Interesting to read, since here in America the political and historical perspectives are not really first and foremost in our minds.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is probably on the lower end of accomplishments as far as books go, though it is long-ish, so points for that, right? I thoroughly enjoyed the last book in this series, even though I thought things ended a bit too nicely, especially compared to the second book. I finished it sad there will be no new adventures with Lisbeth Salander.
Well, off to find a new book to read so I can brag about finishing it later.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
- That men are from Mars, women are from Venus thing may really be true.
- I'm trying to pace myself with the Easter candy. I have eaten about three chocolate eggs today plus jelly beans.
- I only got whacked on the head with a cascaron once today.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
There are just not enough hours in the day. There are books I am just dying to read, but the chores can only be put off so long. And gotta spend some time with friends so as not to be a social outcast, right? Plus the usual 40 hours of servitude. I want to write my long pontificating blog posts and come to some conclusions about my current situation. But there is no time to reflect. *long tired sigh*
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
You might say I was deprived as a child because I never played team sports. I played sports in PE, which was lame, but I never played on an actual team.
This is my first time to wear a jersey with my name on it, to sit in a dugout, to do team practices. Last Sunday I got my first hit and made it to first base! But I also got whacked in the knee with a softball during practice, resulting in a large purple bruise, and strained my muscle sprinting to first base, making it painful to walk for a couple of days. Ouch. We also lost both of our first games, double ouch.
We'll see how this adventure goes.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Rosemary, or Rosmarinus officinalis, is a fascinating plant, and its praises have been written of since the dawn of time. In Latin, rosemary translates to "dew of the sea" -- "ros," meaning dew and "marinus," meaning sea. In parts of the world with little rain, all the plant needed to survive was humidity from the ocean, which explains its popularity throughout history in Mediterranean, Italian and Greek cultures. It is said that Aphrodite rose naked from the sea with blooming branches of rosemary wrapped around her body.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Caught between the longing for loveSing it, Jackson Browne. Love this song.
And the struggle for the legal tender
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
And the junk man pounds his fender.
Where the veterans dream of the fight
Fast asleep at the traffic light
And the children solemnly wait
For the ice cream vendor
Out into the cool of the evening
Strolls the Pretender
Friday, April 01, 2011
- I think a present for a one-year-old's birthday party is still basically for the parent. A one-year-old is NOT going to read the card. Still must get a cute card, though.
- I'm feeling very old lately. It's like I never feel rested. Last Sunday I took a two-hour nap. I slept just under eight hours last night and still feel wiped out right now. Early to bed, early to rise makes a woman...tired.
- I wonder if I am losing the ability to see myself with any degree of objectivity. Maybe I need to be a little more judgmental about myself. Not as in harder on myself, but as in trying to be fair and look at both the things I'm doing well at and the things I'm not doing so well at.