I'se on a jet plane....

Blog Hiatus...I'se on a jet plane, doan know when I'll be back again...

Well, yes I do know. I'se on assignment in California and will be back sometime next week.
(yup..onc't in awhile I gotta akshully go do real work, heh.)

Ya'll hold the fort..an jes' so ya won't be too bored, leave me a few of your favorite "first lines". Ya' know, like "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." ( A Tale of Two Cities )

Or "No one remembers her beginnings" (Rubyfruit Jungle)

And "The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there." (The Go-Between)

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" ( 1984)


The Java Junkie said...

Say hey to all my kin, Aunty, and have a safe trip!

Big Shamu said...

Damn Rubyfruit Jungle. Sigh, now she's writing cat detective stories.


Karen said...

Have a wonderful trip Aunty and don't be working too hard ya hear.

Jenny said...

oh, I'd sure love to know what you're out there doing.


Come back soon.

NYD said...

‘To be born again,’ sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, ‘first you have to die.’

Enjoy the trip!

Aunty Belle said...

sittin' the airport waitin' on connection....

JJ, I'll do it!!

Big Shamu...heh, is she? no way. Well, youse figgered by now that Aunty is a straightlaced matron, but Rita Mae and Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina) and Kaye Gibbons (Ellen Foster) all wrote remarkable novels that were cathartic for they own sad childhoods. Survivors.

Gypsy!! Thanky --I check in heah and theah

Anon Boxer Babe!! Heh...jes' writin and yakkin'

moi said...

Awesome! Hope your trip goes smoothly. And weigh in on my latest post, if you get a chance.

Two of my fave opening lines:

"I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice . . ." John Irving, A Prayer For Owen Meany

"There is no way, unless you have unusual self-control, of disguising the expression on your face when you first meet a dwarf."
C.J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously

Jenny said...

"Always leave them laughing when you say goodbye".
`George M. Cohan

Big Shamu said...

Devil squirrels on my porch. Send in the troops!
The Big Shamu

Aunty Belle said...

Longest day ever!
Sittin in Phoenix waitin' on connection...arrggh!

Ya'll have no IDEA how hard it is to be , uh, that other woman, instead of "Aunty."

Moi, Cherie, I'se comin' to see yore newest post. But..OWEN MEANY??? I love that book. The bookish ladies read it years ago and count it still among our favorites.

Love all ya'll first lines--but gotta dash the plane is here.
(we could do a blogger book club!)


Edith said...

For some reason that drawing reminds me of Duck Tales :) Not sure why? hehe Have a safe Trip!

SophieMae said...
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SophieMae said...

I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream.

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into a giant insect.

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.


I've posted a thumbs-up for you here. 8-]

Safe journey!

Aunty Belle said...

HA! Short...youse hilarious.

Sophiemae, hey Sugar!

Gregor! Kafka. I fergot him--thas' excellent. And Wuthering Heights. But I doan recognize the other two

Does anybody know these other opening lines? Whar's Thursday Next when we needs her?

Thanks for the thumbs up Sophiemae.

Private Nutz said...

chomp chomp chomp

Anonymous said...

"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents", grumblesd Jo, lying on the rug.