Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crab Cakes, Glenn Beck, Jeopardy

Carnac the Magnificent would tell you "What are three things that Maggie enjoyed tonight with her parents & Jen!"

And he would be right.

Jen & I joined our parents at the cottage for crab cakes, lobster bisque (they ate bisque, not me), salad & asiago cheese bread.

I read some more of "Two Ocean War" - which I will be reading ffffooooooorrrrreeeevvvveeerrrr - it's 3,000 pages and I am on page 4 - well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. They watched my mother's fav "Wheel of Fortune". If I can't be near a computer when I read Navy non-fiction, it helps to have my father nearby as reference material. I couldn't be out on the porch because of the heavy rain. Bummer.

In Jeopardy I had an excellent night. But then again, categories included Harry Truman and Latin, it would have been inexcusable not to do well.

After Jeopardy, Jen pops on O'Reilly. He had on Glen Beck who was talking about NBCC CEO Harry Alford vs. Sen Boxer. They ran a vid (link here) of Beck enjoying dessert while he watches. When you follow the link, go full screen so you can watch Beck eating pudding and making faces in the lower right hand corner, like a crazy little gnome. Beck said something to O'Reilly about putting on a little Barry White and it being conservative porn. But we aren't sure because we were laughing too hard at him.


wolfwalker said...

Two-Ocean War? You mean Admiral Morison's magnificent one-volume history of the Navy in WW2?

Wonderful reading, but not nearly the equivalent (for a Navy nut) of his magnum opus: History of United States Naval Operations in WW2. I have never seen a better source for USN surface-ship operations in WW2, and precious few better ones exist for submarines either. Fifteen volumes that cover every significant naval action of the war, from the Battle for Leyte Gulf all the way down to destroyer duels in the Solomons, and every page is written with the same skill, precision, and "you are there" air of realism as Two-Ocean War.

BostonMaggie said...

Of course it's wonderful, but it's not an easy read.