Housekeeping

I’ve found a site that’s very useful:

FlyLady

The graphics and rah-rah attitude can be a little much, but I do like the emphasis on gradual cleaning and the development of new habits. I find the Fly Zones section particularly useful.

Reading: Still working on Raymond Chandler’s letters. They’d go faster if they weren’t so interesting, and so well-written.

Serenity

We saw Serenity on Friday–opening night. What a ride! I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes science fiction and westerns, particularly in the same movie. And Zoe is the action heroine I’ve been waiting for. Thanks, Gina Torres!

Serenity

Also:

You scored as Hoban 'Wash' Washburne. The Pilot. You are a leaf on the wind, see how you soar. You have a good job, and a stunning wife who loves you (and can kill people). Life is good, which is why you can’t help smiling. Now if you can just get people to actually listen to your opinion things would be perfect.

Which Serenity character are you?
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Damn. I wanted to be Zoe.

Reading: Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler

Hiking

Not me, but my husband. His father is coming by in 40-45 minutes (yes, it’s 1:16 a.m., according to the computer) and they’re driving up to Lone Pine or Big Pine or Some Pine to hike a mountain trail. Meanwhile, I’ll be at Starbucks.

Today I finally transferred songs to my mp3 player. Vacuuming is much more fun now.

Reading: The House at Old Vine, by Norah Lofts

New Orleans

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