In June I had a birthday and it was fun. I also read some books. These:
Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops by Gail Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Cooper. Wonderful. Nostalgic. Love.These people are really qualified to write about stuff we loved in the 70s and 80s because they remember that delicious ice film on the outside of the pudding pops. Tasty! Literally, they don't make 'em like they used to.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. One of the best books I've ever read. I recommend.
Bossypants by Tina Fey. How great is Tina Fey? Pretty great, friends.
The Busy Mom's Guide to a Happy Organized Home by Kathy Peel. Kathy is so helpful. Sometimes she makes me feel ashamed, but she has great ideas that work.
I also read almost all of Little Bee. It's very good. I just wasn't in the mood. Poor Little Bee--can't keep my attention. There's no accounting for taste, little bee.
I also watched two really interesting documentaries on HBO, which we have now, which is a mixed blessing. The first one was about Bobby Fischer. Remember the chess boom? Neither do I.
Bobby Fischer was so awesome,
It's a pretty sad story, really. But also pretty cool to play the Russian champion and beat him! It's even better than Rocky beating Ivan Drago because it actually happened in real life. And it was way before Rocky IV. It was back when Rocky was just a fat special-needs guy with an ugly special-needs girlfriend. (I can say that because I had a Rocky poster.) Young Bobby Fischer looks like Prince William.
I do remember the tennis boom, which made McEnroe/Borg: Fire and Ice so fun to watch. Tennis is the only sport I've ever actually enjoyed watching. I think we were all into it when Bjorn Borg was around. I'm actually a big John McEnroe fan and their rivalry was so sweet. Wooden rackets! Terry cloth headbands! I just love it so much. I loved 1980s tennis and I love these guys. I loved this show.
What can I say? I pretty much just listen to NPR, read, and watch documentaries. (I can say that because I also think SpaghettiOs taste good.)