Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Only one man could get me blogging on a Saturday…of course I’m talking about F. Scott Fitzgerald!  Happy birthday, Scott!

Since I’m always gabbing about The Great Gatsby, here are a few quotes from elsewhere:

“‘You know, you’re a little complicated after all.’ ‘Oh no,’ she assured him hastily. ‘No, I’m not really — I’m just a — I’m just a whole lot of different simple people.” – Tender Is the Night


“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” – The Crack Up


“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” – The Beautiful and Damned

There are more here, on Flavorwire’s piece, “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Guide to the Good Life,” which also has some great photos, including the most AWESOME Christmas photo of Scott, Zelda, and little Scottie.  (You must check it out; scroll down.)

I really should celebrate by giving away a bottle of gin, but the shipping issues seem rather complicated and possibly illegal, so instead, I’ll give away to one blog reader a year-long subscription to The Sun magazine, one of my faves.

The usual rules:  Email me your name and address—be sure to put Scott in the subject line—by Wednesday, September 28, at 5PM EST (cocktail hour!).  One lucky winner will be selected at random to receive the subscription; your emails will be deleted, and I won’t use the addresses for anything else.  Yes, it’s okay to enter if you know me.  Yes, it’s okay to enter if you don’t.  Email address:


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