Vulcan’s Peak

Installment

June 20, 2005 11:44 am

Last week found me fully moved into my home-away-from-home and it is delightful! The basement apartment gets enough light from one end to be bright but is enough underground to be cool, even when it’s beastly outside (and it does get beastly – I was jokingly accused of bringing the hot weather with me, this was a recent development). The kitchen is reasonably well stocked and I’m enjoying the freedom of having my own space. I will take pictures, of course, though won’t be able to send or post them anytime soon I fear. I tried to find an internet cafe this weekend, but it eluded me.

Last week also brought rain and cooler weather to southern NH – cool enough for long sleeves and hot tea! Crazy weather, but this is why I wanted to come north at this time of year, so I’m not complaining. Jachyra, you’ve got it all backwards – New York in the cooler months and Texas in the summer? Yipes. Speaking of New York, however, my boss here is an alum of your university, Jachyra – thought you might be interested.

I’ve been doing more gardening, so had a check to take to the bank, the nearest branch of which is in a small-ish city, 20 miles west of here. I spent Saturday there, which has a very nice downtown area – supposedly it is the widest main street in America. It is quite wide, so we’ll give them that. An odd claim! Is also pretty and tree-lined with a number of nice little shops, though I stuck to window-shopping this time.

Also this weekend I finished Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn (a favorite author of mine), which is a sci-fi retelling of Jane Eyre, which I also finished reading (well, re-reading, though it’s been maybe eight years). Say what you like about Gothic romance, I enjoyed them both. I’m nearly through Mostly Harmless, too, a completely different sort of enjoyment!

Saw something on my way home from work the other day that I didn’t expect to see here. As I’m huffing and puffing my way up a hill, a big pick-up truck roars up from behind and passes me on it’s big over-sized wheels – a redneck’s truck if ever you saw one. And sure enough, what does he have one his rear windshield but a confederate flag sticker! The liscence plate was NH, but maybe he’s a transplant. Or just a rebel! I laughed for miles about it, that was something I thought I left behind in, oh Virginia or somewhere! Some things you just can’t leave behind, I guess.

9 Responses to “Installment”

Jachyra wrote a comment on June 20, 2005

A Bonas alum? Neato. When did he graduate? Did you mention the current attendence of your egotistical friend? Has he regaled you with any stories from his college days?

Pug wrote a comment on June 21, 2005

Not terribly relevant, but last night the girls and I watched Ladykillers (absurd movie!) which revolves around the idea of giving money to the greatest university in the world, Bob Jones University.

Hmm, what shall I say about Gothic romance? How about “Sneerrglphex!” ?

Odette wrote a comment on June 21, 2005

Jachyra – Abour 25 years ago, yes of course I did (though I mentioned your major rather than your ego), and yes, a few.

Pug – BJU, the greatest university in the world?!?!! *snickers*

Tae wrote a comment on June 21, 2005

How can you avoid an ego that sized?
And Jane Eyre- hopefully the Sci-Fi version was more….interesting.

Odette wrote a comment on June 22, 2005

Tae, if there ever was a book that is absolutely NOT your style, it’s Jane Eyre!! I don’t think you would have liked the sci-fi version much, either. 😉

Jachyra wrote a comment on June 23, 2005

25 years ago…he’d have been there with my dad. Cool.

Carmen wrote a comment on June 23, 2005

Ooh, hey, can I say “Sneerrglphex!” too?

Pug wrote a comment on June 24, 2005

If you have a license, Carmen.

Odette wrote a comment on June 27, 2005

So where do you get Sneerrglphex liscences? That sounds like something it would be good to have on hand in case of emergency.

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