attention 3 readers/friends:
i have just started 2666, so if you want to join a book club and have time this summer to swiftly get through 900 pages before i move on to, i don’t know what – get on it. strand gives a fair price – $20 for the FSG paperback, beautifully packaged and what not.
last night i finished Strait is the Gate, which has kept me in a sour mood for about a week. not because i didn’t like it, but because … SPOILER ALERT … perhaps i like to be grumpy.
i would also like to take a moment to let you know that I’ve joined a summer bocce ball league. although i was expecting to be a liability for the team, i was pleasantly surprised to find myself a bit of a ringer. at one point, i knocked an opponent’s ball away with mine at the last throw; my little ball curved around, and positioned itself right between the opponent’s and the pallino. we won both our matches today, and also got a shutout game.
it was also nice to find that another sunday team features some ol’ del rio regulars; the closing of that bar still sends pangs of sadness through all the old ann arbor pals. that pizza! that crust! that garlic!