Saturday, April 17, 2010

A short story, illustrated

After work today, I had to stop by the daily newspaper in a town nearby. Directly across the street, there’s this cool little restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try since it opened three years ago.

It’s owned by an acquaintance of mine who was primarily in the catering business but established the restaurant which is open intermittently. I think it’s open during lunch on some days and then open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.

I drove into the parking lot and was surprised to see the owner’s car out back, so I went around to the front where she greeted me at the door. She told me she saw me out the window and that they weren’t open quite yet, so I ordered a meal to be picked up later on and then drove home, hoping I’d beat the rain that was heading our way.

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This is what the house looked like from the driveway. George ran out to greet me as I got closer.

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I went out front to read a book and watch the clouds move in. I looked to the left.

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and then to the right.

And when it was time, I left to pick up dinner.

I hope you’re not getting too excited here. Try to contain yourself, please.

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Here’s the little restaurant. I brought the camera along with me when I picked up my order because I loved how this looked.

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Those shutters are really just a clever application of paint.

When I got home, I found the table already set and I placed the to-go meal on our plates. And then it began to pour. I had beaten the rain and it was perfect timing.

I took a photo of my meal, but my husband was already digging into his.

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I had the single crab cake, accompanied by glazed carrots and garlic potatoes. The sauce for the crab had a surprising little kick to it that added a whole new level of flavor. The carrots were incorporated with caramelized onion and the potatoes were a perfect combination of creamy and chunky. It was the best to-go meal I’ve had all year.

After dinner, as I washed the dishes, I heard my husband calling me from the front of the house.

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There was a rainbow, he told me.

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And we were having a sun shower.

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And life is just fine.

The end.

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And now because it’s Friday night and because inquiring minds want to know . . .

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1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered?

2. What is at your feet as you read this?

3. Do you wear any jewelry?

4. What do you have too much of?

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

PS ~ I love the back of the restaurant sign. This is what you see when you leave the restaurant.

80 comments:

Rural Revival said...

1. Colin Firth
2. A stack of library books
3. I usually forget to put any on, with the exception of my wedding rings.
4. At the moment, vintage bowls.
5. Neil Young - Comes a Time

What a pretty little place, and your meal looked divine.

~Andrea~

Country Girl said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? It used to be Tom Berenger, then Rene Russo (yeah, you heard me), and now it's Craig Ferguson.

2. What is at your feet as you read this? My slippers. It used to be George but he's practically in my lap due to the thunder and lightening.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? I always wear my wedding ring and earrings. At times I'll wear other rings, necklaces. Nothing too much.

4. What do you have too much of? JPEG. files.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? This one, all damn week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKss2pBYQ6Y
I love the clucks the best.

~ C.G.

Carol said...

1. Jeff Bridges!
2. My Bichon Beau
3. My Mom's and Grandmoms diamonds
4. Decorating magazines
5. "In The Ghetto" - from watching Idol!

Country Girl said...

I reply to these if you're set up to have your e-mail show (it's in your blogger profile). So Carol, I just want to say, Jeff Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys . . . oh, my stars.

~ C.G.

BUSH BABE said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? This is hard. DANIEL CRAIG (not talking) and JEREMY CLARKSON (talking only - fabulous wit. Star of Top Gear for those who are scratching their heads). I'm shallow and apparently a BRit-lover! Heh.

2. What is at your feet as you read this? CAMERA BAG (natch)

3. Do you wear any jewelry? YES - wedding & engagement rings (white gold), silver square-faced watch. Occasionally white gold ball earrings.

4. What do you have too much of? TUMMY & THIGHS.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? NINE TO FIVE (I know!) because I just adore the verse: "Tumble out of bed and I stumble to the kitchen, pour myself a cup of ambition..."

I hope you entered a couple of those macros from the last post in PW's macro thing. Gorgeous! And that restaurant is SCRUMPTIOUS looking - and when I ever come to visit you, we shall totally have to eat there!!!
:-)
BB

becky up the hill said...

When I was 25 I saw Paul Newman and my knees got weak. That was a long time ago.

My slippers

Vtg pearl ear-rings and my wedding ring.

Vtg linens

The Wedding Samba, by Edmundo Ros.

btw, am so happy you got such a lovely dinner and made it home before the rain.

Andi said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Hmmm.....tough one....Sam Elliot I guess......

2. What is at your feet as you read this? Absolutely nothing, they are up on the foot of the recliner...

3. Do you wear any jewelry? Not much - earrings and my wedding rings...sometimes if we go out I will wearing some necklaces or cool bracelets. I love love love cool homemade jewelry on other people, then I try to to wear it and feel all dorky and weird, so usually don't wear them again....

4. What do you have too much of? Pictures...what is that possible?? Otherwise...coffee cups, doesn't everyone have too many coffee cups?

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? The Filet-o-fish jingle...how lame is that?

Hilary said...

1. OK, I will come clean....Don Johnson on the old Nash Bridges show.
God that man is good looking.
2. Eddie the pit bull/lap dog is at my feet, as usual.
3. Four rings, and a gold solid gold heart on a chain.
4.Oh, God, this is too easy.....FABRIC/THREAD/FIBER.
5. my contractor who is also a friend, has this country song on his phone...instead of rings, you hear that every time you call.....it is something about 'good time charlie' and every time I hear it, I sing it the rest of the day....drives me nuts.

Andi said...

Ack! I just realized you said jpegs too!! I am not sure that is possible but I have tons and tons of files...

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Patrick Dempsey from Grey's Anatomy...oh. my.heavens! those puppy eyes!

2. What is at your feet as you read this? my Ugg houseslippers

3. Do you wear any jewelry? my wedding rings, diamond earrings handed down from my mother and a Brighton watch...every single day the same combination

4. What do you have too much of?
magazines...I'm addicted

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?
"Defying Gravity" from the Broadway show "Wicked"

Char said...

1. clive owen..hot cha cha
2. my shoes
3. rarely
4. clothes
5. you can't always get what you want - the rolling stones

Americana Lady said...

1.Mark Valley, Human Target
2.My little shitzu, Hoppy
3.Yes, but how much jewelry I wear goes along with my moods.
4.I agree jpeg files
5.What do you want from me? by Adam Lambert

These Nine Acres said...

My mouth watered as I read this. Totally beat the pizza I had. And my daughter and I were looking for a rainbow and didn't find one :0( Glad you did!

1.None

2. The stool my father made when he was a child in boy scouts. I rest my feet on it when at my desk.

3. My wedding and engagement ring from my husband. I also wear my grandmother's wedding band. It keeps her close to my heart.

4. Mess

5. Um, the "I Love You" song from Barney.

Love ya!

Deb said...

1.The Rock
2.My sheep slippers
3.Wedding ring, mothers ring, pink tourmeline ring, lovers ring - all from my Hubby and a gold bracelet he gave for christmas 2009, tiny diamond stud earrings.
4.Stress
5.Can't remember :)

Love the before and after photos; so glad you beat the storm. The painted shutters on the cafe is a really cool idea. The purple is perfect :)

Have a great weekend ~

Low Tide High Style said...

That crab cake looks delish! Maybe I'll make some this weekend!

1. I don't watch TV and rarely movies, but a young Paul Newman always makes my heart go a flutter!

2. Well it was my dog Quinn when I started typing, but now Kylee is at my feet!

3. I wear my rings everyday, and always earrings if I go out, but the first thing I take off when I walk through the door is my jewelry! And if I go on a trip I always wear something that belonged to my mother, weird I know!

4. Dishes, I have WAY too many dishes! Oh, and weeds in my yard!

5. This is a tie between Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling and International Harvester by Craig Morgan! I'm such a freak lol! Your choice was way better!

Kat :)

Deborah Carlson said...

1. Shemar Moore
2.a potato chip I just dropped lol
3.bracelet, ring and earrings
4.stuff
5.Mommamia
Deborah :)
P.S. Thanks for the link about the camera strap..that was so kind of you to get back to me..I cant wait to get either the fleur de lis or the greek strap! :)

J.L.S. said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Mmmm Jude Law (love the accent) and George Clooney!

2. What is at your feet as you read this? My fur child.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? My wedding and engagement ring, my school ring, diamond earrings my mom passed down to me. When I go out somewhere I always put in my pearl earrings and occasionally my pearl necklace.

4. What do you have too much of? Other people would probably say jeans... but I don't think it's possible to have too many jeans! :) For some reason I've always liked keeping my notebooks from school (I've got almost all of them from middle school through college). So, that's the answer I'll go with! I'm working on parting ways with most of them.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? A Taylor Swift song... I love country music. I guess it's the southerner in me! :)

Sandra said...

1. I'm sitting here, scratching my head over this one. Actors don't get me hot and bothered but some I like include Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Johnny Depp and a bunch of others I don't even know their names. I hardly ever go to the movies.
2. Sam P. Spade, Secret Agent. He's my committee dog, a foundling who is basset hound - spaniel - terrier mix.
3. Wedding band, emerald band and an Indiglo watch.
4. Fleece. Too many fleeces and I need to send some of them off to be processed into blankets.
5. Jesus Loves Me - one of my favorites.

Mary said...

Oh, I love this post, Kate! Just a little bit of everyday life, but oh so beautiful! And now for my answers:

1. Oh gosh, Matthew McFadyen in Pride and Prejudice, Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You, Daniel Day Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans...

2. A cat who wants her dinner.

3. Wedding ring always, turquoise bracelet often, necklace my husband gave me when I dress up.

4. Dishes.

5. Aretha Franklin -- Chain of Fools.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

1. Jake Gyllenhaal *swoon*

2. A black lab and a beagle.

3. A watch that I have to wear for my nursing clinicals. If I ever take it off I'll end up forgetting it. Oh, and a necklace my mother gave me of three small rings that each have one word on each of them "live, laugh, love" ...and my wedding band.

4. flannel shirts.

5. Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf... don't ask me why.

Snappy Di said...

Lovin' those clouds over your house shot.

1. Anderson Cooper (CNN)
2. The rug
3. Oh ya. Wedding rings, turqoise ring on other hand, pearl drop earrings, necklace with charms AND a pearl necklace... Not too tacky sounding huh. LOL
4. Photos on this dang computer. It's gonna explode I tell ya.
5. No music on tonite or in my head.

DI

Kathy said...

Were these redbud trees by the diner?

Does anyone have a fabulous recipe for a sauce for crab cakes?

Okay, here goes:
1. Definitely George Clooney; or if I could pick someone from the music world, Kenny Rogers BEFORE HE HAD PLASTIC SURGERY. What were you thinking, man? You were so hot!
2. Dust; a closer runnerup - belly fat;
3. A diamond ring from the '20s. And that's all;
4. Just a rug to keep the asphalt crap from my shoes from staining the carpet;
5. Hey, Jude. After all, I'm a child of the '60s.

Kay in Oregon said...

adorable cafe..and great looking food...oh yum yum........loved all three posts that i just got caught up on.......nice day here..

Anonymous said...

The house is beautiful in any weather, isn't it? Love the trees in front of the restaurant, and the food looks absolutely delicious. I like the expression sunshowers, don't think I've ever heard it but we have lots of them in the summertime!

1. No name comes immediately to mind but I still love to watch the movies with long gone actors - Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant, and many more! Ooh, and remember James Drury in the Virginian?

2. My bare feet are at the end of the recliner!

3. Watch and wedding rings; occasionally pins or necklace.

4. Books, papers, photos!!!

5. Can't think of the title or words, just the tune of one of the newer church songs :)

GillLink

Marla said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered?
...Orlando Bloom.

2. What is at your feet as you read this?
The kitty cat is curled up next to me on the couch...

3. Do you wear any jewelry?
I wear my engagement ring, a silver cross ring on my right hand, and a necklace every day.

4. What do you have too much of?
Homework. Yuck.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?
"Rain is a Good Thing" Luke Bryan

Anonymous said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Matthew Mcconaughey.

2. What is at your feet as you read this? My dog Benny.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? My wedding rings and earrings.

4. What do you have too much of? Horse balnkets.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Right round by flo rider.

*Karen*

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

At the risk of stating the obvious, when it's raining and the sun is shining, they say the devil is beating his wife. I don't know why, but they do. I don't even know who "they" is/are.

The first question had me all ready to answer until I read the comments and realized "hot and bothered" means "someone I find hot" vs. "someone who really bothers me and makes me angry." Totally different ball game.

1. Harry Connick, Jr.
2. A bunch of files and a bug that needs to die but I can't do it.
3. Never earrings (I'd need clip-ons), rarely a ring (and I mean very rarely) and sometimes a necklace or bracelet.
4. a) clutter b)guilt
5. Let's STay Together by Al Green, thanks to Big Hair Envy, who had it stuck in hers.

wv: dornals. Those lovely pink/purple embellishments on the shutters of the restaurant Kate went to tonight are called dornals. The act of licking the computer screen at the sight of those potatoes and the carmelized onion/carrots is called just plain wrong.

Anonymous said...

1. Pierce Brosnon.
2. Computer wires.
3. Just my wedding band.
4. Clutter
5. Night Fever by the Bee Gees. (Saturday Night Fever is on TVLand.)

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Colin Farrell....YUMMY ;)

2. What is at your feet as you read this? Chloe the pup.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? Always.....love rings, earrings and necklaces....okay, every type.

4. What do you have too much of? Makeup.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? I Gotta Feeling-Black Eyed Peas.

Shana said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered?
Paul Walker
2. What is at your feet as you read this?
My Aussie- Danka
3. Do you wear any jewelry?
Wedding set
4. What do you have too much of?
books and lotion
5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?
The Dora theme song...lol.

altar ego said...

1. Tom Skerrit

2. My pup, McKinlee

3. My wedding and engagement rings, usually earrings. I've recently acquired some lovely necklaces so I hope I remember to wear them--often!

4. scrapbook paper

5. More than a feeling -- Foreigner

Caroline said...

1. matthew mcconaughey in that Dolce & Gabanna ad

2. socks

3. my wedding ring

4. Laundry and dog hair that is shedding off my dogs at a speed I can't quite comprehend at the moment.

5. ???

Ellen said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Greg Kinnear and John Cusack

2. What is at your feet as you read this? a blanket

3. Do you wear any jewelry? yep - engagement and wedding rings, earrings and a chain with a pendant on it.

4. What do you have too much of? weight

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?

Genny said...

1. Nicholas Cage. I think he looks great in The Rock and in Family Man.

2. My beautiful Himmy Mimi.

3. I always wear my rings, two little diamond bands on either side of my blue diamond band and a sapphire and diamond ring on my right hand.

4. Dust and pollen.

5. Probably something country.

PS. Your take-out meal looked scrumptious!

Holly said...

What a perfect day.

1. what movie/tV personality gets me hot and bothered? Ummmmm I don't watch TV...but probably Russell Crowe. Fine, fine man to look at he is.

2. what is at my feet? A Corgi...BeBe One to be exact, tho her pappa would be if he were not crated.

3. do I wear jewelry? Sometimes...hit or miss...earrings.

4. What do I have too much of? files of photos on the 'puter.

5. what song has been stuck in my head: One Safe Place, Marc Cohn...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aO411buCkk&feature=related

Teri said...

1. Hugh Jackman and Sean Connery
2. The CPU
3. Wear it when I go out but not around the house.
4. Junk in moving boxes! Grrrrrr
5. None. Doesn't happen to me.

Amy said...

Oi those crabcakes look de-licious!!! I miss having easy access to fresh seafood we had when we lived on Averøy and I couldn't get over all the flowering bushes and trees!!!! The snow is just melting here and nature is waking ever so slowly- but it's coming!!!
Now to your questions:
1. I don't really get hot and bothered by movie actors or tv stars, but there are many I think are very nice to look at. My kids always give me a hard time and remind me I'm married, I say- yes, married but not dead or blind!!! hahahaha!
2.Nothing at my feet besides the wire of this computer..oh and a dog bowl from their dinner last night..
3.I rarely wear jewlery but I was given a diamond ring from my grandmother which I wear if I'm doing something special. My wedding ring doesn't fit cause I've gained a kilo or two since marriage and just never gotten it adjusted...I told Stig I don't need a ring to know I'm married to him!
4.I have too many excuses for things I should be doing...
5. God Bless The Broken Road by Rascall Flats..cleaning house and have a country CD I listen too..
Have a super Saturday Kate!

Sweetpea said...

Those sun showers sucked me right in :>]]

Ok, I'm game for playing even tho it's past midnight and I'm half coherent:
1. It used to be Robert Redford (ok, please don't go, "oh PUH -LEEZ!") but now, well, let me get back to you on this one...
2. I'm in beddie-bye so at my feet is only blankie & flannel sheet. Criminee - sound like a six year old.
3. Am non-traditional marriage wise...no wedding ring ever. Earrings tho, daily, without fail (am not dressed without them!) and in summer I adore wearing ankle bracelets.
4. Non-foregiveness.
5. too tired to remember. That's not a song title. I'm actually too tired to remember.

Night all.

troutay said...

1. Simon Baker from the Mentalist
2. Dog bowl (hint hint)
3. Wedding ring, usually earrings
4. Fabric
5. I don't know the name of the song but it goes "every day I'm camping, in the land of Canan...."

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your illustrated story, Kate!
Thanks for asking...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Steven Segal, Sean Connery or Adrian Paul (The Highlander). sigh

2. What is at your feet as you read this? Kes, of course!

3. Do you wear any jewelry?
Yes. I always wear my wedding rings, and diamond stud earrings that were a gift from Handsome twenty years ago.

4. What do you have too much of?
Yarn. No one can ever have too much fabric, but I'm close!

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? "At Last". It's being sung for my mother's wedding at sunset today.

Deb said...

what a fun place to dine..the food looks great...the rainbow is so pretty...
1. still Brad Pitt (even though he has lost his mind....)
2. my schnauzer Nolan
3. not a big jewelry person, every now and again I wear it
4. weeds in the yard
5. God Bless America...heard it at the tea party rally

Anonymous said...

I found your blog on a trail from a friends...Have to say I LOVE your photography....I strive to emulate the quality of pictures you take!!!!

In answer to your questions...
1. None really get me hot and bothered...I am a Pierce Brosnan and Patrick Dempsey fan.
2. My slippers
3. My wedding rings, diamond earrings and a cross around my neck.
4. Cardstock!!!!
5. nothing comes to mind :(

Marilyn said...

Movie/TV personality...david tennant of dr who fame.
at my feet...a pile of yarn..always
jewelry...a bracelet I bought for $1.99 eons ago and two rings with turquoise stones...one my sister gave me and one I bought for $5..my wedding ring is too small now! and anything I just made!
too much of...ideas that never seem to see the light of day.
something david bowie sang...the spaceman thing...
We got not a drop of rain, just two power failures which mucked up the computers!
And that food looks delish.
Rainbows.....now I'm singing rainbows and huh huh ...and warm woolen mittens ....

fourwilkies said...

1. Johnny Depp
2. Nothing but the edge of the carpet
3. Wedding ring & watch
4. China dishes
5. Drunken Sailor (I've been accompanying the elementary school choir ... this is what they're learning!)

Re: your dinner ... my husband says "that's not Imperial fare!" (we live near Imperial, NE)

BousMama said...

1. Johnny Depp (as Jack Sparrow) MMMM...pirates!
2. My little chihuahua Bou is at my feet, whining to get onto my lap. It's not working. I am able to resist it.
3. I wear my wedding ring and if body peircings count as jewelry, I have a naval post and a cute nose stud.
4. I have a lot of mp3 files...like 8800 of them. And a lot of books....You can't have too much of anything now can you???
5. Imma Be by Black Eyed Peas.

Oh, and what is presently on my lap? My chihuahua. Her cuteness permeated my resistance. She wins. AGAIN.

beth said...

1. i love craig ferguson, too and simon cowell....yep, i love simon !
2. my socks are on my feet...does that count ? and sophie is always in my lap.
3. my watch always....and earrings. but my rings and bracelets and necklaces....not so much even though i have many gorgeous pieces.
4. right now....dust bunnies
5. glitter in the air, by pink :)

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

1. Tom Hanks

2. Container full of pens and pencils

3. Opal Ring and sometimes a necklace.

4. Yarn!

5. Take Me Out To The Ball Game - I've been watching baseball

Gayle said...

1. James Pickens Jr (Greg's Anatomy)
2. Toby-kitty, curled in his bed.
3. earrings/wedding rings
4. probably books, need to get them into circulation
5. Windmills of Your Mind, sung but the writer, Alan Bergman. It has been in my head every morning for THREE weeks! Yeesh.

maillady said...

1. hummmm. It used to be Brad Pitt, now i think Colin Firth for sure..
2. my coffee table with some magazines on it.( i'm on my lap top)
3. sure. i always wear a wedding ring. i have a couple different ones. than i usally wear a ring on my right hand. always a simple necklace i bought myself when my second grandson was born and usually matching earrings i bought when my first grandson was born.
4.at this time of my life, i have to say emotions
5.hahaha too funny, at work yesterday someone started singing oh oh oh . oh oh ... remember that song . i think it was the backstreet boys . it's been in my head since than.

Katie said...

Oh how I miss those Maryland crab cakes! Beautiful photos once again!

MaggieGem said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered?

2. What is at your feet as you read this? My dog... Maddox

3. Do you wear any jewelry? Just my wedding ring.

4. What do you have too much of? Just junk, it's time for real spring cleaning! ;-)

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

Canyon Girl said...

1. Jon Gosselin
2. Soldier, one of my dogs.
3. My wedding rings.
4. Magazines.
5. Willie Nelson - Country Roads, from watching Larry King last night.

Other than that, your meal made me hungry, the restaurant looks lovely, and so does your hom and garden..

Jeanne Walker aka Rileigh's Lolli said...

1. Toss up between Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy) and Taye Diggs (Private Practice)...not the men so much as it is the characters that they play...of course their physical appearances do come into play!

2. Nada

3. My wedding set, my silver hoop earrings, my watch, and a silver bracelet...I'm so predictable.

4. Time and then some extra poudage. But I am spending time at the gym working on that!!!

5. 'Free to to be Me' by Francesca Battistelli...need a snappy tune to get you going and give you some food for thought, it is this song!

GypsyNurse said...

What a great post! I may have to take a little drive to Maryland!!

Sharon said...

1. Hot & bothered? I thought those were just hot flashes. ;)
Colin Firth did it for a while but I haven't watch TV or movies in a long while.

2. The footrest of my laz-y-girl chair.

3. Only (small) diamond studs in my ears.

4. I have too much debt and too much fat and too many items on my to-do list.

5. Make Your Own Kind of Music by Cass Elliot.

Chrissykat said...

Hmmm...I responded last night but something musta gone wrong. Oh well...

I think your sun-shower & rainbow are enchanting. And I love Friday questions!

1. Hugh Laurie (House, MD) & Michael C. Hall (Dexter).
2. Kitty beside me on the couch (my feet comfortably on the coffee table).
3. Wedding set & my mom's class ring, both never come off.
4. I have too much of a tendency to eat waaaay too much junk food!
5. The theme song from "Friends."

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

1. Hmm- a younger Sean Connery - I liked Mel Gibson before he p---ed me off with his shenanigans! Paul Newman always! Pierce Brosnan-yep, he'd do in a pinch!lol
2. My crazy little terrier, Rikki, just left, so just some papers that fell off the desk.
3. Gold wedding ring, silver band on right hand. I NEVER leave the house without earrings! I like simple jewelry like pearls and artful pieces, but simple clothes.
4. Vintage dishes- but I do not plan to get rid of them!
5. Can't remember, but it's usually a song I don't like that I can't quit singing! My grandaughter hates it when I sing in the car!

Daryl said...

1. Seth Meyers on SLN

2. the floor

3. Yes ... lots of sparkles

4. Nothing

5. It Had Better Be Tonight [Meglio Stasera] by Michael Bublé

Michelle said...

1. What is "hot and bothered"? I don't think I've been to that country in awhile!

2. A sleeping bulldog, appropriately named Dozer.

3. No jewelry of any kind.

4. Probably everything material!

5. Can't remember. The same age/hormone mix causing #1 seems to affect #5. Sigh.

tuney said...

1. Craig Ferguson, hands down.
2. One slipper (wearing the other one)
3. No, but my uncle just gave me a nifty cross he carved from an oyster shell. Might have to wear that.
4. You name it... everything except work ethic. :)
5. Strange... I'm a musician, but nothing is stuck.

Emom said...

Sorry to be so late....busy week...smiles

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered?Pierce Brosnan, hands down...

2. What is at your feet as you read this?Carpet protector (IKEA)

3. Do you wear any jewelry?As much as I can cram on my fingers and toes...and then other times only my wedding bands. (crazy I know)

4. What do you have too much of?Butt

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head?"Wheels on the bus go round and round...."

Great questions...wipers on the bus go...

Donna S. said...

1. ???? LOL, isn't that sad?
2. My knitting bag.
3. Wedding ring & earrings. Occasionally bracelet or necklace.
4. Fiber things...books, fiber, yarns.
5. A sesame street song that my son sang to his son while trying to get him to eat. You can tell it is a common routine because as soon as he heard the music Anderson (14 mos.) started grinning.

alphabet soup said...

It's well past my self-imposed cut-off of 50 comments but I'll give myself an exemption today...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? What's happened?? Hot and bothered has simply vanished.... I've moved on the subject matter and my idea of acting ability in movies now.

2. What is at your feet as you read this? My grey carry bag that holds all the stuff I need to bring to the library when I use the internet.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? Not today - I've forgotten my earrings.

4. What do you have too much of?
Clutter & unread newspapers!! Sad but true.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? I can't remember which is proably a good thing or it might get stuck there again and drive me bats.

Ms Soup

Annie said...

1. mmmm. My tv is different to yours, but Simon Baker and Harry Connick Jr are pretty good.

2. Nothing. Bare floorboards. And there's a rug over there! And a small coffee table over this side.

3.No. Not really. Hardly ever.

4. Too much of everything, junk, old clothes, papers, photos, fabric, other people's things being stored here. Help!

5. "The answer is blowing in the wind"... Since they just quoted it on the tv news in relation to the ash cloud that has disrupted air traffic. When will the air traffic start to flow again..."the answer is blowing in the wind"!

I will have to send you an email if I can find your email address Kate.

Love your photos Kate. The restaurant looks great,and the one of your house too! Your trip away sounded terrific.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely to be back Kate - I have been away so long. What a joyous post too - those blossom trees reminded me of the ones I saw in Lexington last April while on a tour of your beautiful part of the world. The plate of food looks delicious. Isn't this a superb time of year. Best wishes.

wildbanshee said...

1.Sam Elliott, voice, mustache, smile.
2.New tennis shoe, bought Friday.
3.Yes, a turquoise ring my late husband gave me on our first anniversary.
4.Shoes.
5.Whiskey River by Willie Nelson.

Deb said...

1. Sometimes I feel too old to get hot and bothered! Pierce Bronson will get me close!
2. My trusty Clark sandals.
3. Sometimes I wear jewelry, but right now, not one piece.
4. Junk
5. Oh, please...if I mention it, you will fall on the floor laughing...it's usually some song from one of the cartoons my grandson watches.

mrs mediocrity said...

1. Eddie Vedder's voice
2. My cat.
3. Yes, I make jewelry, so I am always wearing it.
4. Ideas.
5. Give Me Back that Filet-O-Fish... give me that fish!!! (Sad but true).

This was a great little slice of life story...and I love the back of the restaurant sign as well, so true!

Jo said...

In South Africa, where my mother grew up, a sun shower is called "a monkey's wedding" or "umshado wezinkawu". I love them, and we have a lot of them in Vancouver in the spring. Your photo captured it beautifully.

Diane KQ said...

1. Positively: George Clooney
Negatively: Jim Carey
2. a bare wood floor
3. just took it all off
4. paperwork!
5. my preschool's tooth brushing song!

Alli said...

1. What movie/television personality gets you most hot and bothered? Probably Sawyer from LOST

2. What is at your feet as you read this? Haha, actually, my chair is. I often type while sitting indian style in my chair.

3. Do you wear any jewelry? My college ring. :)

4. What do you have too much of? Honestly.... probably files on my computer and paper. It seems I have a never ending supply of worksheets and the like from school.

5. What was the last song to get stuck in your head? 'Flathead' by the Fratellis

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Here on the west coast crab cakes are not something I know much about. Looks good though.
l.Brad Paisley
2. The pink pillow I put my feet on
3. wedding ring and an amathyst ring and other things when I go out.
4. Fabric and horses.
5. The Hallelujah Song by the Canadian Tenors.

Lea

A New England Life said...

70 comments? My word Kate, that's a lot to respond too!

Excellent idea on the shutters. Someone is very creative. I love a good sun shower. I think we may have had one yesterday with our funky weather. The dinner looks delish, I'm just not big on garlic. Every time I eat it I swear I can taste it for 2 days!

1. I always liked The Rock/Dwayne Johnson. Hot, hot, hot!!!

2. Lily and Winston are at my feet, literally.

3. Like you I wear my wedding rings and earrings. Not much else. Someday I want my husband to buy me a big-assed diamond solitaire!

4. Hair! Mine, the animals, the kids, it's everywhere!

5. The Man Who Can't Be Moved by The Script http://www.vevo.com/watch/the-script/the-man-who-cant-be-moved/GB1100800171 or Breakeven by the same band.

PS - Don't worry about responding, okay?

acorn said...

1. Matthew McConaughey
2. peices of my lunch GROSS
3. Always
4. fun
5. Mr. President by pink

Laura said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments! Our blogs are very similar, and I love your photos as well! Gorgeous. I also checked out your Etsy shop -- fantastic prints for sale. I've been thinking of starting one myself but am a little petrified. Have a great day!

dragondreamer said...

1. David Boreanaz ::drool::
2. my husband's computer tower.. since I'm at his desk LOL!
3. Always my wedding rings, occasionally earrings and a necklace..
4. books, clothes, stuff I don't use.. culling and Goodwill-ing before the move!
5. "Dora! Dora! Droa the Explorerrrrrrrrrrr!" Can you tell I have a pre-schooler???

The Japanese Redneck said...

Was off on Friday, so once again late to answering these:

1. Richard Cypher on Legend of the Seeker
2. a whole slew of network and power cables for computers
3. Wedding ring. Earrings when horse showing.
4. Stuff to do!!!!!
5. Can't remember, probably cause I can't remember any lyrics unless I'm singing along

TSannie said...

1. Sean Connery in "The Hunt for Red October." Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham" & "Field of Dreams". Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies. Oh yes, I am that old! Oh, and I loved John Krasinski in "It's Complicated". Oh yes, there's a little Mrs. Robinson goin' on!
2. My mom and dad's wonderful dog, Cody. I love her.
3. Always my wedding ring, a gorgeous sterling silver with a stripe of gold Native American bracelet and a sterling silver necklace my hubby gave me. The only jewelry that changes are earrings and pins.
4. Photos, both digital and old fashioned print. Really just too much damn STUFF!
5. The stupid whistle song of my cell phone. I'm gonna have to change it!

(It's taking me some time to get to my fave blogs - but I'm here!)

TSannie said...

1. Sean Connery in "The Hunt for Red October." Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham" & "Field of Dreams". Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies. Oh yes, I am that old! Oh, and I loved John Krasinski in "It's Complicated". Oh yes, there's a little Mrs. Robinson goin' on!
2. My mom and dad's wonderful dog, Cody. I love her.
3. Always my wedding ring, a gorgeous sterling silver with a stripe of gold Native American bracelet and a sterling silver necklace my hubby gave me. The only jewelry that changes are earrings and pins.
4. Photos, both digital and old fashioned print. Really just too much damn STUFF!
5. The stupid whistle song of my cell phone. I'm gonna have to change it!

(It's taking me some time to get to my fave blogs - but I'm here!)

Merisi said...

Did you hear that thud?
That was me! Fainting when I spotted that crab cake!
I love love love Maryland crab cakes (and softshell crabs!). I wonder if anybody here imports Chesapeak Bay Blue Crabs. Or pasteurized crab meat. I am getting very hungry! I shall have to sail by boat to St. Mary's! ;-)

Love that little restaurant's "shutters" - how clever, and they match the flowering trees.

I am sitting here barefoot, btw.