Saturday, September 25, 2010
I managed to sneak in an hour's worth of reading on that great new George Washington biography I've mentioned (an October release from Ron Chernow) before working in nice little one-hour nap, proving that even frantic weekends can be resting. Now I'm watching on television as UCLA beats up on the Texas Longhorns at home (it's 27-12 as I type this) and I'm smiling at all the glum faces in that huge Austin football stadium. In less than an hour, I'll be switching to baseball for the Astros vs. Pirates - and I still need to see what kind of coverage the National Book Festival is getting on C-SPAN.
Somehow or another, I even finished two books this morning. I read the last chapter of A World without Islam and, on the way to the football game, listened to the last few minutes of Steve Martin reading his memoir Born Standing Up. I'm going to have to let both of these titles simmer a bit longer because, honestly, I'm not sure yet how I rate either of them. Each book had its moments - good and bad.
Tomorrow is a big football day here in Houston. It's the first regular season match-up in several years between the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys. For us to be in our seats for the noon kickoff, we have to leave home about 9:45 and I'll be lucky to be home by 5:00 p.m. because it takes forever to empty the stadium parking lot and get past all the stadium traffic. But, if Houston wins, it will all be worth it.
Life is sweet for this baseball, football, book loving Texan (until the bell rings on Monday morning to start another work week).