Dog Days Of Dopiness

I'm into the stage of summer where I probably need to go back to work again; I've lost focus and become a bit lazy . . . I had trouble peeling myself off a lounge chair at the pool the other day, though I was really hot, and barely found the strength to slip into the pool . . . and my reading habits are reflecting this-- I keep switching between three books, one called Lego: A Love Story, a totally frivolous account of how Jonathan Bender gets back into building Lego creations as an adult; another called El Narco, which details the drug war in Mexico and seems like something I should be informed about (but also seems very distant from my life) and a third called It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, which also seems like something I should be informed about, and should be able to relate to my students as the election season heats up, but it's really complicated . . . and my students still seem pretty abstract at this point, so I'll probably end up ditching all these books and completing The Ripliad.


Al DePantsdowno said...

You need to read something a little lighter. Put this on your kindle.
Don't forget to bring that book for me to the beach. And Mel, can you make some cookies with nuts? I don't like the raisins either.

rob said...


rob said...

on the bright side, your annual trip to the outer banks is typically an intellectual bonanza, full of stimulating conversation and body/mind cleansing. or whatever the exact opposite of that would be.

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