- Fizzy Thoughts: November 2006

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Recently read...

The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters
This is by the same author as Fingersmith, only this time she's moved to modern times. Set after and then during WWII, The Night Watch focuses on four Londoners (two lesbians, a woman having an affair with a married man (who incidentally, is a total jerk) and her brother, trying to adapt to life out of prison). The book actually goes backwards...it starts in 1947, moves to 1944, then ends at the beginning, in 1941. By the end of the book you understand how they all got to where they're at, but you're still left with questions about where they're going. How's that for convoluted? Although beautifully written and interconnected, I still didn't like the unfinished questions.

Ten Little Indians, by Sherman Alexie
A book of short stories, mostly about Spokane Indians in the modern world. A quick read, an even quicker synopsis.


Reason #57 why being a landlord sucks

Monday, November 13, 2006

So this is what our rental looked like after the tenant moved out...

Living room/dining room:
Laundry room:
More living room:Back porch:

Garage (ugh):

Mitch filled up his gigantic dump trailer with all of the crap and trash she left behind. Elmo found about 30 cents in pennies on the floor. We spent all of last weekend cleaning up the front yard and planting sod. Our wonderful moms spent 3 days during the week cleaning and painting the interior, and as of this last Friday it's for sale. Suprisingly, it even looks kind of cute at the moment. Any takers???


Just because

Elmo wanted to see how HB's new motorcylce helmet fit...

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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