Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Books: Aaaaaarggh!

I may have mentioned that I was really caught up in reading The Weapon?

After a long day at work today, I was anxious to get home and back into the read. I thought ahead to my drive home. The cats had at least another day of food, there was an ample supply of beer and cigarettes, plenty of human food as well...

I was out of soda, so rather than stop by the store on the way home, I just bought three Diet Dr. Peppers out of the vending machine at work.

There we go; no delays to me getting home and sitting down with a good book.

I got home, went to grab my stuff out of the car, and...

...guess what I forgot at work?

That's right. The book.

That sound you hear? That is the Fates laughing at me.

4 comments:

Oleg Volk said...

Tan, check your AOL email.

BryanP said...

"I feel your pain."

(I couldn't resist saying that)

I'm almost compulsive about always having a book with me. Usually a second one is available "just in case."

The last time I got stuck in The Most Goddawful Traffic Jam, I sat there and finished my current book and started on another while creeping forward 6 feet per minute.

If I go somewhere without a book I invariably get stuck waiting with nothing to do.

phlegmfatale said...

Oh, cruel universe.

Anymore I do the same as bryanp and always try to have a book with me, but it's sickening when I leave what I'm reading somewhere. Fortunately, I live close to one huge book emporium and one huge used book store, so if I have to run out and fetch a spare, well, so be it.

plblark. said...

Damn! Now I'm hooked. And in the middle of another series too.