Monday, June 18, 2007
This purple lavender from my back yard is for Tanabata, who always has the best pictures of purple flowers! Monday's post is of purple-tipped irises...very pretty!
No babysitting + intermittent internet connectivity = no blogging + extreme frustration.
I've been fighting with my computer for the last couple of weeks. The disembodied voice of technical support says my microwave oven could be interfering with my internet connectivity. Hmmm... Whatever it is, I'm tired of it. Being disconnected makes me feel disconnected from my blogging buddies, and frustrated being dependent on this machine.
But I did finish Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach last night. A very short book, and there's something elegant about how physically small it is. Still digesting, not sure what I think yet.
And I finished a few other books that I have to think/write about--Aryn Kyle's The God of Animals, David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. But every time I sit down at the computer, the internet connection cuts out, so...grrrr...can't get anything done. So I'm typing madly at the moment...
My book group chose some interesting things for the summer:
The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics) by Elaine Dundy--which I heard an interesting story about on NPR
Anagrams by Lorrie Moore--one of my favorite short story writers.
More books for the pile!
Well, I'm going to post now before I can't...