Sunday, March 30, 2008

A strange breakfast, No lights, Houdini is at it again.

The Ranger - America's Cup Winner
I used a fictitious copy of this boat in my book 'Ranger's Woman' over at Total-E-Bound. In reality, it was dismantled as part of the war effort in the 1930's, but I brought it to life again as a sailboat smuggled to the Caribbean.

I had a strange breakfast this morning: pickled herring.
When I was in Germany, I used to eat pickles and ham for breakfast, and I got used to it. I think I was having a craving for Germany. I was thinking about Weisbaden the other day, and how nice it was, and how much fun I had there, and Sylte - and how I loved that island, and I guess I just missed Germany. So I had some pickled herring for breakfast. (I don't miss it quite so much anymore...) (Just kidding.)

My car's right headlight doesn't work anymore. I found out last night driving my son back from the fire station. I would discover this a Saturday night, too late to go to the garage, and it's Sunday, so I have to wait for tomorrow. If the police catch me, it's a steep fine, so I think I'll stay home today.

My dog is escaping again. Mini Houdini - he squeezes out of the smallest holes under the fence!
I redid the Calderwood Books site this weekend. I still have some more covers to put up, but it's looking nice!


Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

I have a German friend who loves her pickled herring - but don't you find it a wee bit rough on the stomach first thing in the morning????

Sam said...

Nope - just fine, thank you!

Charles Gramlich said...

My family immigrated originally from Germany. And now I know why. They couldn't handle the pickled herring.

Gabriele C. said...

Lol, pickled herring is usually used to deal with a hangover.

Wynn Bexton said...

Hmm.I used to like pickled herring. Haven't had any for some years.
I'm recovering...slowly..and just tagged you on a meme on my other blog
Just in case you need a time-waster. hahaha...

Oopsy Daisy said...

Pickled herring breakfast? sorry but yuk. when I was in Germany I tried pickled herring but wasn't bowled over by it. Now the fried fish sandwich with the herbed mayo that they sell at the christmas markets - WOW! I could have eaten those everyday along with the sausages and gluewein. (sp?) I loved Germany. Looks like I'll go back sometime in 2009 actually.