A trip on the ferry is a lovely journey. I feel I've been gone for days. I met a friend in the city, and she says she goes to the ferry building to work. She feels the energy is so buoyant she can get done in one hour what would take four at home. Her book has a publisher and will be out in 2009. She is thrilled, obviously.
I slipped into Book Passage and found Goodnight Bush. It looks exactly like Goodnight Moon, but has a different slant. It is an "unauthorized parody."
It begins, "In the situation room, There was a toy world, And a flight costume, And a picture of - A refinery plume, And there were war profiteers giving three cheers," and it goes on like that. I recommend it.
The ferry was delayed coming home because they were filming actors and actresses walking on to the ferry. We didn't count. This happened to me once before. I had ridden over on my bicycle and was taking the ferry back. They were filming Streets of San Francisco, and wanted it to look cold when, in reality, it was a warm October day, so we were tucked away while they filmed. It feels really odd, to be shunted aside for a movie, and people got pretty heated as we waited. At each take, people clapped to let them know we thought it was good enough. It is always interesting to see what filmmakers think people in SF look like. I hope it was low budget as the acting seemed pretty stilted and unimpressive.
I am hosting a quarterly gathering of women, so will be cooking away tonight and early tomorrow morning. Tis good!! I made the stock for the soup last night. Yum!