I was stunned at the Heath Ledger news. His daughter was born less than 2 weeks after Arun, so he and Michelle Williams were usually on my radar. I was really saddened by the news when they broke up last September because again, with the "kids close in age thing". Obviously, anyone who has a kid near the same age as Ledger's are thinking similar things as I am and I suspect there are loads of 2 year olds getting extra squeezes today.
Besides being stunned by the Heath Ledger news, I am still shocked by this week's episode of the Wire. I wish I could talk about it, but we watch it ahead of time via On Demand, so the episode will not air until this Sunday for everyone else. If you are also an On Demander, Alan Sepinwall has some excellent coverage and stellar commenters each week for us folks watching it ahead of time. Reading his commenters really gives great insights into character motivations. Hands down, Marlo is one of coldest characters to date. He makes Stringer look like a puppy dog.
So.....in other news, I am between books. Well, fiction that is - currently, I am reading the World is Flat - A Brief History of the 21st Century for my nonfiction fix. Oddly, it is falling flat with me, but it is somewhat interesting and has spurred some good conversation with X and I, so I will probably finish it. But fiction? I have had Love in the Time of Cholera lingering on my shelf long before America's National Girlfriend, Oprah, commanded that Ye Shall Go Forth and Read. I am tempted to pick that up. I am also tempted to read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It is one of my all-time favorite books EVER - I have read it over and over the years through many stages of my life, but I have not read it since becoming a mother. I would like to read it and report back how it stands up over all this time.
Not much else to report - Anju and I have the colds that X and Arun just recovered from last week. This pisses me off primarily because I am supposed to meet Bethiclaus's new baby on Saturday. If I am not better by tomorrow, I will have to cancel since newborns need extra leeway when it comes to colds. I will be sorely disappointed if I do not get to meet Mimiclaus. Dang it.