mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Hey, remember that bit about 'no more water'?

My acupuncture studio had its third major leak in its four year tenure last week, and has decided to close for good. Apparently they were going to do it anyway when the lease was up early next year because Fearless Leader #2 has been offered an opportunity out in Scarborough, but the landlord's refusal to repair his building forced their hand. So that's it. It was bad enough when Fearless Leader #1 left two years ago, and I was sad when the studio moved in 2013, but I always hoped to have the community care. Ah well. There are community studios still, one down at Spadina and Dundas which is a much easier transit than to Dufferin and College (and feels closer because it's closer to work, even if technically Dufferin is nearer to me.) But still... Ash and Daryl cured my neck fubars and kept my knees from crippling me completely, and I shall miss them.

Also I suppose a leak in the roof is better than a fire next time.

Last finished?
A burglar book, part roman a clef, with a thinly disguised Chelsea Hotel and a renamed Andy Warhol, though I don't recall there being 'a couple of musician suicides' at the Chelsea so much. Murders, yes a few. But the main figure is a reclusive writer whose first work was a staggering success ('it changed my life') and whose later works people don't want to read because they only want to talk about the first, because it changed their life. J.D. Salinger or Thomas Pyncheon, I wondered; he seems much too nice for Salinger and I know little about Pyncheon. The book's title was covered up by library stickers on both front and spine, but when I looked at the title page- yeah, well. 'The Burglar in the Rye.' Still too nice for Salinger, but it was published in 1999 and Margaret Salinger's memoirs came out next year. Nor can I see how Catcher in the Rye could change anyone's life. What, you started wearing a hunting cap?

On the go?
Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky because I need a little sanity and geniality in the mug of July.

Amitav Ghosh will be resumed when the weather cools.

Rivals of Sherlock Holmes still on the go; Marie de France, the Kalevala, and Kipling put on the back burner.

Next?
Dickinson's Skeleton in Waiting, sequel to King and Joker.
Tags: #1, #2, health, meme, reading_17, rl_17
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