Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Happy birthday to me

I had a lovely birthday.

I lay in bed all morning and read The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman. Tony Hillerman writes gentle detective stories and his main characters work for the Navajo Tribal Police. Like many of the books I like, his stories contain interesting stuff about another cultural and some theology. It is why I read Orson Scott Card, and the appeal of the excellent and awful books The Sparrow and Children of God by Mary Doria Russell.

I also had a nice lunch with D, got appropriately hassled by my workmates, had a cake made with help from H & K, went out to dinner with I and E at a restaurant I haven't been to before which was very good - Siem Reap, and kissed two perfectly soft sleeping cheeks before going to bed.

At the age of 36 she realised that she could ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair if she felt like it. (Although my dream trip is actually to go to Antarctica and I plan to do that one day.)


JK said...

Sounds lovely. I am envious! (Did I tell you I'm an Orson Scott Carf fan?) (I think I did... I've read almost all of his books...) (BK ... Before Kids.)

RUTH said...

You did tell me you're an Orson Scott Card fan. I like his Sci Fi a lot more than his fantasy. Also enjoyed his Women of Genesis (Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel & Leah) books which came out recently. I think it helps for these if you've got a reasonable grounding in the Old Testament but you don't need to be religious.