these were one of the greatest food creations of my childhood
with the introduction of the mini-box variety packs
came great excitement
new reasons to battle with siblings
how to divide the number of boxes evenly
who gets to pick first
did i open it correctly on the perforated lines
kellogs, general mills, or post packs
who gets stuck with
the ‘old boring people’s cereal boxes’
such unparalleled joy
sprung from eating it right out of the side of the box
pouring your milk on this sugary delight
turning it into a personal bowl
i thought i could never be happier.
“do you know what breakfast cereal is made of?
it’s made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!”
(not my breakfast, but how i imagine it to look if i had ordered the daily specials)
how fun to discover
that one of my favorite breakfast places
has changed up their menu a bit
(maybe now that the students are back on campus?)
adding 11 ‘breakfast beers’
and a daily special of
cake and ice cream
“celebrate everyday like your birthday!”
what’s not to celebrate?
“i discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch.”
avalon bakery and cafe, ann arbor, mi, usa
late summer 2020
after spending the night at daughter #3s’ house
i woke up early at my usual farmer time
everyone else still fast asleep
hunted and gathered food items from their kitchen
soon realizing i had put together a ‘c’ themed breakfast
that was quite satisfying –
coffee with cream, chocolate cookies, cheetos cheese things, computer
i believe all food groups were well represented.
i know this guy might think that ‘c’ is only for cookie, but —
“health food may be good for the conscience, but oreos taste a hell of a lot better.”
bunny stops by the yard for a quick breakfast
kitty sees bunny and considers breakfast
bunny sees kitty and keeps eating
kitty sees bunny seeing kitty
one inside, one outside
only a screen between them
each is safe
but what goes on in their heads?
“it is easy to be brave from a safe distance. “
used the berries we picked
to make a strawberry pie for breakfast
what a fine way to begin a day.
“to whoever invented fantasy, redwood trees, and pie for breakfast; well done.”
-dr sun wolf
et, longtime sporty friend of mine
signed up to do a quick 5k this morning
prior to our bookclub brunch
and was surprised to learn
that she was somehow stuck doing a 5-miler
due to a ‘volunteer miscommunication error’
and toughed it out, arriving on time.
please note the difference in her demeanor, expression, and body language
in the photos
still running and realizing the mileage
arriving at brunch and enjoying a breakfast bud light.
here’s to her mighty spirit.“either you run the day or the day runs you.”
“stars were golden unicorns neighing unheard through blue meadows.”
-william faulkner, soldiers’ pay
as i walked in, i looked around and asked out loud,
“is this elvis day or something?”
i heard a deep voice following me in who answered,
“you better believe it baby.”
and that is how we found ourselves sharing a breakfast space.
luckily, elvis read the sign, waited to be seated
climbed up on the counter and belted out hits
elvis worked the crowd and met a tiny dancer
and changed costumes before my second cup of coffee
it was a full breakfast.
“to me, john lennon and elvis presley were punks,
because they made music that evoked those emotions in people. “
“drama is very important in life: you have to come on with a bang.
you never want to go out with a whimper.
everything can have drama if it’s done right.
even a pancake.”
– julia child
image credit: marmalade.com
la dolce vida
lovely spot tucked away in the city
site of a
(books and drinks and samba society)
women (and a random piñata) of all ages and occupations
talking about books
sharing many laughs
meeting new and interesting people
sharing the piñata head
in what seemed
much too short a time
everyone was off
in different directions
to see flashdance one more time
to watch sports
continued the celebration elsewhere
after this wonderful beginning to the day.