Happy Saturday and welcome to the …So, do you all have big plans, or just a nice relaxing day around the house? Miss Goose and I are “baching it” this weekend, as Chris is in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada for a band competition. Yesterday, what that meant was that we didn’t do a darn thing around the house, but today we will try to get a bit more ambitious and at least sweep the floors … or something. Maybe.
Today’s Saturday Surprise is truly a hodge-podge, rather matching the way my mind works today. I think this past week required so much concentration on so many topics that my brain has simply said, “I’m done – go away and leave me alone!” So, let’s have a bit of this and a dab of that, shall we?
Happy face bologna?
Ask anyone from Sydney or Melbourne if they’ve ever tried a slice of “fritz” and they’ll give you a puzzled look. Ask a South Australian, however, and their face will light up with memories of childhood trips to the deli and smiling meat behind the glass.Smiley fritz, the cheeriest lunch meat you’re likely to come across, is a thinly sliced and smooth-textured sausage commonly found in supermarket delicatessens and local butcher shops across South Australia. Each slice of the meat appears to have a tidy mop of dark hair, two big eyes, and cheeky grin. For South Aussie kids, no trip for groceries is complete without receiving a complimentary slice to eat on the spot or wear as a mask.
Fritz is unique to South Australia, thanks to the influence of German immigrants in the greater Adelaide region. Though the sausage’s origins are uncertain, local legend suggests it began with a butcher by the name of Fritz who lived in the city of Adelaide or the nearby town of Lobethal in the 1880s. The sausage is also known by the not-so-flattering full name of “bung fritz.” Why? Because the sausage uses a sheep’s appendix as the casing that houses the lightly smoked mince trimmings of pork, lamb, beef, or, in rare cases, kangaroo.
Um … well … I suddenly find I’m not really all that hungry …
Name a country … any country …
I love Jimmy Kimmel. Well, most of the time anyway. You know how sometimes he takes to the streets and asks people questions … simple questions that should be no brainers, like “name a book”. Well, based on this short segment where he had a large map of the world and asked people to identify a country … any country … on the map, I think we are in deep trouble. Take a look …
At least the little guy knows his geography, yes?
You guys all know what a sucker I am for a cute animal, right. This one comes from The Dodo and if it doesn’t simply melt your heart, then you probably have no heart to melt!
Bee-utiful drawings …
Camilla d’Errico is a Canadian urban temporary painter, toy designer, character creator and comic artist. She’s been interested in art since she was a little girl, and her textbooks were full of cartoons, comics, manga and fantasy-like doodles.
“I am a hopeless romantic that loves the planet, French bulldogs, watermelons, vampires and zombie hunters! I also paint big-eyed beauties surrounded by melting rainbows and lots of animals.”
Her recent paintings of adorable bees that portray iconic cartoon and movie characters are exactly that.
Ahhh … to have such talent! Miss Goose is the artiste in this house … perhaps one day I will share some of her work!
Well, friends, I don’t want to take up your entire weekend … I know you have chores and fun stuff planned, so I ask only that you keep safe and have a wonderful weekend!