Wednesday, February 22, 2006

like a wig in the wind...

just when you think you'll never see a wig twirling down an arterial Houston street, well, your luck changes. yesterday was blustery, and while driving home from the grocery store, I spotted a wig of the brown curly variety blowing around on Hwy 6 here in Houston. every car that passed it sent it spinning in the air and sent me into uncontrollable laughter. wish I had a photo to post...

Thursday, February 09, 2006

saving fish from drowning

just finished saving fish from drowning by amy tan. it chronicles the experience of 11 American tourists kidnapped in myanmar; their journey there, their experience living with their captors, and their rescue,e tc. it's kind of long, and i plowed on through, but i have to say it doesn't measure up to her other work. the characters are shallow, and seem to be without believable emotion. the ending is predictable. one more note on the characters: too many! it was difficult to keep track of the many personal histories and personal entanglements of each one of the tourists in the book. i was actually missing the strong women with dark secrets left behind in China theme that runs through practically every other book by tan.