Friday, January 13, 2012

13 on the 13th

When I woke up this (Friday the 13th) morning, it was 11 degrees. I let my husband drive our daughter to school on the somewhat slippery roads and headed out for round 2 of major shoveling. Round 1 was yesterday, but it kept snowing. The temperature went up to 12 degrees.

I was plenty bundled up for the job, as I kept my jammies on under my jeans, wore two scarves around my neck, hat and gloves, the thick, non-slippery gloves good for driving and shoveling, and only the tips of my fingers felt cold. Now I am waiting for the temperature to rise one more degree, so I can post this as "13 on the 13th."

But in case it remains at 12, I offer this list of Literary Waterways--literary journals with some kind of water, body of water, or liquid in their name. I'm sure there are more, but here are 13:

Bayou Magazine
Big Muddy
Crab Creek Review
The Fourth River
Gulf Coast
Literary Juice
River Styx
River Teeth
Sleet Review
Spoon River Poetry Review
2River Review
Water Stone Review
Willow Springs

Also, it's Lorrie Moore's birthday, a hilarious short story writer. I have here her book A Gate at the Stairs, retrieved for free from the library sale, on that day after the last day when they want you just to take stuff so they don't have to move it elsewhere, to read some day. Hey, I'm interested in the similarity of shape and arrangement of cover images on these two books, this one:

and the one I'm currently reading: Saving Fish from Drowning, by Amy Tan (above).  I am 1/3 of the way through and have crossed the border into Burma and reached the passage that explains the phrase "saving fish from drowning." 

They get stuck in literary waterways.


Maureen said...

Happy Friday the 13th, and may the temps rise.

Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

And a happy and lucky one to you, too!

Kathleen said...

I am realizing & checking out this new Reply option! I can Comment or Reply to a previous comment now on Blogger, so I should probably do that!

Susan Ryder said...

If I were you, I would have chosen to drive daughter to school and left shoveling for husband! Brrrrrrrr!

I am almost done and loving the book.

Kathleen said...

It's funny, isn't it? I saw (but did not read yet) the New York Times review calling it a "Bus of Fools." It even has a dog trainer in it! How about that for a random coincidence?

Hannah Stephenson said...

Brr....cold here, too, and snowy (but not as much as where you are). Stay warm, matey!

Kathleen said...

You, too, Hannah. Still 12 here. Can't we get one more degree to make it a true Random Coinciday?!