After three weeks of antibiotics, I thought I was out of the woods. I returned home to have a perfectly cooked meal of pigeon. As any carnivore will tell you, meat should be pink when cooked; I like it with a hint of blood. As any person dealing with food will tell you, be careful about undercooking anything for fear of not killing the bugs. As luck would have it, the bugs survived and wreaked havoc with my poor body. As I am an optimist, I am looking at this as a way to kick start my new diet--how to lose 10 pounds without trying. First step: get food poisoning. The rest takes care of itself. Now, I need to keep my mouth closed long enough for my body to digest the extra weight I have taken on as a result of: (1) a faulty scale at the gym; and (2) my thinking that two hours of exercise a day meant I could double or triple my food intake.
During my writing spurts, I rarely listen to any audio books. I prefer to read--as I can skim through books where sections are slow and concentrate where I am interested. Audible books can sometimes be ponderous. I am currently listening to It by Stephen King. I read this circa twenty years ago and can still remember some key scenes. Listening to it is great BUT it is something like 48 hours. After 3-5 hours of any author, your mind/ears needs a break. It is a great companion for commuting or airports or long walks. I slowly chip away 2-3 hours a day. I am now in the home stretch of 10 hours to go. I am beginning to itch to finish and move on to another book. I still read my kindle and I tend to read multiple books at the same time. But audible does not give me this freedom. I am committed to one title at a time. Perhaps this is the greatest drawback of audible books. (That being said, ignore everything I said and buy my new audio books! he he)
I guess it would be poor form if I didn't comment on the US elections being held today. I am going to go out on a limb and say that Clinton will win--if only because so many people want Trump to lose. I am one of those people who agree with quite a bit of what Trump says (not the xenophobic, ignorant stuff, just the iconoclast stuff) but I deeply distrust the character that is Trump. I think he is a sociopath and should not be trusted with the presidency. Whoever wins, I pity the other. Payback is, as they say, a bitch. I imagine the long knives are already being sharpened...
Food, writing, and politics. Short and sweet today.