I’m back from my weekend trip. These will be fewer and less frequent now that I have a cat that needs insulin twice a day. I enjoy hanging out in a hotel room. I can crank the heat up as high as I want. I take endless hot showers without fear of the tank running dry or the looming specter of the gas bill. Someone else cooks breakfast and makes the coffee (but I do have to go downstairs to pick it up). I usually shop when I’m there, but this time I did more browsing than real “shopping.” I did find another good book on figure drawing on the clearance rack and added two more attitude buttons to my collection. The weather was gorgeous. I listened to several chapters of George R.R. Martin’s “Storm of Swords” and sketched cats. Some of them have wings.
mckitterickJanuary 10, 2006 at 2:40am
Sounds like it was a fine trip! Mine was, too.
allisonsteinJanuary 10, 2006 at 2:20pm
I read that! Sounds like a good time.
orin2January 10, 2006 at 6:01am
Storm of Swords is his best book, I think. I just finished reading A Feast for Crows. Have you purchased it yet?
allisonsteinJanuary 10, 2006 at 2:19pm
I’ve got my own copy in my hot little hands… and I’m on the library waiting list for the audio recording. I listen to books when I can get them unabridged. A weird quirk of my arthritis makes it very tiring for me to read for the length of time it takes to get through a big fat fantasy. Meanwhile, I’m listening to the first three books again to get ready for “Feast for Crows”. In audio, each book is about 40 hours.
orin2January 10, 2006 at 2:58pm
I purchased the audiobook version of A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings to listen to while I made my way to Iraq. Most of it I loved but once I had my copy of Feast, I just wanted to get through them so I could read it. 🙂 And I also have listened to a couple of Patrick Obrian’s Aubrey novels but only the unabridged. What’s the point of the abridged versions??