Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"If you don't like duck...you're rather stuck!" (Basil Fawlty)

Not much to report from the Great White North. Tonight Richard made a dinner of rice, bok choy, and strange Peking-duck-flavored wheat gluten from a can. I applaud him for trying, but it was truly awful stuff.

I'm in sinus hell right now, and still reluctant to try a Neti pot. Too gross.

I'm nearly finished with And the Band Played On. It's very sad and unsettling, but inspiring, too; some extraordinarily brave and far-sighted people risked their careers to fight AIDS in the days when it didn't even have a name. The author himself, Randy Shilts, was so determined to protect his journalistic integrity while writing the book that he didn't get tested for HIV until he was finished. He died of AIDS in 1994.
I'll probably keep on reading, 'cause the TV pickin's are slim. Example: The Saltmen of Tibet, described thusly: "Tibetans gather lake salt and transport it by yak." Wheeee!
Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't two hours long.

The Paper Chase: From the moment she first saw them, Sophie was bound and determined to devour the wrapping from the Christmas presents. Rather than give in to her paper addiction by hiding them, I just shooed her away every time she made a run for them. She seems to have given up in defeat...for now.

6 comments:

Karen said...

She's just biding her time, lulling you into a false sense of security. She's waiting for the right moment and then...POUNCE!

Not sure if rabbit's actually "pounce" but you get the idea.

SME said...

Oh yeah, rabbits pounce. And I have no doubt she's waiting til the time is right, scheming and plotting in her devious bunny way...

tweetey30 said...

OH come on girls that poor bunny couldnt scheme if you put her up to it.. LOL.. ONLY picking here I know she is like having a baby in the house really. Into everything. Anyway I e-mailed you back this morning.

Z-kid said...

Sophie? Scheming? Never. ;)

tshsmom said...

I think some wrapping papers are toxic. :(

SME said...

Now don't go defending the bunny, or I'll package her up and mail her to you for Christmas - then you'll see. ;D

She hasn't actually eaten any wrapping paper. She just sniffs it in that "mmm, tasty" way, and rubs her chin on the packages. (That's rabbit-speak for "I'll eat you later.")