Behold my over-the-top, intentionally-cheesy smile! (What can I say? Sometimes life is just too exciting). A month or two ago, I was at a coffee shop I frequent, when a regular noticed that I was reading Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose. He asked me if I’d read any of his other books, in which I replied with spirit that I certainly had, and I listed them. But he asked if I’d read The Wild Blue by said author, and it dawned on me that no, I hadn’t!!! In fact, I totally forgot about the book, and I didn’t own it either. So, with his recommendation, I soon purchased it on eBay for a whopping $4.
And I’m glad I did!! Y’all know I love military aviation stuff, so this has been a very enjoyable book. It’s extremely detailed with a lot of characterization, as Ambrose describes how these young men came to be the pilots of B-24s that flew over Germany in WWII.
And as a tie-in to my blog title, I am indeed wearing stripes. Blue stripes, at that. Blue and pink are a combination that I’ve forgotten make a really cute pair!
It looks like I’m wearing two different flip-flops, but I’m not; the black strap is something I added for extra support on the broken pinky toe foot. Good news though – it’s healing wonderfully! Only a couple more weeks until I can try a regular shoe again (flats for starters!)
Lastly, I have this postcard that is my favorite, and I keep it pinned to a corkboard in my bedroom. It’s very fitting with my current read, and from a graphic design perspective, I find it to be a very gorgeous piece of artwork!