Sunday, August 26, 2012

Cooler Sunday today

Hi again:

I have been a bad boy by not posting here as much I want to do. 

The picture is from the parade on the 4th of July. 

I am reading two books now. Too Big to Fail and The Lost Bank, the Story of Washington Mutual and the Biggest Bank Failure in History. 

One book is on my Kindle 3 and the The Lost Bank is from our library.

My wife will be here next week, I hope.  A problem has arisen and I must resolve it in the next day or two.

Both books I am reading are very good.  I thought I had previously read Too Big to Fail.  But I guess I did not read it as it is all new to me.   I think I may not have read Too Big to Fail because it is a very large book but on my Kindle it does not seem as large.

It is much cooler here today than the past few days.   

I promise to write here more often now. 


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cooler days ahead...I hope

Yet another picture from our parade on the 4th of July.

I finished Catching Fire last night. Spoiler alert coming.  The ending was not as I expected.  In the 75th Hunger Games former champions are contestants.  But here the rebels are in charge of the games, not the Capitol.  The game ends suddenly with five left to go.  One is our hero Katniss.  She is injured and is taken by the rebels.  Three are taken by the Capitol, including her faux boyfriend, Peeta.  I am now reading Mockingjay, the last book in this series.  Her District 12 was fire bombed out of existence.  She goes back there to see what was left. 

I assume Mockingjay is about her effort to find Peeta.  Her real boyfriend is Gale.  But she was suppose to marry Peeta. 

Enough on these two books.  I don't want to spoil the endings for  you anymore.

It has been very hot here the past few days. But now the ocean breezes are coming here and the temperature is coming down.



Saturday, August 4, 2012

Very hot today...


This picture is from our parade on the 4th of July.  They throw out wrapped candy to the little kids. Here a bunch of little kids go out to collect the thrown candy.

Today I made myself iced coffee.  It is getting hot today and hot coffee did not seem the right thing to make.  So I put my coffee in the freezer for a time.  Now it is in the refrigerator.  Coffee tastes so different over ice than when it is hot.

I am finishing The Columbus Affair.  It has taken me longer than usual to finish this book. 

I have been watching the Bourne movies on TV.  The only thing relating to the book is the name of the characters. The plot lines do not match the 3 books. I am getting the books again to read them again.

It will get close to 100 degrees today.  No time to go outside in this hot weather.