Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Germs on all fronts

Both my office-mate and the hubby were home sick today. Since I spend 95% of my time with one or the other of them, I can't see that I'm going to make it through unscathed. In defense, I had a grapefruit after dinner tonight - I sat at the kitchen table and peeled it and thought about all the tasty grapefruits that we liberated from the dining hall at breakfast time and had as a snack in front of the fire in the evening after lots of studying senior year. Mmmm...college.

I feel like a bit of a book snob: I just read three Maeve Binchy books that the MiL loaned me. And I kind of liked them. But don't want to admit it. Does that make me a bad person? (In case you're interested, in order of preference: The Evening Class, Quentins, and The Copper Beech). I'm not sure that I'll have the gumption to take more of her books out of the library, but they were enjoyable.

I also read another of the 'myths': Jeanette Winterson's Weight. I didn't like it as much as The Penelopiad or Dream Angus, but it was still quite good. There was a very witty part about what really happened to Laika, but overall the portrayal of Heracles as an endlessly horny 20something got tired pretty quickly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep going with the Vitamin C and plenty of fluids, hope you don't get whatever it is.

Interesting you mentioned "Laika".

When I was in High School, the Russians gave the Americans a terrible scare when they launched the first satellite ever - Sputnik. Shortly after that, they launched another rocket into space with the first living creature - a dog - name Laika. At the same time, my family got a new dog, and wanting for a good name, used - you guessed it - Laika!

Both Laika and DD looked remarkably like Rrufus. Anyway, thanks for the memories, hope John feels better and you do NOT catch whatever it is!