After sitting around the apartment for a couple of hours I felt in need of exercise, so I went for a walk, and the walk of course too me by the poor people's
Appropriately to the time, I also got a copy of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, thought by many to be one of the great books about the likely end of western civilization. I've been meaning to get a copy for ages, but this is the first time a copy in decent condition has showed up at that store. And so I could get exactly a dollar off with the senior discount, I picked up one more paperback, The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe, by Richard Barber. I haven't heard that this is a great book, but perhaps that's only because I'm not a penguin.Oh, wait, Penguin is the publisher. Never mind.
Yes, I washed my hands very thoroughly on returning to the apartment (both times,) and I'll probably leave the five new books sitting untouched for three days, so any viruses on them will have time to die. One bad turn deserves another, and they'd do it for me. Whether or not I'll be bringing any more book-born viruses into the place depends on how the local news breaks over the next few days. Sunday is a blue tag sale, and I did see a few items with blue tags I'd like to have, but if the pandemic has gone public here by then I probably won't go out.
gracegiver suggested that the lizard who returned to my yard yesterday deserves a name. At first I thought (rather unimaginatively) that I might call it Liz, but I don't know if it's male or female, or perhaps intersex, which I believe may actually be the norm in most lizard species. Finally I decided to call it Taylor, which is a nice unisex name. When in the future I refer to Taylor, I'll be talking about the lizard Taylor.