Thursday, November 29, 2012

What Was I Thinking?

And why is all this stuff that I never use inside my purse? It got so clogged with receipts and candy wrappers and headache pills that I finally took my purse, keys, lip gloss and wallet out and stashed them into a small bag and ran out the door. (My husband had suggested the original title for my blog be: Big Purse, Little Purse.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Needs My Wodehouse

“Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, Very Good, Jeeves!

When life gets grim, or at the very least, begins to lose its effervescence, it's time to break out the Wodehouse. I was reading a bunch of ugly tweets this morning about the "Fiscal Cliff" and I thought, "Chuck it all! This is awful."

If the world is ending, I am going to entertain myself until the zombies storm up my driveway, dammit.

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.”
― P.G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Sunday, November 18, 2012

More From Austin F1

Formula One Austin

We are here to see the inaugural race in Austin. It's the first F1 race in the US in five years.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Simple Pleasures

The Homer Laughlin Colonial Kitchen cup and saucer arrived today. Doesn't it look well with my teapot? There is a story behind the Colonial Kitchen pattern. I had a complete set of dishes in that pattern that I gave away a few years after I married. I told myself that between my husband and myself we had three sets of dishes. Something had to go. These dishes were funky, retro, kitschy. They didn't match the new person I thought I was trying to create, so I boxed them up and donated them. And for years afterwards, I would think of them and sigh.

Then I got the idea to get one small item in the pattern, to remind me of the Old Tracy. She's still in here, somewhere.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Life of Pi

Life of PiLife of Pi by Yann Martel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four 1/2 stars, with the last two chapters fully 5 stars and amazing. What the author does with the narrative at the end of the book had me thinking and thinking over what I'd read. Choose the better story.

“You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.”

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I am looking forward to seeing what Ang Lee will do with this story when the film comes out next month.