Firefox, Safari ... both aren't delivering. It seems that I have to read my posts (and latest blogroll posts) from the edit page because when I go to the main page it is days behind - including the posts on blogs I like to follow on my blogroll ... it's all beyond me ... and because I don't live in San Francisco, I can't pop in to see them at Blogger / Google for the cup of coffee they invite you to (on Blogger Dashboard) or complain in person.
Last night I went to see Cats with my daughter in law. We sat upstairs and near the back, so got a good overall, aerial view; but then it was hard to see the faces and close-up of make-up and costumes. But ah-ha! Canny me did think beforehand to take binoculars. This meant that we could every so often sneak a close-up peek. That was fun. Especially as a daughter of a friend of mine was in the production (she was Etcetera) and I could get a good look at her performance. I can confirm that she remained in character even when she was in semi-darkness, reclining very cat-like on the stairs. It was a brilliant production by the local Operatic Society. I give it a ten out of ten.
However any feelings of being a clever person for thinking of taking binoculars disappeared when at interval, a smiley, friendly woman approached me as if she knew me ... I was frantically running through my mind who on earth she could be. She realised my mystification and told me her name. Still I couldn't think who she was. And then she said, "Your cousin!" in an astonished tone. (And it wasn't a case of long-lost cousin either - I'd only just seen her a couple of months ago.) I was so embarrassed at myself. Of course it was her! It was like not recognising one of my children (which I have to say I have been known to do when they have appeared before me in town or somewhere I haven't expected to see them. I've been known to look at them with a stupid, who are you? look on my face for a few seconds. Duh! It's only one of your own!) Is this some kind of condition? Does this happen to anyone else? I'd appreciate some feedback. Absent-minded is probably the old-fashioned explanation. I hope my cousin understood and made allowances. (She probably did, after all she has known me all my life and I have a reputation for ... how shall I put this ... being slightly ditzy?!)
A lovely, mild Spring day. I spent a pleasant hour up the back of our garden with the sparrows, reading. Our garden (what there is of it) has an unshaven look about it; but who's looking at weeds today?
Not while I have my nose stuck in a Joyce Carol Oates' book, 'Un-censored - Views and (Re)Views.'
An intelligent, insightful overview of some well-known books and writers. I have added a lot of books to my mental 'Books To Read' list. As one of the reviewer-blurbs on the back said, the book leaves the reader with the 'desire to read all the books mentioned.' I found the section on short stories especially inspiring. And there's a great chapter on Anne Tyler, who is one of my favourite writers.
I've run out of time. Sunday night has long ago merged into Monday morning, so next post I am going to attempt to address a Collective Poem written by some of us over at the Poetry Collaborative.... watch this space and go here for original version.