Sunday, November 12, 2006
Somehow today I was not completely overcome by my usual Sunday blues. I think this was probably due in part to the fact that it was very sunny today, although chilly.
I spent a lot of time reading. I think my most recent TV binge has finally ended. I finished one book and read quite a bit of another, so I'll be doing one of my book posts again soon. It's starting to feel a little weird, going so many posts without really talking about books, but I don't read fast enough to talk about what I'm reading every day; not unless I start sharing them with you chapters at a time, rather than waiting until I'm finished.
I went to Barnes & Noble tonight and bought my Christmas cards, so that's out of the way. I picked up a couple of John Irving novels while I was there. Are you aware that mass market paperbacks cost $8.00 a piece these days? It's expensive to be a book-buying bibliophile! Why can't I be satisfied with library books alone?
After Barnes & Noble, I came home and ate dinner. I won't bore you with details (assuming you're not already bored) but I have discovered that a quick, yummy way to make dinner is to throw leftover pasta, shredded cheese, handy veggies (it was tomatoes tonight) and spices (like garlic powder, sweet basil and oregano) into a bowl and throw it in the microwave. Hmm... maybe that was still too much detail. Anyway, I while I ate I watched a Ghostbusters cartoon for the first time in... a very long time; probably more than fifteen years. I bought the boxed set of Ghostbusters 1 & 2 a few weeks ago, and there are two animated episodes on the disc with Ghostbusters 2. That was a thrilling discovery. I liked a lot of cartoons as a child, but The Real Ghostbusters was a favorite.
I wonder if you got the ones I'm getting...I want the two Gorey sets and the Grinch ones :D