Nothing to report here. It's a melange of the usual, a pastiche of the normal. No drama or tragedy, rants, anger, resentment or hostility. No computer problems. It was a fine day.
Wrote, walked five miles, washed my car, did the Costco Experience. That should be some sort of Discovery Channel or TLC reality show. "This couple is going to Costco for gas, cheese and bread. How much do you think they'll spend?" I ended up with a broiled chicken and a basket from Rwanda. The basket proceeds are supposed to help women in Rwanda. We hope that's true. If it is, it's great that Costco is doing this. My wife thought the basket was $14 but it was $41. She was incredulous. "I checked that price three times. I guess I was meant to buy it." I also picked up a bottle of Menage a Trois and a claret, to go with our case of black beans - we eat a lot of black beans - and sweet chili rice chips and mangos.
We swung by Barnes and Noble to pick up my wife's latest book club selection, "Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?" Had to buy it new in hardback as it's not available used or in paperback, a violation of their reading group's rules which require that paperbook versions be available to keep costs down. The woman selecting didn't realize that was the case, as she uses a Kindle.
Back home, I'm alone. The wife is at the Green Show with neighbors. I opted out and ate cold chicken with leftover grilled veggies, a salad and the claret for dinner. Haven't been a claret fan but thought I'd give it another try after having a good one at my wife's birthday celebratoin. I'm also into "A Dance with Dragons", book 5 in George R.R. Martin's sword and fantasy series. Just finished eating, now typing as I watch an old Seinfeld - "Master of My Domain", one of the clasics. Copyright 1992. Still great fun to watch if you're a Seinfeld fan. Also ordered a Roku. Feel it's time, and some access points to expand our home wireless network. A cool breeze is slipping through the window and the sun is setting. All that's missing is the ocean.
Now I'm going to go type another short story. Gotta get back into the rhythm of writing short stories and submitting them. Have a goal to submit four this quarter. One down, three to go. I started with three - you know, always in threes - but thought I'd stretch myself with a fourth. After that, back into novel writing.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com