Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Magical Realism? Or Just Plain Weird...

Has anybody ever read Louis de Bernieres' trilogy about an unnamed Latin American country and its people? I can't remember which book it's in. Maybe The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts? Anyway, there's this character in the book who has a magical hammock. Every time somebody in the community loses something (glasses, a rosary, a baby, etc.) it turns up in this hammock. That is my house. If you've lost anything recently, it's at my house.

These are the weird things that have recently turned up in my house. If they're yours, please come get them.

1. a brown sweater
2. a brown puffy down jacket from Old Navy (M)
3. a little motor.
4. a book called The United States and Latin America: A New Agenda.

Conversely, several things have inexplicably disappeared from the house. Does somebody else have a mysterious and magical hammock house? Could all of these things have magically teleported over there?

1. my checkbook. I'm not saying i don't frequently misplace things, but this is beyond the pale. It's been gone for weeks.
2. my roommate's medicine. This is especially weird. my roommate NEVER loses things. it's against her religion.
3. my sister's little black dress.
4. a movie with Richard Gere and Diane Lane, although I can never remember the name. Infidelity? Unfaithful? Something tawdry like that. At this point, maybe I should just call it Gone With the Wind.

All tales of lost and found aside, if you haven't read those books, you certainly should. They are, in order, as follows:

1. The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
2. SeƱor Vivo and the Coca Lord
3. The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

Absolutely fantastic books.


H-SPO said...

the little motor is mine.

Cheasty said...


Judy said...

I think I left my sanity at your place a few weeks ago. Please send it along with my childhood (it's also been forgotten) down to: Cummberbund Land, South Austin 78704.

Thank you!

Cheasty said...

also on their way... lost marbles!

(wacka wacka wacka!)

Cheasty said...

one mystery solved: the little motor!

Emily said...

Um - Yo, you forgot my CELLPHONE, missing now for months and still not having turned up. The tweed is like that plant in the horror shop musical but instead of people it eats my PHONE. or my FAVORITE LITTLE BLACK DRESS. Ugh.