Odd Words November 27, 2009Posted by Mark Folse in books, literature, Odd Words, Toulouse Street.
So, it’s Thanksgiving Weekend and everyone is probably exhausted from the horrible Mimosa-Sazerac-wine-Belgian Ale-absinthe hangover we try to blame on the triptophan and that fourth helping of oyster dressing. (What, you don’t serve absinthe after dinner?) So of course there’s not much going on for this column. Sure, I could send you off to go see Angus Lind and Peggy Scott Laborde but really, we have to watch the Detroit Lions after dinner and isn’t that suffering enough?
So, what to do while my wife crawls all through the house on ladders preparing for Southern Living Christmas On Steroids award judging? I am hiding in my office (where either my CPU has developed an unpleasant hum or I severely damaged my head last night in some way I don’t recall), I go read the snarkalicious litdrift.com. This week’s Free Book Friday contest offers a work titled Floodmarkers, by Nic Brown, described as “a fictional town full of very real people who survive the attack of Hurricane Hugo and then find their bearings in the aftermath—often in wild and hilarious ways.”
Ok, I’m ready for a funny book about a hurricane’s aftermath. How about you? That, and a Bloody Mary.
And if you noticed that this week’s Thursday column came out on Friday morning, you win–um, well–this lovely turkey carcass. No, wait: I need that for gumbo. How about this lovely half bottle (gently drunk) of Red Truck Unoaked Chardonnay. Don’t let the screw cap fool you.
§ Fair Grinds Poetry Event – Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., (Mid-City), 913-9073, http://www.fairgrinds.com.
§ Next Wednesday Barb Johnson and Niyi Osundare – The author and poet read from recent and past works. 7 p.m. Wednesday. NOCCA|Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (Bywater), 940-2787, http://www.nocca.com.
So you see, things are a little thin (in terms of what I might actually want to do) unless you want to get into cookbooks. And I don’t. So see you next week.