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Last good Friendly Friday

Oooops, I didn’t mean to say that in the title. There will be others! But Sandy wishes to know about the last good things we ate, saw and laughed at in recognition.

When I saw Sandy’s Friendly Friday task, I REALLY planned to post only one photo per question, alas… You can guess the rest. Also, I stick to Sandy’s good things. Looking around for other good things would make me nervous. There are not that many. As for the war, I’ll talk about that tomorrow.

Oh, one other thing happened, Slovenia has selected its Eurovision Song Contest 2022 entry. At least we hope there will be songs to sing in May. See what you think. LPS means Last Pizza Slice and they are a high school band.

And now, let’s do it by numbers. I was doing well, one photo per point-wise, until the last one.

1. What was the last good … thing I ate?

I generally eat good, too good, in fact. So good that I’m not even taking photos any more of all the food amore makes for us. This was his last experiment, even though usually he sticks to ancient Italian recipes. It may look mighty weird but it was excellent. What is it, you ask? Red cabbage risotto.

2. What was the last good … show I watched?

I’m in the middle of My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale), season 3. It is in Italian and Neapolitan dialect for which even Italians need subtitles. For a woman living in Italy it’s rather heart-wrenching. It is not easy and it used to be much harder.

I love these two. They are both 18 and now that their characters have aged, they have to play older women.

The last two shows I finished were:

  • Leninov park (“Park Lenin”), Slovenian crime series. I watched it in self-defence, just like Americans watch Don’t Look Up, asking myself “Are we really like that?” Yes yes, we are. Even worse.
  • Hinterland (Y Gwyll). After starting off in English they soon burst out in full Welsh. Fun to hear. The end of Season One hits sooo hard that I just had to see the other two seasons as well. Usually the detective as the main hero is not as nuanced, good to see Mr. Richard Harrington nail it.

3. What was the last good … comic that reflected my life?

Here is where my ears wiggled because I only had to look through my Facebook timeline where I post all the stuff that I encounter and can identify with. Have 11 of them. Sorry not sorry, they all apply.

For more giggles of this sort see this post.

For Friendly Friday Challenge hosted by The Sandy Chronicles: What was the last good…

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

44 thoughts on “Last good Friendly Friday

  1. Manja–I did get a bit worried when I read ‘last’ post…! I love reading Dorothy Parker quotes–sharpest tongue ever! Ah, the secret to cutting onions, but then the three-word description! These were all so good! Happy weekend to you and amore.

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  2. Love the shock factor of the accidental title. 🙂 The cabbage risotto looked intriguing. Have not heard of the show. The comics were terrific. The onion one was my favorite. Now I have Jimmy Hendrix in my head from one of the later photos. 🙂

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    1. Hihi, thanks, Betsy. I’m glad you had a few laughs. The show is made after Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan really good novels. The series gives the same feels as the books did, which is so rare. And good that the wind cried to you too. 🙂

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  3. Not that you need it but I give you blanket dispensation to post as many pictures as you want for Friendly Friday 😉

    You have a fine selection of responses today. I especially cracked up with the Lazy joke. Good one!

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      1. Oh, I think she was busted by a journalist who followed the money. She works (worked?) for a publishing house as a translator. But now I googled the matter and some claim that the novels were actually written by her husband! 😮 Damn! I find it hard to believe that a guy would write them… but everything is possible.

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  4. I had forgotten to check and see if they made a new season of My Brilliant Friend! Thanks for this post letting me know. I would love the red cabbage risotto! I am off to look up recipes for that now.

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  5. I love the cartoon strips, soooo funny! The one about anxious urges, the clever wordplay, the sculpture of the woman with her legs in the air, wonderful.

    The Slovenian band are pretty cool 🙂

    I’m glad you described what that dish was, it looked rather disturbing. Now I know, I’d happily consume it myself. Funny how some things look like haggis but are actually delicious (I refuse to believe haggis is delicious).

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  6. Well, it looks similar to that but not pleasingly purple, it’s rather like a brown regurgitation inside a transparent bag, which is the sheep’s stomach they boil it in. It’s all very disturbing to me as I’m a herbivore. But I judge no one, no one, just so you know 🙂

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