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Eddie Watkins

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in Seaford, Delaware

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Eddie Watkins It's complicated. Not only did I not see your question until this morning, which makes it difficult to know if you mean (from my perspective) yesterda…moreIt's complicated. Not only did I not see your question until this morning, which makes it difficult to know if you mean (from my perspective) yesterday morning or this morning (if yesterday I can't remember), but my waking/eating schedule is so off-kilter that by the time I "break my fast" I have been awake for hours and so what normally counts as breakfast to others could technically count as my "lunch". But to answer your question as simply as possible - I have not yet eaten today (though I have been up since 4 am), but when I do eat, though it will not be enough to really qualify as a meal, it will more than likely be a slice of the bread I just baked.(less)
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A Busy Clearing

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The Toad and The No Tour

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Down Here

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Gerbil Wheels

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lisa_emily HI Eddie, you might find this amusing/ interesting: the big stinky flower:

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Ben Winch Care to set up some shelves here sometime Eddie? Every time I come looking for one of your reviews that I half-remember I have to trawl through everything to find 'em. Not that I don't like trawling, but I'm in a hurry.

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Jon That's too bad. I was hoping you would've used the restroom there so you could've experienced the 4 ft tall bust of his head watching you while you do #1 or #2...

I did the same thing after the first time I went there. I came back and read his book of essays "Stand Still Like The Hummingbird" ....and disliked it.

I think his fiction is where it's at.

message 69: by Jon

Jon Looks like you hit the HM library...

message 68: by Axolotl

Axolotl Any good spots for your poetry online?

message 67: by Geoff

Geoff Eddie, got your book yesterday. Thanks so much! Very excited to get into it...

message 66: by Jimmy

Jimmy Hi Eddie... I got your chapbook in the mail yesterday! Thanks again... also, I started a thread for GR people to post their favorite reads of 2013... if you have time, check it out. I'd love to see your year end list: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

message 65: by Jason

Jason Oh, what great timing! This helps to balance out all the friends I've lost in the past couple of days.

Matthieu Fish-death.

message 63: by Stephen

Stephen P(who no longer can participate due to illness) Eddie:

Thanks for accepting my request. This will give me a chance to follow your reviews and comments more closely and even be able to talk with you about some things. A big win for me. Thanks again.


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D. Pow Happy Birthday Vedanta Eddie! Hope all is well in your private universe! peace of Christ, Peace of Buddha, Peace of Krishna out to you!

lisa_emily Oh- by the way, have you gone to this exhibit?

Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion Regarding 24 City, devastating is the exact word I used as well! I'm still trying to figure out why that one walloped me far more than his others. Agree on the final part with the somewhat superficial girl---that was perhaps the climax for me. There was also a young fellow who didn't get much air time....came in later in the film....that really got to me as well, but since I can't think of his name, please ignore my blathering!

Is there any particular film of his that stands above the others for you?

Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion 24 City! Yeah, one of those "tear-inducers" for me, the film where his ideas finally clicked for me emotionally. I think Still Life would be a distant second for me. But 24 City...something about it....was devastating.

Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion Yes, I'm leaving it be. It looks virtually the same. Now if it worked on a 10 scale, I might consider.....

Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion Have you explored "librarything?"

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Ben Winch Philly "Babywipe" Watkins says boxer in my books. But I hardly recognise you anymore, Baby - it's your dark side coming out.

Michelle Of course I did. Do you have a webcam in here or something?

Michelle I'm glad you left 'Watkins' on the end of 'Babywipe' because I wasn't sure how the hell we became friends.

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David Is Babywipe Watkins your blues guitar player name?

Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion Remember, as cleansing and more precise!

This completely threw me off-guard!

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Ben Winch Ha! Babywipe! Now you're talkin'! Cleansing Goodreads one comment-thread at a time.

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Jon No thanks necessary. I figure we're even, considering you're the one who turned me on to Sebald.

message 49: by Jon (last edited Oct 22, 2012 10:02AM)

Jon I've been drinking a good deal of Fernet lately as well. It helps ease my anxiety over the poor performance of my Cardinals against the mediocre Giants these past couple of games. I've yet to puke it up, though.

Ever find any use for the papaya?

Diggin' the Sebald pretty hard. The plan was to cruise through his oeuvre as quickly as possible, but I think I'm going to need a break after 'Saturn'.

I saw that new Tavares. Did you get it yet? I think I'll probably pick it up this week.

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Richard Thanks for the friend request, Eddie!

Michelle Did you attend a mud run?

message 46: by K.D.

K.D. Absolutely Thanks for accepting my invite, Eddie. Looking forward to discussing books with you.

message 45: by Jon (last edited Oct 05, 2012 09:57AM)

Jon I'd recommend getting yourself a bottle of Fernet Branca, or trying it at a bar, sometime very soon. You could probably score a bottle for less than $30. Just drink it straight on the rocks. There's nothing like it anywhere. It's mostly consumed as a digestif, after dinner, and is perfect for Fall.

Kirschwasser is similar in the way it is typically consumed. But it is a crisp and clear cherry brandy -- really quite delicious. A nice bottle of that will set you back a little more. But it is objectively enjoyable, in contrast to the Fernet.

The mix is not actually all that great. The recipe needs work.

message 44: by Jon (last edited Oct 01, 2012 04:44PM)

Jon The W. G. Sebald:

1.5oz Fernet Branca
1.5oz Kirschwasser

Served on the rocks to be consumed quickly.

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Jon As far as I'm concerned, the only thing to do with papaya is leave it where it fell. I really do not like the taste of it. But it's supposed to be really good for you. Do you have a juicer? I bet you could make a fairly palatable juice concoction with it -- maybe a smoothie/yogurty thing. I bet the yogurt would cut through the vomitty taste of the papaya.

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Jon I've decided to start my own tradition of making cocktails based on writers. The first one, tonight, was the Mario Vargas Llosa, which is a Lemoncello Margarita (with fresh squeezed limes and orange blossom water) mixed with Cava, chilled, and served in a martini glass with a dash of sea salt and a dash of habanero hot sauce.

Next week is the Cormac McCarthy.

message 41: by Ben (last edited Sep 04, 2012 09:58PM)

Ben Winch (Removed for Bartleby-inducing content)

message 40: by Matthieu (last edited Aug 23, 2012 08:56AM)

Matthieu A punctured rabbit overflowing with milk in a hole; a snake locked in a typewriter case resting on a bed of matches. Thank you for providing me with two of the most beautiful, surreal images that I've had the pleasure of hearing/experiencing.

Edit: Right, right. Rue! That's what I get for trying to quickly write something out on my phone. Lovely musty/mustardy/chalky bitterness. I put quite a few in the edible garden this morning.

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Jon I know you're a big Magritte fan, incase you haven't seen this:


Slap Happy Florida?!

Slap Happy I'll probably go sometime later in the week. I don't know what day for sure yet. Perhaps thursday? It is a bit of drive and I worry about my car making the drive. Thing's got well over 150,000 miles on it.

Slap Happy I forgot about the Meatyard exhibition until I noticed your avatar. I gotta remember to set aside time to go it. I take it you already went?

Matthieu Loftus, dude.

Matthieu You can never have too much Califone.

Matthieu I just want to read Brainard and drink IPA/Campari concoctions. I remember reading Brainard whilst drinking an IPA/Campari concoction. I remember enjoying it.

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D. Pow You're a good man EW.

I contributed to the chemistry as well.

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D. Pow don't delete your posts! That's almost as bad as apologizing and you know what they say about that!

love u man. especially your head.

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karen see what you have been missing for all these years!! i am niiice! there have been reviews of yours i have read and enjoyed in the past, but i was afraid to vote lest i ruin your day!

now i gotta go back-cataloging...

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karen hahaah mine are purple sparkly today.....

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karen thank you. i will try not to ruin goodreads on you.

Matthieu God, what a great avatar...

Michelle Dot.

lisa_emily Did you know that Tanning died- a few weeks ago!! Where was I? Alas, the last surrealist.....

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D. Pow Dude! That story about your friend frigging great, not in the sense that it happened and it's grand good news, but in the sense it would make a great short story.

I'm a diabolical bastard, always looking for material. Didn't Old Bull Lee say language was a virus?

Dude, If I am philly I will take up on it...

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