Tuesday, July 24, 2007


That's because it's Tuesday and I haven't mentioned 'that book' or the film. I've been reading other blogs and what they think. Thinking about anything has been hard since Saturday and not because of 'the book'. I wasn't even thinking about buying it until I had to race to Westfield to buy a new heater for Mum's bathroom and Big W just reduced the books to $25 and I needed some tranquilizing.

I also need to start drinking, her fridge stopped working yesterday and I had to run over and cook as much food as I could save. It wasn't much and the front yard looked like a publicity run for Alfred Hitchcock as every bird within a 20 mile radius descended on the feast of thawed out pies, pasties, fish etc. Now I have to find a replacement fridge before Thursday.

To the book, which I read until 3 a.m. and enjoyed. Only Pavlov's Cat mentioned in a comment thread how J.K. Rowling writes about death, a subject adults tend to avoid with children. Another commenter said how it give children a sense of community and that is something I can identify with. I have limited contact with my granddaughters but Harry Potter is the first thing we talk about, books and films. I try not to pry into their lives unless they want to tell me about what they're doing so this is a bridge between us.

Now I'm re-reading the Order of the Phoenix, going on to the Half-Blood Prince before I start on the Hallows for a very slow read. There's a lot of people in the world who can't see the point in all of this but then I can't see the point in pornography or football so pardon me while I curl up in a corner with my tranquilizer.


Andrew said...

Where would men be without computer porn? Off chasing a bit of skirt I think. Better that they self indulge at home. And then they can look at footy. Or some might just go back to look at more computer porn. Anything to avoid the wife who is talking talking talking and doing a blokes head in.

(I am not married and I know nothing of male female relationships)

JahTeh said...

Andrew, if she were doing a bloke's head she wouldn't be talking and he wouldn't be searching. Male/female relationships are the same as any other, some good, some as boring as batshit.

phil said...

But the exciting bits tend to be far more exciting. As in 'wtf?' exciting?

JahTeh said...

Phil, how lovely, you still have 'WTF' exciting bits. Why do I get the feeling the exciting bits involve ancient cars?

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