Wednesday, October 12, 2005

You know I love it when the news is bad

Life doesn't get any better than this. Cold, icky, rainy New England, a cup of hot coffee, the fireplace going, and a quiet house to myself at 8:30 in the morning. I have nowhere to be, not much in the way of chores to do, and I can work on writing and web page stuff, maybe even fiddle around with mp3's later.

Is anyone else worried about the surge in natural disasters? Seriously, the tsunami, two major earthquakes, the hurricanes—don't even get me going on the bird flu thing. (And no, it's not; because the Red Sox won the World Series last fall, as I heard one Yankee fan postulate at a wedding recently.) Is this nature's (or God, if you choose to believe in a higher power) way of reducing the population since we haven't had another World War? Punishment for immorality as the bible thumpers like to tout? Just the circle of life kicked up a notch? Or is it just coincidence, and there are no greater incidence of floods, fires, and pestilence right now and I'm just goofy?

Now that I've succeeded in freaking myself out, I guess I'll just stop there.

Oh, I finished "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" for my book club tonight. It was wonderful. You must, must read it. Gen, J, Bee seriously.

5 comments:

jamie said...

I was thinking the same thing, G. The mudslide in south (central?) america, too. The Earth is taking herself back. *shudders*

It's nasty in NY, too. I'm still in bed but I need to get up. *yawn*

Bee said...

And California is next!!! I watched a special a month ago where they were showing how the Bay Area is slowly separating from the state. Before we know it, we will be bumping into Alaska!! Gotta luv living in earthquake country. = 0

Giovanna said...

Jamie your quote makes me think of Kurt Vonnegut's appearance on The Daily show last month. He said something similar, to paraphrase it was something like "we are awful creatures and the Earth is rejecting us." He was awesome, you can watch it off their site I think.

Bee, I almost wrote how if I lived in CA I'd be worried. !!!!

MK said...

My wife thinks that Time magazine's Person of the Year will be Mother Nature, tsunami's, floods, earthquakes, mudlsides, and counting...

Jobee said...

Tree was the first book my club read - I wish we went back to classics more often. I'm also glad we try to mix it up and not stick with women-comming-of-age books.