Ahhhh, fall is in the air and my senses were treated with pine, lavender and rosemary during my 6-mile run this morning. I love running just after it rains, though sometimes it can be a bit slippery and tricky to navigate through the puddles around the outer loop of Greenlake.
It's the perfect day to wear one of my softest sweatshirts from my Alma Mater and just hang out around the neighborhood. I hope to get some writing done today.
We saw Everything is Illuminated last night and I thought the film was great despite mixed reviews. It's quite different from the book, but I fully expected that. I don't know that Jonathan Safran Foer's beautiful exposition could ever be fully recognized on the screen, and I highly doubt Liev Schreiber ever intended to take that challenge.
Speaking of difficult novels, I just finished The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Despite Franzen's pretentious abuse of 50 cent words throughout the novel, it's a story filled with multi-dimensional characters that stick with you for a very long time; in fact, I had a dream about Denise last night though I can't for the life of me remember what it was about. I think it had something to do with Country Spare Ribs and Sauerkraut. I recommend reading it, but before the holiday season kicks into high gear.
Speaking of food, my client has roped me in to doing one more week's worth of work which is good and bad. While I certainly don't mind the money, I find myself hungry throughout the entire day pitching pasta or asian spices and poor Mr. Na doesn't have nearly as much fun with me if I'm stuck in my office making media calls. I don't get to write as much either (or at least think about writing more!)
I can't complain too much though. I get to work from home and wear my comfy sweatshirt!