Saturday, August 11, 2007


That's what I spent the day doing yesterday. Just floatin' and readin'... I didn't even work out! I did get a little pink for my efforts (or lack thereof) but I think by tomorrow it will have turned into a lovely golden tan. There's something so wonderful and soothing about floating. And reading. Combine the two and it's like chocolate and peanut butter. Really hard to beat.
After the previous day's adventure in the airport, I didn't have it in me to do much more. Hotrod felt the same way, although he somehow managed to find the strength to make it through 18 holes of golf. He's such a giver, that man.
Anyway, I'm reading Carl Hiaasen's Sick Puppy. It's not the first Hiaasen book I've read by any means. I'm a fan of his work and it's such a nice change to read outside the genres I write. Hiaasen is a native Floridian and a huge environmentalist. To say he's not a fan of Disney would be putting it mildly. Pick up one of his books and you're guaranteed to find crazy characters doing whacked-out things in bizarre situations. His books are like vacations for your mind.
I'm almost finished with this book and it's really hard to stop reading. Maybe I'll do a little more floating today...
What's on your schedule?


  1. If I'm honest, I have to admit I don't read a lot of romance either. I try. I buy them. They just don't hold my attention. I just finished The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Freakin fascinating. Blink (by the same author) is next. I have New Moon by Stephanie Meyers on the TBR, and Kushiel's Avatar by Jaqueline Carey. Then it's historical non fictions.

  2. Wait! I did buy The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes by The Magnificent Three.

  3. I envy you. That's all I have to say.

  4. I'm re-arranging my living room furniture for the zillionth time this month so that our secional sofa will have the perfect balance of perfect seating to showcase the new 65 inch television 'we' just got. Sigh.

    There is a man with a level and a tape measure in my den...need I say more?

    Can I come over and float tomorrow?
    I'll label the time as floating for my sanity. :)

  5. Okay, I have to say after reading how you spent your day yesterday I'm green with envy. *lol*

  6. Sounds like an awesome day, and I'm totally jealous. I'd love a day floating in the pool. Maybe someday. =o)

    I'm sitting around the house this weekend, reading stuff for school and prepping for the coming semester (which starts Monday). It's my daughter's first year of what's technically high school. Should be fun. I think I'm looking forward to it more than she is. LOL (In case I hadn't said, I homeschool.)

  7. Oh, man. That is DEFINITELY something I'd love to do. Float and read.

  8. I loved Sick Puppy. His books are not for the easily offendable. I'm glad you were able to relax after your airport day.