All a mousse take
Saturday February 12th 2011, 12:37 am
Filed under: Family,Food,Friends,Knit

(Oh oops. I was adding the hats not committed yet to individual recipients with the number next to it, which was the overall total, not the committed total. (This reading charts thing…) So we’re up by nine to 103 today, and my apologies for the mistake.)

Phyllis and her husband Lee came by this evening, the last night that they could visit with my folks before they go home, and we celebrated with sponge cake, homemade chocolate sauce (zap dark chocolate bars with heavy cream, making sure to first dunk all the chocolate completely so all of it has touched the liquid before the heat is added so none of it seizes into unmeltable lumps) and homemade strawberry mousse (run random amounts of frozen strawberries, sugar, and cream through the Cuisinart for about ten minutes. Turn your ears off first.)

The puns were flying around in their natural echo-system. For instance. My hubby had been one of the computer scientists working on the then-new UNIX system at DEC. (Anybody remember DEC? You know, the then-second-biggest computer company? The one whose CEO proclaimed there would never be any use for a computer in the home?)

Lee asked something about was it genderified?

Me: Genderally speaking.

And a good tine was had by all.

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Sounds like great puns were had by all.

Comment by Channon 02.12.11 @ 7:10 am

I’m not sure if Parker is interested in all the cream or reacting to the puns.

And I just started another hat, so we are at 104!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.12.11 @ 9:10 am

groan! but isn’t the English language fun!!

Comment by Bev 02.12.11 @ 9:16 am

Parker certainly has a mind of his own! Thanks for showing me how to find his remarks.

Do they pun in other languages?

Comment by Don Meyer 02.12.11 @ 10:23 am

‘turn your ears off’. Heh. I recently discovered how loud the blowdryer actually is. I mean, usually, when i drying my hair, I don’t have my ers in cause I just got out of the shower. But, I had damp hair from sweating while shpvelling the snow and thoought I should dry it. Wow, tht dryer is pretty loud….

Comment by Carol 02.12.11 @ 7:33 pm

How ’bout that timing in reference to Ken Olson!? His obit is here:

I think the epitome of my computer career was getting RSX text on DEC computers to show up double wide, double high, inverted video, and flashing LOL… That being said, I am studiously avoiding texting, Facebook, and Twitter because I refuse to let all the computer/phone stuff run my life, which makes me an old fogy no doubt. Hey, even before phone answering I didn’t answer my land line when it was inconvenient either. 🙂

Carol, who lives in the middle of Concord, MA, in a cell phone dead zone.

Comment by Carol Telsey 02.13.11 @ 7:54 am

My husband told me a hilarious story last night about mousse. When he was a kid at a friend’s bar mitzvah, he was served pink mousse. He thought it was strawberry. It wasn’t. It was salmon.

He likes both, but the initial shock of salmon instead of strawberry really stuck with him–25 years later! Your yummy dessert reminded me of his story again. The puns were punny too, of course. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 02.13.11 @ 10:24 am

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