One of my favorite things in the world is stepping off the down escalator at the Muni station and seeing an L train pull up to greet me. Yes, in my Danacentric world the L train is there just for me and the serendipitous timing occurs to make my day a happier one. It always makes me smile, no matter how crabby I am. Cheers me right up. So my Monday workday has ended on a good note ’cause I just strolled onto my train (yes, MY train) and got my favorite seat without waiting or jockeying for position. If you think little old ladies in grocery stores are scary, wait till you’ve experienced a gaggle of Cantonese grandmas, all determined to board ahead of you even if you were the first in line. I’ll give up my seat to someone who needs it, but don’t shove me in line, fer crissake!
So. Monday so far is a good day. Several irritating financial issues have been resolved favorably. I made it through work on the first day of a detox program without attacking a co-worker for their food or snapping at anyone. I’m going home to exercise, make a yummy detox approved dinner (tilapia, roasted potatoes and green beans) and then work on CHAMPAGNE. What’s not to be happy about?
Tomorrow I start answering six writer/book related things about myself you might not know about. Oh heck, I’ll give you one right now:
The first book I remember making an impression on me and started me on my path as an avid reader is THE SILVER CHAIR by C.S. Lewis. I hadn’t a clue about the Christian subtext, btw. I liked it ’cause it had the doorway to another world thing going for it and giants who wanted to eat the hero and heroine. Evil witches, enchanted princes, and a giant lion. I was totally into it.
I read the rest of the series in short order and then discovered Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain series (The Black Cauldron, for example), E. Nesbit’s works (5 Children and It and the Enchanted Castle, for example), the Oz books…the Point Loma public library was my favorite place in the world.
I was tagged, btw, by that Devil Woman Morgan Mandel! I’m holding off tagging till tomorrow. I am officially stymied on who to tag who won’t kill me.