So Friday. It's brutally hot. I've walked the boys, done chores, it's early afternoon.
Maybe I should blog, or work on the third installment of the serial. I sit at the computer, the sweat rolls, I zone out, staring at the screen without a coherent thought in my head. Honestly, when it gets too hot, I sort of lose the plot. Okay, I totally lose the plot. I'm just so not wired for heat.
I read some email, follow an Amazon link to a recommended book series and--glory hallelujah, the book gods are smiling--it actually sounds interesting enough to wake me out of my stupor. I download the first book to my Kindle, shut off the laptop, pop the cap on an ice-cold bottle of Dos Equis and join the dogs on the cool tile floor in the kitchen.
I stay up way past midnight to finish the book. It's good, maybe even great and I want to read the next three books. I toss and turn in heat sleep, dreaming of Seattle and mysteries, dragons and myth.
Saturday morning, first thing, I download the remaining books in the series.
[Brief aside here...
I am totally a real book person. I love the feel, the smell, the snick and rustle of paper pages being turned, the joy in holding the soul of a story in my hand. I have three gigantic bookcases full of this truth.
But the ease and availability of my wee Kindle is awesome. I live in a small town, the nearest bookstore is over an hour away. I download the books in under a minute. I can't help it peeps...that's a pretty cool thing.]
Over the weekend, while the heat escalates and the planet continues to hurl toward global Armageddon...
...I wasn't here. I was there. I forgot about the unprecedented weather raging across our beleaguered Earth; politics that negate the horror of shooting innocents out of the sky for a man-made political construct; murder and mayhem on every news channel.
We don't live in peace, dear readers. To our shame.
However, I wasn't here. I was there. Lost in another world, another time. Walking familiar streets in a place I used to call home. Seattle. Cool, rainy, often foggy and damp.
I was totally immersed...and it was a wonderful weekend.