'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday's Muddle

A muddle is a miscellany, an unorganized mixture of various dissimilar items or elements.

This might be considered a Mega Monday's Muddle! I've been storing them up for awhile.

Don't fall for all that detox your body stuff, I always knew it was bunk. Just a gimmick to part you and your money. Here's the proof.

An eight point doe. Yes you read that correctly!

The Wooden Nickel, a book about a lobsterman and set in Maine. I want to read this!

There is a new four film version of Stephen King's The Stand coming out! Matthew McConaughey is starring in it.

Keep your eyes peeled for the publication of The In Cold Blood Files publication! The son of the Kansas law enforcement officer who investigated the crime in 1959 has finally gotten permission from a judge to publish his father's field notes on the investigation and it is going to contradict a lot of what Truman Capote wrote in his best seller.

20 Things you never knew your microwave could do

The Anglerfish is also known as the Black Seadevil is rarely seen and there are very few on film or video. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute got this great video of one off Monterey Bay in an area called Monterey Canyon. Pretty ugly fish!

How paperbacks helped the US win World War II

A Weather Thesaurus for writers. Weather descriptions for every weather event you can think of.

A West Highland Terrier got himself a little Rottweiler and they made the most beautiful puppies!

Someone discovered a big box of thousands of old Kodachrome slides at a charity shop and took them home. After looking through several hundred of them he finally came across the name Edna on one and Harry 1958 on another. As he continued peering into this couple's life he decided he needed to find out who they were and set up an experiment on Facebook to see if he could find anyone who knew who they were. It turned into a wonderful story.
Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna was born! I absolutely love this story and the photographs! If you don't look up any of the other links on this post today you HAVE to look at this one!

This article sorta made me mad. 'The Fattest Man in the World' Dies at age 44
This is the quote that got me fuming:

“That type of behavior is nothing new, but what is new is how easy it is for people in that situation to buy a lot of cheap food,” said Mannur, who urged the U.K. government to consider a fast-food tax to help the morbidly obese.

Because one person didn't have the self discipline or the drive to get out and go to work or to a counselor or try to improve his own life the rest of us are suppose to pay a fast-food tax to help the morbidly obese! It's not that I'm not a caring person or that I don't want to help people in need. Quite the contrary. But I am so sick of personal responsibility being thrown out the window in everything! Come on! Okay I've had my rant. You write your hate mail in the comments:)

Another book I would love to read! Alan Cumming's family memoir. I read about it in a Guardian interview and included in the interview was the full length video of his episode of Who Do You Think You Are? a British genealogy show. I really like Alan and his life has a lot of heartache in it. What he learned about his great grandfather was pretty shocking too. It's worth a look.

The Hinterkaifeck Murders
On a chilly night in 1922, the mass slaughtering of the Gruber family shook the German public to the core. Still unsolved today.

A delicious one pot, easy peasy dinner. We had it last week and loved it! I used hamburger instead Italian hot sausage and just added some red pepper flakes and used regular size pepperoni and cut it in fourths.

25 facts about lobsters

Val McDermid on the enigmatic writer whose dark, unsettling stories dragged the crime novel into the modern age

23 ways to transform an unused closet

It’s been called the Dance of Death. The Tough Dance. The Dance of the Underworld. It is violent; it is the infamous Apache:

Miss Marple and Miss Silver: a comparison

Hope you found something interesting here!

Make a good week!
Peggy Ann


  1. Just pinned the one pot pizza bake... sounds delicious. Don't think I've ever seen mini pepperoni though. Have a great week!

    1. I've never seen it either, JoAnn. You have a good week too!


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