Sunday, February 3, 2013


So, in case anyone was worried about me...




I'm sure many of you were ...




Spectacular News!!

I, somewhat miraculously, saved myself from wasting away in V.C. Andrews Land of Lustful Incestuous Lunacy.

I gave up those crap books  Cold Turkey...and have suffered no lasting ill-effects.

Here's how it went down:

As soon as I finished writing my Plea For Help, for reasons unknown(now that I think about it, perhaps it was The Universe quietly lending a much needed helping hand), I zipped over to Wikipedia, and, as previously mentioned, once there, I discovered that there was a PREQUEL to the Flowers in the Attic.


Wikipedia assured me that this prequel is equally awful/excellent.

~A Contemplative Aside: I wonder if this whole Prequel thing will ever catch on in books &/OR movies. ~

As I was reading the synopsis of the excellently awful/awfully excellent "Garden of Shadows", I thought to my Self,

"Heeeeeyyyyyy, waaaaaaaiiiit a minute, Self. I could spare us a whole lot of time and shame and braincells and, instead of reading all the rest of the books in this mind-numbingly horrible/awesome series in long form, why don't I just read their Wikipedia synposises...synopses...yeah ok spellcheck likes that one better.? By doing so, I will find out what happens in the final two books, thereby accommodating my less than stellar content retention skills AND satisfying my morbid and shameful curiosity in 3-5 minutes or less. Self, you are a goddamn genius."


That is the tale of how The Universe ...and Wikipedia...came to my rescue and saved my life.



Laura - Did you actually go ahead and re-read these books?? If so (you foolish FOOLISH woman),  how'd it go??

K.G. - I know EXACTLY what Santa would do...he'd round up a magnificent orchestra of Kazoos to play a rousing yet soothing version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" whilst he read free eBook after free eBook until his brains fell out.

S.S. - I'm not sure what to say regarding your V.C. Andrews confession.
 26 books??
Am I mightily impressed and envious??
Am I shockingly dismayed and reconsidering being your friend??
hmmmmmmm....lemme get back to you on that one ;) xoxo

B.B.B.B. - You speak and The Universe listens...This weekend alone,  I've heard 3 ABBA songs on the radio.

To make up for my grievous exclusion of ABBA in my last post and for the listening...not to mention  viewing pleasure of my Beloved Readers:

How the hell could I choose just ONE??...or even just TWO???....or THREE???? ...or ELEVEN???

Oh I love you so.



Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Wow, from "no ABBA at all" to "this ABBA post goes to eleven"... it's like the ABBApocalypse, or something.

I have a new monster crush... Virginia Maestro may be the most gorgeousest thing on the planet. She does a very funny, "lounge-y" version of S.E.X.Y.R.O.B.O.T.. If there's one thing that you can bet on, it's that I will eventually post a link to S.E.X.Y.R.O.B.O.T. in a comment. Hey, I just did!

Still Singing said...

Thank you for the Music is my verbiage on the About Me section of my FB page. I'm not kidding. That's one of my favorite songs. :)

You will NOT reconsider being my friend. I will not allow it!

Karen Graham said...

So did ABBA ever record anything to Kazoo accompaniment? And, just the thought of Vivaldi on Kazoos was enough to send coffee out my nose this morning. Delicate and lady-like-ish of course.

Laura said...

I have not yet begun my journey into the past. Perhaps I should just do as you ... read the synopses! (I had to go back into your post to get the correct spelling of that word!)

You are too damn smart!

I feel over exposed to Abba now.


squirrel_e_girl said...

BBBB- ABBApocalypse" is EXACTLY the phenomenon I was going for. Thanks for noticing :) While your Virginia is quite a looker, I am afraid she doesn't hold a candle to the Ladies of ABBA.

SS - Thank YOU for the Facebook music each day :) ABBA was my first ever music obsession. I listened to the albums over and over and over and over and over again...and I guess we can still be friends...if you insist.

KG - Sorry 'bout the sinuses full of coffee...couldn't have been pleasant. In the future, I will make every effort to be less hilarious. Safety First!!

Laura - Synopses are the way to go!!! Wikipedia is the new Cole's Notes!!!
And bite your tongue!! You can never EVER blessed with too much ABBA...silly rabbit.
And, I am NOT too darn smart...did you not see my first attempt... "synopsises"?? ReallY?? The red squiggly line underneath tipped me off that I was a bit off ;)