Thursday, February 28, 2013
There's a stretch of Colville Road a few blocks from our flat where the houses on both sides of the street are white and blue. They look especially great against a blue sky -- so when we got a break in our springtime gray weather yesterday afternoon I seized the opportunity for some quick snaps while walking Olga.
Not particularly skilled photos, but when I have the dog tugging her leash it's all I can do to snap something with my point-and-shoot!
Olga and I did scout out more interesting coal holes yesterday. Stay tuned tomorrow!
Meanwhile, life around here consists of more sub work, more walking the dog, more housework, more reading. I finished my Iris Murdoch book, "The Sea, The Sea," which was good but one of the strangest books I've ever read, with a real anti-hero as the main protagonist. He basically kidnaps and holds captive his high school sweetheart, whom he runs into by chance after having not seen her for decades, and somehow thinks this is OK. Thinks he is saving her, in fact. Perhaps the book is meant to be a study in delusion. In any case, it was exceptionally weird.
We have a handyman coming today to hang some pictures. It's kind of ridiculous we have to hire someone to do this, but we don't own drills or anchor bolts or any of the other things needed for such a job. So we contract it out. It's the American way. (Or is do-it-yourself the American way? I'm never sure.)
I considered going to a British Museum show of Ice Age art, but the earliest I could get an admission ticket is next Monday! Who knew the Ice Age is so popular? Are we mentally preparing for climate change? In any case, I'll let you know next Tuesday what the art is like.