Gloom and drizzle here on Anna Maria Island – and there’s hot sun in Toronto! GRRRR. Oh well – it’s still sublime, even at only 60 degrees, which is bone-chilling for Floridians; I am wearing sandals, and it’s silent. So quiet, except for my mother’s exceptionally noisy fridge. I went to Publix for my annual excursion into the heart of America, and marvelled, as I always do, how little actual food can actually be found in that vast supermarket.
A new cereal from Kellogg – in Chocolate and Double Chocolate. Love the subtle nomenclature.
Exciting news from home – today’s Facts and Arguments in the “Globe” is by a student from last term at Ryerson, and it’s about my course. Thank you, Nancy – I’m glad it meant so much to you. Registration is now open, folks, for “True to Life” at Ryerson, and for “Life Stories” at U of T. Come one come all.
Last night – the return of the delicious Downton Abbey. 84 characters and 196 plotlines and lots of class. Imagine, the concern about white tie versus black tie. Will poor Edith find happiness? Will the mysterious millions from India solve all their problems? Will Maggie Smith ever be able to replicate the most perfect double take ever, when she awakens from a little snooze to find Shirley Maclaine crooning at her? I laughed out loud. Lovely stuff.
Tonight’s treat – Jon Stewart returns. Be still my beating heart. I can watch Rachel Maddow too. Much pleasure, even if there is not a glimpse, not one tiny glimmer in the cool grey fog outside the window, of sun.