Sunday, November 7, 2010

and now it's time for a little pop quiz

~ Concerning Cake ~
True or False.


from Father Fox's Penny Rhymes

Answer: True and/or False. 

Of course, this depends entirely on you as far as the cake goes.  The snow snow and the rain rain rain are going to ply their trade regardless - unless you're sharing cake with rather more influential dinner guests than the rest of us.


Answer: (really?) 

This should be a no-brainer. Oh, wait . . . it was.  Ouch. Really though, I myself find  if-then statements often a pain in the neck.  


Answer: False? Probably?   

Because does cake solve anything really?  Ever?  When possibly some of our troubles are actually brought on by cake?   

~ * ~
On the other hand, I could be wrong. 

It's possible.
Even the royal She up above has very probably reconsidered her position on cake vis-à-vis domestic policy.
Can we do any less?

And so, if your answer to #1 above was False in the sense (or absence) of cake upon your table you might consider the following:

And I think I can venture to suggest that if you share your cake with plenty of friends and family, portioning out these rich moist wedges in moderation, you can still have yet more of your cake the following day and perhaps suffer not too much any lasting ill-effect.


"Mrs. Bates, let me propose your venturing on one of these eggs. An egg boiled very soft is not unwholesome. Serle understands boiling an egg better than anybody. I would not recommend an egg boiled by anyone else - but you need not be afraid, they are very small, you see - one of our small eggs will not hurt you. Miss Bates, let Emma help you to a little bit of tart - a very little bit. Ours are all apple-tarts. You need not be afraid of unwholesome preserves here. I do not advise the custard. Mrs. Goddard, what say you to half a glass of wine? A small half-glass, put into a tumbler of water? I do not think it could disagree with you."

 Or something like that.

(Because even the memory of a good cake is a small celebration.)


suzanne said...

You must hand it round first and cut it afterward.

Lisa B. said...

Oh, you got me. Some things DO require cake, and when the cake is absent, things go awry! Or, at the very least, the absent cake diminishes the possible joy.

Do you want to be responsible for that?

Me neither. As you may or may not know, there was once a time when a well-provisioned household had cake in the cupboard. Cake and/or pie. Sometimes both. Yes, these were days when people worked in the fields. But still. I feel having some cake around is like having an ace in the hole. Or maybe a nest egg. Something that makes you feel a little more secure, knowing that it's there.

Mrs. Organic said...

Cake fixes lots of things, and at the very least it brings people together.

Emma J said...

Of course you understand this is not an anti-cake statement. I love cake, some of my best friends are cakes . . .

m e l i g r o s a said...

interesting analogy. cake and sugar and life. something is always misplaced

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