I have no cohesive thoughts today. This happens a lot. But it is particularly bad today. So how's about we just do some free associating?
I am currently knee deep in English history and enjoying it very much. On CD I have Alison Weir's comprehensive and somewhat academic Queen Isabella (that's right, I'm STILL working on it--it's 18 CDs long for the love of pete!), while in book form I have Leslie Carroll's Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp through the Extramarital Adventures that Rocked the British Monarchy, which, as you can probably tell from the title, is not as academic. Further bulletins as events warrant.
Also, remember when we discussed the Rust Belt and dying cities? There's an interesting article on Yahoo today about that. Sad, but intereresting.
Last but not least, the Olympics have started, and I could care less. I can summon some enthusiasm for the Winter Olympics, as I am a winter gal, but the Summer Olympics? Swimming, track and field, basketball? None of those things do anything for me. If you too will be looking for something to do other than watch the Olympics, might I suggest Tony Perrottet's very fun The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games. And also? You should all have a very good weekend. I'm off to learn more about the lusty romps of British royalty.