Cradling a fresh cup of coffee, Tina settled carefully into her cream-colored sofa and reached for the remote. She tucked her legs beneath her as the morning was a little chillier than she expected, which wasn’t helped by her decision to wear nothing but a robe that reached just short of her knees. She was working on something new and wasn’t yet certain if it was working. She would soon find out.
Her face fell forward, arms outstretched across the table towards him. He looked down at her delicate fingers, visibly pale even in the darkness. Had there been a full moon instead of a new moon, she might have appeared to glow.
He thought about touching her hand, holding her hand, and he realized he had never held a girl’s hand before. He was 15-years old and had never been on a date or anything involving girls.
She would spend years with a feeling that would come and go. It would pass like clouds, there one minute and gone the next, a feeling that there was something she needed to remember but couldn’t piece together. It would stay that way for years, but not forever, like something slippery, something more difficult to grasp by squeezing more tightly.
I read, therefore, I have opinions. Some good, some not so good. Here are five more books I’ve read recently and my condensed reactions to them. If you’d like my complete reaction, you’re probably not going to get it unless you corner me at The Treehouse, a coffee shop in Audubon, one of these Sunday afternoons.
“We don’t have the funds to upgrade or repair our old radar guns. Speeding tickets are given out pretty randomly anyway, so we’re saving money while providing the same services. That’s a win-win in my book.” – Wilsonville Police Chief Artie Stone
“No flies on you,” she said.
He blinked several times. “I don’t know what that means.”
“What do flies land on?” she asked.
“Bingo. It means you’re not a dumb shit. No flies on you.”
“It’s the latest thing, a fascinating new piece of software, and we have no idea where it came from. It’s like it’s been hidden in our computers all these years, only to surface recently,” said the doctor.
“It’s ridiculous,” said Zuckerberg. “This is not what I had in mind when I started this. If that’s what you want, go back to Myspace. Start a blog. Get a life.”
(Baltimore, MD) – After a careful examination of Presidential documents and records found in the archives of the Library of Congress as well as the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Illinois, Dr. Howard McGee of Johns Hopkins University has proven definitively that had Lincoln not been shot, he would have been dead by now anyway.
(Los Angeles) – Following her recent surgeries to stave off the potential for breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie has now taken preventative measures with her children. Starting with 8-year old daughter Shiloh, born in Namibia, Jolie has ordered the child’s teeth removed to stop any chance of the her ever having cavities.
(Washington, DC) “We know we’re close,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). “It all hinges upon how many of those stubborn Injuns are willing to move there.” In a stunning move, the House passed HB – 1098 by a narrow margin, only 210 to 208 with 14 not voting. The bill, introduced by Gohmert and supported…