Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday Fragments

It's Friday Fragments Day!  
It's Friday Fragments Day!  

Our fearless leader is Mrs. 4444 whose blog, Half Past Kissing Time, is a JOY to read.  She has gathered many wonderful bloggers to Frag on Fridays and we love her for getting us all together.


Happy Thanksgiving!  My husband is in Michigan and I'm in Florida.  He spent his Thanksgiving with his family and I spent mine with 16 of our liver transplant support group friends.  The neat thing about having new folks in the our group all the time, is that we learn about new foods and new names for food.

Today we had Shoo-Fly pie.

I'd heard of Shoofly pie before, but I honestly thought it was something that was a long ago food.  Sort of like Pease Porridge.  I've never been served pease porridge, but now I have had Shoofly pie.  Oh My Goodness, it's delicious!  The pie we had was from the Bird-in-Hand restaurant and bakery.  They shipped it right to the folks who introduced this wonderful pie to us today.  Yummy yummy! 


The same folks who brought the Shoofly pie also brought filling.  My brain couldn't wrap itself around what filling was.  I was thinking of the filling in a cake or the filling in a canoli.  It didn't occur to me that it was stuffing.  Stuffing!  I guess filling and stuffing are pretty similar words.  Those folks from Pennsylvania are a funny bunch.  They taught me a few things today that's for sure!  Oh and the filling was really good.


 Foot out the window (source)

Pet Peeve - when I see the driver of a vehicle with their foot out the window.  The photo above isn't one that I took, but I did see the "Foot out the drivers side window" last week.  It's actually amazing how often I do see that.  That's just dangerous if you ask me.


I'm watching Oprah right now.  She's rerunning the interview she did with John Kennedy Jr. in 1996, with some current commentary from her.  Well one of the things she said as she was showing a photo of his mother, Jackie.  She said, "Jackie was 31 when she became First Lady."  I'm sure I knew this at one point, but today it really struck me.  31?!  She was just two years out of her twenties when she became first lady of the United States!  OMG. 

Can you imagine being First Lady when you were 31? 


In less than 6 hours, Kohls Department Store will be opening their doors for the early bird shoppers.  I can't imagine.  I've been in food service and retail for years and years and I loved Black Friday.  I loved the frenetic energy, the excitement and even the exhaustion of working so hard helping people all day.  In those years when I worked we opened early - about 8am instead of 10!  I can't begin to imagine if I had to be a part of a 3am opening.  Not sure I'd enjoy the day so much.


I for one am not going out shopping before dawn, if at all tomorrow.  I will probably buy everything I need for my family gifts on Etsy and there is one item so far that I need from Amazon. 


This weekend I'm going to be linking to cool items that I've found that would make great gifts to yourself or others!  There are just so many really great items out there and I would like to show them off. 

Speaking of gifts -- If you folks are looking for a cool photograph to give someone -- Check out my Etsy site!  I have photos in all sizes and prices - I have greeting cards, too. 


I hope you had a wonderful wonderful day today.

Happy Friday Fragments, too!



Mrs4444 said...

I'm not in a hurry to get out there, either. I hope that doesn't mean we're old!haha

Filling, huh? That's funny :)

That foot-out-the-driver's-side thing is pure crazy!

I look forward to your recommendations :)

Ann in the UP said...

I look forward to your recommendations, too. I'm dying to know what all is in shoo-fly pie!

Doreen McGettigan said...

Hmmm; I was born in Florida but have lived in Pa. for ever..we do call it filling.
I have only had shoo fly pie down south until my daughter recently purchased one at an Amish Market it is really yummy..
I am really trying to support all the etsy stores this year also..some of the items are just so creative and different!

Unknown Mami said...

I have never seen a driver with a foot out the window. I certainly do not approve.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you were able to enjoy a meal with friends. I have never had Shoo-fly pie but I looked it up and it sounds delicious. I have never heard of stuffing called filling either! I am almost done shopping, just a few gift cards to pick up. We had a great dinner yesterday, just my husband and I. We will be going over for a large dinner today at our sons place in Los Angeles. I don't shop on Black Friday but I know we will be sitting in the traffic of it. I watched the Oprah show and it was nice to see it yet bittersweet. That family has had more tragic events then any other I know. Can't wait to see your gift suggestions. Enjoy your day.

lisleman said...

The foot thing is probably more of a FL thing. I have seen that before and it's really stupid and dangerous. I would like to see them do it on some Chicago winter day.

Being First Lady at any age would be a thrill and I bet there has never been a First Lady that hung her foot out the driver side window.

qandlequeen said...

Can't imagine being First Lady at any age! It's just so big of a job and all of those eyeballs on you? Yech.

Describe the shoo fly pie, please. I don't even know what's in it. What was the texture like?

Anonymous said...

Never heard of shoo fly pie! Interesting.

I have never seen a driver do that before... I am guilty ONLY when In the passengers seat on long hauls!

Happy Weekend :)