There aren't that many straight lit novels I'm interested in buying but I may well get this. The author was interviewed on KPCC today. The story is set in Fallbrook, CA. There's a lot of subtropical/tropical fruit growing there in North San Diego County. The protagonist's family farms avocados. That's kinda weird enough that I'm intrigued. :)
Dear FriendFeed: Thank you for being you. Thank you for showing the world that even if it's just in our tiny little corner of this social network on the big, bad Internet, there are people who genuinely care and want to help those in need. It's nice to know that I am associated with a group of people who form like Voltron into a gigantic heart. <3
I'm freaking out about being a 1-car family right now. The minivan finally gave out. We can't buy another until our mortgage refinance goes through. Until then, all of the commitments for carpooling to school and driving for field trips are cancelled. =(
#ThrowOutThursday! Today we're donating our oldest sofa bed, and 2 chairs to SVDP. I'm hoping they'll also take some boxes of diapers and wipes we don't need, but if not I'll find another place to donate them.
If I may toot my own horn for a moment, I'm a bit over the moon about being invited to speak about the Canadian Government's War on Science at the York U Science & Technology Studies Seminar Series in October.