Wednesday, December 31, 2008

There Was An Endnote to the Endnote

Good Evening (said in a voice like that Masterpiece Theater guy), no actually, it's morning, but I just wanted to imagine saying "Good Eee-ven-ing" with a deep voice, stuffy English accent and especially with that three syllabic stretch on evening, emphasis on 'Eee'.

Hey, what did you get for Christmas? I got a soapstone deep dish pizza pan (woo!), a clay baker (to make fake turkey in), some Chabon books, a gift certificate for our local kitchen shoppe (again with the woo! I'm torn over 1)many little things or 2)a pressure cooker), a book called "Curly Girl" so I can start to get a handle on the girls curls and Bryanna Clark Grogan's "20 Minutes to Dinner".

So I made a recipe last night from it- cabbage and noodles which is just as it sounds! It was good, although we are not huge cabbage fans. The cookbook has many great recipes and ideas in it, I'm glad to have it for inspiration.

I am of course still reading "Infinite Jest". It's gotten more interesting to me as more characters are added and it's not quite so masculine as the beginning was when it was super focused in on the main character. I will be interested to see if these different plots are ever woven together? And I also must amend a statement I made earlier about footnotes having footnotes- my good husband reminded me that the notes at the end of the book are called ENDnotes and the notes at the bottom of the page, you know, with the asterisk, are footnotes. My apologies. So I was reading an endnote when I discovered there was an endnote to the endnote. Whatever.


Anonymous said...

Ooh, what great prezzies you got!
Happy New Year!

For the Love of Guava said...

mm.. that cabbage and noodles looks like skinny mac and cheeze... yum...

oh yeah the amazing adventures of cavalier and klay was amazing!!! and after I got through the beginning summerland was awesome also... I should try some of his other stuff... suggestions?

elizabeth said...

Thanks Becks!
Happy New Year to you, too!

I haven't read any of Chabon's fiction, so it was a bit of a gamble, really, to ask for those for Christmas, but I hope it's good- glad to hear you liked the adventures!

I have read his non-fiction "Maps and Legends" essays, and that was good! Really fun and interesting.