I was going to go to a Nook class, but confused the times. I thought it was 4:00 p.m., but that's on Saturdays. It's 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. I may try to go again later. I went on up to the Indian grocery. They had baingan barthe today. That's one of the dishes with eggplant in it. I believe it also has peanuts. The lady helping me said it was good. I said yes, that I liked the eggplant. I got a couple of garlic naan. I'd had brunch when I got up, but I had a little of the baingan barthe when I got home, and half a naan. Dad said to open the windows in the kitchen. I had thought about getting the Punjabi curry, but I figured that would be way too spicy for me.
It's pretty nice out, though Dad said there might be a thunderstorm later. I went out to the winter honeysuckle, mahonia and sweet briar. The shoots of the white lily-of-the-valley are greening up. The lilacs are in bud. 'Pocahontas' has lots of buds. I planted four o'clock seed in the pots with the lilies and nasturtium seed in the pots with the pansies. I'll try to do more gardening tomorrow.
Later: I went to the Nook class, which was from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. I was the only one there, so I got to enjoy individualized attention. The associate, V., showed me a number of things. I asked about deleting books I'd already read. Nook books can be archived. I meant the e-pub format books I'd gotten directly from publishers and read on the Nook, and also have on the desktop computer. I would need to use the computer to do that, V. said. I wanted to know how to lend books to TallCR. I think I can do it using his e-mail. I had downloaded and sideloaded books to the Nook, and read a few. I'm pretty conversant with the "library" features. V. showed me how to highlight words or passages, and how to look words up. She also showed me several features of shopping. I learned how to read a book in the store, or at least know that if it says "in store" on a banner over the cover I can do that. You can read a book for free in the store for an hour. It's a twenty-four hour period between times you can do that, and you can go back to the same book. It doesn't bookmark your page, but I think that would be easy enough to find. V. said I seemed to have the hang of e-readers pretty well.
Slightly later than that: I had a little more of the baingan barthe when I got home, and finished up the naan. The baingan barthe seemed to have gotten spicier in the interim since I'd first had it.
I managed to delete the non-Nook books I'd already read from the Nook. I'll experiment with downloading more, but I'd managed to download books from Samhain and AQP, and sideload various books I had on the computer in e-pub format.
Note to self: Saturday April 20th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.: "Archives, Affects and Activism: Preserving Queer and Trans Histories" at Giovanni's Room.
May 1: Online publication of Stone Butch Blues. I think it's free that day. I already have it in print.