Minnie the Minx wrote:I love that context Kath -thank you! I am already a third of the way through the book and finding it very unputdownable. I can well imagine you listening carefully to those bouncy, earthy sentences.
i'm so happy you dig it. faulkner is a strange lil beastie. the sound and the fury
... told from different perspectives in one family, one of em mentally challenged. faulkner fought with the publisher, cuz he wanted the different time jumps printed in diff colored ink.
he lost that battle.
but heyyy. he ended up gettin the nobel and the pulitzer. could be worse.
Minnie the Minx wrote:I don't "mind" REM, but if I was on the toilet in disco, and I heard them come on I wouldn't abandon my piss to rush out to dance, if you know what I mean.
mwhahahahaaaa. this made me splort.
and ya knowwww... as i have my ma on my mind here, i will add a pic i once posted on this board many years ago.
ya couldn't outsmart my ma. ya couldn't beat her at any debate over any issyew. it's true. i knew this, very early on. she pitched high and basically demanded yer brain catch up. so i decided the only way to get the upper hand was to go totally surreal and silly. yep. the only way to disarm her, so to speak. i threatened her with sittin on her lap, like i did when i was a baby. i did it many times. did it with my older sister, too (i still do it to her. works for about two seconds, til she shrieks and tickles me.)
yes, we're a seriously fucqued up family, but it works for us.
anyway, here is the pic i posted on this board years ago, when i carried out the threat for the first time with the warhorse that was my ma. i *think* this is 79. close enough. i title this, how to disarm a tough-as-nails mother.
part of strength is knowing what yer real weapons are. ahem.