Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What Cha Doin?

..."feeding Alexander".

Now that my friends, is an obscure reference to an old Gravy Train commerical.  It's no wonder people never know what I'm talking about.  I still speak in the vernacular of vintage television commercials and after school specials.  I can't remember to cut the broiler unit off, but I can recite decades old adages and such.

What about you?  Do you find yourself retrieving ancient information from your memory banks?  Anyway, I was just wondering if it was just me.

Still no new art to take fancy shots of to dazzle you with.  I'm still working on needle point and going to the gym and trying to get healthy.  BUT in between these things I do manage to read some.  I am currently reading Rise and Fight Again by Charles Bracelen Flood. It recounts four of the most disastrous defeats of the American Revolution.  I just finished the section on Fort Washington and read about the horrible deaths of the prisoners that were basically stored in churches and warehouses or violently stuffed into the bowels of docked warships without any food or water.  Some very sad passages in the descriptions of these soldiers.

I also read fiction.  I like the lighter crime novels.  The ones that just say someone was killed and then the local librarian or book store owner proceeds to solve the mystery.  I also like Southern writers like Fanny Flagg and can always relate to the scenarios that she refers to. I don't usually care two hoots for romantic fiction, but have enjoyed the books by Tracy Chevalier, due to their historical information and well researched facts.

So while it is snowing outside, or the wind is howling, or you just want to cozy up and read, what do you choose.  Let me know.  I always want to know what my friends are reading.

Well, that's it for now.  Take care and stay safe and warm.

6 comments:

kathyj333 said...

I know all the words to the Green Acres theme song—as well as Gilligan's Island, the Beverly Hillbillies, the Addam's Family, etc., etc, etc. But I can't remember where I parked my car at the mall.

Tina said...

I have 2 Fanny Flag books that a friend handed to me and said..."you've got to read these!" I haven't yet but plan to.
enjoyed your post. I'm out catchin' up.

Peri said...

I remember where I parked the car but forget which car I drove...I know the lyrics but forget the oven toast...I remember the family stories but cannot remember your phone number! You are so NOT alone!! By the way, the next question and answer is "What cha feed'n him? Gaines Gravy Train." Just started a series of lite mystery by Donna Andrews..all have birds in the title...Murder with Peacocks is the first of the series. Funny, clean and well written...in case you ever get out of the house to go to the library again..the weather in CA is chilly but nice..55 degrees and sunny. Sorry.

Nezzy said...

You bet your sweet bippie I do. Yep, old shows theme songs...know every word, same with commercials. When I saw the little Alka~Selzer man the other day it was like seein' a long lost friend again!!!

Glory bee, I'd forgotten all about Fanny Flag...I've got to find some of her books again.

It was -11 here this morinin' and I'm just waitin' for it go get outta the negatives to go out and do my chores. It takes about an hour outside to do what I need to each day but when I finish...I can come in by the fire, make a cup of cappuccino and huddle in. That is if all the wild~eyed cattle stay put!!!

Totally great post sweetie!!!

God bless and have a warm fuzzy kinda day!!!

cherokeefox said...

Just read "A. Lincoln". A biography of Abraham Lincoln. Very good, I learned a lot! Now I want to read more about the Civil War and maybe Mary Todd Lincoln. I usually read non-fiction, most recently The Treasure. One I really liked was The Historian. It was about vampires but not your typical vampire book. A very mysterious novel. I don't do romances either. The Treasure is somewhat classified as a romance but I personally wouldn't put it in your typical romance catagory.

cherokeefox said...

Eye-yi-yi-yi...I am the Fri-to
Ban-di-to. I remember those cute little rubber erasers that were in cereal or fritos of the Frito Bandito. I wish I had saved all the ones I had collected. I had all the colors. It seems like they were in cereal but since it was the Frito Bandito, it was probably bags of Frito's.