Friday, July 24, 2015

I was poking about on Ravelry (a knitting website) and I was, as always, surprised by people who love to knit socks. I have knitted a few, but more to prove that I could do it, than out of enjoyment...I used to be a hat/scarf/mitten knitter and am now a sweater knitter.

Monday, July 20, 2015

I just finished Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It had the same premise as Sliding Doors, that Gwyneth Paltrow movie from the late 90s, but much better executed. Basically, the heroine made two different choices, and the novel followed each (two parallel tracks). It was fascinating to see how things turned out. And the author has written two other books :)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

So yesterday T and I saw Trainwreck. The theater was surprisingly crowded for 3pm but I guess that's what happens on Friday in the summer. The movie was my first exposure to Amy Schumer (other than the preview we had seen). It was funny and outrageous. Afterward we went out to an Italian restaurant nearby which I had not been to in a long time. I got a beet and goat cheese salad, some homemade gnocchi and a glass of Pinot Grigio.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Today I finished MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. It was the last book in her speculative fiction trilogy. She calls it speculative fiction because nothing is in it that has not yet been invented. It was kind of science fiction-y. I enjoyed it and now I'm wondering if I should try Ursula K. LeGuin. Fortunately Margaret Atwood has another book coming out in September.

Today I'm also going to see E's new play (he's in a little skit every Friday at camp). This one is called "Pirates and Princesses." Later I will see Trainwreck with my friend T, who gets out of work at 12 today.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Zzzzz

Wanted to check in, but wasn't sure what to write about. Yesterday I read Bennington Girls are Easy. Amazon had recommended it to me, and the magazines all picked it as a top summer read, while many of the customer reviewers trashed it. They didn't like either of the two main characters, Sylvie or Cassandra. Well, the book really sucked me in. I thought the author did a good job of establishing a dreamy atmosphere at Bennington and portraying its impractical graduates, drifting through life. There were a lot of funny quotes. Unfortunately, there were sad moments too. I guess the two big themes in the book were the luster of youth and how it gets lost; and how Bennington girls are tragic.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

I went to a foot doctor for the first time. My left heel had been hurting for a while but I wasn't sure they could do anything about it. Or I was afraid they might recommend surgery. But all they did was give me a cortisone shot and mold orthotics for my feet. I get to pick up the orthotics in 3 weeks.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

This morning I made zucchini muffins. They are the unsung heroes of the muffin universe. Nice and moist, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and cardamom.