Sharing My World 2/20/18


Egg in a basket

How do you like your eggs? I like my eggs over easy-ish with runny yolks. I also like them fluffy scrambled. Not flat like an omelette, but fluffy. I love to make what my mom used to call a eggs in a basket — it goes by many names — which is cut a hole in a piece of bread put the eggs in and fry it up. She cooked both sides, so I cook both sides because that’s how I learned it. Besides, it toasts both sides of the bread that way. And If you’re a good cook, you won’t cook the yolk all of the way through. ^_^  It’s soooo not good for ya because it requires a bit of butter, but it tastes so good. I remember, back in my drinking days, which were many many moons ago, I was hanging out with the sailors I’d been drinking with, most of whom were younger than me, and it was in the wee hours of the morning. We were all hungry but too poor and/or drunk to go to the local waffle house, so I volunteered to make us breakfast. I made eggs in a basket and not a one of them had ever seen or heard of such witchcraft. The owner of the apartment declared them to be his new favorite breakfast food. Ah, fun times. So long ago. A different life. Nowadays, though, I make my eggs over easy or fluffy scrambled. Just as enjoyable.

Have you ever met anyone famous? Eh, define “famous”. I’ve met local celebrities all over the place, and a few people who were “famous” in other countries but I totally didn’t know their fame because so don’t live in that country. And I’ve rubbed elbows with a few authors who went on to be well known just because we happened to be at the same events. I went to a couple of Sci Fi conventions and met some stars there (totes forgot about those).  I think I have Brent Spiner‘s autograph around here somewhere.  But superstars and the like? Not that I know of or remember. You have to realize, dear reader, that I have a horrible memory for faces (which I’ve mentioned before). A superstar could sit down next to me and I’ll totally talk to them and have no idea who they are. Like, maybe I might recognize Tom Hanks or Oprah Winfrey — maybe.  But I’d more than likely be talking to them thinking to myself This person looks familiar. I wonder if I know them?  So yeah, it’s perfectly possible that I might have met someone famous and not even known it.  That, and I don’t really keep up to date as to who is “famous” these days — or any day really.

I miss Night Court.

abba What was the first thing you bought with your own money? Hmmm… wow, that was a long time ago.  I remember babysitting when I was young to get money to go to the movies, but I believe that before that I bought this album. ABBA Greatest Hits. which came out in 1976, so that’s about right. Man, we played the hell out of that record. I didn’t even know most of ABBA’s music before we bought the record (if I’m remembering correctly), probably just one song. But we damn well had their  “Greatest Hits” record. ^_^ Wasn’t that the way of it though? You liked one, maybe two songs, and you’d buy the whole album because there was no such thing as buying one song back then. Unless they put out a single on a 45… Ah, I remember the stacks of 45’s we had along with the bigger albums piled in the corner of our bedroom. Soon to be replaced by cassette tapes. Ha! But I cannot recall if ABBA put out any singles. That’s okay though because after buying this album, I learned to love most of ABBA’s music back in the day. Very catchy. Now they use ABBA as work out music in gyms. It’s got a good beat.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. This has been a quiet week. We had a windstorm that knocked our internet out for a couple of days. We’re not sure how it happened, but being without internet sure drove my husband crazy. ^_^  I just did things in Photoshop and tried to do some crocheting/knitting. The thing is, I’m totally not into crocheting or knitting at this point in time. I’ll get back into it eventually — I always do, but for now, it’s just not calling to me.

It snowed here for a moment and stuck for a few hours. That was kinda nice. It’s totally gone now, but we had snow for a bit. I think, right now, I’m just happy that I have what I have and I’m here in this world. I’m living the moment. And that always makes me smile.

I’ve also been turning some of my Skyrim screenshots into “paintings” I’m particularly glad at how this one turned out.


Original (for reference) taking the axe out of her arm was a pain in the tuckus.


Via Cee’s Share Your World

10 thoughts on “Sharing My World 2/20/18

  1. Carolanne

    ***drool*** I love, love, love egg-in-a-holes. They were a staple of my childhood. My dad would make them with the yolks nice and runny.

    Also, I’m stealing this Q&A. Fair warning. lol


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  3. Embeecee

    Hubby introduced me to the egg in the bread treat. He called them pot something or other (I can’t recall the exact name right now, but I BET I’ll remember it at 3:30 a.m. one morning..). I have tried to make that for myself and it never works out very well. Takes a knack, you know. So my hat is off to you! 🙂 And your ‘painting’ turned out very well indeed. You should be proud! Nice job there! 🙂

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    1. Willow Post author

      I hate it when words escape me… happens a lot these days. :-/ Eggs in a basket just takes practice, and when they turn out, they’re so good. Yum!

      The oil painting filter is one of the easier filters in Photoshop, but getting a picture *ready* to look like a painting takes more work than one would think. ^_^ It’s fun though.



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