Harper’s Other Dad went all the way to Delaware for the Bloggerpalooza II weekend and all I got was…. a whole bunch of fun stuff! Thanks!!
The process of unpacking resulted in a veritable treasure trove of fabulous parting gifts; truly an embarrassment of riches. I haven’t taken a complete inventory yet but some of the items to treasures indeed.
We got a loaf of world-famous Beer Bread which is in safe keeping. Better still. we got the recipe for Beer Bread. “Give a man to fish….” as the saying goes.
A new squadron of ducks has joined the Casa de Harper armada. They all seem to have adjusted swimmingly after their migration to the Southwest. The flock has grown to the point I may need to start a satellite flock in another area. It is either that, or give up cooking for want of counter space. I am weighing the pros and cons.
One of the new ducks looks a little like the late Marty Feldman. I am not entirely certain it is sea-worthy. But then, I remember thinking that about Feldman in Yellowbeard too. We shall see.
There was an edible fellow traveler among the duck refugees. I put it in the witness protection program lest there be cannibalism in the flock.
I’ve read that it is in the nature of the human mind to look for patterns or connections among groups of possibly unrelated phenomena. There is a word for it; Apophenia. Based on that knowledge I can only see one collection of objects as a Village People Starter Kit. How exciting!
There is a book called; In Bed With Gore Vidal: Hustler, Hollywood, and the Private World of an American Master by Tim Teeman. (Thanks Ron!)
Edmund White provided a blurb saying;
“Tim Teeman’s biography of Gore Vidal is the perfect combination of racy gossip – from steamy celebrity liaisons to hustlers in Rome – and penetrating analysis… an original, intriguing and necessary portrait of an American icon.”.
I am not familiar with Mr. Teeman as a writer. I have enjoyed Mr. White’s books though I question whether a book of “racy gossip” is really a “necessary portrait of an American icon” but who am I kidding? I like ‘dish’ as much as the next guy. I look forward to reading it.
With all due respect to Mr. White, when I blog about the book I will probably try to avoid using the term ‘penetrating analysis’ when discussing steamy liaisons and Italian hustlers.
There is also a very nice blank book for journalling or capturing my squirrely thoughts. The cover says; “BE Glamourous”. One does one’s best……