Thursday, February 28, 2013

In and Out.











Hittin' the road early today so no time for my usual yakking.

Yes, I too find it disturbing that those baby chicks are pressing themselves against the heater, but they seem to love it.

I made THE BEST beets last night.  

And cilantro pesto in an attempt to tame the jungle of cilantro about to head to Bolt City.

I'll save that for Friday Food.  Long, lost Friday Food.

My goal in the garden this year is to actually have at least one edible blueberry.  There are many, many buds(?) this year than last so I have hope!

Last, but not least, I'm just going to say it out loud:  I do not like Jane Austen novels.

There.  My dirty secret is out.

I am even trying to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, FFS, and I hate it too.

I know many of you are horrified, but there must be someone who will commiserate with me.  Yes?  No?

Friday Food tomorrow!!!! Wooo hooo. We DO still eat around here! (Just ask my arse.)

18 comments:

  1. I am working on being non-judgemental so I will pretend I did not see your comment on Jane Austen but tell you instead how much I loved the pictures you sent us.
    Jack Rabbit tomorrow.
    Merrymerry

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  2. ...and your father smells of elderberries! ~Laura

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  3. I clearly can't be a reader anymore if you don't like Jane Austin. WTF? kidding - I do love her, but I'll get past you not liking her. One day. Maybe.

    If you'll give me your blue corduroy jeans - where did you get them, I want some and can't find them!!

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    1. Oh, bunny, they're black. I WISH I had some old-skool blue cords too, maybe with a little flare? These are from North Face (super sale)from REI.

      BUT OMG I meant to comment on your comment about those stripey leggings!!!! I am SO glad someone noticed them as they are THE BEST THINGS EVER. Savers. They're, oh, what's that teen brand? Abercrombie! That's it. They are made of some kind of cotton that SUCKS it all in. I look 20 in those things!! OK, actually I look 35, but I'll take it!! heeeeee.

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  4. Well, now, Pride and Prejudice and Zoombies isn't *actually* Jane Austin, so I think we can forgive you on that account. But not like PPZ?????? How, in the wide world, is it possible to not like PPZ????

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    1. I've tried. I SWEAR, so many times. I just don't CARE about any of them.

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  5. Roasted beet salad is a favorite in my house. Hadn't thought to saute them ... curious and excited to see how you prepared them.

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    1. OK, look tomorrow cuz I'm gonna tell you and they are KILLER. And fast.

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  6. Regarding your ".......intent to see that which I want to see." Well, it worked for me today!!!
    I saw a side yard full of bluebonnets in FULL BLOOM!!! Plus, I found some hard-to-find-this-time-of-year ice cream and bought two 1/2 gallons. (That was all they had.)
    MMQC

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    1. YEA on the bluebonnets and double YEA on the ice cream. I know JUST what kind you are talking about too: Blue Bell Peppermint!!! right? right?!?!?

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  7. D. Boothman checking in with one of my favorite Twain quotes: "Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it."

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    1. HAHAHAHA!

      Oh, Mr. Boothman, what a delight to hear from you and with such an apropos quote, to boot.

      Long live Twain!

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  8. About those books? I hate that period in history when all the women were subjugated to the menfolks. They had to get one to marry them so they would be taken care of. I hate the love-lorn of them and the whines and cries. I'm with ya on that, deerie.

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  9. Another Twain quote: "To me his prose is unreadable -- like Jane Austin's [sic]. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death." :-) DB

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  10. And my favorite from dear Mr. Clemens: "I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone." DB

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  11. Somehow I missed the Austen fest here last week. I did love P&P a long time ago, but I never read any of the others. Wondering why Twain had such a hate-on for her, though...

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