From laundromats to Attolia
Yesterday after work I went to the laundromat. It's a very pleasant sight and sound, the swishing of colored laundry in slightly sudsy water. The rumble of dryers, the soft chatter of people around. Ben came over to help me pass the time and we discussed how laundromats remind us of cozy tv shows and therefore almost feel nostalgic: Ross and Rachel in Friends, Don Eppes in Num3rs, with his favorite date being pizza at a laundromat...
Ben and I hung out for a while, had more coffee, chatted and discussed anecdotes of city life. I got to see where he was staying, a very cozy place. We shared an enormous Honeycrisp apple.
I get to see my parents briefly tonight! And they get to see my house as well. Yay!
Just found out some crazy happy news. I can hardly contain the joy of this news:
Megan Whalen Turner is coming out with a fifth Thief book! And possibly a sixth! I didn't even know whether she was still writing. That series contains some of my favorite books ever, and I am giddy at the thought of more! Those books and characters are dear to my heart, and Ms. Turner's subtlety, wit, and all around story-weaving is absolutely brilliant. I wait with bated breath till May.