I participated-ish in the #24in48 Readathon over the past weekend. I didn’t really keep track of my time. I could go back and count up the numbers I do have, but, eh. I did finish The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff, and listed to the audio book of Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever teleplay. I should probably post on all those things before I’m tired of my own opinions on them.
This week: I need to finish this Houdini book. I didn’t realize that it was only a 14 day check-out!
Thing I’m Enjoying
If you haven’t heard, Betelgeuse might be going supernova. Or maybe not. The star, which we see as part of the Orion constellation, has been dimming, but then brightened again in past month or so. Just part of its cycle? A lead-up to an explosion? Don’t know. Whatever the case, someone out there is writing snarky, but oddly optimistic tweets as the star.
R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know (And I Feel Fine)” might be à propos (“It’s time I had some time alone…”), but the band has another apocalypse-ready tune:
I have water I have rum
Wait for dawn and dawn shall come
Underneath the bunkers in the row
Ultimate frisbee league is cancelled until at least April 4th and I also cancelled the pickup game I organize. At the end of the day, I would have felt terrible if someone had gotten sick or gotten someone else sick. Eric and I have been running and throwing. Our field was still soggy all of last week (it rained again on Wednesday), so we’ve been doing shorter sprints in a dry-ish corner. And, man, that is tough work. I’ll be happy to get back to 60-70 yard intervals.
My parents and sister seem to be doing okay. Both called me on Saturday. So much for social distancing! I kid, really. It was good to hear from them. My mom had sent me a Swiss Colony package. “You’d sounded kind of down in your emails,” she told me. And she knows that assorted nibblies is a good way to cheer me up.
Stay well, internet friends.
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