So far, this winter isn’t bothering me as much as winter usually does. I’m not a fan of its sharp wind and blustery mixes of depressing precipitation. Maybe it’s because winter is only like three weeks old. But I think it’s because I’m getting excited about my upcoming book release events, including a bookstore event in Chicago next month (details coming soon!). The anticipation keeps me warm.
I do miss summer fruit, though. Melons and berries, plums and nectarines. Oh, how I crave all of you. My last hurrah was with a bunch of delicious concord grapes in October. Of course I documented them:
Not sure how I’ll deal with my fruit-starved state until the spring. Apples and oranges barely take the edge off.
Did any of you watch Popular? It’s one of those shows I never saw, so I’ve been Netflixing it. I like the premise, but I’m not really feeling the show. It just seems like they’re trying too hard. I guess it’s because I like shows that feel as real as possible. Popular likes to do fantasy sequences and effects, which bother me. How unfair is it that Popular was on for two seasons, but the absolutely brilliant My So-Called Life and Freaks and Geeks were only on for one season each? That’s just wrong.
And now for a friendly reminder about respiratory etiquette. It is acceptable to cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. In fact, you should always cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. It is not acceptable to sneeze in someone’s face. Or to sneeze in someone’s direction when you’re standing over them on the subway so all of your sneeze germs trickle down onto them. Cover your fricking mouth.
Just thought I’d put that out there.