Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Evening -

The sky is alive with the moon and stars.  I saw two quail today.  They were quite vocal with their "qua querkos" and they are again settling in to live here.    One was walking up and down the driveway staking out territory.   The other called back from within the plants.

I made a cheesecake for my book group coming here tomorrow night, a Bailey's Irish Cream Cadbury chocolate cheesecake and I forgot that after the 45 minute cooking time, it has to sit in the oven for an hour before it comes out to cool so I am still up awaiting its emergence.

There are some interesting tidbits in this weeks New Yorker.

There is a new biography of Albert Einstein by Walter Isaacson.   I was unaware that Einstein calculated how many water molecules existed in 22.4 litres.  Isaacson says the answer is a number so vast "that many unpopped popcorn kernels when spread across the United States would cover the country nine miles deep."   Wow!   That's an image. 

In the movie review, David Denby has this to say about the two movies, "300" and "Shooter."

    "Made in a time of frustration, when Americans are fighting a war that they can neither win nor abandon, "300" and "Shooter" feel like the products of a culture slowly and painfully going mad."

The book The Cigarette Century by Allan M. Brandt is also noted.  Brandt calls what has been done by Big Tobacco, their campaign of dirty tricks that "included misleading advertising, pseudoscience, and pocketed politicians," the "crime of the century."   It sounds like a book to read if you are needing to quit smoking. 

I will now pop my cheesecake out of the oven and let it cool.   Here is to dreams in the night and day!!

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