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The 04/18/13 Joy Jar

17 Apr


Almost every day moi uses a fork. It is one of those things that one takes for granted. For some reason, moi stopped to look at a fork today and thought-this makes eating so much easier for moi. Other cultures may have different eating implements, but moi is comfortable with a fork. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is a fork.

Civilization has taught us to eat with a fork, but even now if nobody is around we use our fingers.”

Will Rodgers

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?”

Stanislaw Lee

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.”

Ambrose Bierce

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”

Emily Post

The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork

Oscar Wilde”

NAKED Lunch — a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork.”

William S. Burroughs

The 04/09/13 Joy Jar

8 Apr

The calendar says Spring, but it is chilly in Seattle and with the kind of damp clammyness that goes through you. Nothing is better on a cold Winter day or for that matter, a cold Spring day than chicken soup. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is chicken soup.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Ludwig van Beethoven

My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate.
Katharine Hepburn

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.
Abraham Maslow

Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.
Bennett Cerf

I live on good soup, not on fine words.

Among hot beverages, we know of nothing better than leisurely sipping a bowl of steaming chicken soup


The 03/16/13 Joy Jar

15 Mar

There are certain things one notices if they aren’t around when you need them. Kleenex is something one misses if they don’t have it readily available. Toliet paper is another item one wants to have available. Then, there is the napkin which is useful for so many purposes. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the napkin.

Never trust the food in a restaurant on top of the tallest building in town that spends a lot of time folding napkins.”
Andy Rooney

Never allow butter, soup or other food to remain on your whiskers. Use the napkin frequently.”
‘Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms: Etiquette of the Table’ (1880)

Do not drink more than two or three times during the meal, and wipe your lips with a napkin after each sip, especially if a common drinking-cup is used.”
Desiderius Erasmus (1466? – 1536)

Cesar Romero would attend the opening of a napkin.”                                         Jim Backus quotes (American Actor, 19131989)

At the dinner table, if you can’t think of anything to say, sit quietly. Don’t throw rolls, or chew on your napkin.                                                                    Mason Cooley

The 03/06/13 Joy Jar

5 Mar

Every Tuesday moi goes to a prayer group which meets at 6:30 a.m. Moi being a bit of a night owl finds that a stretch, but she knows that it stretches and supports her as a person. Today, moi took her self to breakfast and had nice scrambled eggs with spinach and potatoes. Yum. Moi thinks she will probably do this every Tuesday. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is breakfast.

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
A.A. Milne

I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time” so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.”
Steven Wright

One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”

Oscar Wilde

You may have a dog that won’t sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she’s too stupid to learn how but because she’s too smart to bother

Rick Horowitz

The 03/03/13 Joy Jar

2 Mar

Moi went searching for some happy china which would make the food look happy on the plate. Of course, the usual hangouts were scouted, Target, T.J. Maxx, Ross, and J.C. Penney. Bingo, at Ross, moi found the Tuscan Gold dish set that just plain looks happy. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are my happy dishes.

He who wants to change the world should already begin by cleaning the dishes.” Paul Carvel

Everybody wants to eat at the government’s table, but nobody wants to do the dishes.”                                                                                                   

Werner Finck

The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”                         Agatha Christie

I know that birds have little birds,

and fish have little fishes.

Then why don’t sinks have little sinks,

instead of dirty dishes..???                                                                   


It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.”                                                                                                       

Julia Child

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
Emily Dickinson


The 02/26/13 Joy Jar

25 Feb

Moi does not use any additional salt on food, but she sprinkles the pepper very liberally. There are many kinds of pepper and the better the quality the better the taste. So, hold the salt and please pass the pepper. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is pepper.

The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
Bryan Miller

Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish”                                                    

Henry Miller

It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar, and a spendthrift for the oil.”

The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor but in yourself”                                                                                       


He who controls the spice controls the universe.”
Frank Herbert,

 “He who has the pepper may season as he lists.”                                             George Herbert