Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off
Says he's got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off

I have been remiss in my posting lately. We have had five different sets of guests stay with us since October, ranging from two to ten people, for durations ranging from four to eleven days. The final group is here until Thursday. All fun, but not conducive to me sitting down at the computer to write.

Not to mention, my laptop is really on the fritz, despite only being 6 months old. Windows Vista really sucks as an operating system.

Add to that complete upheaval at work and a very snowy March (yes!!), and it all equals a neglected blog.

Oh well, enough of that...

There are a few days left to ski season, and it looks like weather will cooperate by adding yet more snow to the mix. The pond skim is Saturday afternoon, and I have half a notion to enter. We may get a room down there and stay for the festivities.


I am down to my last couple books, and then I have to re-stock my bedside table. I am reading a book Josh gave me, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won a Pullitzer. I recently read two books by China Mieville, Perdido Street Station, and The Scar. I loved them both.

If anyone has any good fiction suggestions, please leave a comment or an email.


I guess I have to buy a lawnmower. After I bought the house last summer, I only needed to mow the lawn twice, so I paid a friend witha landscaping business to do it, but that's not practical for the long term.

I hate buying items like this. I'd much rather spend money on frivolities like guitar effects, snowboard gear, season passes or fancy dinenrs.

I also have to buy a new phone. Water and snow damaged mine, so I cannot see who is calling, and it randomly turns itself on and off.


Spring has sprung, for today. It is 60 degrees outside. I think I am going to go enjoy that now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent read: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

8:27 AM  
Blogger Molly Bell said...

You might like the Twilight books! book candy! I like spending money on frivolities too. And I like that word!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Read Twilight if you like Teen romance novels! LOL! And if you do you read the Twilight book, be sure to NOT watch the movie. After I watched the movie, I have NO desire whatsoever to finish reading the rest of the books in the series. Just finished reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates copywright'61 I loved it.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Fred Shero said...

New episodes of "In Treatment" are back on HBO.

They porpoisely gave David Byrne a bad, short haircut to make him look more like a dork.

He just got sued by the dad of a pilot who was in therapy and decided he was fit to fly aGAIN.

Unfortunately, Blair Underwood killed himself while flying for our great country.

The suit will determine if the shrink erred in giving the pilot a 'green light' to go back into the air. Good stuff.

5:41 PM  
Blogger stephanie.cutshaw said...

We had such a wonderful time with you and Stanette. I wish I could say the same about Doddle but I don't think she appreciated our presence too much. Oh well, two out of three ain't bad.
Sorry I can't recommend a book but I am brain fried at the present!

12:14 AM  
Anonymous John A. said...

On the lawnmower issue. If you put any dollar value on your time, having someone else deal with the yard is an easy decision; and this is before considering the cost of a new mower.

6:41 PM  

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