Sunday, February 09, 2014

Week that was

Drank: Chamomile Tea
Saw: Two people helping an elderly woman walk against the wind
Disliked: My lingering cold
Read: "The Orphan Master’s Son" by Adam Johnson 
Watched: Doubt with Meryl Streep & Philip Seymour Hoffman
Composed this note for the ladies’ room: 'Who keeps wadding kitchen paper towels together and stuffing them into the bathroom stall toilet paper roll with the toilet paper? Is it some harebrained attempt to 'save' paper, in this case paper that someone took too much of, and then forced on anyone who had to use the bathroom?'
Laughed at: This epic battle
Ate: Ciobar, Italian hot chocolate that’s more like hot pudding in a cup
Listened to: Robert Coover read Italo Calvino’s story “The Daughters of the Moon”
Bought: "Katz und Maus" by G√ľnter Grass, which my son needs for German class 
Learned: Americans are split on whether to pronounce 'mayonnaise' as "man-aze" or "may-uh-naze"
Enjoyed: Hot bath with camphor and eucalyptus

Pithiness of the week: “If you run after two hares you will catch neither.” - Erasmus

2 comments:

toniclark said...

Speaking of writers reading writers, do you listen to The Guardian Podcast? I just heard James Salter reading Lydia Davis's "Break It Down." Wonderful!

http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2013/may/23/james-salter-lydia-davis-break-it-down#start-of-comments

Also available via iTunes.

SarahJane said...

Wow. Must hear that. I LOVE "Break it Down." Now that I've rifled thru the New Yorker fiction podcasts, glad to hear there are more somewhere (and that fabulous).

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