Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

The books of today

In the pool, I'm listening to The Sisterhood by Curtis Siddenfeld. I'm about 2/3rds in and this morning, mid-swim, the main character did something that I really do not like one single bit. I'm pretty pissed at her. And amused at me.

On the phone - so at restaurants, some meals and other times when I'm waiting - I'm reading The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede. It's a wonderful account of an amazingly wonderful 9/11 thing. The gist is that a biscillion people got their planes diverted to this tiny Newfounland town when they closed all the airports. The people of this tiny town rose to the occasion and so did the strandees in really miraculous ways. It's just one anecdote after another all on the same theme and I am now parsing out the rest of the book in hopes that it will last forever. It's a wonderful story.

At night, while I play computer games in bed, I'm listening to A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard. It's a really over written and not that well told story about the life of a paramedic 10 years ago. I'm nearly done with it and disappointed. I know nothing - absolutely squat about paramedics or EMTs and I think it's interesting. I'm going to need to find another book about them. This guy, as it turns out, went on to be a screen writer. I need a real paramedic or EMT. :)

I used to be a very strict One Book At A Time - No Cheating but now, I'm 'heck, whatever floats.' I think part of my ability to keep them all straight and interesting is that each has its own place and time for reading.

Swim then home for breakfast. I kind of feel like I should take advantage of the Super Bowl diversion to do something that can't be done as well or easily when everyone is not sucked into this football game but I will probably just stay here and make dolls and watch non-Super Bowl TV. My brother got me watching Nurse Jackie which is a lovely little binge. I watched and enjoyed the first episode when it first came out and then didn't get Showtime any more so forgot about it. Til now.

I changed my Advair a couple of weeks ago to one with the least amount of magic Advair stuff in it and I think it's adversely affecting my breathing. About half the time I'm fine and about half the time, I'm coughing. This is not good. I want to do fine on this lower dosage. So my current plan is to just power through. We'll see how that works.

Zoey's in her down cycle. Instead of eating 3 containers of wet food a day, she's eating 1/3rd of one. Ad she's only bugging me 20% of the time instead of 85% but soon - next week, probably, she'll be on the upswing and screaming for more food and more head rubs.

Now I think I'll clean up the kitchen and get to sewing.
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