Sunday, March 7, 2010

I heart books, springtime -- and her

Now that e-readers are the coming rave, moving will be easier. No more boxes of books to haul from relationship to relationship. But, as books disappear, parties won’t be as much fun. We've all peeked at the host's library seeking insight and gossip. But empty bookshelves will reveal nothing about the inner workings of the reader’s head. Pity.

Around 60,000 years ago, Stone Age people scratched notes on eggshells, ostrich eggshells. Before writing paper was invented. Or any other kind.

In England, they have weaponized Mozart, claims a guy writing in Reason Magazine. He’s plenty PO’d because a school is piping classical music into a detention hall filled with troublesome students. Culture wars.

Sure signs of spring include: ice-free Mississippi River, boats on trailers, sprigs of green grass an inch from the retreating snow line and the bucket boys of winter packing it in. All across Minnesota and Wisconsin, the ice fishermen are coming home and asking what’s for dinner.

The Mystery Woman and I had an unusual date this week. We both signed up with the same new cardiologist. And giggled in the waiting room like 70-year-old teen-agers. It’s part of our goofy narrative. Last year, she got a heart stent on Valentine’s Day.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes. You can tell a lot about a person by what they read. When I was first divorced and had no furniture, I went to Half Price Books and bought three feet of red books, three feet of green, three feet of ...

You get the point.

Anonymous said...

Gosh it seems only yesterday we had snow. BIll

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a hot date!

Blog of Ages said...

The young doctor was fun. He kept calling us "sir" and "ma'am."

I wanted to throttle him.

Ross said...

A young doctor needs to build his practice by keeping patients alive. The alternative inhibits word-of-mouth advertising. You're gonna be okay.

Ken said...

Any time together is a hot date if you're with the one you love, be it an HEB grocery, a Home Depot, or a romantic dinner.

What you said about books being an indicator of a person's proclivities also goes for music CDs. My mate has put our entire music collection on her desktop Mac and iPod. But she hasn't taken my advice to sell the CDs to Half Price Books, not yet anyway. I think we should do the same with the scores of DVDs.

Anonymous said...

You and the mystery lady are absolute joys. Mike

Paula said...

You two! You made my day.

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