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Friday, October 28, 2011

Email Bounces

Having problems with Verizon and Yahoo. Send mails every single day to cousin and sometimes they bounce back, but it takes days for that bounce to get generated. Get the run around from verizon- have spoken to and chatted with more than 10 people.Now dealing with Yahoo who said fromt he very beginning that it was an issue at the other end not mine.
ho hum

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Trip to Quincy

Left here at 8:40am and got back at 6pm. Traffic was pretty bad- the usual dangerous vehicles and driving habits. Was making such good time that I decided to program the gps for Randolph and do the Jewish cemetery there. wrong- there were so many detours I ended up in a circle. Stopped and asked the cop at the detour am I close to Randolph- he laughed and said no. well am I close to 24 Field st Quincy then- oh yes just over the hill. LOL so went to Mount Wollaston cause Chelsea wouldn't be ready til noon. Found Sally's family plot and a bunch of other interesting stuff.  We went to Applebees first both starving! From there to Walmart and got some essentials. found Dorians favorite food yippee! Then Chels had promised to help me find Snug Harbor Cemetery. It is supposedly behind Snug Harbor School. The teacher I emailed said to not come when kids were in the yards etc. We looked everywhere. so we drove in circles and I asked a group of workman where it was. they didn't know but went inside to the owner and he knew he was there once. said it was to the right of the school and in back. So back we went covering all possible areas. Chelsea finally got out of the car and checked the shoreline for it. no go. We were about to leave in disgust and weariness when two woman were standing in their driveway yakking and smoking butts. The first one said heck no there is no cemetery at the school. the other said yes there is and the inventor of the doughnut is buried there. She gave explicit instructions so we trudged back walked through the soccer field full of kids and saw a flag and a fence and there it was. Did photos of all stones and one of Chelsea with the doughnut man. Took her back to her apartment met her roommate. peed and headed back. ah but wait the adventure isn't over yet. I am driving along thinking the gps is very quiet. apparently something had hit the volume to quiet. in my hurry to correct that it ended up being in Spanish so I got to listen to instruction in Spanish for 2 miles. Was driving around in circle even after a reset and thought it was odd that the sun was to my left- meaning I was headed North. Reset it again. phew was I glad to see that Cape Cod sign for rt 3! My arms feel like I flew here and back

Monday, August 8, 2011


is not shaving your legs.
the height of laziness is dry shaving the one hair that tickles.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Books & Authors to check out

note to self- get more organized on reading material.
Erik Larson- In the Garden of the Beasts- Dodd family & Hitler

Paula recommended
Geraldine Brooks

Carol's recommendation
Nathaniel Philbrick.
great recommendation- love all of his books so far.

Francine Yaskin Glass
"Doc" by Mary Doria Russell
Thousand Splendid Suns

Paula recommended
Constant Princess-

Tess Gerritsen-Dympna Joyce

Have started a group on facebook Books read. Some interesting things going on. Many have e readers and those would be very convenient for me especially when eating and reading- leaves 2 hands free for shoveling food into your mouth!

I am reading Bill Bryson's Science book right now and learning more useless information but it does keep the brain thinking. And I hope to finish Koontz's Mr Murder soon. Getting very tense maybe something I should not read in bed! oh well.

Alive-Piers Paul Reed
In the heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick-read great!
Cannibal valley-Russell Hill
Michael Connelly- mysteries-recommended by Cindy Erhenreich
The Paris Wife- recommended by Paula- now Paula says not to bother- too depressing.

am reading Scarlett letter on my new Kindle and was finally able to load other last night. amazon-kindle needs to improve on their instruction wording. geez.

Ahabs wife

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases (Paperback)

Paula recommends
Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford

Friday, July 29, 2011


Well November was  the previous blog- cannot say I am dedicated to this yet.

And it isn't that I have an interesting life .
Maybe I should come here each morning and report my dream from the previous night
or the noises in the neighborhood
the weather

what I am reading.
oh hey there you go.
I am reading Steppenwolf. Fascinating and moves right along. I am at the point where I am anxious to finish it though. It is not like Vidal or Bryson where you do not want it to end. It is very philosophical- I hope I do not become an intellectual because of it.

Fat chance.