Saturday, October 22, 2005

A Few Random Thoughts

Just a few wandering thoughts to post, with no visible means of organization.

The barometer in my head tells me (via a wicked headache) that a major change in the weather is underway. Just took my generic headache formula analgesic. Hope it works fast!

Two weeks of vacation (what a luxury!) are coming to an end. We didn't travel this year, but I still had a wonderful time. I'll probably be in a funk tomorrow, since I have to get ready to go back to work the next day. Guess I should try to push the funk off onto Monday. Why wreck the last day of vacation? OK, OK, I should try to avoid the funk altogether. But that would be superhuman, wouldn't it?

This must have been a bad year to be an oak tree. The oaks in the woods around our house are dropping very few acorns this year. Those which have fallen are tiny, miserly little things, about 1/4 the size of last year's examples. Could be a rough winter to be a squirrel. The pine trees seem to be offering an abundance of cones, but they are quite small, as well. Guess the long, hot, dry summer did some damage.

We saw the movie, "In Her Shoes," this week. Happily, it was true to the book by Jennifer Weiner. Just finished Weiner's latest book, "Goodnight Nobody." This story was a bit of a departure for her. Her previous books were set in the Philly area, but this one was set mostly in Connecticut, with side trips into NYC. It was a murder mystery, which was a surprise. She left the door open at the end for a possible series. "In Her Shoes," is still my favorite of Weiner's novels to date.

Had a very nice day in Lewes, DE (pronounced more or less like, "Lewis," NOT, "looz") on Thursday, and even managed a bit of time at the outlets. Picked up some comfy clogs at the Bass outlet. If you click on the photo in the post below, it will take you to the website for the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. At least I had a few brief moments of cruising (70 minutes each way) on this vacation!


Virginia Gal said...

Glad to her that In Her Shoes movie was true to the book, though I have to say, just from the previews, I never pictured Rose looking like Toni Collette. I just got "Goodnight Nobody," trying to finish the "Time Traveler's Wife" before I start Goodnight Nobody.

Merci said...

I didn't picture Rose that way, either, but Toni is a good actress. Carmen Diaz did justice, too. In fact, the entire cast was pretty good!