Thursday, August 26, 2010
Back To "Normal"
Hi, I have been pretty lame at blogging this summer. The deal is we had a hell of a heatwave in Chicago (Toronto too I hear) and I am useless in humidity. All I'm good for is the beach and surfing and there ain't no surfing in Chicago. As for internet surfing, no way. Our computer desk is in the hottest room in the place and after 8 a.m. almost unusable. The humidity is broken and it feels completely different. I feel like my brain is working again. I did read quite a bit this summer, a wonderful little novel by Eric Miles Williamson called East Bay Grease which is a coming of age story set in Oakland, California. At first I didn't care for the story, an abusive mother, bikers, stealing. But all of a sudden on page 80...the book gave me quite a surprise and what followed was some of the best in storytelling. It's a great novel and I'm glad I stuck with it. I mostly read non-fiction and this summer I plowed through a couple of insane history books. Have had bookclub discussions on 3 Shakespeare plays. anyways, I feel refreshed from the break in the humidity and am kind of back to normal although that is not saying much for me. So I haven't blogged as much as I wanted to but it was a nice break and I feel like I might have a few ideas of things to write about and at least the comfortable area to work in again. I'll be blog visiting too...I miss your blogs!