The Sunday Post

On The Blog This Week

Ms. Marvel – I’m not a comic reader but I liked this one.

Fudoki – An elderly Japanese princess writes a story of a lonely cat turned into a human warrior.

Where I Am

I’m in Florida right now for a conference. On Friday I went to Animal Kingdom, the Magic Kingdom, and Epcot. Yes, all of them. Pictorial evidence

When I checked into my hotel the lady asked if I was here for business or leisure. I said business. She asked what kind of convention. I said, “Veterinarians.”

She said, “You…. Are an ACTUAL…. Veterinarian?” She was incredulous. I said yes.

She shook my hand. “Thank you for your service.” I’m thinking – odd, does she not know that’s for veterans who are different than veterinarians? Then she said, “I just love animals.” So, now I’m confused. This is why I don’t like to talk to people.

This started a whole discussion on my Facebook page about why no one ever thinks I’m a doctor – even when I’m in full doctor garb. I maintain that I must look too stupid but others argued that I look young. That’s an argument I believed in my 20s but not in my 40s.

Coming Up This Week

More conferencing and then Universal and Harry Potter on Thursday! Here’s the strange things I’ve learned so far.

What I’m Reading

When I travel I have to bring ALL the books. I have an iPad. I could load it with books. I don’t. I have 6 books with me. I’ll probably get to:

Bad Feminist: EssaysBad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

I may be the last person to read this.

American VisaAmerican Visa by Juan De Recacoechea

Armed with fake papers, a handful of gold nuggets, and a snazzy custom-made suit, an unemployed schoolteacher with a singular passion for detective fiction sets out from small-town Bolivia on a desperate quest for an American visa, his best hope for escaping his painful past and reuniting with his grown son in Miami.

This is the first book I requested when I decided to read books focusing on South America this year. I wanted Bolivian books because I spent some time there.