May 10, 2006

Three Little Words

Alert reader PATTIE sent me this, and it made my day:

"Today I worked at the Scholastic Book Fair at my daughter's school. They had two copies of gods in Alabama. They were on a table of books for adults, next to a cookbook entitled Cheap. Fast. Good!"

HEHEHEHEH First of all, I need that cookbook, just because I need to make dinners that are cheap and fast and good...

Second of all, if you have read gods in Alabama, you will know that in MANY ways the cookbook title is a string of adjectives that MODIFY Arlene, the book's narrator.

They do NOT, thank you, modify its author. Ahem.

Posted by joshilyn at May 10, 2006 4:59 PM

Except for "Good." That's a definite!

Posted by: Cornelia Read at May 10, 2006 5:07 PM

Cornelia stole my comment.
Oh well, I'll go with the alternate, smart-ass reply.
I've been a passenger in your car. "Fast" works.

Posted by: Kira at May 10, 2006 6:54 PM

I thought it the perfect compliment, I also thought it handy that you could whip up something fast and not lose reading time.

Posted by: Cele at May 11, 2006 12:14 PM

I'm horrible at coming up with titles (books, blog posts, whatever). And so, had I written gods (hahahaha!) I might've titled it CHEAP. FAST. AND OH SO GOOD! And then there would have been TWO books (or three because there were two copies of yours) on the adult table with eerily similar titles, potentially causing much chaos and confusion. So WHEW! glad you wrote it, Joshilyn.

Posted by: Cathy at May 11, 2006 5:31 PM

Glad you liked this! Hee hee!

Posted by: Pattie at May 12, 2006 3:07 PM

I have a little tin plaque in my kitchen that says "If you are what you eat, then I'm fast, easy, and cheap!". Heh. In case you were...wondering...

Posted by: Janet at May 12, 2006 10:59 PM