Friday, June 20, 2014

Blue is the Warmest Color

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
Weight: 12 oz

It has been a LONG time since I last wrote and a lot has happened.  Harriet has moved in, and we were married in April.  Currently, we are in Wyoming and waiting for our connector flight to Colorado.  It is the saddest day of any vacation, and we are particularly depressed to be flying back home.  We went to a dear friend's wedding in Teton National Park and then went exploring on our own.  We saw the geysers at Yellowstone, saw a herd of bison cross the road, rode horses around the mountains, and bear "hunted" for over 5 hours just to see one's butt.  It snowed the first three days and on the fourth day it was so hot I got a sunburn while riding a horse through the mountains.  We are discussing making a big move and have been scouring the "Help Wanted" sections of the local newspapers.  We hear it is less fun to live here than it is to visit, and I question if we (me) are prepared for the brutal winters.  You know there is something wrong when you get full time, benefits, and a competitive salary at the local bagel shop.  That took me at least six years to get at my current job.

I did the naughty thing of buying a book or two before leaving.  I read and enjoyed Blue is the Warmest Color and then left it in the Snake River Lodge for some other traveler passing through.  I can never resist a good, queer graphic novel, and I feel the place was lucky to gain a little lesbian touch.  Maybe a lot of one if you include the time we spent there.