Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
The Reformation of Wolfshausen
To hear the Amoeba and Quilly read this week's episode, click on the bunny.
To read it yourself, check the temperature at the cottage.
i think that i'm about 20 weeks behind. Maybe i can catch up now...
Amazing reading! Just great. Quilly and Amoeba got talent!
As you know Doug, I really am enjoying this story.
august august--well done--peace
rabbit wolfshausen rabbit, dog!
hope you had a peaceful vacation?
Doug, this was an hysterical chapter. It had me laughing all the way through and I don't think you could have hired better actors. Quilly and Amoeba have missed their calling. Especially loved all of the guttural German accents, Amoeba.
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That was quality reading, so much like professional. And your writing seems to suggest that it wants to be a novel.
I've always been fascinated by Albrecht Durer. "The Young Hare" is one of my favorites.
30, DDD, but always welcome.
Happy travels, Brer Bear.
Thanks, JJ. The vacation was swell and I hope you're well.
Thanks, Nessa. Should we call OC's a Swabian accent, since I don't know what that sounds like and don't recognize this?
Icy, I don't think I could write a novel, but I've noticed, too. This is pulling for something longer than I've written before. Here it is August and I don't think we're much more than 1/3 done.
Yeah, Actonbell. One or two more parts to clean up "Dietrich's Dilemma" and then I think we'll be on to something new.
Good eye, Karen. I like Dürer as well and he's perfect for the time and place. I've used some of his art for the links before and expect to again.
trip plans are better then they were 24 hours ago...
have car,ferry fares paid
housings for first four nights
and last two nights
still need to consider
never been this tidy...
still miss the arctic by 30 minutes
66 degrees 30 minutes
couple of minutes short
damn viking luck
Leans toward theater, possible local at first, to test the waters, then.....the world.
You already have your first cast members.
It does lean towards theater, cooper - almost embarrassingly so. Alas, the life of a a damn viking! Ferry fares paid - HOUSING even - for an incredible four nights.
Where do we go on the 13th and 14th? Sounds like a glitch in plans!
Yo ho, me mateys, YO HO !!!!
Give me a compass!!! 66 degrees 30 minutes short -- of what? Tidiness?
The ferry? DAMN VIKING LUCK!! The Staten Island Ferry -- How boring !!
I could have sworn I left a comment here yesterday telling you how much I am enjoying this story and what a privilege it was to be included. I had a great time!
My thanks to everyone who enjoyed my serving of ham.
Danish Ham ~ Viking Style:
Ham and marinade:
* 1 (10 to 13-pound) ham on the bone, trotter and rind removed
* 2 cups honey
* 2 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
* 2 bay leaves, crumbled
* 1 tablespoon juniper berries, crushed
* Sea salt
* 3 to 4 bottles dark beer
* 3 pears
* 3 apples
* 3 parsnips
* 3 potatoes
* 2 salsify roots
* 1 celery root
* 6 Jerusalem artichokes
* 1 stick butter, melted
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
* Horseradish Cream, recipe follows
* Apple and Pear Compote, recipe follows
* Serving suggestion: Grilled bread topped with wild mushrooms fried in butter
To prepare the ham: Place the meat on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, score the fat in a cross-hatch pattern, cutting all the way through to the meat.
Put the ham in a large roasting pan. Spread the honey over the ham. Combine the thyme, bay leaves, and juniper in a small bowl. Season the mixture with salt, and then rub it into the ham. Pour the beer over the ham. Cover the pan and marinate the ham in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F.
I am enthralled with this story! Poor Dietrich's new trousers got muddied. I like that he brought her flowers even if most of them got eaten. I look forward to next week's episode to see how this son and grandpig thingy works out.
"Do I dare ask, dude?"
"OC and Quilly as cast members, dude!"
"Oh, I dunno, dude. Depends on the tackle, the test on the fishing line, and how strong Doug is. But if he can manage it, I reckon he'd catch himself one hulkin' big marlin with either one of 'em."
"Dude, does this weird stuff you're puttin' down have something to do with the ham Quilly was talkin' about?"
"You think they'd prefer bronze, dude?"
Great writing as usual, Doug; as Quilly said, we enjoyed being a part of your production. And thanks to all who applauded our reading.
Bear, why do you need a ferry? Hitch-hiking to Havnafjördur?
Cooper, I think this episode has "community theater" all over it.
Karen, I think Bear and Terry are heading for Akuyreri.
Anonymous B, that would be a side trip, I think.
Quilly, let's blame blogger that it didn't get through. Thanks for having so much doing the reading.
Thanks for the public service, 3c.
JD, I'm glad you're enjoying. Next week's a sermon. Want to give it?
Thanks, Amoeba. When I saw the Dude's "cast" pun I was thinking Marlin immediately.
Rabbit Rabbit - okay, way late, but hey, so what?
Quilly and Amoeba are superb together - an inspiration to the Bear and I. Doug - where do you get these stories? You have a vivid imagination - still.
Yes, another Icelandic ferry trip to make me seasick - but it will be fabulous up to the West Fjords.
I'm jealous of that, Terry. The West Fjords look absolutely cool on a map. Have fun.
nice work all! I especially loved Oc's "Sprich!"in piglet :)
Little saddened by teh ending. I support the idea of a mistress of swine to pork up with a well-cut carpenter. But alas...let us see where it will go!
Minka - you sound like a gal I could be friends with -- any more predictions?
Minka, I'm not sure what "to pork up" refers to but I just don't think a gay carpenter and a pig-mistress would have worked. Still, we're only about 1/3 of the way through (I think) and I'm not sure what will happen two weeks from now so we'll see.
Karen, I don't know if that was a prediction, but I'd like to hear one.
Lol... Aunt Quilly told me there was plenty of ham here... She wasn't kidding.
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