A few of you may remember when I wrote a post about the distinction between a pastie and a pasty.That post included these helpful illustrations plus a recipe.It took note of the fact that one was food taken into the mines by Finnish workers; it also served as a hand warmer until dinner. Not to be confused with the other.
It also had a link to Pasty.com, the home page and server of choice in the Keweenaw Peninsula, home of Lost Loon Lodge. You should check it out because there are many many interesting things there including links to Da Yoopers , musical talent available for your next party (you have to pay their travel expenses), a wonderful yarn store that gladly does mail order and The Lithium Manner Inn (check out the photo of the dining room papered with the original elephant hide and arts and crafts stenciling- yeesh!). Actually, it’s The Laurium Manor Inn but we always call it The Lithium because that is where we congregate when there are large, emotionally charged events in the family. We will probably occupy many rooms there sometime in June when we gather for my mother’s memorial service. Pasty.com used to have a link to Affordable Funerals where you can cut out the middle man and expedite things. I’m not sure why they aren’t advertising there now but they still exist and provide a useful service. I know because we used them recently.
It was this original post that brought Bonnie over to the dark side; she was beside herself thinking- and commenting- about pasties, lukefisk and everything Finnish. I’m still of the mind that she needs a sweatshirt from Finlandia University (formerly the serene women’s college, Suomi) where those naive Scandinavians use the logo "FU" and wonder why they can’t keep the bookstore clothing stocked.
Bonnie is the only person who ever did a guest post at OutsideIn; she did a superb job even though I left her in the midst of controversy. She soothed ruffled feathers and was kind and clever with words, per usual. I was thinking of asking Bonnie again, because I need someone to guest post over the weekend, but I believe she is on hiatus. Then I thought about asking Miz S, a saucy gal after my own heart, but I think she’s getting out of town- and visiting Bonnie (I’m SO jealous). She NEEDS to get out of town after a certain picture turned up over at Lu’s. Anne Fitten, writer extraordinaire, would be a good candidate (I believe she has also been seen acting Edgy at Lu’s) or maybe Rhett could come and play. One obvious choice: good friend Gene. Except rumor has it that he is on the road this weekend. Ol’ Hoss is usually hunkered down at the Bide-a-Wee Home for the Aged But Crafty and you do have to wonder what could drag him away from Feelgood and the Administrator…
Keeping in mind that I’m conflict avoidant, a devout lover of big weather, feathered things and a good laugh- would you like to write a guest post here? You know I’d do it for you. Drop me a line.