Sunday, December 11, 2011

Seriously Disjointed Miscellany

The kids have had flu shots. A friend of theirs slept over Saturday night. Jane had a dental check-up and cleaning last week. On Saturday the kids baked and decorated cookies with friends. There are varying opinions about the effectiveness of "Rosetta Stone." I just finished a 600-page biography of Hemingway, and if the material can be trusted, the man was a nearly complete asshole. The electric, credit card, and phone bills have been paid. Wednesday a friend is coming over for half an hour while I go onto the roof to clean off leafy crap. On Friday I visited a neighbor and showed her how to publish an ebook; in two hours, she went from Word document file to published Kindle ebook for sale at Amazon. Some day soon I'd like to watch the original BBC "Tinker, Tailor..." production. It annoys me that North Carolina now requires a car inspection before registration can be renewed (both cars are due). We have eliminated (knock, knock) Jane's latest round of pinworms. A friend recently returned from Belgium (Schellebelle, to be precise) and brought me Kwak beer and Leonidas chocolates. The less time I spend on my home computer, the happier I am. This morning the dog was seen tenderly licking a steaming pile of her own excrement. It's remarkable how often NCIS reruns appear on television. Starbucks breakfast sandwiches are tasty. It is now 7:32.

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