PHEDT = DEPTH
LUCTO = CLOUT
GUYNHR = HUNGRY
IERFUG = FIGURE
THE COMPANY’S NEW FACILITY FOR PRODUCING GRANITE AND MARBLE COUNTERTOPS WAS – – –
DET CT UNG IGE = CUTTING EDGE
Good Morning, Everyone… 👷🏻♀️ WATER YOU KNOW? 👷🏻♀️
🎶 Now it CUTS like a knife….But it feels so right. Yeah, it CUTS like a knife…Oh, but it feels so right…🎶 “Cuts Like a Knife” – Bryan Adams 1983
👷🏻♀️ You want a brand new kitchen…feeling it within your DEPTH,
So you shop around for prices…causing shock and some have wept
Whatever cost you FIGURE, trust me there will be much doubt
When you add up what the marble cost? It hits you like a CLOUT
That kitchen that you love so dear…that seats so many HUNGRY?
It’s big and has the counter space to hold so much of sundry…
Well now that you chose marble, with the labor that’s involved
You’re in for quite a sticker shock, once everything’s resolved
But you’re set on the remake, and before that hammer sledge?
You swallow deep, resign yourself…all for the CUTTING EDGE...👷🏻♀️
So, let’s be honest…anyone out there who one time or another decided that the old standby beige Formica of the past just didn’t cut it anymore…and you wanted to go granite or marble like everyone else seemed to be…well, you know from whence I speak… And if you’re anything like me, your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home, so it has to be perfect…But to make matters worse, I decided to gut and expand…I mean I’m always cooking…everyone’s always eating…there’s soooo many of us…Make a long story short…all that countertop? All that wrap-around? All that additional island? Hmm. Suffice to say I have thoughts about renting the kitchen out as a catering hall now. Tell your friends…I’m offering a good price per person…Anyway…that’s my story. And trust me, since the remake? I’ve learned not to take anything for granite…
Ok, today’s puzzle. Nothing new in the way of our words, but both of our five letter ones have appeared as is in the past. PHEDT in August and November of last year, and LUCTO takes us way back to 11-21-11. Not often we see both 5-letter words serving double-duty. But that’s not the only surprise…With the immediate solve of today’s puzzle answer, that little gnawing started…And it wasn’t just because the idiom is an old, familiar common one. Anyway, you know me…God forbid I should ig gnaw these feelings I get…of course not…so, I went looking. And just as if etched in stone? Voila! January 09th, 2015. A puzzle about a chef and his new high-tech knife…which was CUTTING EDGE! Now how’s that for a slice of Jumble trivia? Anyway…as far as today’s cartoon goes…We’re at a plant, watching granite and marble being produced.And the dialogue, “slices through” and “that’s high-tech”, plus seeing the workman “edging” out the stone? Well…it’s right there, CUTTING EDGE...in black and white…or beige and black, if you go by the way it’s colored in my paper…
Eye candy? Not much beneath the surface today…it’s a pretty cut and dry cartoon. There’s detailed digital printing on the screen being used as the blueprint, but try as I might, I couldn’t get around it. But stone and behold, I do appreciate seeing the two females in the mix. And if you’re a daily follower of our blog, you may remember a reader yesterday questioning why the book browser was a she and not a he…Well today, with two women center stage? He may just lose his marbles! So…There you have it Folks, Done…Be well, and stay safe…And I’ll leave you with a little joke the contractor told me while he was working on my kitchen… A man had just redid his kitchen in marble. Unfortunately, he later found out that it was counter-feit. He couldn’t believe he’d gotten taken for granite like that…Yes, I know… I thought I deserved a discount after that too…👷🏻🙋🏻♀️
I stumbled at first thinking that GH would be together in Hungry and that the first word of the answer would be getting.
No granite (love “taken for granite,” Angela) or marble in my kitchen. My pride is my very old refrigerator. Except for some broken plastic parts, it’s still going strong.
Wishing everyone a great, safe weekend.
Good Morning, Caroline. I remember you speaking of your refrigerator…👏🏻Here’s to it’s long life! Glad you stuck with the puzzle, and Tks for the Shout Out. Be well, be safe…👷🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
A sentence came to mind today.
He was HUNGRY for CLOUT and attention but didn’t FIGURE on how out of his DEPTH he would be once elected.
Caroline! Your maiden voyage..and you’ve done exceptionally well! 👏🏻👏🏻Brava! I love it! It’s a great sentence! 😘🙋🏻♀️
Thanks, Angela. I prefer reading your, Steve’s, Chuck’s, Paul’s and others amazing sentences, but the words today spoke to me.
Caroline…YW…And humility’s definitely a virtue, but rest assured, you’ve much to be proud of here. And keep listening to those little voices! 😉 They’re serving you well! 🙋🏻♀️
Caroline, I don’t think I sent you this link before and I think you’d like it; an appreciation of John Prine from our local East Bay music critic Jim Harrington:
Thanks, Steve. I really appreciate it and will listen later when my husband is off the computer. Angela, thanks for your kind words about my frig, even though you didn’t wish it cento anni!
LOL! 🤦🏻♀️ You’re right, I didn’t! I apologize…But here you go…Cent’ anni più un giorno…100 years plus a day! 😘🙋🏻♀️
That’s exactly what I thought! My stove may be approaching that (not really, but it’s from like the early 40’s.
Nothing personal, I swear…It’s just that we don’t usually give the salutation to inanimate objects…And what? You want the blessing now too? A fridge AND a stove? In the same day?…I gotta check the handbook…😂🤦🏻♀️
That’s funny, because in San Francisco they also bless taxicabs, and boats on Opening Day on the Bay. It probably goes right by Betty’s house!
“The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” (also known as “The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet”) is a Sicilian tradition of protecting fishermen that has been practiced in San Francisco for 84 years.”
Yes, but you missed the key word…”usually” …I didn’t say it’s not done. We here on the East Coast have been known to branch out…it’s just that “I’m” not in the habit of going beyond humans…😉 …Anyway, I’m still checking the handbook…(Boy…these Italians sure talk a lot)! 😂😂😂
Oh, and PS…you forget…I’m NOT Sicilian!
I would *never* forget that! 😂🙋🏻♂️
Wow, aren’t you the clever one this morning, Caroline. Way to go! 👏
Excellent article on Prine, Steve. Thank you. I liked the video, too, and will have to look up some of the songs the writer mentioned that I don’t know.
Your stove is older than my frig, which is only ’50. Thanks, Angela, for blessing both. I bet it will help.
Thanks Caroline; I figured you’d like the article because Harrington is obviously much more than a fan – you can tell he’s genuinely grateful for the impact those songs had on his own life.
YW, Caroline. I hope it will…🙏🏻🙋🏻♀️
Betty, thank you for your comment.
Enjoy the festivities. I think I mentioned this before but I heard a comedian once say that “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was the greatest case of medical malpractice.
My wife left her gallbladder there, but any song about that probably wouldn’t have had the same impact. 😂
Good morning. Very little trouble today. The words came quick and once I looked at the cartoon nothing hit me right away so I put it aside. When I went back to it, the answer came within two minutes. Another clever finish. Another first Angela on hearing your song choice. I’ll leave it at that. Until tomorrow stay well.
My song choice? 😉 Ok, I get ya, Brooklyn. Good Morning…and I’m glad you got that V-8 moment! Be well, Paul. Stay safe. 👷🏻🙋🏻♀️
Being retired and sheltering at home,it’s difficult to keep track of the days of the week.So low and behold,today’s Monday level easy anagrams and cartoon solution have added to the confusion,on whether it really is a Saturday.The dateline at the top of the paper says it is a Saturday,so enjoy the weekend as well as you can.We’ve also had our kitchen redone several times with an island taken out,new cabinetry put in,as well as a marble type sink and counter,on multiple remodeling efforts.
Good Morning, Professor. Trust me, Prof…we’re all in the same boat as far as that calendar thing’s going. I sat with the remote at 5:30 this morning searching for the Mass on TV. And had the nerve to get upset thinking that it had been switched somewhere without me knowing…Then it hit me that it’s not Sunday. SMH…It’s all becoming a blur….And I’m with you on the easy, breezy puzzle…..But…”Multiple” remodeling efforts? That was my 2nd downstairs, and now that I’m considering the one upstairs? I’m seriously wondering if I have the propensity to become an alcoholic…🤷🏻♀️ Be well, Prof. Stay safe. 👷🏻🙋🏻♀️
Yes step 1 was taking out the island counter,and replacing the cabinetry,step 2 a new ceramic tile floor in the kitchen,bathrooms,and laundry room,and step 3 a new kitchen window,wall tile,and the new sink and counter top.I guess we were real gluttons for punishment.
Phew! But I’d say you’re real …GUT tons for punishment! 😉🙋🏻♀️
Hi all – Just happened to see all the words with a quick pause at FIGURE. My first thought for the answer, which actually fit, was that if the machine failed on that kitchen countertop, they’d be SINKING FAST. The dialog showed CUTTING and the rest. When I looked online, I liked seeing the layout drawing on the operator’s screen, and the tiny forklift in the back.
Made me chuckle with “lose his marbles” Angela.
Hey Betty, warm up the vocal cords. Everyone in The City is supposed to sing “I Left my Heart” along with Tony Bennett at noon today.
Good wishes to everyone.
“Since his wife managed a supermarket, he had to FIGURE that the DEPTH of her CLOUT meant they wouldn’t go HUNGRY.”
Sinking fast? High tech? God forbid! 😉 Did you see how precise that whole process is? Amazing, really …And ironically, I’m listening to Cuomo as we speak…talking about us all “losing our marbles” from these 62 days of going through the nightmare…Along the same line, your sentence definitely fits the program. 👏🏻👏🏻 Be well, Steve, stay safe. 👷🏻🙋🏻♀️
What’s really funny about that video to me has nothing to do with the granite – it’s the fact that he’s using an ASUS Eee PC, a very early affordable Linux laptop which could also be set up to run Windows. I think it was the early 90’s – my wife knew all about it and jumped at the chance to get one when it became available and then we both liked it so much she made me drive back down the next day and get another one. Mine is still sitting right across the room and still worked last time I tried it.
I’m ready, Steve. The Chronicle printed the song in this morning’s paper. I presume if we get press coverage they’ll concentrate on Tony Bennett (by the way his statue at the Fairmont Hotel now sports a mask). I usually only sing in the shower but I’ll venture out my front door today. Stay well.
Betty…I don’t know if you saw that concert show the other night..Jersey 4 Jersey? Tony sang “Smile”…93 years young, and he brought the house down. Gaga was smiling…Me? Cried like a baby! It was just too touching…I found this clip..it’s not so good, but I’m trying to see if I can find his full performance,..I probably woukd have found it by now…if I wasn’t going through the handbook! 😉🙋🏻♀️
Easy one today. Like everyone else I can barely remember which day of the week it is as they all run together. We gutted our kitchen once and that’s enough – never again. However,I do like the granite countertops. – “taking for granite” – good one Angela. Have a good day all.
The statue wearing a mask, I love it!
Did you see Leah Garchik’s “Public Eavesdropping” yesterday – a woman overheard saying it’s like we’re all in Las Vegas, losing money hand over fist, drinking cocktails anytime and not knowing what day or time it is.
I did see her bit and thought it was funny. I miss her weekly column but do enjoy the occasional Public ‘Eavesdropping tidbits. It’s another gorgeous day here. Will venture out for my daily walk a bit later in the day.
Yep, it’s all a big blur at this point. Good Morning, Betty. And thanks for the Shout Out…As for the remodels? They’re ok, in the long run I guess…but that’s just it…the LONG RUN…My Other swore the guy took so long because I kept feeding then lunch every day…But…manners, right? I don’t know…it was sort of like being caught between a ROCK and a hard place! Enjoy the singing, Betty..I wish I could join you…It sounds wonderful…I hope they show it on the news here tonight…Be well, and be safe! 🎶🙋🏻♀️