Cookbooks Self Wishes She Could Buy (After Perusing the List of James Beard Foundation 2009 Finalists)

Self, what’s with all the lists today? All self knows is, she’s feeling mighty mellow because:

  • She planted a new rose in her backyard, a Don Juan climbing rose (ruined her nails, but anyhoo).  And it only took her an hour to dig the hole!
  • She had her first taste of Dairy Queen’s scrumptious banana cream pie blizzard — heaven!
  • She just spent the last hour perusing food blogs.

This afternoon, in message box, self finds an announcement from Amazon listing the James Beard Foundation 2009 Book Award Finalists.

Self must say:  Amazon is so canny!  Every time there’s a major award —  like the National Book Award or the aforementioned James Beard Foundation Award, it sends customers an e-mail listing the finalists.  And of course, since self is a very curious person, she always ends up pressing the link and browsing the books on Amazon.  And looking down the list of books, self finds herself getting mighty hungry!  Here are the books self thinks she’d be most interested in buying:

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

Self is Tired!

Self is so tired of sending things out! And wasting all that money on postage, not to mention the wear and tear on her car every time she drives to the post office (every other day, practically), which self manages to coax to her various destinations only by keeping to 45 mph!

This morning, self had the genius idea of making this announcement to the world:

Who out there would like to relieve self of the burden of sending out two pieces, one a poem about Lapu-Lapu (the historical character, not the fish!), the other a short short fable, only one page in length, with a very sardonic ending?

Dear journal editor, if you happen to be reading this in a good mood, please do your part to alleviate self’s exceeding anxiety and loneliness!

(On the other hand, if you are a joker, and simply want to have a look at self’s work so that you can compare it to your own and laugh, self will have you know that she has great ESP! And can sniff out hypocrites in a hot minute!)

Wait a minute: did self just happen to write a short short? Oh, happy day!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.

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