Saturday, May 21, 2005

Played all day. Had fun." This is a direct quote from my first diary, written when I was an eight-year-old. Actually, this is what I wrote every Saturday and every summer day for an entire year. It wasn't until later that I discovered that I could talk about the things that happened to me and my feelings about them.

I'm waxing on about this today because I really played all day and had fun, the first time in eons or so it seems. Ken had a job in Somerville and I tagged along so I could do a bit (well, a lot) of browsing at Porter Square Books, a newish, independent bookstore, owned and managed by the former managers of the Concord Bookshop.

I finally settled on buying Jenna Blum's Those Who Save Us, now in paper. I've had it out of the library twice, and each time I've been unable to get to it in time because of my crazy schedule these past few months. I'm intrigued because Blum interviewed Holocaust survivors for four years for the Shoah Foundation. So, yes, even though the novel deals with the Holocaust era and themes as so many have before, I'm curious to see what she does with the story. Webdelsol has an interview with Blum.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

1:26 PM  

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