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A Further Observation

You can buy wine at the CVS. On a Sunday.

I feel oddly provincial. Or possibly just more easily entertained than usual.

Scott pulled out Cannery Row and said I must read it, so I am. No, I've not read it, the only Steinbeck I've read is East of Eden and though I quite liked it I never went back for more.

We also bought two copies of The Possessed, adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them at a shop at Ferries Marketplace, and read the first chapter together tonight in front of the fireplace. (Our room has a fireplace. I've never been to a B&B before but I love this one!!)

Tomorrow we will go to the Aquarium.

I'm trying to soak in every detail of everything so I can write later, properly. Scott says fic is too much like work, but lets me get away with blogging--hahaha!

I think we quite confused one of the other couples staying here. We're in different cities and in California because we wanted to be. Not sure why that's so odd, but they seemed pretty staid, so who knows.

Trying to figure out plots. I wish I wasn't so sleepy!! Jetlag sucks.


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Nov. 22nd, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
Mm, that fireplace sounds lovely.
Nov. 22nd, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
It was. *stretches and purrs*

Nov. 22nd, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
oh I love the aquarium so much fun. It's odd thinking hey your only a few hrs away when it's normally a state or two.

Also so happy your having fun in Nor-Cal. Did you take Hwy 1 to Monterey? Cuse that's a lovely drive and I live right off of it lol so I might be biased.
Nov. 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we did. Stopped several times to take pictures and walk on the beaches. :D

Okay it has rained again. Does it rain every night and then turn sunny during the day? Because if it does there's a crap load of Camelot jokes on the way to happen.
Nov. 22nd, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
cool if you stopped in Pacifica, that's where I live, some really nice photo spots down there, and oddly a tacobell on the beach that is on travel channels top 10 views. Also home to http://www.gorillabbq.com/ which has been on food network. Their BBQ Is awesome and so is their mac-n-cheese.

Heee well it rains a lot in November, so it's really common for it to rain all night and clear up in the day, or rain all day and clear up at night. So make your Camelot jokes. lol.
Nov. 22nd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, East of Eden. *reminiscent sigh* I read it through about 12 times by force strong armed because I had a deluded Sophmore Honors English teacher who liked finding deep hidden meanings even when there weren't any.

I mean, Steinbeck, totally hidden meanings, but this lady just kept going. Oh, and there were only ONE SET of hidden meanings. Your hidden meanings? Don't count. Just hers, because hers are the right ones.

Course, she's also the lady who went to a book signing, told the author how much she appreciated the DEEP SIGNIFICANCE etc etc and how his championing the rights of forgotten man through the symbolism of an abandoned butter knife changed her life.

He told her 'Uh, thanks. But I have no idea what you're talking about.'

She pat him on the head and told him 'It's ok, if you look at it closer, you'll see what you meant'.

I was working at the bookstore where it happened. I don't remember who the heck it was, but I was so tempted to read the book so I could find the one mention of this ever so elusive butter knife. I'm ashamed I didn't. Hindsight is 20/20.
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