Current time: 6:56 a.m.
Out the window: Soft rain. The browns and greys of late winter have now been replaced with the greens of new life.
On the menu: Not sure what the main course will be, but socca bread will definitely be involved somehow.
I've only read the first chapter, but so far, so good. I did read one review, however, that panned the book because it is based on previously published writings (McArdle is a business blogger and journalist) and is therefore a little disjointed. McArdle was also criticized for focusing too heavily on economic and political failures that don't apply to the average reader. Maybe it's a good thing that I borrowed this from the library.
Of course, his plans to kick back and live a simpler life go horribly awry when he discovers that the murder rate in southeast Florida is higher than he anticipated. Secondary characters include Jim's love interest, Callie; his colleague and forensic pathologist, Carlos; and a nerdy intern named Daniel.
Good stuff: This week all of my good stuff revolves around spring. I've been:
- enjoying the rain
- gleefully watching the grass turn from brown to green
- marvelling at the buds on the trees
- admiring my basil and parsley
- checking off items on my spring cleaning list
- trying a new hobby - I even blogged about it
Out and about:
- The many faces of Bill Murray: An illustrated compilation
- Beautiful 3-D illustrations by Maki Hino
- Sony has introduced a cassette tape that holds 195 TERABYTES of data. Mind boggling.
- This woman cooks everything in a coffee maker
- A mesmerizing collaboration between cellist Yo-Yo Ma and dancer Lil Buck.
- 30 of the best "boops"
- Adorable crochet art pieces
- Sarah Habein's 6-year-old son considers the 1%
That's all for this week.