Seven Random Thoughts
- So, where have I been? Somewhere I mentioned February was going to be a bitch. It was. The boss was overseas, which meant I was the boss. And all of my March blogging time (what little there is of it) has been managing the yearly Supernatural March Madness contest.
- Almost 2 weeks ago I fell at the gas station (tripped on the gas hose as I was trying to step over it). The head made contact with the cement and the first thing I noticed as I got up was the blood all over the white blouse I’d worn only twice. Actually, it wasn’t too bad. I never lost consciousness and was never dizzy. It’s just that head wounds bleed a lot. I did need a few stitches, though. The scar has healed enough I don’t have to put a band-aid on it to go out in public. What has been the most difficult are the muscles I pulled. My chest and side are slow to heal. They seem to be manageable now, but I have to remember to take the motrin even when I don’t think I need it.
- I knew I should have gotten a pedicure this weekend. It’s going to be 80 degrees tomorrow and my toes are not sandal worthy yet. And I just bought 4 new pairs of sandals. (Hey, I’ve been wearing the same 2 pair for too many years now, so I think I deserve them!)
- The temperature in Clear Lake, IA (which is in northern Iowa, i.e., most Minnesota) has been warmer than Alexandria, VA for the past few days. This is good news, since I’m thinking about retiring there.
- Francesca, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo was ok, but I’m not going to read any of the other books. It was extremely graphic (violence against women) and the ending went on forever.
- I do recommend the novels of Olen Steinhauer. I listened to 36 Yalta Boulevard (his 3rd book) in the car, and was encouraged enough to check out his first book from the library. This also happened with Boris Akunin. I listened to his first novel The Winter Queen (read by Campbell Scott, an actor I’ve always liked—and the son of George C.) and read a couple others. Of interest to my Supernatural friends, the original title of The Winter Queen was Azazel.
- I have a new interest/obsession/crush/whatever, the Syfy show Merlin. I’ve always loved the Arthurian legend, and this is a novel take on it. The season finale is next Friday, and it looks to be really good. Last season’s finale was fabulous. I never did write a separate post listing all the things I loved about it. I think I’ll spend the rest of my Sunday afternoon watching the season 1 and 2 Merlin DVDs I just bought.