Shallow Thought Wednesday
I'm getting a little worried.
Multimedia Editor and Resident Cheeseburger and Wings Expert John Lindner, who is our Shallow Thought Wednesday guest blogger, is developing literary aspirations.
I knew being a regular contributor/poster on Dining@Large could do wonderful things for you, but I'm not sure about the best-selling author part. I'm thinking maybe he should keep his day job.
Anyway, here's what he's working on: ...
I want to write a short book of what I call "Queenerisms" after a man I knew and admired who was full of Kentucky one-liners, sort of a mixture of one part folksy wisdom and eight parts moonshine.
I offer a few, hoping it will stimulate more from the Elizabethans. If I get enough to complete a book that becomes a bestseller, I'll take the whole sandbox to dinner.
"Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you."
"You may be slick, but you can't slide down barbed wire."
"Wish in one hand, spit* in the other, and see which one gets filled first."
And my all-time favorite: "The whale that rises gets the harpoon."
* Note: "spit" may not be the word he used.