The heat index was 99F at 8:45 a.m. Bleh. And it's still July. The heat sometimes causes brain freeze, so I am trying some new things to keep the cells going.
- I read a fun, fun book The Debutante Divorcee by Plum Sykes. I pretended that I was on the beach while reading it. It's about rich NYCers. All the women are rather shallow (I couldn't be their friend; I would be bored in a week!), but it's fun to read about people who don't need to worry about money. A friend read it and gave it to me. I passed it on to another friend, who is looking for a fun read.
- I got a Moleskin for doing storyboards. I am not doing that. I am painting in the squares or doing collages and write haiku in the spots. I had fun experimenting with different water colors and oil pastel sticks. I want to be featured here!
- I also did a little knitting and tried to knit something with a size 0 needle. It didn't come out like I expected, but hey, it's a trial thing, not the end product.
- I am also trying to squeeze in time to re-read The Canticle of Leibowitz by Walter Miller, Jr. It's set in post-nuclear Earth in Texarkana. I like fill in the map with the names of the current cities. There's a lot of Latin in the book, so I get to use my language skill set. It's also very pre-Vatican II Catholic, so I see a Church that is different from the one I experience today. I am considering getting a new copy of the book, since mine is falling apart.