Random Thursday: Madness, Moonshine, and Two Very Strange Videos

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.


Attracting a Different Kind of Honeybee . . .

My MIL and Watson just came back from a family funeral in Tennessee.

They brought back ornaments for the kids, and this for the adults:

Moonshine jelly

It sounds weird as snake shoes and smells like the martinis my Dad used to make himself after a long day at work.  But it’s pretty good on homemade biscuits.

And explaining moonshine and revenuers to the kids was fun, too.

Though that could’ve been the jelly talking . . .


This is so wrong

But it  sounds so good.

(this was sent to me in response to last Tuesday’s post and then another friend posted it on FaceBook.  I can take a hint)


My Inner Response to the Question: “Finished Your Holiday Shopping, Yet?”

Christmas Stress

“Not so much.  You?”


How to Make a Librarian* Snerk

Mystery Shelves



Watson is a Cool Person to Hang With, Reason #239 

She has a set of these and isn’t afraid to use them.


She also has Star Wars ones.  I really want Vader with reindeer antlers and a big red nose.

It’s too bad that our combined pastry-decorating talents are barely enough to frost a cookie.

Maybe we should go with our strengths and make Zombiebread cookies this year?


I Don’t Even Know, So Please Don’t Ask

His name is Dan Menendez. The juggler, I mean.  I think.

I enjoyed this more the second time.  The first time, I kept an eye on the ventriloquist’s dummy, in case it moved . . .


*Bookstore clerks are too busy to snerk at this stuff this time of year—they barely have time to breathe.


18 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Madness, Moonshine, and Two Very Strange Videos

        • I’m trying very hard not to have a flashback to that ep, yes.

          I actually like Jeff Dunham, but Edgar Bergen era Ventriloquists…. (shiver)

        • I always liked Edgar Bergen because he was so terrible about keeping his lips still. It was also obvious that Bergen was using his puppets to get out some latent aggression.

          W.C. Fields discovered this in spades. When he and Bergen were to costar in a movie, Fields found the story meetings to be a nightmare because Charlie McCarthy would nitpick everything to death. So Fields demanded a puppet-free zone. Without his mouthpeice by his side, Bergen, meekly sat by as Fields, from that point forward, ran the show.

  1. Thanks for some very enjoyable time sucks! I literally laughed out loud at the mystery bookshelf. Where did the Ninja bread men come from? I’d love to have some.

  2. I’d like to know where to get a Christmas Wreath like the one illustrated. Our Scout Troop sold wreaths this year but with a design like that we could have cleaned up (or been excommunicated or both)

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