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Old 05-23-2015, 11:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: KALAMAZOO,MI-May 21-2015

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Originally Posted by niffer View Post
Thanks for posting this, Char. I know there's a way to copy and paste from my iPad, but I also know I don't know what is is
Apropos niffer's striking admission of defeat by her mighty Apple thingy it reminded me that recently whilst trying to find newspaper or other articles that I could practice Optical Character Recognition on (in preparation for a planned new small talk thread on I googled
"gordon lightfoot article corfid"
and was surprised to find that one result was Jennifer Perry's tome that she had titled
with sublime feminine logic
"Dog Coffee"
she is known to us here of course as "niffer"
her striking book cover,which l will attach is prominently displayed in the Google book review extract/sample which is at:-
https://books.google.com/books?id=hM...page&q&f=false
That google books extract/sample includes Jennifer's amusing "The Joy of Socks " followed by two vital Lightfoot passages
the one that begins
"Last September my friend Jenny and I drove to Milwaukee to see Lightfoot in concert.
The Mapquest directions instructed us to take Exit 310A - and Exit 310B.
You can do both those things, just not on the same trip, and that's why we ended up at the lakefront, and had to work our way back,miraculously finding ourselves at the correct parking garage underneath the Pabst Theater.
from another Pabst Theater concert in 2011
://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV2VHiEhvQc
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV2VHiEhvQc
his is getting tedious and beyond a joke
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV2VHiEhvQc

oh sod it!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV2VHiEhvQc
the google extract/sample continues with
the chapter entitled "The pilgramage" (to Massey)
that Char previously posted here on Niffer's behalf in the thread at
http://corfid.com/vbb/showthread.php...light=cleavage
On the strength of those samples I decided to take up an offer of the ebook version (so that I can read it on my Nook tablet thingy) on sale by googlebooks for $7.36 plus NJ's 7% sales tax and after some difficulty with lining up Paypal im-bloody-possible I paid by debit card then a lot of messing about getting Internet Exploder to allow Google's stoopid cookies I was finally able to read and enjoy all 102 pages.
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