September 26th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Rain and Open Windows

The cats are all interested in the outdoor smells because it's cool enough to have the windows open. Spirit hasn't smelt the outdoors in a long time, but I'm not sure about Loki and Junie. We had a minor dustup in bed last night and I was the one to get scratches on my left elbow. On the other hand, the high right back pain is gone. My hands still hurt too much to do handwork, though.

I thought the new seasons of L&O, Medium, and Numbers all started well. Modern Family did a good job of showing us the characters and how they're related -- I'll have to see how it goes on with plots (it would have been the fourth thing to watch at the same time when it originally aired so I watched the repeat later in the week). I have Monk and Psych to watch tonight.

The WashPost has a random column called Metropolist where people send in bits of info about places in the DC area that don't exist anymore and talk about how they liked them. Yesterday was again about Woodies (Woodward and Lothrop) downtown, which really was a wonderful store when we first moved here. One of the bits was about their teen board and it reminded me of a program at Garfinkel's, also a long-gone department store. My parents were really worried that I wasn't buying makeup and girly clothes, so they signed me up for this program that not only taught you how to dress and put on makeup, but how to walk a runway. I was pretty sure that I wasn't going, but then my best friend's parents offered the program to her (under persuasion from my folks) and she wanted to go (she was a cheerleader, anyway). So I went, but I didn't like it, and never wore makeup other than theatre or the three years I consulted.
20111112, Marilee

The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

Reviews of the first three books: The Garden of Iden, Sky Coyote, and Mendoza in Hollywood.

In the first and third books, there's brief appearances by Lewis, another Immortal, who has a crush on Mendoza. In this fourth book, he and Joseph surreptitiously start looking for Mendoza. Dr. Zeus' companies told the Immortals that after 2355, everything will change and nobody will have to work. They've started giving "gradual retirements" where Immortals can take half-year vacations and such. But Lewis and Joseph find that the Company is really storing the Immortals in underground banks. Not only do they not find Mendoza, but Lewis and Joseph also disappear, to some extent.