I started the day by finishing Nora Wouldn’t “I Feel Bad About My Neck”.
If any of you have read it I would love to hear from you. The link in the preceding paragraph is to a list of discussion questions I found online.
One asks what unusual item do you carry in your bag, and how often you change it.
This afternoon I cleaned out my bag and found: an Eiffel Tower keychain that a friend brought me from France, a small silver lucky hand from Israel, a black button that belongs to slacks I no longer own, a bazillion business cards, cherry Chapstick, several pens, a Moleskine notebook, digital camera, my phones, a purple comb, and ten Keyboards each with A.D.$1.70 on them (long story). There was also quite a bit of junk mail – there always is.
I threw out all the cards, junk mail and receipts I didn’t need. And kept the button to the pants I don’t have anymore. I always keep the button.
As for how often I change my bag – there’s there new ones in the closer. Really nice ones. The one I’m using has a few cracks in the handle, but it’s broken in just right. Know what I mean?
After dealing with the bag I got deep into Dracula till about 9:30 am, then I took to the streets of New York. I dropped Juan off at church, and headed down to 34th Street. I dropped off mail at the Main Post Office, shopped at the big red K, and got Juan’s ticket at Penn Station. Eerything was done just in time to pick up the hubster, and treat him to lunch at Applebee’s. He enjoyed every morsel of his first steak dinner since February. Mind you it was just 7 ounces of beef – no more 18 ouncers!
After all of that the rest of the day was spent reading more Dracula in between various projects, chores and other randomness.
The course starts tomorrow, so I am going to go re-read all the particulars over at Coursera.
Above ground subway at 125th Street