Monday, July 1, 2013
Sticks, Zombies and A Few Loose Ends
I'm starting to get into travel mode -- thinking about the stuff I need to wash and pack for Florida, setting aside my handful of American coins and my passport, charging my camera battery, that kind of thing. Before I get on that plane tomorrow, though, we still have a few things we need to do around here.
For one thing, we need to take Olga to the vet. I believe, as a blog commenter predicted a few days ago, she has finally swallowed a stick that her body is not able to expel. She's remarkably unfazed by it, all things considered -- she eats and drinks (though less than normal) and jumps around when excited. But overall she's a bit more lethargic and we can tell something is bothering her. Hopefully it won't require surgical intervention.
On a happier note, we want to go see "World War Z," which has been getting surprisingly good reviews. David Denby from The New Yorker was very positive about it -- he called it "the most gratifying action spectacle in years." So we'll try to duck into a theater and see it sometime this afternoon. I am not a zombie-movie fan, normally, but I like a well-done action flick, and when David Denby says something is good, I listen.
A few follow-ups:
-- Our new bed arrived, at 7:30 on Saturday morning. (!) I literally had to wake Dave up so the workmen could move the mattress and put the platform together. It looks great, though! Part of my mission in Florida is to buy some new bedsheets, because we can't get sheets for an American king-sized mattress here in England. (We could mail-order them, I suppose, but I'd rather see them before I buy. Besides, who wants to pay for shipping?)
-- I took the painting I found the other day to a charity shop. Let them decide whether it's worth trying to save. Dave is happy to have it out of the house.
-- I've been meaning to link to the second half of the London Portraits post on Little London Observationist, featuring a few more of my photos. Enjoy!
(Photo: A mysterious giraffe has moved into our neighborhood.)