I've had a cold, and my computer has had a virus, but I think we're both almost entirely recovered. Until we're back on a completely regular schedule, here are a few updates:
Book: I saw Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters on a list of recommended books, and since I knew and loved several other books on the list, I decided to read it. It is a novella by J.D. Salinger and it was not great. It was in the same volume as Seymour: An Introduction (also by Salinger), which was only slightly better.
Music: We went back to the rodeo this year, and it was just as wonderful. We held the baby goats, pet the deer, ate the barbecue, and cheered loudly for Josh Turner. His voice is deep, his music is catchy, and the entire experience was very country. He played along with his own music videos, and if there wasn't already a video, his production team had developed other graphics to accompany the music, so it was a unique, and sometimes ridiculous, show experience, but it was all very endearing.
Joy the Baker's Buttered Pecan Biscuits are absolutely amazing. Definitely one of my favorite things I've made recently.