I like people who are versatile.
Versatile people can adapt to the situation and go with the flow.
If plans change or there is a glitch of some kind they are ok.
They know that with a little ingenuity everything will work out.
People who are versatile know that there is more than one way to do something.
They help keep the more rigid folks from having fidgety attacks.
They make life easier for everyone around them.
Today, I think this cat doesn’t care that his owner says he can’t go outside.
I like people who have patience.
Part of being patient is to give of your time to another when it is not especially convenient.
Life is pretty hectic sometimes and that is when truly patient people shine.
People who are patient can make a day that is the pits turn around and be a walk in the park.
Being patient is a gift we can give one another.
Today, I think this cat is very patient, like we should be.
I like jovial people.
Jovial people like people. Not everyone does. They do.
They like good company and social occasions and having fun.
Most jovial types are themselves fun. When they are around pretty much everyone has a good time.
I, myself, am not a jovial person.
I like good company and fun but not so much social occasions.
Some people think I am funny; but I don’t think I am what you would call fun.
I am a bit too boring to be jovial.
Today, I think life would be very boring without jovial sorts to get the party going.
Black Cat Book Review
Gone by Mo Hayder
What seems like a simple carjacking turns into a parents nightmare when there is a child in the stolen car. It gets worse when the police learn it is the child that was wanted, not the car. And still worse, when the kidnapper sends notes to the police telling them his plans to kidnap another child.
Lead detective Jack Caffery is reminded of another missing child, who was never found, that has haunted him for years. The two cases become intertwined in his mind. Will either one of them be solved; one to close the case and the other to save a child before it is too late?
The investigation of the current case leads to the area of a long abandoned half flooded tunnel. This brings in the police dive team led by Sergeant Flea Marley. She and Caffery have a history, of sorts, and unknown to her he knows a secret she is hiding that threatens them both.
As Flea pursues her theory about the kidnapping she puts herself in grave danger. Meanwhile, the kidnapper stays one step ahead of the police and takes another child. With time ticking away tensions rise, nerves begin to fray, and tempers flare. Will they find the children in time to save their lives?
Hayder keeps the story moving along at a fast pace. It is suspenseful with lots of characters weaving in and out. Though I figured out who the kidnapper was early on I still was curious as to the whys of the crimes. The reasons behind who he chooses as his victims, they are not random kidnappings, is very interesting. There are several stories within the story; each one interesting on it’s own yet part of the whole.
Gone is part of a series that feature Jack Caffery and Flea Marley. I am looking forward to reading the earlier books.
Categories: Black Cat, books, fiction, mystery,, Thursday, Uncategorized
Tags: books, family, fiction, Gone, Kidnapping, Mo Hayder
I don’t do posts about movies. Well, I did one, Remember Me, and now I am doing another.
Anyway, I watched a movie last night that I really liked. I watch a lot of movies I like or think are ok but this one I really liked.
I like Bruce Willis but I am not a big fan of his movies. That said, Looper, is better than good.
It is about time travel and all the going back and forth had me wondering where and when everybody was at times.
Once I got into it, though a bit confusing, I began to like the characters. Or maybe I should say character, because Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are the same guy, Joe, in different places at different times and sometimes in the same place at the same time. You can see how it would get confusing. Or maybe it’s just me.
The movie has a good pace and did draw me in. I sorta had it figured out after one scene where Bruce finds one of the kids he is looking for… but not really. See it is confusing. There is an earlier scene with the young Joe and the kid that was a big clue but I didn’t catch it then. I can be slow when confused by time travel.
The last scene is powerful!
Today, I think you really should see this movie.
I have too much stuff.
Really, I do.
Today I was looking for something and as I was looking I found something I didn’t remember having. What I founds was a pair of curtains I had used in my bedroom a few years ago. I got tired of them and put them in the closet. Over time they were moved farther back behind and deeper under all the other stuff I have.
When I found them I was quite happy because I was getting tired of the way the window was looking.
Actually I am tired of they way the whole room looks but can’t decide what to do to change the look. At least nothing comes to mind that isn’t going to cost too much for the budget to bear just now. I am saving for new kitchen counter tops…but that’s another story.
You aren’t surprised that I don’t have a piggy bank, are you?
Anyway, I found the curtains, ironed them, put them up, and Voila! New look. Really an old look but it has been so long that it seems new to me.
Now if I could just remember what I was looking for when I found the curtains.
I am not much of a Holiday kinda person.
I am not a total Grinch.
But for the most part if I went to sleep Thanksgiving night and woke up New Years day that would be okay with me.
Well, maybe I would like to have a couple of days to wander around the stores to look at the pretties.
Oh, and I do like making little gifts to give in appreciation of friendship and love.
Today, I think I have mixed feelings about the holidays.