high score last night: 159.
other scores: 111, 138, 159, 139, 111, 138.
i didn't do too badly. i think this week we are going to get our balls. i want to know the difference in polyester and urathane, and what works the best before i buy, but the dudes at sports authority really don't know anything. anyone out there know?
books i've read in the last two days:
hoot by carl hiaasen: i didn't realize this was a children's book until after i started it (reading the whole dust jacket instead of just the first paragraph does wonders) but it was still a well-written and cute book. very moralistic for children. good stuff.
take the cannoli by sarah vowell: this was a great book, and she is such a great writer. if i could handle her voice i'd be obsessed with her, i think. the only problem i had with the book was the way it changed courses so drastically. i know vowell separated the parts, but the middle (postcards) where she talked about different places seemed far out of place and not nearly as amusing as the first and last sections.
84, charing cross road by helene hanff: such a charming book, it made me yearn for a penpal and a bookstore that i felt as close to as she did. of course, i have several that i frequent, but none like that. when i was in high school i collected penpals: illinois, south carolina, north carolina -- i had them everywhere. but as people have grown up they've grown out of writing real letters, and i miss that so much. L recommended this to me, and i thought it was delightful. L, if i knew your address instead of your email, i'd be writing you letters instead of emails even though you live on the other side of town.