Thursday, March 18, 2010

good morning, good morning

Beer: So much more than just a breakfast drink.

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) philosopher

One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.
Robert Fulghum (b. 1937)writer, minister, artist

You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)poet and writer

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) scholar and writer

Physically there is nothing to distinguish human society from the farm-yard except that children are more troublesome and costly than chickens and calves and that men and women are not so completely enslaved as farm stock.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) literary critic, playwright and essayist

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
Martina Navratilova (b.1956) Czech born American tennis player

notes on photos:
  1. there might be no such thing as a free lunch, but there is free breakfast at a local neighborhood bar on st. patrick's day (well as long as one purchases a drink! so, I guess there's no such thing as a free breakfast either) march 2010
  2. a scrumptious breakfast spread at cousin suzi's - complete with homemade scrapple,
    pennsylvania may 2008
  3. breakfast grains at a local market, march 2010
  4. since I often find it difficult to eat early in the morning, brunch is a perfect combination of breakfast and lunch. if you find yourself in nyc and have a yen for a fancy brunch, check out the ouest restaurant - although everything I've sampled on their menu is tasty, the house smoked sturgeon with frisee, lardons and poached eggs truly sends me!
  5. if you want a breakfast or brunch treat and can't make it to nyc, consider having breakfast al fresco - our friend and neighbor lin goes so far as to use the backyard grill to prepare a special treat for the household. august 2009
  6. chickens, new braunfels, april 2009
  7. mama pig and babies, lakefarm park, march 2008 (oh baby farm animals, that reminds me it's time to head over to lakefarm park and check out this year's babies and the annual quilt show!)

good morning, good morning - classic beatles, composed by john lennon and reputably inspired by a commercial for kellogg's corn flakes; the tune was recording in 1967 and appears on the beatles' sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band album - beware the tune is infectious!


Alan Burnett said...

Good Theme Thursday morning to you. Love them all, especially the first one of course.

Lo said...

Kimy....your post is delicious, delightful and, of course, de-lovely....Cole Porter, forgive me.

Anonymous said...

I like the Fulghum quote ( paired nicely with all that oatmeal~~YUM! )

Tess Kincaid said...

I love those steel cut oats! (with a bit of pure maple syrup drizzled over) mmmm

Anonymous said...

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Ed said...

That setting looks like a typical European breakfast set up. It's been awhile since I've been to Europe...

PattiKen said...

What wonderful pictures, and you paired them so well with the quotes. And the Fulghum quote is my favorite too.

My entry is up here.

Roy said...

Hmmmm... Guinness for breakfast; there's an idea!

Okay, now I need to go eat another toasted bagel since all these pictures of breakfast are making my stomach growl!

Angie Muresan said...

Love all the photos, but the one of the piggies is my favorite.

Brian Miller said...

wow. i am stuffed now...wonderful pics!

Christine H. said...

I like the quote too, and the delicious breakfasty pictures.

Ronda Laveen said...

Especially loved the first quote by anonymouse. Hmm...wonder who that could be? Loved the pig pic.

Meri said...

The piggy pic makes me laugh!

Michael said...

VEry infectious song indeed. nice post and quote too.

Jaime said...

guinness for breakfast? i guess that wouldn't be a half bad way to start the day

Tom said...

one of those odd cartoony Beatle songs. I used to think they were a cartoon when i was a i can't get enough.

that piggy looks a little like a friend of mine.

Megan said...

All that is going through my head right now is the Bert & Ernie "L" song - "la, la, la, la, LUMP in my oatmeal!"

la la love you, Kim!

Merle Sneed said...

Good morning to you! I had forgotten that Beatles song, so thanks for the picker-upper!

California Girl said...

those are some good looking breakfasts and the pig is a perfect ending as is Martina's quote.

Have fun @ the Film Fest.

sewa mobil said...

nice blog
nice breakfast
nice video music
nice pig... heheh
everything nice

lettuce said...

guinness for breakfast eh? well I have been known to follow up brunch with a pint of something good.

the homemade scrapple looks much better than the diner scrapple I tried in pennsylvania once.

And what are steel cut oats??

lovely free-ranging post

Dan Gurney said...

Sublime post! I'll be back.

Baino said...

Oh don't show me what my breakfast looks like on the hoof! Love the look of the little eggy tower though and that woman stole my barbecue!

sewa mobil said...

Love all the photos, but the one of the piggies is my favorite.