Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Flux

Maggie May Spend Half of Income on Booze


























Below hilarious excerpt from Pipes.org :

"After writing my introduction entitled Quaker Gone Bad I was contacted by another pipe enthusiast of 35 years from the country of Jordan offering free tobacco to help further my initiation. What followed was amazing! Then there was Smokin' Grandma!
It is an unusual world we live in, but sometimes we need to be reminded of just how fine a place it can be. I was contacted by a gentleman who had read my first post and he felt inclined to offer not only tobacco, but a pipe as well. At first I thought perhaps someone was pulling my leg, but the more we corresponded the more I came to realize that the man was quite sincere. So, I sent off my address and declined the pipe offer as I had been acquiring a good many in the last few months. But, still, I was not prepared for the tobacco tins that arrived by Fedex about 2 days later. Enclosed was the finest assortment of tobaccos I had ever seen in one place outside of the smoke shop." -italics are mine




From New York Times:
"Now here’s a trend you don’t often see: apparently, it’s Cindy Sherman ex-lover month at the movies. “The Feature,” an experimental memoir by Ms. Sherman’s ex-husband Michel Auder, recently played at Anthology Film Archives. And now “Guest of Cindy Sherman,” by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker (a k a Paul H-O), offers an even more intimate look at the personal life of Ms. Sherman, the photographer."
Ms. Moon said...

As to the booze comment: A few of us were discussing giving money to the homeless the other day, and someone said, "Oh, I will give them food but not money. They will only spend it on booze."
And our wise man, Jack, said, "Why shouldn't they? I have a home and I get to drink in it whenever I want. Why would I tell someone who doesn't have a home not to drink?"
EXACTLY!
Okay. That was off point, but still...

Captain Dumbass said...

In my little corner of Canada we also spend over 50% of our income on housing. Sigh. All that booze I could buy if I lived somewhere else...

Shannon said...

I think I recognize myself in that old woman. I posted a link to this post in my blog.

Christopher said...

That Cindy Sherman movie looks pretty awesome.

yolanda said...

i love your pics

Bobbie Leigh said...

I spend money on booze to- does that mean we will end up looking like the old lady with the cigar?

Jeanne said...

Hmm. I would have expected an inverse ratio between amount spent on housing and amount spent on booze.

Barrie said...

Hey, Maggie May! Susan Patron will be at the Yellow Book Road in La Mesa tomorrow (Sat. March 28) from 11:00-12:30. She's doing a meet and greet plus her power point. Any chance you can make it?? I'm going to try to go again. It's totally for kids, btw. I know it's incredibly last minute, but I wanted to let you know. I put some details up on my blog: http://barriesummy.blogspot.com

Maggie May said...

Barrie you are so sweet, but we are going to the Carlsbad gardens. I would love to meet at a bookstore sometimes and have coffee, read, talk!

Maggie May said...

Bobbie- Yes. Now let's boogie.

Melanie D said...

That's exactly why I am selling my house and downsizing, not so I can drink lol, so I am not paying 50% of my income on housing!!
When I read your comment about your son being a Dakota, I was looking on your blog, funny thing, our last name is Wolf!!

mylifefromacaravantoachateau said...

Yup Booze is good, as long as it is french wine :)
Thanks for your comment n my blog! Your proposition is interesting, tell me more.......

Lola said...

Hmmm...

I'll have to research whether we spend more on booze than housing. It might just be a tie.

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