Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Yep, it's Wednesday
This is one of my colleagues at work, a former faculty member who now teaches as a substitute. He was sitting on the couch in the library reading and I couldn't resist leaping up from my desk like a madman to take this picture. I showed it to him but I'm not sure he saw the humor in it.
Last night I finished a book by Alan Hollinghurst, "The Spell," about a group of gay men living or staying as guests at a country house in southern England. I really like Hollinghurst's writing and I loved some of his other novels (which always have a gay theme), but I was less enthusiastic about this one. For one thing, I disliked almost all the characters. They seemed incredibly shallow and emptily hedonistic -- even the older (and therefore, one would hope, wiser) one. I think it was supposed to be somewhat comedic, but it didn't strike me that way.
Found this walking the dog a few days ago -- a shopping basket containing what appear to be lacy underthings. Disturbing! I didn't look at all closely -- no more so than this, actually.
And last night, on my way home from work, I passed this lying on the sidewalk. It made me think of Ms. Moon and her chickens, so I thought I would blog it to share it with her. It looks like a collaborative project between someone who knew how to color within lines and someone who hasn't yet mastered the technique.
And there you have it -- that's all that's happening in the middle of this cold wintry week!