The Sunday Salon 2-28-10

Just a normal recap this week.

On Sunday, I went to my first book club meeting (as discussed last Sunday). We met at the movie theater, saw Shutter Island, and then went to Panera to discuss.  I think it went pretty well.  Two members loved the book, one was less than thrilled with it, and I was somewhere in the middle. So it made for a decent conversation. Next month we’re reading/watching Alice and Wonderland. Thanks to everyone who left comments on last week’s TSS.

I finished Eating Animals this week and I decided to finally become a real vegetarian. Of course the next book I picked up was Julie and Julia which is just filled with meat (including a rather disgusting description of bone marrow). Actually, it might be turning me off meat even more. But more on that when I write my reviews.

I posted my review of Genesis, teased you with a couple lines from Eating Animals, joined the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge, and added too many books to my TBR list.

On Wednesday, Ben and I went to the U.S. Men’s Soccer game in Tampa. It was cold, rainy, and I was wearing everything I would wear to go snowboarding back in Michigan (aside from the jeans).  Ben’s the one that likes soccer, but the overkill on the clothes kept me warm and dry enough to actually enjoy the game. The US beat El Salvador 2-1 scoring the winning goal in stoppage time.

We also learned that Ben needs to have knee surgery (3rd time if anyone is counting) as a result of his own soccer playing. He scheduled it for March 12 so thoughts and prayers for him would be much appreciated.  He’s not looking forward to yet another long recovery.

On a bright note, Spring Training starts this week and I will be at the Phillies opening day on Thursday and the Tigers game in Lakeland on Saturday. Here’s to hoping that nice Florida weather I was promised when I moved down here will actually show up.