Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned." ~ Saul Bellow


The Adventures of Augie March has been read and put in the pile to be taken to the Half-Price Bookstore! It took me one month to finish that book..which is, quite frankly, not good. I can normally read a book in a week or less and if I anticipate a book taking longer I normally just throw in the towel and move on because I know I'm not going to like it.

Augie March (sorry the titles too long I'm shortening it) was just...too...Oh I'm not sure what to say! It was too wordy and I too scientific in some parts with descriptions of axial lines (whatever those are) and plasma and other science-y stuff that I don't honestly care about! For those of you unaware I HATE science! I had to take Biology three times before I passed it -- so for any book to contain a ton of scientific smarty pants paragraphs is just not gonna happen for me.
This is not to say that you may not enjoy the book yourself. There were some parts that I really enjoyed and had me wanting to read more especially the points when Augie defied family expectations to help friends in need, but for me those parts were just too far and in between. If you have forgotten Times review on The Adventures of Augie March you can read it HERE and then decide for yourself if you would like to read it.

The next book on the list is All the King's Men which is supposed to be really good (duh, obviously LeAnn, it is on the ALL TIME 100 Novels), but I'm being a little gun shy and taking a break from the list to read a book that I went to the book store and found all on my lonesome!

On another note I still have not enrolled for Belly Dancing classes because, well, to be honest I haven't worked up the courage to do it yet. I know, I know, the whole point of making a list was to be brave and try new things but, well, I'm just too chicken!

OH! FYI the title of the book I'm reading now (or preparing to read) is If I Stay. It sounds really interesting and really good so I'll keep ya posted on that too!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"I'm melting! melting! Oh, what a world! What a world!" ~ The Wicked Witch of the West


It's about a million degrees here and at this point I don't care if it gets to be 40 below this winter I just want it to be cold sometime soon!

I have never quite understood why people always say that they would rather be hot than cold because if you think about it logically if you are cold you can put more clothes on...and if you're hot you can't take your clothes off because well no one wants to see that.

I LOOOVE summer. My birthday is in the summer, I get to wear flip-flops, take vacations, where cute summer clothes. But seriously it is soooo hot. And I work with four year olds who are bound to at some point in the day want a hug, hold my hand, or just generally invade my bubble. Add sweaty to that description and it makes for one very cranky preschool teacher and class of preschoolers. 

Alright enough whining because we all know that in approximately 4 months I'll be whining because it's too cold and that I would rather be sweating it out in 100 degree weather than trecking out in a parka (OK I don't wear a parka, but peacoat just doesn't sound dramatic now does it).  

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"God loveth the clean." ~ Koran

So I really need to clean my rooms (yes I have two rooms, one of the benefits of still living at home with my parents and not having any younger siblings). The back room seriously looks like it could be on an episode of Clean House. I was goingt to post a before picture and then clean and post after pictures. But I am slowly losing ambition and I haven't even made my bed yet. As you can imagine cleaning my room has never been a major priority in my life and has been a topic of many battles growing up with my parents.

Anyway I should get back to cleaning. I will post pictures when it's all said and done, so Tidy People of the world prepare yourselves for a a shock when you see the before pictures (it really is that bad). This was a pretty short and pointless post wasn't it. OH WELL!