More Books!

I haven’t posted about books I’ve read or purchased in a long time, and I know you all (i.e. Tommyboy) are wondering about it, so here you go: I purchased the following last night because they were over 80% off their original price, and they’re all excellent books, I think. Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss. I read her Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which I enjoyed. I almost bought

How To Turn Cheap, Tough Steak Into Expansive, Tender Steak

I have no idea what a “Gucci” is, but the technique described in How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steaks into Gucci “Prime” Steaks works on the cheap steaks I’ve tried it with. Massively salt your steaks 15 min – 1 hour before grilling. That’s it. It should look like this (image from that website): Don’t use table salt. Use pickling or sea salt – the large grained stuff. Cover both

Hemingway on Faulkner

I found my paperback of Papa Hemingway, by A.E. Hotchner, behind my couch today. I don’t remember ever reading this book. A found a bookmark between pages 74 and 75. On page 75 it reads: Hotcher: Mr. William Faulkner [said]… that you never crawl out on a limb. Said you had no courage, never been known to use a word that might send the reader to the dictionary. Hemingway: Poor

What Do You Want For Christmas?

Christopher Moore, author of Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal and other amusing novels, posted An Old Child’s Letter to Santa, listing what he wants for Christmas this year. Some of his items: – Immediately strike dumb and deaf any stupid motherfucker who thinks that by wanting to keep the troops from getting killed, I am not supporting the motherfucking troops. – When you deliver anything made

Hugs and Kisses

I dare ya to end every non-professional email with “Hugs and kisses, [your name]” for a day. I did it for the first time today to a person I’ve known a long time but have never hugged or kissed (that I can remember). Go on, try it. Hugs and kisses, jody