Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Sightings from my alert readers...

All two of them. ;)

This one comes from Curtis at Singing Loudly:

From The Effect of Living Backwards by Heidi Julavits, copyright 2003.

In Chapter one the narrator and her sister are in a plane talking about seducing a male flight attendant to see how long it takes him. One is betting the other that he is either to fast or too slow. The sister gets up to go back and give the married flight attendant "a hand."

"The man in row 27 regarded us irritably through the seat crack as I played with her rubber watch, beeping it idiotically in my attempt to set the timer to 00:00. Edith braided her hair over her left
shoulder, then cinched the split, hoary finale with the elastic she had gripped between her teeth. She tossed the braid over her shoulder and pressed her fingers on the cowlicked heaves by her crown."

And the second, from Jen (of all things)

MIAMI (AP) -- Retired but hardly slowing down, Ricky Williams is racking up mileage instead of yardage.

Frequent flyer Williams was in Los Angeles on Monday after a brief visit to Tokyo and may next be bound for Martha's Vineyard. It's all part of a whirlwind trip that became a retirement tour when Williams decided last week he was done with football and the Miami Dolphins at age 27.

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