Well another week has flown by! Can’t even tell you what I did this week; it seems we jumped from Christmas to the New Year in a flash. Thankfully the days are getting longer and soon spring with be upon us. We had record snow this winter, we needed the moisture but I will be glad when all the snow is gone. It is pretty at first, but now we have gray sludge all over town.
Saturday night I watched the wonderful David Tennat as The Dr. in Dr. Who, die and in his place a rather young looking man. I feel as if Harry Potter turned into the Dr. I do not see myself watching this show anymore. Guess this is a sign of age. Speaking of age, I started Susan Fraser’s Stone Maiden. Fraser was kind enough to e-mail me after I reviewed Lady Macbeth and offered this title as my next read. I have to be honest and say, historical romance is not my cup of tea. I know millions of people (women) love it, but I am finding the story rather silly and predictable. My friends who read this genre tell me that the fun of these books is not in their storylines rather it is fun to” watch” the two main characters get together. I don’t know, the dialog is silly and the heroine is far too stubborn to garner sympathy from me. She has an ideal man in her mind and of course the warrior sent to marry and save her clan is not the exact type of man she is looking for; of course I know by books end he will be. Someone should have told her you cannot always get what you want but you get what you need. Oh how well I am learning this!
I want to stay away from doctors but what I need is heart surgery. Tomorrow I am going to San Francisco for some extensive testing in order to determine what kind of heart surgery and when. I really want to be in denial but will face up to my problem and see the doctors in order to solve my problem. While I am there I will visit some familiar places; I grew up near the Bay Area and miss many of its sights and sounds. I will have dinner at Fisherman’s Warf (of course it will be a seafood dinner) then stroll the shops. I have more fun watching the free street performers than I do shopping for trinkets. I plan on taking my camera, and hope to catch some fun photos. One day as I waited for mother to come out of a shop I noticed acute couple walking hand in hand towards me. Just as they passed me and a big box, a huge man jumped out of the box waving a tree branch yelling Boo!! The man of said couple jumped back but what made me laugh till I almost peed was that the woman screamed then ran down the block waving her arms in the air still screaming. The man and I laughed and laughed at the sight while the box man just stood there stunned he scared her that badly. I told the young man he really should go after his girlfriend as she was almost out of site, still screaming. I paid the box man $20.00 because it was one of the funniest things I had ever witnessed. Writing it down it seems mean, guess it was one of those “you had to see it” moments. Hopefully I see something funny and can take a picture; San Francisco is famous for their crazy street performers. I will need a break from all the tests that will be done on Tuesday and want good news afterwards. Let’s hope this time I will get what I want and what I need. I will be back Thursday with news and pictures.
I have loaded up my Ipod with Podcasts in case they let me use it while they do their tests. I am going to catch up on Star Talk hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson. I loaded up an episode from The History Channel’s short series Evolution (I guess I missed this on TV) and will bring Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere to read. See you soon!