neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Sunday so far

There hasn't been much of Sunday for me.  I went to bed a little after 1:00 a.m., after listening to the Lima Heights Adjacent podcast favorite episodes countdown podcast.  #8 on the countdown was "Silly Love Songs."  I didn't fall asleep quickly then, so I got up and read some of "Scholars and Gentlemen."  Mary Flanner had such a good grasp of what Kurt and Blaine were like, when she'd only seen about four episodes of Blaine.  Her insights are amazing.  I tried again to go to sleep around 2:30, and must have eventually gone to sleep.  I slept until 1:30 p.m., which is pretty bad.

"The Musketeers" is on tonight.  Mom and Dad want to go to see fireworks at a local park.  The fireworks are preceded by three or four hours of music.  In one recent year, it was a Christian rock band.  I thought that went against the separation of church and state.  I asked A. if he wanted to talk, forgetting about the fireworks for that moment.  We'll figure something out.

Slightly later: A. said he was working tonight.  We said maybe we'd talk Wednesday.

I went out to look at the flowers.  The old geranium that had been in the house all winter and is now outside is blooming.  Its flowers are salmon-colored in the center with the petals white-tipped.  Or maybe the outermost parts of the petals faded.  It's still pretty.  The echinacea is doing well.  The lavender bee balm is still blooming.

Later: I read Wrenches, Regrets and Reality Checks by L.A. Witt.  I had done a little shopping at Amber Quill Press earlier.  They've redone their website, so old customers need to register again, but I still had my whole bookshelf when I was done.  The other book I got was No Angel by Clare London.

I started reading Nice Tie.  The characters' first official introductions were delightfully awkward.

Later still: I finished Nice Tie.  More than once, the characters preferred having hot chocolate or watching television to having sex.  That was different from the usual run with m/m romance novels.  I thought the book started out rather slowly, and then picked up the pace in the second half or so.  I enjoyed the book, but expected that the characters would be more interested in sex than BBC documentaries.

Later: I watched "The Musketeers."  I saw where Rainjoy had gotten her characterization of Athos.  Now Aramis, Porthos and D'Artagnan know that Athos is the Comte de la Fere.  Porthos argued the ethics of slavery with a slave trader.  It was somewhat heavy-handed, but Porthos got his say.  I'll have to rewatch, but I think Porthos said his mother had been a freed slave.  That's a departure from the book.  Athos' temperament and story are not so far from the book.
Tags: bbc tv, books, flowers, friends, gardens, rambling, reading, tv

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