I don’t think the average person has this many laundry-related adventures; I feel like I’m exceeding my quota.  I’m proud to say that I only flinched slightly at discovering a stranger’s wig all by itself in the apartment complex washing machine, especially since at first I thought it was an animal and at second I thought it was a human scalp.  I bravely fished it out and put it on the laundry table for lack of anything better to do with it, so I’m sure it gave any other innocent residents doing their laundry small heart attacks too.

I tried really hard to watch the Perseid meteor shower this year.  My plan to drive until I hit dark sky was thwarted by persistent cloud cover and a whole lot of lightning, but I did get to experience a very nice tour of North Carolinian farm land as I drove around trying to find a farmer’s field where I wasn’t too likely to be shot by the farmer.

In other news, whoo, this is my 300th post!




Books: A friend loaned me Maskerade by Terry Pratchett, and it’s a testament to how much I trust the friend (Sarah, unsurprisingly) that I didn’t even read the back of the book before starting the novel.  I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, to discover that Maskerade is a hilarious retelling of The Phantom of the Opera.

I’m currently working on Hogfather by Pratchett, which I borrowed at the same time.  I committed the cardinal sin of seeing the movie first, which had its moments (several involving the actress who plays Mary on Downton Abbey playing Death’s granddaughter) but was overall a little rambly.  The book is FAR ramblier, and since I already know all of the twists, a bit unimpressive as a whole.  Still full of lots of small, tremendously funny quips, though!