So you all know that I’m crazy* because I’m reading both Bleak House AND The Count of Monte Cristo, right? (It’s all the fault of those damn addictive readalongs.) Although I do seem to be reading more of The Count than The Bleak. I’ve passed the 700 page mark in The Count. I haven’t picked up Bleak House in a few weeks…so it’s still early days with that one. If you can call 130-odd pages “early days.” Some people consider 130 pages an entire book (are you listening, Dickens and Dumas??).
However. I have penned a song for Edmond (Edmond being The Count. Of Monte Cristo. Really, you should read it…it’s a great story, even if it is a hellaciously (and hey WordPress…don’t be giving me the red squiggle…that is so a word) long book. It’s positively Uncle Stevie-ish in it’s length).
Anyhoosie, I digress, even more so than usual. Edmond’s song all started when Heather publicly gloated (via Instagram. Which is why you need to join…so I don’t have to write paragraphs of back story) that she was ogling Naked Jamie (and also reading The Count, although I still think she’s hiding Naked Jamie between the covers of Monte Cristo). Which resulted in me and Andi ganging up on her and posting this song over at The Estella Society. Please go read (and sing!), so you know what I’m talking about when I talk about Naked Jamie. Because I’m sure this won’t be the last time.
And then, because Heather also claims to love Edmond (but we all know she loves Naked Jamie the best), I gave Edmond a song, too. He was in quite the mood when I wrote it.
Please go read it (and sing it!). It needs some love.
And don’t worry, I’ve already written a song for Bleak House. So I’m not totally neglecting it. And I’m working on another song for The Count. Yes, another one (you might want to refresh your memory re: this song**)(***). Evidently, I find it easier to summarize books via song these days. I will try to finish it (the song, not the book) this weekend. Although the song is super long…maybe I should break it up so Edmond can get busy busting a move.
*There will be NO comments on other reasons for my craziness.
**It’s not my fault…HB was playing it on his bass the other night! And did you know that Flea (yes, Flea!) plays bass for that song? Watch for him in the video. His pants alone will make it worth it (I know, I was kinda surprised he was wearing pants, too. And raise your hand if you know what I’m referring to with that aside).
***Care, who knows of my deep and abiding love for all things parenthetical, tweeted me a quote from Bleak House the other day…”Why, Mrs.Piper has a good deal to say, chiefly in PARENTHESES and w/o punctuation, but not much to tell.” Evidently, I have a great deal in common with Mrs. Piper. I also need to pick Bleak House back up so I can figure out who Mrs. Piper is.
****Have I mentioned I’ve been drinking a lot of caffeine lately? Can you tell? Well, can you???