Monday, July 21, 2008
Best day of the week – easy, Saturday.
Saturday morning to be exact, I can wake up with no rushing or worries, no work, no showering, eating, no nothing unless I say so. I can lounge like a cat and be lazy but the best part waits outside the door – The Sunday Book Review from The New York Times (strangely it’s the Sunday edition but comes a whole day early, woo hoo)…
Now I know anyone can access The Book Review online, but there’s something real about having the pages in my hand, perhaps a laptop in between sheets feels less intimate then cellulose married though the hydrogen bond ( paper) that rustles and murmurs as I graze my eyes over each and every page. I don’t read every review and article; there is no sense in forcing to learn more than I can take early in the day but it always brings me plenty of satisfaction. I always save the best morsel for last; the weekly bestsellers just to see how close I am to actually having read any of the best selling words of those hardworking people who dare to do this for a living. Some choices boggle me, some I agree with, some I all ready read and can nod my head to and others get added to my wish list. I rarely wake up and make coffee to enjoy with my paper, for some reason I am not on that level yet…perhaps the water I always keep next to the bed will have to do for a while.
There’s tea of course, I manage to make a cup of nice orange green tea here and there but black tea is the best, often making me crave my favorite Saturday brunch – oysters….that is if I manage to get my lazy self out of bed, into the shower, then dressing, makeup, blah blah…no wonder I stay in bed longer than deemed proper who has time and energy for that seven days a week?
The only thing better than The Book Review is reading an actual book, and that starvation always attacks me when I read my paper so I end up wrapping it up quicker than usual when I have something good waiting for me at my feet, usually a book I kicked to the side before falling asleep.
Read up kids, it’s good for you