2. Swiped some spearmint leaves from a neighbor's yard the other night, opened a bottle of Maker's Mark, and we had mint juleps. Mmm. I bruised the mint, rather than chopping it. Southerners, I hope I did it "right."
3. Colin Firth fangirls: you do know about the movie 'Valmont,' yes? I rented it the other day. For the same story, 'Dangerous Liaisons' is better organized, but young Firth as rakish Valmont is a yummy treat. Good fun.
4. I'm late to this podcast thing, but I'm enjoying listening to Rick Steves' travel podcasts while I take walks with the kidlet. Travel the world while staying in your neighborhood! I now know lots more about Poland, Mexico, Cuba, Wales, and Egypt, to name a few destinations. Anyone have other podcast recommendations that fit the bill for entertainment with some educational value? Audio only, please. Even if I could watch videos on my iPod, I wouldn't try it while walking.
5. Just finished reading the very very good The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. (Figured I should follow up one Pulitzer winner with another.) Beautiful, funny, poignant, all that. And Chabon has one truly impressive vocabulary, I might add, but the book does not feel pretentious despite his use of it.
Have a good Sunday. I think we're due to get rained upon some more. It's been warm rain, though, like a Hawaiian rainforest. Totally rocks. Keep yer sunshine, rest of the world.