Thursday, March 18, 2010

Apellido Jito

"That's the spirit! Make it chicken broth or nothing. That's putting the ole foot down. If she's determined to have a nervous breakdown, the least we can do is see that she doesn't have it in peace."
- J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

It's been an unfortunately long time since I've read just for pleasure. Fortunately, I remembered to bring along a first-rate work by my second-favorite author, and I've been enjoying Franny and Zooey immensely.

Speaking of unfortunately long periods of time, I don't think I've been this relaxed for quite a while. So much great seafood, so much fruit*, so much sleep**.

*After eternally swearing off watermelon in Beijing last summer—I still haven't figured out what it is between watermelon and the Chinese—I must admit that I drank, with no regrets, a deliciously refreshing glass of watermelon juice today. Honestly, though, watermelon has the unfortunate distinction of possessing a supremely unappetitlich texture, in my opinion, something between mealy apple and unhappiness.