Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Trip South

Last week my Mom bequeathed me with an early birthday present: a new camera!!! And so I can share with you all what I did this weekend with pictures.

I spent my weekend with these fine gentleman (Pat, Orren and Mr. P)

Pat is spending his summer working at the Legal Aide office in Klamath County, three hours south of us. Orren, Mr. P and I headed down south to visit him and see the many wonders of Klamath Falls.
We spent time at the Klamath Lake
Fun Fact: The Klamath Lake is the largest lake in Oregon.
We also spent a good deal of time wandering around downtown.

We ate yummy BBQ, found a bar that served enormous pours of wine and whiskey, and enjoyed 80 degree temperatures at 11pm.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Days

I can't believe we are halfway through July. Summer is almost half over and yet it seems it's hardly begun. We had a very low key weekend. Between working in the yard, riding our bicycles downtown, watching Frasier on DVD, lots of reading for me and studying for Mr. P. Two weeks from today he goes to Portland to take his bar exam. Which means two and a half weeks until we leave for South America!

I finished Gone with The Wind Friday morning and was extremely distressed. I truly loved this book until the last 100 pages (remember it is a 700 page book). The last section stressed me out to no end. I wanted to smack both Scarlett and Rett. They drove me mad. By the end I was in such a state I had to call my Step-Mother (Gone with the Wind is her favorite book) right a way and vent at their stupidity.

I them attempted to read my July book club book, The Talented Mr. Ripley. However, I could not do it. I read the first 60 pages and was so bored out of my mind I had to stop. Besides I couldn't bear the main character. He was so blah. And so I moved onto South of Broad by Pat Conroy. I have heard a lot about this book this summer and so I was excited to get it from the library. It is the perfect summer read. I have barely put it down all weekend. While I admit it is a tad over dramatic it is captivating and I adore the main character. It has beautiful descriptions of Charleston, uplifting moments of human kindness and feel good 1960's high school moments followed by hilarious over the top dramatic outbursts. It's wonderful!

What are you reading this summer?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Reading

I know I haven't posted in ages...However, I have a tres good excuse...Gone With The Wind. Have you read this book? I read it when I was 12 and didn't really understand it or retain it. I decided to reread it because I find old classics some of the best summer reading. Well needless to say I adore this book. It is so good. I can hardly put it down. Rather than blog on my lunch break I have been reading about Scarlett's woes.

Things have been fairly low key here lately. Our housemates, The Wilson's, are in Florida and North Carolina on vacation so the house has been fairly quite. The weather is finally warm thank the Lord. Yesterday was 93 degrees and today is supposed to be 94. Our house stays delightfully cool. In fact our house is so cool that we have spent the last few evenings on the warm patio rather than inside. I am testing foods and am rejoicing in the return of corn and peanut butter to my diet. We had tacos for dinner 3 nights in a row. It was delightful!

I have been riding my bike many places and am loving it more and more. Even in heat it is pleasant. We are counting down the days until our vacation to Colombia. 20 days and we will be off. Hope everyone is having lovely summer days!