Usually Sundays are lazy days for me. Mom and I spend the morning in our pjs eating breakfast (bacon and cheese frittata today), drinking coffee, reading the paper, and watching the dogs act crazy. It's a restful, downright lazy day. We usually while away the mid and latter part of the day reading, napping, and maybe futzing around in the yard.
Not today. OHHH no.
Today we're off to downtown Dallas to the Dallas World Aquarium. We've always talked about going, but today we're finally getting off our butts to do it. Although, sadly, this trip will probably give me an overwhelming urge to swim, and I only sneak into the neighbors' pool when they're out of town. It's OK, I'm not a felon. We have a standing invitation to use the pool, but I still feel weird paddling around when they're home. Plus, I like to keep my bathing suitedness to myself.
But enough of that! In book news, I knocked off over 100 pages of Quiet, Please last night, and I'm loving it. Admittedly, when I first started reading, I thought Scott Douglas was a bit of an ass (or a "dick" as he writes on multiple occasions), and he might still be, but he's also a good writer. His stories are very funny, and VERY VERY accurate when it comes to dealing with the public in a public library setting. I went through many of the same situations he did when I worked in a library a few years ago. I won't give any stories away today, but watch for my upcoming review for some specific tidbits.
How's that for a teaser? Yeah, well, I'm almost ready to go to the aquarium, so I'm being a little vague in the interest of time.
I seem to be having a craving for non-fiction in the wake of my YA/fantasy jag, so after I finish up Quiet, Please I may try Mary Roach's new book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. I dropped by the library yesterday to pick up my hold copy, and I can't wait to dive in!
While you're wishing that I'd done a full, humorous, worth-your-time post for the Salon today, go over and check out Scott Douglas's blog. He's way more entertaining than moi.
I'm off to see the fish! Might even try to catch a few illegal pics. Maybe I won't get arrested on a Sunday.