October 29, 2008

October 27, 2008

Recent Reads

1. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
Love maps - have always loved maps - so had fun looking through this book. I've also got my nephews into maps - we draw them - we go exploring using them - what fun.

2. Suite Francaise
My book club selection for this month - really good writing for the first draft (the author dies in Auschwitz). You get a good sense of what happened to ordinary people during the years leading up to the war. I liked how she wrote, but overall did not love the book.

October 24, 2008

October 20, 2008


Got to see my 4th Cirque du Soleil show this past weekend - Kooza. Absolutely loved it.

The problem I've always had with going to the circus, is that they usually involve animals doing tricks. Cirque showcases people doing tricks - much more interesting to me. I've seen 2 permanent and 2 traveling shows - where they put up the tent. I have never seen shows that amaze, astound and awe me like the ones Cirque put on. If you have never seen one, you have to go. It's worth every penny.

October 17, 2008

New Dollar Bill

I don't know about you, but I for one cannot even look at my statements. Why bother? It's not like I'm going to do anything anyway. All it would do is stress me out. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

October 16, 2008


This is little Rachel - my cousin's daugher - ain't she simply adorable?

October 13, 2008

October 8, 2008

Quote of The Day

"We are not the center of the universe. The immobility of our world is an illusion. We spin. We speed through space. We circle the Sun. We live on a wandering star."

Am loving reading Galileo's Daughter - great insight into the man and the times he lived in.

October 7, 2008

Window or Aisle?

No one is a middle seat flier - so are you a window or aisle person? I used to be exclusively a window person - look at all the wonders that we fly over - how could I be anything else? Then I started flying 3 times a week for work, and I quickly forgot about the beauty below me. I became an aisle person - easy to get in and out, easy to get up and stretch, etc. About a decade flew (pun intended) by in this manner, and I suddenly find myself back in the window seat again. Yes it's a pain to make everyone get up when you gotta go, but oh the views - I had forgotten how spectacular the Earth is seen from above.

October 2, 2008

Recent Reads

1. Beegu
Am always on the look out for books to read with my ns - this one is delightful. The boys cannot wait to read it.

2. Fingerprint
Great book for creative ideas. It's so cool to see what talented people come up with.

3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Really wanted to like this book. Got to about page 300 and simply could not get into it. So in the spirit that life is too short for bad books, ditched it - something that is hard for me to do - I feel guilty somehow.

October 1, 2008


I am always inspired by Eve Ensler, and this talk does not disappoint.

Shout it out

Sometimes you just need a bigger car.