Monday, March 8, 2010

India - March trip: day one

I arrived safely in India this morning at 3:00 am (local time - 3:30 pm in Iowa).  There was a long line at customs, so I didn't arrive at the guest house until 4:00.  Of course I couldn't get to sleep immediately, so I decided to read.

Which brings me to Ken.  Ken is great.  Lightweight, easy to read, held his charge.  The only problem I had is with the book I decided to read first.  "Izzy & Lenore" by Jon Katz.  One of my fellow Cardi bloggers recommended this book to me.  It's a great book, but NOT a book for a plane.  Why not a book for a plane?  Because it's a tear-jerker.  I've done the sobbing on public/mass transport thing before, and I've got to tell you, it's not for me.  Not only is this a tear-jerker, it's so good that I didn't want to put it down.  But, after the second tissue and some concerned looks from my fellow passengers, I just had to do it.  The joy of the Kindle?  It took me no time at all to find another book to read.  No rummaging through my carry-on.  No cursing because I left the book at home.  Just back to the "home" menu to choose another book.  I think this relationship with Ken is really going to work out.

Back to my day.  After falling asleep at ~7am, I woke at 10:30 to get ready for meetings all afternoon (thank goodness for caffeine).  Now it's 8pm and I'm going to sleep.

Or maybe I'll read a bit first....


  1. What an exciting business trip! I hope you can post pictures!

  2. Now that you have Ken, we need a book review section...maybe titles and a five star review system. Because I know you have nothing but free time....

  3. Oh...I guess I should have mentioned "Izzy and Lenore" is a tear-jerker :-)

    I listened to it on my MP3 player (and sobbed) as I was driving home from a Seattle flyball tournament...I'm sure all the drivers passing me were wondering what was up with the crazy crying lady...

    Have a great time on your trip!

  4. I wasn't going to mention any names about the Izzy & Lenore recommendation ;)

    I loved the book, and it's good to know that I'm not the only one who cried in public whist reading it!


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