Saturday, July 28, 2007

We've been up for a couple of hours now, and even walked a couple of miles, but the weather is warm and humid, which makes the dogs very uninterested in exercise. So I've brought them home, and am taking off to walk some more. I'm enjoying listening to The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell on my iPod. Rendell writes wonderful mysteries. Her latest is described on Amazon as:

Three-time Edgar Award–winner Rendell (13 Steps Down) often creates fragile characters, trembling on the edge of losing a lover, child, job, solvency or sanity. Slashing through their world is a wild card, an obsessive or a sociopath too focused on personal gain to be concerned with damage to others. The vulnerable people at the heart of this taut and enticing stand-alone are the Sealand family, particularly Heather, who's assumed to have drowned her unsavory stepfather, Guy, in the bath while he was weak with illness. A veritable pack of wild cards—including Marion Melville, who cozies up to the lonely and aged in hopes of inheriting their estates after she's poisoned them, and Marion's Dumpster-diving brother, Fowler—keeps everyone off guard. Rendell enlivens the tale with subplots involving various romances—ardent and desperate—and a killer who lurks in London's parks, as well as with pithy comments about class, technology, generational conflict, food and aesthetics. The plot twists in this electrifying read reach all the way to the last page.

Later I am heading off to a pool party for a six year old (no beer served) and then to meet a friend and watch some live music (beer will be served). Hopefully, Sunny will be back to play with the girls later, he did a nice job of wearing them out yesterday. His owner, kind of a tough guy, was telling me yesterday how much adopting Sunny has changed his life . . . it's amazing what the love of a puppy can do . . .

Have a good Saturday, all!


Blogger ffleur said...

Dogs are the best. One of the requirements of a condo is it allow pets because I want to get a dog. Sunny has been a nice visitor for Sam and Hanna although stealing their toys!

sounds like you are having a sublime weekend. Enjoy! (esp the pool party with the wee ones)

4:03 PM  
Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

The flower (a rose?) looks nice. Have a good weekend.

6:38 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

Hope you have a great weekend!! Stinky has been enjoying the summer.

8:56 PM  
Blogger sage said...

sounds like a slice of the good life, a walk with and without the dogs, playing with kids followed by drinking beer... I hope your weekend is wonderful

4:40 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Damn. I've only one two Edgar awards. I feel like less of a man now.

7:09 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Looks like the dogs have been having fun. Wally wishes he were there. :)

7:35 AM  
Blogger Prunella Jones said...

Sounds like a good weekend was had.

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