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DurbBird

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  1. I'm reading Robert Graves' autobiography, Good-bye to All That, which is mainly about his experiences in World War I. And I'm having nightmares every freaking night!
  2. I'm glad you're feeling better, sangar!
  3. Listen to Dr. revOlution. Don't make me come out there and drag you to your physician.
  4. DurbBird

    OH awards??

    Best supporting actress in a nonmusical Western: revOlution
  5. I met McCarthy on August 26, 2005.
  6. I saw Cormac McCarthy in a bookstore, introduced myself, and talked with him for about 15 minutes. I shook his hand, too. When they hear that, my fellow booksellers shake the hand that shook McCarthy's hand.
  7. Sex in my 20's: "Yes! Yes, yes--again!" Sex in my 60's: "Ow! My hip!"
  8. I sent a contribution to the Red Cross this morning. If you can give something, please do. We're all in this together. No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.
  9. DurbBird

    Weams Lunch

    From The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Oscar Madison : Now kindly remove that spaghetti from my poker table. [ Felix laughs ] Oscar Madison : The hell's so funny? Felix Ungar : It's not spaghetti, it's linguini. [ Oscar picks up the linguini and hurls it against the kitchen wal l] Oscar Madison : Now it's garbage. Waiter, a toasted cheese sammitch for my friend Deb!
  10. The best thing about our kitchen is that it's out of the wind. We're going to remodel it and get a Viking range and fridge and install cabinets that I can actually reach without a stepladder. (We're also going on a tri-state crime spree to get enough dough to pay for it.)
  11. Hurrah for new little Orioles fans!
  12. Congratulations, Lex and Alison! Woo-HOO!
  13. I am offering my work as a prayer for your sister and for your ability to stay strong in adversity. Love, Durb
  14. Today is the 9th birthday of my hilarious niece Mei. She says funny things, and she says things funny. The kid cracks me up!
  15. A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott as Scrooge A Charlie Brown Christmas A Christmas Story Does Fargo count? It has snow in it.
  16. "We Three Kings" sung at a tempo and with a spirit often used to augment grief at funerals. Carolers with weird diction and phlegmy voices (yeah, I know that "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" is not a Christmas carol): Caddy me bok tew old Vuhjiddy Deah's wheah deh coddod ahnd deh sweed bodadoes gr-rrrrr-ow! Deah's wheah deh buhds waughble sweed in deh sprrr-rrringtahm . . . .
  17. The cops will take that statement as an admission of guilt. I'd say pay the fine.
  18. If I wanted his opinion, I'd read his entrails.
  19. I'm glad you're doing okay, scOtt. Take care of yourself (you know how I fret). Your pard, Durb
  20. Before the ratification of the 25th Amendment, the US Poet Laureate was fifth in line to the presidency.
  21. It's hard for to be a fan of a new team, but he sounds like a friend of mine. Her standards are so low that she'll go home with a guy just for the free T-shirt.
  22. Bobby Thomson died today. What an exciting moment the "shot heard 'round the world" was!
  23. Michele and I spent a couple days at the Canyon Wren Cabins in Oak Creek Canyon, just north of Sedona, Arizona, at the beginning of June. We'd go back in a heartbeat. Booksellers' conferences, while interesting and fun, are not really relaxing dream vacations. Nor are they really vacations. But still.
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