Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Good thing I didn't mention Ranier Maria Rilke...
I had a colleague show me his iPad. He was very proud of it and showed off all the features. "I call it Maxi," he said.
Keeping my expression bland, as if I didn't catch the reference, I nodded and switched the topic. "Hey, you can download books that you want to read!"
"Yep," he said proudly. "I have lots of sci-fi and fantasy books. You might not be familiar with them."
At last, I thought, we had a chance to reach some common ground in this conversation. "Oh no, I've read a lot of authors in that field. For example, I love reading Terry Pratchett."
"Ah," he paused. "Yes. Well, I haven't gotten around to reading her books yet."
I gave up at that point.
Bizarre link du jour: This is truly bizarre. As a result of a couple of car accidents, this British woman's memory is toast. She wakes up every day thinking it's 1994. Can't imagine living one day over and over again. Wonder if she's ever watched Groundhog Day?
Exercise du jour: Five miles walking.
Sorta done. Well, walking did ensue. But only 1-1/2 miles. But it's still walking, and I don't have a half-star graphic. Not a total fail, anyway.