Friday, December 21, 2007

We're going to party!

Today is my last evening with Lester before he goes off to his bird hotel (with on site vet and valley view) tomorrow.

I'm continuing to read Jennifer Moxley's The Middle Room, and actually enjoying it more the more I read it. The San Diego she describes seems very different from the one I live in. Or maybe it's just that I have trouble visualizing Douglas Rothschild outside of New York.

On the way back from ice-skating my students got into a conversation about Enjo-kōsai. By the end of the ride, I'd explained the words "fetish," "pervert," and "dominatrix."


Joseph said...

I really liked the Middle Room too (I'm a sucker for the high diction Jamesian sentences she uses in the book), though I set it down about half-way through and haven't picked it up again yet. I should get myself in gear and finish it.

Jessica Smith said...

way to teach as the occasion arises ;-)

lester looks so excited!

travel safely.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

Joseph - at first I was skeptical of the high-diction sentences, but I do find it interesting to read about San Diego through that kind of language. I'm bringing The Middle Room with me on my family visit...I'm sure I'll have plenty of time for reading.

Jessica - Lester was excited, although he wasn't in attack mode, here. I've got my fingers crossed, but I have a direct flight, so I'm hoping things go fairly smoothly. Plus, Monday won't be as heavy a travel day as Friday, Saturday and Sunday.