August 7th, 2006


The Gospel According to...

Not Charley. That one was legit. This one is quite flippant. According to GEORGE...

Carlin, that is, in a possibly apocryphal email listing, one of the secrets to staying alive a long time is to "Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge." Sounds sensible, as do the rest of the list.

*Pauses in thought.*

If I'm doing that, I must have an empty box/un-filed or unsorted paper fetish...

Responded my sister, via email, "Not fair! You also have horses all around the place!"

And skunks, opossums, raccoons, wild [edit: barn] cats and their semi-wild kittens [edit: the boldest of which allowed me to pet her, pick her up and even turn her over without panicking last night when I tossed out the barbecued short rib bones], ragweed... Ah, the list is endless.

"Best Tall Tale" Entry

And to continue with the faux awards, in the category of "Best Tall Tale", we have...

Well, I'm not really sure on this one.

Kurt Vonnegut's story Galápagos certainly had quite a few of these in it... not all of which I posted, but all of which I greatly enjoyed... I really need to look back and see what categories I awarded him wins in, but lj is being cranky this morning, and I really AM supposed to be working on three papers, due today...

But this one by Andrew M. Greeley in a new (well, new to ME, but really old) series, first volume, A Midwinter's Tale p.80, contributes a certainly viable entry.

He says, through his character "Chucky", "I will confess, however, that I was the one responsible for the story that, when the lemonade had been sent to a chemist for analysis, he had reported with great regret that our poor horse was dying of an incurable kidney disease."

Well, how can it miss? It MENTIONS a horse, in a highly humorous light.... And my sister really IS right...

Herd Lost (Sight Of); Herd Regained.

Is this Paradise? No, it's Iowa.

Yup. They're out in the hay field. All but Crem, who stays home like a good little girl, even when her man has deserted her. AND, they don't want to come in. 6-8 posts are down, a tree on the wire as well. What a mess!