My mom can't come to the blog right now...she's pouting in the big girl sleigh bed because I won the coin toss and we watched intelligent TeeVee programming these last few days rather than zone out in front of a Mob Wives marathon.
The first thing we watched was a documentary on HBO about the political cartoonist Herblock. It was riveting, and I so enjoyed learning more about that part of American political journalism. Mo-ther didn't understand most of what was presented, but it did give her pause and stimulated a bit more than her normal drool-inducing fare.
Then we caught an episode of Charlie Rose on which he discussed a new documentary called "Tim's Vermeer". Oh, how I wish we lived in The City or Los Angeles so that we could attend the limited release premier. Instead, I will have to add it to my Netflix queue and hope that Mo-the doesn't ground me from my ipad before I can catch it.
Today we watched a lengthy documentary on J.D. Salinger. I believe it was part of the PBS series Ameican Experience, and I can tell you that I was completely riveted from the moment it started. I have yet to read much Salinger, but am now determined to do so.
All of this intellectual stimulation has not been for naught, I think. I heard Mo-ther on the phone with Aunt Chrissy earlier, and I think they had a relatively normal conversation that did not involve the normal banalities.
Stitching tonight will be on Shepherd's Bush "Snow Hill". As soon as more progress is made, I'll be sure to share some photos with you.
Until then, my friends, I do hope that you are doing whatever it is you want to do. I am going to retire early tonight with Donna Tartt's Goldfinch...a novel that I am enjoying immensely. Do you suppose Mo-ther can be persuaded to allow me a small sip of sherry whilst I read away the evening?
Take care, dear friends. I remain your layal and devoted pal.