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A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Friday, June 4, 2010


I have another post percolating (I know that really dates me--how many of you know about coffee percolators?) in my brain, but I have to do a short addendum. The high school here on paradise island had their graduation tonight, and they made the decision to hold it indoors because there was a forecast of rain. So what happened? No rain, bunches of people crammed into the gym, more bunches of people in the auditorium watching a video feed that cut out at intervals, and disappointment all around. Sigh. I can't help wondering whether our drenching last night scared the other school into deciding not to risk the great outdoors? Of course, our two schools are rivals; I used to teach at the school on the island (where I still live) which became overcrowded, so they built a big new school on the mainland six years ago. When the new school was built, the faulty and the student body were split, and I went to the new school, but I still have some loyalty to the old school.

One thing I do know for sure is that Maybelline waterproof mascara really is waterproof, and that the cheesy graduation gowns we wore are decidedly not waterproof. And that it is a little nerve-wracking to sit on a little chair in the middle of a football field and watch lightning flashing all around you.

But I digress. I really just wanted to tell you to go here and check out Jana's blog Milk and Cookies:  Comfort Reading where she is hosting a cool giveaway.


Lesa said...

I don't like coffee but I do have fond memories of my grandmother's coffee percolator--- and I use 'percolating' frequently. Might be 'dating' but I like saying it.

Thanks for the mascara tip-- I should invest in some for riding water rides next week. Wheeee!

bibliophiliac said...

I know Lesa, the word "percolate" is the perfect metaphor for those ideas that are gestating (another metaphor) but not quite ready yet!

Jana said...

Thanks for the shout out and link!!