Today, Monday, Columbus Day 2009

There is no mail delivery today.  Self just realized this when, after she got home from lunch and a walk around downtown Redwood City with Dear Bro, she stuck her hand in the mailbox and was surprised to find it empty.  Then she realized it was Columbus Day, a holiday.  Ergo, the library will be closed as well.  Self has to wait until tomorrow to return James Surowiecki’s The Wisdom of Crowds (which she read until 3 a.m. this morning) and borrow Kazuo Ishiguro’s Booker-nominated novel of a couple of years back, Never Let Me Go.

Self did have to work at the Writing Center, however; she is starting to see a core group, students who present week after week, who self has formed a tutoring relationship with, and also a student she taught in African American Lit, last semester.  And that student was a very good writer!

But, in general, self found herself rather “low bat.”  (Could it be the overcast weather?  Could it be all the nights staying up reading?)

Self arrived home to find the house empty.  But she wasn’t undisturbed for more than five minutes, for then the phone rang and it was Dear Bro telling her that he was on the way home: would she like to have lunch somewhere?  Self said sure, and suggested he might like to see Whole Foods, “because they have this great buffet, and everything is weighed by the pound, and we can take the food home to eat it here.”  But she sensed some reluctance on the part of Dear Bro, so she asked, “Or did you want to eat at a real restaurant?”

It turned out Dear Bro would rather eat at a restaurant.  And he surprised self by saying he wanted Indian food.  And self knew just the place to go:  Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Sunday in October 2009

The 49ers lost, the Yankees won, Boston was eliminated today.

“Zombieland” made self laugh and laugh —  she can’t remember laughing that much at the movies (but now she remembers it wasn’t that long ago, Read the rest of this entry »

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