December 16, 2005
Calgon, take me away!
Today we had another nasty snow storm which started as snow in the morning and slowly changed over to sleeting rain. Yuck with a capital Y. We got a good 6 more inches of snow at least and now it's got a nice icy coating on top. I was leaving work for an appointment at 12:30 today and got my car stalled. I couldn't get the engine to turn over so I ran and asked one of the maintenance guys for help. He tried to give me a jump but it wouldn't start. He went to get one of the work trucks and I called my appointment and told them I'd be late and it turns out the lady never came in and they never called to let me know. It's a good thing I found out before I had driven over there on the messy roads.
By that point I was pretty wet and just a little mad. I decided to try to start my car one more time and realized I didn't have it in park and that's why it wouldn't start. DUH! I'm not telling the guys at work that one!!! After that I just gave up and came home. While I was sitting on the street waiting for the plow guy to finish cleaning the driveway, the UPS man came. He was delivering my order from Pennyworth books which ordered all because of Danielle. I read her blog and had to check out the site. And of course that led to ordering! These are the books I received:
A Thousand Days In Venice by Marlena De Blasi
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World's Most Coveted Delicacy by Inga Saffron
In Light of India by Octavio Paz
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani
Roads to Santiago: A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain by Gees Nooteboom
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers
Did you catch the travel theme here? Hence today's title. I guess even though I'm stuck wintering in Maine, that doesn't mean I can't travel the world! Pennyworth books is a great site as each book is only $5.00 and my shipping was only .50 cents! Now I don't need to go to the library or a book store for a good 6 to 8 months. :-)