Friday, October 9, 2009

We Three Books. . .

Here are my three gurgle factor books - sometimes they are laugh-out-loud books. Depends on my mood.
A sample of "Shoes, Chocs. . . ":

I think I may have been infuenced by this book when I bought "La Shoes" (see 2 posts back).

Extracts from the "Mum Says" book:
> I was a mouthy child and when my mom had had enough she'd say,
"Come sit on my lap and we'll look up orphanages."
@@@ > "Did you hear what I said!?"
"Yes, I heard. If I cut off my ears I'd still be able to hear you through my nose."
@@@ >I'm Catholic.
When my mother found my diaphram, I had to tell her it was a bathing cap for my cat. @@@
>I told my mother on Mother's Day, "Mum, you've been bending over that hot stove all your life.
Straighten up!"
And now for Dear Darrell who Digresses -
a) On the topic of male bonding:
"The secret of male bonding . . . is precisely the same as the secret of men themselves: there is no secret.
Women never quite believe this.
"Nothing," they say to themselves, "can be quite that inert.
There must be something beneath that surface."
Ladies, take it from me: men are simple.
We are not Rubik's cubes. We are more like hula hoops or pet rocks."
b) On man-talk:
"Gather close, ladies, for I what I am about to say is an important key to grasping the perverse simplicity of the male heart:
the reason we feel safer talking to our mates is that we know deep down
they don't care.
They care for us, of course, but they aren't going to think too long about our problems, and they are not going to raise the subject when everyone is sober. . . .
The male method of empathy when hearing a sad story is to top it with an even sadder story of your own.
And that's as it should be. . . .
Often we scarcely talk at all.
It doesn't really matter what we say; its just nice to know no one's really listening."
On a completely different tack, a prospective buyer came to look at our house today.
He liked it
I am nervous and excited.
If all my @'s drive you nuts, please be patient - Blogger was having a space hissy again today.
This was the only way I could get any gaps.


Shayne said...

Shoes & Choc's appeal to me - will have to track it down.

I did go looking for But I Digress but sadly did not find it? will have to track that too - perhaps Kalahari will have it.

Why don't you do a tongue in cheek review for me on these for our Book CLub blog?


Gill said...

Oooh I think I am going to have to get me a copy of But I Digress.... all these years I have been wondering what makes men tick!!