I have been at the beach for a few days visiting my family and enjoying the... well, beach. The weather has been absoultely perfect, and we stayed by the ocean all day today. In fact, as I write this at the lovely and helpful Virginia Beach Central Library computer, I am wearing my bathing suit covered by a pair of drawstring shorts and a large T-shirt with the lyrics to “Smelly Cat” printed on it. Wearing this outfit in a public place would have appalled me a scant few years ago, but now I realize that no matter what I look like, (a) people have seen worse and (b) people don’t care.
So, I popped by to tell you that I have read nothing that I can tell you about. Nada. For three days, my reading material has consisted of a column or two of the newspaper and the back of a cereal box, where I saw a way to make a layered work of art with a jar and crushed Froot Loops.
My interest has been held not only by the beach as lovely as it is but by my new niece. My brother has adopted a sweet and beautiful baby girl with black hair and deep brown eyes. I spent hours yesterday holding her and staring at her adorable face. As soon as I finish here, I am going back to his house and I am going to read that little princess some Curious George, and let her know that I will always have books.