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Post 3281

cactuscafe

Hullo Willem! smiley - kiss Catch-22? Interesting. I know of it, of course, but I didn't know it was dark humour.

What about the Dirk Gently stories, then? I know, I know, I'm slow to get there, I expect everyone on the site read them about ten years ago. smiley - rofl. I just read a great Guide Entry about them, and perhaps they're not so famous as Hitchhiker's, but I think they sound hilarious! I quite often enjoy a less famous work.


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Post 3282

Maria { * }


I enjoyed A confederacy of fools, I read it in spanish, I like how the title sounds in spanish: La conjura de los necios.

I also read Chester HImes, in spanish too. A blind man with a gun.... and others novels. They are detective novel, most of them happen in Harlem , the humour comes from the crazy things that happens, it´s like a farce, dark bitter humour.


I have a soft spot for some 16-17 century spanish novels. there´s a genre named picaresca. Lázaro de Tormes is my favourite one. It´s sad and funny at the same time.


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Post 3283

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

For fun stuff try O Henry---his short stories are a lot of fun and little gems of writing. His descriptions are so go you can cleary visualize the action. Here is the link to an anthology of his from archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/cihm_74547



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Post 3284

cactuscafe

Hah! I've just checked out all these books and authors you mention, and I am marvelling at your intelligence. smiley - rofl.

(sound of marvelling)

And it's four in the morning.

I think there's some kind of lunar eclipse going on, which is why I'm awake, drinking coffee and lurking on hootoo, just in case it sends me funny. The eclipse that is, smiley - rofl, hootoo wouldn't send me funny, would it? haha. smiley - fullmoon


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Post 3285

Maria { * }

*wraps and tucks CC* smiley - smooch

for the breakfast daydreamer smiley - cakesmiley - coffee with cardamom.

leaves and starts to packs smiley - suitcase*


*takes notes of Elektra suggestion, O Henry*


hasta pronto amigossmiley - smiley


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Post 3286

Peanut

*sneaks in to Maria smiley - suitcase*

have a wonderful time beautiful smiley - kiss


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Post 3287

cactuscafe

Also tries to sneak in to Maria's smiley - suitcase

(without success) (because Peanut is already in there)

And Easter greetings to you, lovelies. smiley - kisssmiley - kiss

Hmm, well, quiet weekend around here then.

(brings out massive stash of chocolate easter bunnies)

smiley - bunny

chomp chomp chomp






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Post 3288

aka Bel

Have a happy Easter all, wherever you spend it. smiley - smiley

smiley - chicksmiley - friedeggsmiley - bunny


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Post 3289

cactuscafe

Thank youuuu sweetie! And you too.

smiley - friedeggsmiley - chicksmiley - kisssmiley - kiss


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Post 3290

aka Bel

Thank you. smiley - kiss

My sons are coming for tea tonight.

We'll have grüne Sauce. smiley - smiley


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Post 3291

cactuscafe

Nice. smiley - kiss

What's grune sauce? Is it delicious? smiley - drool (sorry I can't spell it right, 'cos of my keyboard) I think it's delicious.


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Post 3292

Peanut

Hello daydreamers

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend smiley - magic

I feel asleep very early yesterday evening, after doing not very much at all. Spiller did point out that people under-estimate how much energy it takes to sit around looking as glamorous as I do, bless him, smiley - kiss

Got up early too, so we went for an early walk and heard the bitterns again, and woodpeckers. Got a good look at a marsh harrier hunting until a crow gave him a shooing. Crows will take anything on, and I have always seen them win.

We also saw smiley - badger poo, I didn't know they could do such big poos, so that was what I learnt today, badgers can do bigger poos than you might think.

If it is not pouring down tomorrow we might o back even earlier in the hopes that the badger will come back for another dump smiley - laugh

On that note what is everyone else up too?

*brews fresh pot of Perculiar smiley - tea*




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Post 3293

cactuscafe

heheh, hullo luv smiley - kiss, sounds like you're having a great weekend. Another Peanut classic posting, which warms my heart. smiley - badger It's the way you tell it. smiley - rofl

Having a good weekend here also. Swam outdoors in the rain today! The outdoor pool at the leisure club is open, water quite warm, could be warmer smiley - brrsmiley - rofl, I do love swimming in the rain though, provided there's a sauna nearby, which there is.

I'm engrossed in the Dirk Gently stories, never read them before, only recently heard of them in fact, I'm slow. smiley - rofl. The Holistic Detective, so funny.

I love them. I'm not clever enough to understand all the references, but with a few re reads I might figure it out. Mr Adams was a clever fella. I can't beleeeeve my friend Coleridge is central to the plot, in the first story. smiley - rofl I've been on about the vistor from Porlock for years.

Slurps cup of Perculiar smiley - tea



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Post 3294

Peanut

Hey CC, I am glad you enjoyed your swim in the rain and your sauna after smiley - kiss

We weren't up early enough to stake out the smiley - badger loo, did some chores in the morning then rushed home to do some enjoyable gardening before the expected rain in the afternoon.

Instead there was an unexpected heat wave here smiley - cool

I toasted you all with an amaretto and orange while sitting on my newly tidied patio smiley - ojsmiley - stiffdrink


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Post 3295

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Hello all Daydeamers. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter holidays. Here are some pretty pictures from fabulous desser town you might have seen in movies and TV shows:

https://travel.yahoo.com/photos/america-s-coolest-desert-towns-1397802056-slideshow/

You'll need to open it in a new window. These places are really smiley - cool and most offer quite a lot in the drinks line too, they are near deserts after all. Most of the places mentioned to stay in are not TOO expensive and all seem to offer neat things to do, if you are with your friends or nicer family members.

I don't really treasure deserts much. I prefer a greener and more trees myself but these places look attractive to me.


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Post 3296

cactuscafe

mmm amaretto and orange, eh? smiley - redwine That sounds fine to me.

smiley - kiss

Have to change skins, to check out Elektra's desert towns. Can't seem to open the link in my current skin.

Need lizard skin. smiley - rofl

smiley - rofl That's a funny sentence. I'd like a hootoo skin called lizard.

Back in a minute.


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Post 3297

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

No CC, it isn't a question of skins when you see a URL that has an S after http it won't turn blue so you can go right to it, no matter what skin you are in. I think so, you can always try taking the S out and see whether that will work for you.smiley - biggrin


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Post 3298

cactuscafe

Ahh, thank you Pliny skin, you make a fine lizard.

smiley - huhsmiley - rofl

Amazing towns! I've been to Winslow, in fact, just for about half an hour. smiley - rofl When we were in the States, way back when in the early 90s, we had to go stand on a corner in Winslow Arizona, he being a Jackson Browne fan. smiley - rofl I remember this old Indian guy watching us from a diner. The residents must get fed up with tourists standing on a corner. smiley - rofl

Funny how song lyrics can immortalise places. smiley - musicalnote

I always wanted to go to Taos, never did, so it's good to travel there again. I remember reading the D H lawrence poems about New Mexico.

Beautiful photos, and I like reading all the comments, hearing about who lives where, what it's like to live there.

Very inspiring. Thanks Elektra! smiley - kiss


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Post 3299

cactuscafe

Oh, hullo luv! Just picked up your posting here, but I went to Pliny lizard skin to get to the desert, I was fast! smiley - run


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Post 3300

Peanut

Thanks for the link Elektra, the Grand Junction, all that geology and staying at a winery smiley - wow I liked the look of Bend in Autumn as well smiley - cheers


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