Tuesday, June 30, 2009

and the cover is pretty too

I just finished The Sorrows of An American by Siri Hustvedt. It's a really good book. But if I start explaining why I think it's good I'll go on for ever. Read it already.


Babs and Shannon Kelley have a new blog: undecidedthebook.wordpress.com.

Here is part of their blurb:

This is a blog for anyone who has ever been overwhelmed by choice. And who hasn’t been? For the first time for women, all the doors are open. We can do whatever we want with our lives.

And yet. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns.

Far from it. And we’re out to explore why the generation of women who have more options than our mothers ever dreamed possible suffers from a terminal case of grass-is-greener syndrome, perpetually distracted by what we’re not doing. We’re stressed. Restless. Constantly second-guessing ourselves. Always wondering what we left behind Door Number Two. And we can’t figure out why.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

facebook status update

I just made a portobello, spinach, and raspberry salad with Irish cheddar. Very tasty stuff.

ever had that happen to you?

Dan's aunt makes the best salsa. She is also practicing an age old tradition:

-This is so good Gloria, how do you make it?
-Oh, it's easy, you just put whatever you want!

Friday, June 19, 2009


The Today Show just did a little story on how President Obama plays golf to get out of the White House. They interviewed an old friend in Illinois who said that when Obama played, there was no cheating. If the ball ended up behind a tree, Obama would hit it from behind a tree.

There is something called a mulligan in golf. A do-over. According to The Today Show President Clinton was notorious for those. They cut to an interview by Tim Russert, where he asked Bill Clinton that question. 'How many mulligans do you take per game?'. Clinton's answer: 'One, now.'

Unexpected downside of all of those hours of broadcast testimony in the Lewinsky scandal? That we all know what Clinton looks like when he lies.

Monday, June 15, 2009

another mexican girl making my day

I've lost quite a bit of weight lately, and I've happily thrown out a lot of my fat-clothes. But my regular size things don't fit yet... so, a problem.

I went to the mall today thinking I would be able to find something on sale.

I did. Two dresses.

On my way back to my car I ran into a former student. We chatted for a second, and then she said, "I will always remember your class, it was the only one where I felt comfortable speaking."

Imagine that.

Friday, June 12, 2009

no irony

I've read two novels recently, People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, and America America by Ethan Canin. Both are excellent. Well worth the time spent away from the computer.