Posts Tagged ‘Cannery Row’

Two yes two that’s two, two you heard me right, I’m making two updates in one day. And the reasons, poetically enough, are twofold.

One – because I am avoiding real work by writing about real work which feels like part of the overall workload without being as arduous, and Two – because I’m excitable and have Whiskey.

Today was a good day at work, and it has almost been a year since my workplace was flooded. We are still rebuilding the business, catching up and recovering, but things are much better as we enter the next annual rainy season. Adrienne is doing extremely well one week after her surgery, already looking forward to bike riding and ninjistics, and today edited and sent a book out to get ready for its third publication. Not bad for a woman with needlecraft throughout her abdomen and a battle-scar impressive enough to gain William Wallace’s acceptance. And she received a stuffed, plush Uterus in the mail today – thank you Shannon! It is awesome, adorable and has a big smiley face.

I love John Steinbeck’s work probably more than any other writer I’ve ever read, and my Machine of Death prediction this weekend (“Cannery”) was specifically neat because I love Steinbeck’s book Cannery Row. And last week, while AJ was in surgery, I started reading The Wayward Bus. I got three chapters in, but now I have no idea where the book went – I may have lost it, but it was pretty good thus far. And then today, (too many coincidences), I scored a crossword clue of 4 letters which was “Steinbeck’s emigrants” – Okie, from the Grapes of Wrath – and I felt all smaht. We also watched Ben Affleck’s The Town” this weekend, and it was OK.

In unrelated news, I’m thinking maybe I need a moustache to balance out my thick and manly eyebrows.