Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bullets of Weekend Lethargy

  • I finished the book I'd been reading for over three weeks, Lady in the Palazzo, by Marlena de Blasi. It was good, although perhaps not as good as her first two (and clearly, not that fast-paced). Sometimes I think my love of travel narratives is fading as the years go by, and I seem no closer to visiting any of the places I read about. And yet, I can't seem to resist them.

  • I started reading Rilla of Ingleside, by L.M. Montgomery, this morning. I caught one of the Anne movies on PBS a few weeks ago, and I've been thinking a lot about her since. I would love to visit Prince Edward Island. I suppose I might be disappointed if I did not find old P.E.I. looking like it did at the turn of the century.

  • I went for a nice hike on the state land this morning. Dog makes for a nice companion, but when I point out great blue herons he doesn't return my enthusiasm. He does like to see the deer though.

  • I have felt no motivation for yard work this weekend. I just can't find the interest. I don't know why the enormity of the task is bothering me all of a sudden.

  • FF did take me to HomeDepot to get concrete and securely reinstated the mailbox to it's original position. It is somewhat lower than it had been, so I hope that will not be an issue with the mailman.

  • I saw a piece on the news last night and again this morning on how San Francisco is banning bottled water for city workers. I started drinking bottled water almost exclusively when I lived somewhere that had vile tasting well water, and it became a habit in the years since. I think it may be time to adjust this pattern. From what I've heard, tap water is every bit as healthy as bottled, and I am not opposed to the flavor of the water at my new house. There is the economic aspect to be considered on a personal level, as well as the oil consumption for manufacturing. Also, even though I recycle my bottles, not everyone does, so the environmental impact can't be overlooked.

  • Could someone please answer my phone the next time the Red Cross calls and tell them to bug off? I have 162 missed calls from them currently. The more they call, the less likely I am to donate blood. That may be petty and childish of me, but it is what it is.

  • And that about sums it up for tonight. I have other things on my mind, but I am not blogging about them for now.

1 comment:

BerryBird said...

Yeah, bottled water is evil. I, too, started drinking it while living in communities with tainted groundwater, buying the big 2.5 gallon dispensers. I guess there is still a role for it in places like that, but we have good tap water here and I am not buying it anymore either. I recently read a horribly depressing article about the effect the bottling plants have on their "host" communities. I cannot justify contributing to that.