The wife is at a quilt class, so I have the morning to myself, so it’s out to the yard for some late summer clean-up. Seems like there’s always plenty to do, more than I really want to do, often, but it beats boredom. I figure I’ll get things done while it’s cool, then take a book out there and enjoy my handiwork.
Both USC and UCLA are telecast today, so there goes the afternoon. UCLA doesn’t look to be very good again this year, but there are great hopes for USC. The game today – Ohio State – should answer questions about the freshman starting QB.
I wish I were better at doing two or three things at once. It would be great to read while I watch television, especially during the myriad commercials, but I can’t seem to split my concentration effectively. At least I should be able to skim a book on WordPress blogs I picked up a couple weeks ago.
9-11 (yesterday) Specials
We watched hour after hour of September 11 specials yesterday on the History Channel. It’s interesting how much detail we forget from year to year about the events, though we have a solid big picture. The reenactments are pretty well done, especially the one on Flight 11. The specific pictures – the planes striking, the collapses, the billows of dust and debris, the aftermath – are still deeply moving. It’s almost as if September 11 has become, instead of Labor Day, the end of summer.