning I noticed Cat1 lying on the top of the slope while clawing the bottom. I chose well.

If I were to build a house, I would have a front porch and a pantry. I would organize the pantry so I could see what I had and what I needed. The other day Peapod came. I bought distilled white vinegar because a recipe I want to try calls for it. When I was putting away the groceries, I put the vinegar right beside the other bottle of distilled white vinegar.

I run through the movies on Netflix and Prime hoping to find a description which compels me to watch the movie. This is my favorite description, “When a powerful and ruthless financier dies in a plane crash, a somewhat disturbed scientist keeps the tycoon’s brain alive in his laboratory.”

My Heart’s Treasure: Nat King Cole

Posted August 20, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

On Treasure Island: Tommy Dorsey & Edythe Wright

Posted August 20, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Treasure Of Love: George Jones

Posted August 20, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video