But while I'm more than willing to learn a foreign language, I really don't want to be part of the oncology inner circle.
But here's my quandry. I have this blog called 'Hodgkins & Me' but I don't feel that I have much to say about Hodgkins. So what do I do, start a new blog and update it irregularly? (My life is, thank God, pretty uninteresting these days. And when I do something interesting, it's for business and covered by Non-disclosure agreements.) Do I keep this blog and ignore the name?
I spent some time yesterday catching up on other people's blogs. That was fun.
Today I'm waiting for Kelly Link and Gavin Grant to arrive. My publishers! I guess having one's publishers to dinner could be nervewracking, but Kelly and Gavin were friends first and mostly I'm just excited about vegetarian lasagna and pumpkin pie. And much much book talk! Kelly and Gavin always know about books that I haven't heard of. Over the years Kelly has given me some extraordinary books, the most recent being I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I suspect this is a total XX chromosome book, but it's charmins and smart. In a way it reminds me of Shirley Jackson although it is not dark the way Jackson is dark. When I was in college one of my most favorite books was We Have Always Lived in the Castle. And I can still recite the doggeral that followed Merrycat down the street.
"Merrycat," said Constance, "would you like a cup of tea?"
"Oh no," said Merrycat, "you'll poison me."
"Merrycat," said Constance, "would you like to go to sleep?
Down in the graveyard, six feet deep?"
Anyway, blog suggestions welcome. Now I've got to go to work for a bit and then make a pumpkin pie.