My Berry Favorites

I’m linking up to Moxie Wife’s five favorites  today.

I’ve felt join-y lately. I want to be where the party is. So here are five things I really like:



I call this picture “Afternoon Delight.” I don’t know which part of it is my favorite part:


2.  (more berries!)

This, as you can see, is a picture of raspberries in a blue (and white) dish. When I was in high school, I read some novel whose title I cannot remember, but the heroine eats red raspberries in a blue dish. She looks at them and thinks she has never seen anything so lovely. I decided I would make that my decorating theme when I grew up and had a house.

I’ve been moderately successful at sticking to the theme. I pick up blue dishes when I find them at the Goodwill. But it’s really hard to match that red. Plus we have kids and stuff, so things end up looking how life with kids looks. But if you can crop all the mess out around that blue bowl of berries, I still think it’s pretty.



These are baby toes.

They curl around your finger when you touch them.

It cracks me up that babies have stinky feet. And babies ALWAYS smile when you smell them and say P-U.



This is Iceland:


It is in the process of outlawing internet pornography .


“Iceland is taking a very progressive approach that no other democratic country has tried,” said Professor Gail Dines, an expert on pornography and speaker at a recent conference at Reykjavik University. “It is looking a pornography from a new position – from the perspective of the harm it does to the women who appear in it and as a violation of their civil rights.”


Go Iceland!





This is me and Pedge at a Colts game several years ago. I’ve always liked this picture because it looks fake, doesn’t it? Like we’re standing in front of a picture of a Colts game. We may as well have been, because we spent most of the game in the lounge drinking bloody marys.


So there, five things, give or take. See Moxie for more!

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  • Lacey @ Forgot the Flour

    Go Iceland! I, too, am a Colts fan. I have been to one game, in San Diego, where my sister and I got teased mercilessly for wearing Colts hats at Chargers stadium. Also and, now I want to try your blueberry-yogurt thing.

  • Grace

    Go Iceland! Wow. And I might copy your thrusting themey dishes idea. Brilliant.

    So I’ve been trying to comment on your blog for several weeks to no avail but finally emailed WordPress and I was showing up as spam. All fixed now and no, I don’t have 68 other things to do – ever.

    • Elizabeth Duffy

      I love persistence! I can’t comment on word press blogs either, actually, because I made a profile several years ago with an embarrassing name, and now it always shows up when I log in.

  • Jessica @ housewifespice

    Now I have the song “Afternoon Delight” stuck in my head. Are you a fan of Arrested Development by chance? Love that scene where they sing “Afternoon Delight.”
    Baby Toe Jams. Too sweet.
    Go Iceland!
    And standing in the lounge drinking Bloody Marys is EXACTLY what I did at the Blackhawks game!

    • Elizabeth Duffy

      I love A.D. Did you hear it’s coming back? On netflix, I think.

  • karyn

    I have often asked my babies why they have stinky feet since they’re not walking around or anything. None of them have given me an answer. But they’re still cute, despite being stinky.

  • Stefanie @ A Dreamer’s Wife

    Iceland is awesome!

  • Cynthia

    Frankly, Elizabeth, I’m still reeling over your posting from a couple weeks ago where you talked about how you were dealing with that lady from church where you had a falling out. Excellent!

    This is clever in an entirely different way. You’ve actually managed to include a few more than five, but who can complain, when your insidiousness is so delightful! Berries, babies, and…the oh-so-shocking Paris Review (which I have always wanted to read, but just haven’t gotten around to).

    The more I read about Iceland, the more I like it. Their progressive attitude is amazing, which is probably in direct proportional opposition to their (….unpleasant, shall we say…) climate.

    Again, excellence all around.

    • Elizabeth Duffy

      It is time to read the Paris Review. Of course reading really good writing always makes me feel like a poser. I try to let it serve as model rather than scold.

  • Hallie @ Moxie Wife

    How fun! I finally get to see Pedge! You two are every bit as adorable together as I’ve always imagined. :)