First the update –
The bad news was that the ultrasound did find a something. The good news is, if they had to find something, this was a good something to find. I apparently have a form of fibro-cystic disease, but rather than producing fibroid tumors, my body produces water-filled tumors that are benign. Unfortunately I get a lot of them, and they are large, and they are uncomfortable. The bugger that caused all the uproar yesterday was the size of my fist and produced nearly 1/2 cup of fluid when drained. I’ll spare you the gory details. Suffice to say I am relieved, and I appreciate the comments – both on line and in my email – from my blogfriends and others. Your kind thoughts are truly and deeply appreciated.
Now – to the meme.
Lisa didn’t tag me, but I took it anyway because I like this one. And since I’m leaving town in the morning, I thought it was good timing. It’s a “Places You Read” meme – so here goes.
1. What book are you reading right now? Do you like it?
2. What was the last book you read on a plane?
3. What was the last book you read on a road trip?
4. What is the most unusual place you found yourself reading?
5. What books would you take to keep you occupied on a 2 week vacation to the beach?
And here’s my response:
1. What book are you reading right now? Do you like it? I’ve been reading a collection of short stories by great American authors, including pieces by John Updike, Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, and Alice Munroe. I love short stories, and this has been interesting and satisfying.
2. What was the last book you read on a plane? “Fluke: or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings” – by Christopher Moore. Very funny, though a little bizarre in a few places.
3. What was the last book you read on a road trip? “Funny Little Monkey” by Andrew Ausseon. A young adult humorous book, with lots of sarcastic humor and over-the-top characters. I met Andrew in Vermont when we both attended Vermont College. He is a funny guy, and a very talented writer.
4. What is the most unusual place you found yourself reading? In a movie theater. It was taking forever for the theater to get the film started, and I used to carry a book around with me everywhere anyway. When it was time to start the movie, I was a little disappointed because the book was sooo good!
5. What books would you take to keep you occupied on a 2 week vacation to the beach? I don’t know about two weeks – but probably something by Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City). I just started “Thunderstruck” recently, but decided I wanted to read something else. I’m taking “The Higher Power of Lucky” – a rather controversial young adult novel, with me to Mexico. I want to see what all the fuss is about.
Hmm – Lisa already tagged the people I’d have thought of. Except maybe Alison and Shaunda, and maybe JulieAnn. So I’ll pass the tag to them.
See you next week, when I hope to have a tan – or at least the beginnings of one!