Weekend Update

December 5

I like reality. It tastes like bread. ~ Jean Anouilh

Well, stuff just keeps happening . . . ~ Me

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it. ~ Clint Eastwood

Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life. ~ Matthew Henry

November 26

Anytime a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies. ~ Milton Berle

[Four coeds at a kegger in the Grand Hall?]

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee. ~ Burt Lancaster

[We went to the winery to see Elsa Lee. We were met by throngs of thousands for a Christmas market. We had to park on the field up the hill. Elsa was performing in the Grand Hall where all the crafts and stuff were on display. We settled in with Jeff James in the wine tasting building because there were tables and chairs . . .]

String theory envisions a multiverse in which our universe is one slice of bread in a big cosmic loaf. The other slices would be displaced from ours in some extra dimension of space. ~ Brian Greene

[We wanted to spend to some time with our “close personal friends,” who just happen to span three generations. Elsa Lee on the keyboard in the background is the same age as our grandson . . . ]

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Nelson Mandela

[And the “perfessor’s” (she is one at Alexandria College) dad is the same age as me . . . ]

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread. ~ D. H. Lawrence

[I told her I was sending this picture to her dad showing her with 8 glasses of wine. She thought it “the greatest picture ever” (that may be a paraphrase) . . . ]

If you have extraordinary bread and extraordinary butter, it’s hard to beat bread and butter. ~ Jacques Pepin

[Karin, Deb, and Ruthie reprised their well-choreographed “put bread in his jar and say man what are you doing here” during Jeff’s rendition of Piano Man . . . ]

A slutty girl is like the first piece of bread in a loaf, everybody touches it but nobody wants it. ~ Proverbs

My grandmother told me that her father used to ask her a riddle: What must you break apart in order to bring a family close together? Bread, of course. ~ Jodi Picoult

Let me warn you, if you start chasing after views, you’ll be left without bread and without views. ~ Nikolai Gogol

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor. ~ Christiaan Barnard

Of course cake is not bread. Is this why Americans are fat? You confuse cake with bread? ~ Steve Adams

It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it. ~ M.F.K. Fisher

Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again. ~ Monica Seles

With the bread eaten, the company breaks up. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

November 30

There is not a woman born who desires to eat the bread of dependence. ~ Susan B. Anthony

[The Super’s Christmas decor . . . ]

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf. ~ G. K. Chesterton

[What fell out of my mouth costs more than all the TV’s in our house combined – as did, almost, putting it back in . . . ]

I try to eat healthily, but I love fried food and bad things. Give me a plate of bread, some oil and salt and I’m happy. But you can’t eat like this all the time. ~ Penelope Cruz

[Stopped at Cherry Street Books. This is the construction across the street – where the city fire occurred. Felt sorry for the guys working on the roof – 40 mph winds with a feels like temperature well below zero that day . . . ]

Breaking bread together is an opportunity for nourishment on so many levels. ~ Jen Schmidt

[Finally weary of Thanksgiving leftovers, the Wednesday night fine dining group regrouped at The Lure in awesome numbers . . . ]

If though tastest a crust of bread, tho tastest all the stars and all the heavens. ~ Robert Browning

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart. ~ Cesar Chavez

Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights. One that is both soul-satisfying and eternal. ~ Julia Child

The whole barrier exists because most people never come together and sit down at a table… join together, break bread together, and celebrate their differences and their likenesses. ~ Oprah Winfrey

It’s sort of like a tribe, a group of friends you see all the time. You travel with them, you break bread with them,.. You’re part of a family in a sense. That’s what surfing is or it used to be. It’s become a bigger family now that everybody is so interested. ~ Art Brewer

You are who you go to lunch with! Break bread with cool and you will become more cool. Conversely: break bread with dull and well, you can figure it out. ~ Tom Peters

I like L.A. It’s like a mini break. For a writer, it’s hilarious. Like the food. Where I come from, we eat chip sandwiches: white bread, butter, tomato catsup and big fat french fries. It’s delicious. Here, you order a creme caramel and the waiter says, ‘You know, that contains dairy.” ~ Helen Fielding

My mother missed having dinner with Lyndon Johnson because she couldn’t find the right hat to wear. While my father went off to the White House to break bread with the President, my mother, who’s not a things and stuff person, stayed at the hotel and tried on 10 different hats and missed dinner. ~ Emilio Estevez

December 2

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. ~ James Baldwin

[The season opener for the Cardinal boys basketball team . . . ]

I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it’s time for you to send it back to me – toasted and buttered on both sides. ~ Jesse Jackson

[Just lovely to attend in a blizzard . . . ]

I eat whatever I want. I like bread and cheese and wine, and that makes my life fun and enjoyable. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow

[As “Weakie” would say, our Cardinals were taking on one of those dreaded private schools from the Twin Cities metro area – the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights, ranked 5th in the state . . . ]

In the garden of our house, when I was three. My brothers and I had a jumping wall. I remember it as enormously high, but it was probably only about a foot and a half. ~ Juliet Stevenson

[The JV team (halftime score here) will also be fun to watch all year.  With no height, they’re all between 5’11” and 6’1″ (the same heights as the varsity team in 1965, although I think a few on the current team can dunk), they had no problem beating Benilde-St. Margaret’s.  They’re all good athletes who move the ball and shoot well.  Of the freshmen, particularly impressed with varsity coach Forest Witt’s two sons, assistant football coach Russ Hinrich’s gangly 6-foot son Thomas (who looks like he can dunk now or will soon), and 6’1″ Myles Gray who looks and plays like he’s a senior.. . . ]

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions. ~ James Nathan Miller

[Action in the JV game . . . ]

We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat. ~ Arhtur Hays Sulzberger

[Head coach Witt’s son Mason (33), 5’11” freshman . . . ]

I try to squeeze in a workout whenever I can, even if it’s doing squats with my 7-month-old in the kitchen or jumping on the trampoline with my 5-year-old. ~ Jennie Finch

[Lefty Mason again . . . ]

Oh I’ve done bungee jumping. Skydiving, I have motorcycles that I ride. I’m a little bit of an adrenaline junkie in that way. ~ Zachary Levi

[Junior Walker Hennen (25), 6′, running back on the football team . . . ]

I’m an adrenaline guy. I like to do stuff that gets my blood pumping, like roller coasters or jumping out of planes. I’m into all that crazy stuff. ~ Ja Rule

[Thomas Hinrichs (42), 6′ freshman, whose dad among other things is an assistant football coach and ran for a state elective office a few years ago . . . ]

I don’t want to be 70 years old jumping around onstage. ~ Alex Lifeson

[Myles Gray, 6’1″ freshman . . . ]

The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it Jumping up and down. ~ Rita Rudner

[Notorious fans in the stands . . . ]

I had a lot of energy, and my mom decided to look for a place where I can spend the energy, because I was jumping on the couch and furniture, and I was jumping on the top of the things in the house. ~ Nadia Comaneci

[Back to young Mr. Hinrichs . . . ]

Jumping isn’t as important to my training as you might think; I’m only in the sandpit once a week. There’s a high risk factor of injury doing it, so instead, I rely on my progress in the gym to judge how far I’ll jump on the big day. ~ Greg Rutherford

[Deep bench, shuffling players in and out is a plus . . . ]

I love doing air squats or jump squats, push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees, crunches – all the basic stuff, but it’s all you need to do to keep it toned. ~ Candace Cameron Bure

[The gap closed a bit before the final score. An overall impressive win for the JV’s . . . ]

Fact about me – I love jumping over/into things. ~ Josh Gondelman

[The varsity took the floor. Chase Thompson (3), a 6’7″ sophomore (grew 3 inches since last year), likely will be the Cards leading scorer this year – has a terrific 3-point shooting touch . . . ]

I broke my left arm when I was 8, at a friend’s house, when we were jumping off a balcony and throwing down dunks. ~ Josh Rosen

[The captains’ meeting at center court . . . ]

Not everyone wants to go to school. Some guys might be blessed with being 6’10 and running and jumping better than anybody, so they want to be a professional athlete. There’s nothing wrong with that. ~ LaVar Ball

[The pre-game shoot around. As you can see, they moved we old people to the north side of the gym. In previous years, the students sat here but since this section is directly across the floor from the visitors’ bench, they thought that not a good idea any longer (what if the old people get rowdy?) . . . ]

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway. ~ Taylor Swift

[I suspect this is one of few times all year that 6’9″ junior Grayson Grove (2) will be challenged on the opening jump ball . . . ]

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. ~ Ray Bradbury

[Number 11 for the Red Knights (far left) is allegedly on the Gopher’s watch list. I think he’s only a sophomore by has the size, quickness, ball handling, and shooting skills (both medium and 3) to be a terrific point guard . . . ]

Ski jumping is just 10 per cent physical, 90 per cent mental. Some people can’t do that. It’s not just to do with the fear at the top. It takes a lot of guts to go off the top, but it takes 100 times more courage to jump off the end. ~ Eddie the Eagle

Bo Schembechler was the best after-dinner speaker I ever heard. He’d even have the old boys in the back of the room snorting and jumping up and down. ~ Keith Jackson

I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers. That’s probably why I liked the athletic part of skating – especially the jumping! ~ Nancy Kerrigan

I love jumping. I have always loved jumping. I love watching jumps. I love doing jumps. ~ Nathan Chen

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball. ~ Bill Bradley

[Senior Jaxon Schoenrock (4) inbounding was also a receiver on the football team, and Chase (cutting here) was the quarterback . . . ]

I’m an athlete. Anything that involves running or jumping I’ve always been excited about, so basketball was exciting. ~ Pascal Siakam

[Grayson shooting (and making) freebies . . . ]

As a big man you may struggle to get much height when jumping for a ball – but by training with your defender team-mates you can develop a technique for making strong challenges in the air, making defenders uncomfortable and work on taking the ball down. ~ Adebayo Akinfenwa

[Jaxon shooting . . . ]

I have really good legs for jumping. I have terrible ankles for landing. I wasn’t as good fundamentally as John Stockton or Steve Nash, so I had to play like an athlete, in the air all the time, coming down in vulnerable positions. ~ Rex Chapman

[Junior Dawson Roderick (35), likely two years ago star Colton’s brother, good all-around game . . . ]

I’m someone who really thinks the game through, who has an IQ about the game, who studies the game, who knows a lot more than just running and jumping. ~ Grayson Allen

[Chase shooting . . . ]

I’m not limited to running or jumping or catching footballs. ~ Marquise Goodwin

[Dawson at the line . . . ]

When I was five-years-old I was jumping off two-story buildings. ~ Garrett McNamara

I always like jumping spiders. They’re just so darn cute. ~ Cheryl Hayashi

[Chase up with a left-handed layup . . . ]

I could always see as a kid that I was good at short sprints, running, throwing things far, jumping… anything that required a burst of power. ~ Chris Hoy

[Terrific first half, well played by both teams . . . ]

When I’m not working, as a family we are obsessed with jumping off rocks into the sea and doing dangerous things. ~ Nicola Walker (One of my all-time favorite actors, but I’m not going to jump off rocks with her!)

[Chase pulling a “Grayson” by going up for the block . . . ]

My husband says I’m a grumpy lioness. ~ Nicola Walker (Just because she is who she is . . . )

[Finishing with Grayson at the free throw, from which he is excellent . . . ]

My claim to fame has always been that iconic picture that ended up in ‘The San Francisco Chronicle’ of Bill Russell jumping over my head. ~ Johnny Mathis

[Final score – first thought, if the Cards had shot free throws as efficiently as the Red Knights, they could have won, but it still bodes well for the future . . . ]

December 3

Men are my bread and butter. It’s what I live for! I have no shame about that. ~ Fiona Apple (a discerning woman)

[By household law, the Saturday morning doughnut run. The feels like temperature was minus 17 . . . ]

It’s more fun to be playing hockey than doing anything else. ~ Connor McDavid

[Up next was the first Cardinal boys hockey home game vs. Orono . . . ]

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffet

[The Anthem line up . . . ]

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ ~ Muhammad Ali

[The opening tip-off . . . ]

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~ Jimmy Dean

[The only highlight of the day – Orono scored on their first shot; the Cardinals did likewise. Both the Alex JV and varsity were in a little over their heads against the Spartans . . .

Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I’m swimming, sometimes I’m not sure which one it is. ~ Demetri Martin

[Basketball Cardinal Grayson Grove (the tall one) and friends were at the game. But I noticed they, like me, left after the 1st period when it appeared the outcome was not in doubt . . . ]

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. ~ Anne Frank

[Before this festivity that evening, we joined the Trumms for more fine dining at D. Michael B’s . . . ]

I’m doing exactly what I want to do, and I’m having fun doing it. ~ David Johansen

[The attending audience thoroughly enjoyed their performance. And I finally recognized (wrongly) the bass player, Jeff Engholm, as a member of the Fabulous Armadillos – instead of Collective Unconscious . . . ]

As a director, there is nothing more fun than seeing an audience screaming and jumping. You are the ultimate puppet master, controlling the emotions of the audience. ~ Fede Alvarez

Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer. ~ Brian May

Take life on life’s terms – one day at a time. And have fun while you’re doing it. ~ Joe Perry

In a way, we are magicians. We are alchemists, sorcerers and wizards. We are a very strange bunch. But there is great fun in being a wizard. ~ Billy Joel

Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it’s even summertime. ~ Mariah Carey

[At long last, the Christmas lights on Broadway on the drive home . . . ]

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius

December 4

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both. ~ Bono

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s gathering people together to do something fun. ~ David Grohl

[Clint is the brother of CLSO violinist Lesley Donahue . . . ]

I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. ~ Thomas A. Edison

[The Maestro with the Maestro’s notes . . . ]

The fundamentalists have taken the fun out of the mental. ~ Ken Kesey

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. ~ Jimmy Buffett

Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all. ~ Woody Allen

If you have fun and keep a good attitude, people want to work with you. ~ James Marsden

The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda

Fun can happen on the interior. Nobody knows about it, but there are fireworks going on inside your spirit when you hear a great orchestra playing great music. ~ David Ogden Stiers

[Violinists Lesley and Greg Donahue appear on the far left side and have a close family relationship with the special bass soloist . . . ]

At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day. ~ Simone Biles

[Admitted recording the Vikings game while at the concert . . . ]

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. ~ Dr. Seuss

[After the concert, all matriculated to the atrium where great cheers were arising from participants in a boys basketball event cheering on the Vikings . . . ]

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~ Mark Twain

Don’t ever become a pessimist… a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful. ~ Sandra Bullock

Up Next: Likely a slight hiatus while I have an overhaul of my right carotid artery. Andy Borowitz has graciously offered to fill in during my absence . . .

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