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Sunday, March 20, 2005

 
Here’s a quickie Sunday 7.

1) What are you wearing?

Black, white and blue sweatsuit (I just finished riding a spinning bike for 45 minutes, pant, pant); gray T-shirt with a drawing of baseball players and a logo for spring training in Florida, a souvenir of a vacation trip several years ago; white Nike sox; flip flops.

2) What are you reading?

“The Polysyllabic Spree,” a collection of magazine columns on books and reading by Nick Hornby. It’s breezy and entertaining.

3) What’s for dinner?

Take-out Mexican food. I am being force fed enchiladas.

4) What’s the best thing that happened this week?

It rained? Oregon has experienced a rare, rare drought this winter, but rain began to fall yesterday and continued today, just like a regular March (and November, December, January, February, April, May and usually June.) Maybe all the doomsayers who have been wringing their hands about water supply, etc., will shut up now.

5) What’s bugging you?

I’m flying to California tomorrow to take my 17-year-old son on a spring break tour of college campuses. Will I get lost? Yes, repeatedly. Will his snoring keep me awake in our shared room at night? Yes, definitely. Will I weary of eating in burger joints? Yes, without doubt. Oh, well. Nobody wants to stay home during spring break, right? That would be boring.

6) Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

Claremont, California. (Home of Pomona College, first stop on our tour route.)

7) What’s it all about, Dave?

To prepare for my California trip, I’m trying to buy into the attitude of novelist Edith Wharton, who said:

"Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope."





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