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Hi folks . . . I am still digging out from the mess you made at my virtual cocktail party. Really people? Bean dip in the potted plants? Guacamole smeared on my laptop keyboard? Led Zeppelin and James Taylor spilled red wine on my white carpet and it won’t come out. Why did you invite those jokers, On the Homefront and Beyond?

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This is what my kitchen looks like. (Photo Credit: vtbrak)

Missing lampshades and stained carpet aside, what a grand time we had. We told jokes only bloggers understand, swapped stories about our highest traffic days, and bragged were humble about how many followers we have. I promised to share the cocktail party recipes you sent me and I will do so soon. However, I wanted to first share the literary-ish quotes you brought to the party. The quotes are a brilliant, eclectic mix of wisdom and humor . . . like you guys.

Ella Dee brought ~ “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ~ George Bernard Shaw.

Omawarison brought ~ “Some things that are good aren’t good together, like Chinese food and cheese.” ~ Omawarison’s son

Gandalfe brought ~ “Well, it takes a certain type of woman to wear a backless dress with a Beretta 70 strapped to her thigh.” ~ James Bond in Skyfall

Lori DiNardi brought ~ “If you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.” From the movie Cool Runnings

Maggie Myklebust brought ~ “I admire anyone who has the guts to write anything at all.” ~ E.B. White

Polly Robinson brought ~ “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” ~ Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities

Maddie Cochere brought ~ ”I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh

Eagle-Eyed-Editor brought ~ “Always do right: this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~ Mark Twain

Dianne Gray brought ~ “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” ~ Philip Roth

On The Homefront and Beyond brought ~ “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” ~ Ogden Nash

Unfettered BS brought ~ “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.” ~ Christopher Morley

J. Keller Ford brought ~ “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Dumbledore in Harry Potter

Cathy Ulrich brought ~ “Editors and readers don’t know what they want to read until they read it.” ~ William Zinsser from On Writing Well.

Mike Akin brought ~ “Susan, Mrs. Colter peed on the floor again.” ~ Opening line from Big Apple Hunter by fellow blogger Maddie Cochere

Madame Weebles brought ~ Any line from Seinfeld

Robin Coyle (moi) brought ~ “That Robin Coyle sure taught us a thing or two-hundred about using strong words!” ~ E.B. White and William Strunk Jr. in Elements of Style, Part II, The Fifty Shades of Gray Edition, Publishing Date Unknown

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