This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

This is the result. And it makes me laugh every single time.

It tries to be so dramatic but it just falls flat. Love it.

911 hELP

I think about this a lot

Even the person stuck doing the drums sounds like they’re terrified that the drums are going to explode if they get hit too hard.




Fish Pie - Kiki’s Delivery Service

Howdy y’all!  The mysterious roommate here, and I’m going to tell you all about dis fish pie hurr! Remember in Kiki’s Delivery Service when Kiki helped the lovely ladies made this fancy fish pie for their granddaughter’s birthday?  Well, this was just like that time… but different.  My mom was in town, and the purveyor of this blog and I decided to make some yummy dinner for us all.  And the best part of all was that she didn’t turn up her nose and say, “Oh… another one of those crummy fish pies again,” in fact, she loved it!  I even got to make the fish on top!  That was the best part about it.


  • 4 fillets of herring, or 3 fillets of another larger, white fish (we used rockfish, you could use sole, tilapia, or cod)
  • 1 leek
  • 1 medium while onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 5 medium potatoes (bakers or russets)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons deli style or whole ground mustard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper


  1. Cut up the potatoes and put them in a pot of boiling water.  Boil for about 5 minutes, then add in two eggs and boil for 5 more minutes.  Take out the eggs, and strain the potatoes.  Then mash the potatoes in a bowl with 2/3 cup of milk.
  2. Add the mashed potatoes to the bottom of your casserole dish, saving about 1 potato worth of mash in the bowl.
  3. Slice all of the vegetables and the hardboiled eggs and saute them in a pan with some oil or butter and the bay leaves.
  4. Add in the rest of the milk, the mashed potato that you saved, mustard, salt and pepper.  Cook everything on medium heat stirring occasionally, until the milk reaches a thick consistency, then add it into the casserole pan.  Remember to remove the bay leaves.
  5. Cut the fish fillets into 3 inch wide chunks, and then add it into the casserole pan.
  6. Unroll the pie crust and put it on top.  You can cut it into strips, and cut out a fish if you want to make it like the one in Kiki’s Delivery Service.  Once you finish covering the casserole pan with the pie crust, beat an egg and brush it on top of the pie crust.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until the crust is to your liking.