The annoying war against vermin has resumed…

I should have known that while I was trying to keep things cleaner in the house and fixing the holes that animals could exploit in my sandy foundation pad the past few days, I would find myself confronting an old creepy menace: mice. As usual, it started with wings flapping and my birds freaking out … Continue reading The annoying war against vermin has resumed…

I Think I Found What Will Snap Me Out of My Depressive Apathy Toward Taking Care of My House…

My Wednesday isn't done quite yet. It's just after 1 a.m., I have the dryer going, and just came back from Mos Walmart ("you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy") where I was buying mousetraps. Yeah, I had all but decided to say "screw plans" and go to bed (as … Continue reading I Think I Found What Will Snap Me Out of My Depressive Apathy Toward Taking Care of My House…

“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

This one's probably the easiest play to read, other than Romeo and Juliet, so far. I have to say I really got into it and it wasn't overly complex as far as the action goes. That could be because Shakespeare intended it to be a contemporary story for his contemporary audience, and didn't have to … Continue reading “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John le Carre

My Copy: 9780143120933 This is the 2nd time I read this book--the first time, the movie was just coming out and I really wanted to finish the book before seeing it (didn't happen, I admit). As I read this time, I had more hours to dedicate and was able to take my time absorbing it. … Continue reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John le Carre