Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

So, just random miscellany today..

Went out for a run yesterday. My calves were pretty achy, my shins were pretty achy. The weather was great, though. I wound up stopping to stretch a couple of times, but managed 3.5 miles. I'm taking today off, or just doing the elliptical or something.

The weather. Holy cow. It was downright cold on Monday, in the high 30s. Looking at the weekend, they're predicting 83 the last I looked. What the hell?

I'm getting old. Unlike some people, it appears I no longer need ID to buy stuff in a liquor store. I went in the other day and made a decent purchase and was thoroughly disappointed that I wasn't carded. While I do go to liquor stores a lot, I'm not really monogamous in my store- I tend to hit different ones for different things. So, the hope that "oh, they know you" doesn't really apply.

I'll throw my first entry in for Literary Wednesday (wow, two tfh link loves in today's post).

This book isn't one that moved me or anything like that, it's just the book I just finished reading the other day. It is:

The Invisible Man, by H. G. Wells. This book has been on my 'to read' list for quite a long time. Actually, a sort of funny story about that. When I was younger, I went to the library and grabbed 'Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison. That book is certainly an excellent book, being deep and thought provoking. So, yeah, I was kind of caught off guard, and "The Invisible Man" remained unread for many years after.

So, I busted it out recently (along with a whole slew of H.G. Wells entries for LW for weeks to come), and finished it. Nice easy read, fun little book.

That's all I've got for today.. keep on rockin'!


Chad in the AZ Desert said...

30s to 80s in three days? Wow! That's quite a warmup.

Cindy said...

great cover--and yeah, i do actually judge books by their cover. that's usually how i find stuff at the bookstore. also how i pick wine--cute labels!

Shannon said...

Book looks interesting! Great 3.5 even with the stretching.

X-Country2 said...

That sounds like Nebraska weather. Crazy crazy.

Anonymous said...

The weather has been crazy every where, I think. At least the warmer weather is rolling in.

Denise said...

I can't relate to the book reviews...just the beer ones. :-)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I read the Ellison one, but not the H.G. Wells one.

Spoiler Alert: In the Ellison book, the guy's not even really invisible!

Well, not literally.

Shocker, no?

What, are you in lurve with tfh?

(Now you have THREE links to her! I think that means you're engaged now.)

Melanie said...

take care of those shins/calves... such a pain. literally.