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More Thoughts By the Numbers

1. In case you missed my raving about the movie, I so enjoyed Pirate Radio. What do you get when you mix the hilarious Brit writer Richard Curtis, of Vicar of Dibley, Love Actually, Notting Hill and 4 Weddings and a Funeral, and music of the '60's? This gem. Go see it!

2. I'm thinking I should try the DMV again tomorrow as I have Wednesday and Friday off and Friday is Black Friday which may be scary being the mall and all. I'm still curious where my ID went in the first place...

3. We're having Thanksgiving up at my aunt's apartment. In attendance will be my aunt, my cousin (The one I live with not the one I can't stand), my parents and myself. The menu sounds traditional...

4. Finished reading Tess Geritsen's The Keepsake recently. After a break with The Bone Garden we're back to the Rizzoli/Isles series. I think the break helped. While the other books weren't bad by any means, Gerritsen added a bit more action to this time around which is always good in a medical suspense thriller.

5. I'm not sure how I feel about DeMarlo Hale being named bench coach. On one hand, it seems like a logical step for him to make career-wise and I think he'll be great at it but the Red Sox have had some really bad, or at least inconsistent, third base coaches in the past and it's really hurt them. Hale was great at the position. I guess we'll see if Tim Bogar can do the job. I really hope so.

Comments

JRRyan said…
Tess G is ALWAYS at Enfield Public Library, talking about her books. Another reason for you to return to your roots!
Likestrek said…
She lives here in Maine (My parents caught a signing up in Bucksport last year.) which of course are my actual roots...
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