Thursday, August 22, 2013
We're off to San Diego this morning to attend a wedding. The son of my dear friend (and La Jolla hostess) will marry his long-time sweetie at St. Paul's Cathedral up by Balboa Park. We're staying at the Inn at the Park and plan to spend ALL of tomorrow wandering through that marvelous green haven. Perhaps a visit to the Timkin or the Mingei, the Museum of Art, followed by lunch at El Prado on the patio. The wedding is Saturday, then home on Sunday to greet Alex and Emily on their way up to Walla Walla when Em will enroll as a sophomore at Whitman. She decided (no surprise here!) that she and USC were not a good mix. They'll be here for two nights before heading on to Bend, OR.
Note on the book I'm reading (see below): The author uses a "citation" device by which she notes where the character got the idea or quotation he/she is using. At first I thought this clever. Then I looked up some of her "authors" and titles. Mostly fictitious. After 250 pages of this pastiche I'm getting really annoyed. These interruptions in the flow of the story are no longer anything but irritants. Just thought you'd want to know.