Hey there friends list! It's been awhile. Feeling totally bored at work, so here is a list of 1001 books we're supposed to read before we die. The ones I've read are bold. ( very long listCollapse )
As far as I can tell I've read about 55. (Counting is hard, people.) This seems quite puny to me, but I suppose I'm not planning on dying for awhile, either. It seems quite unfair to me that I have read exactly one book by Faulkner (Light in August) and one by Hemingway (In Our Time) and neither made the list. Also, whoever did this sure likes Margaret Atwood. Inexplicably left out: All The King's Men - Robert Penn Warren, Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card, Lamb (The Gospel According To Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal). I wonder if there's a children's lit list?
Fri, Aug. 3rd, 2007, 06:45 pm
odds and ends
I was not on the bridge when it fell into the river. I hope very much that you weren't either.
My dad was in the hospital most of the week but he got out on Wednesday. He can tell you more on his blog
. Love you, Dad. Feel better.
My mom is coming up to visit tomorrow and the apartment is a veritable disaster area because Chloe is moving on Wednesday (sob) and as for I, well, I'm a total slob. ugh. Also I am tired and lacking energy and inclination to clean.
On Wednesday I saw a guy at the museum with a tattoo of the Fonz. That pleased me immensely, for some reason. Much better than the Peruvian guy with the Bryan Adams tattoo.
This morning I had a moment of panic because I woke up and the clock said 8:93. I was like "Shit! 8:93! I was supposed to get up at 8:20! I'm going to be 73 minutes late for work!" Then I realized it actually said 89.3, because it is a clock radio and the alarm was going off. Also, turns out it is never 8:93.
Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 12:48 pm
Stu, Megan, Chloe and I are signing a lease on Sunday. It is a lovely 3-bedroom upper duplex, 2 floors, near E. Lake Street, which means: easy access to cheap tacos! It is $1200 plus electric and gas, with FREE wireless internet and 160-channel satellite TV. So $300 per person plus utilities, which is CRAZY CHEAP. And it really is pretty, nice new wood floors in the common areas, new tile in the bathroom, new cabinets in the kitchen, nice carpet in the bedrooms, nice paint.
I bought a ticket home yesterday for May 23, 10 days after graduation to give me time to clean up the Marshall Planet and move into the new place, coming back June 17, after I go to SPAIN with my mom and a bunch of high school kids.
I just found out that my grandfatherly coworker worked in development for arts orgs for most of his career before coming to WPI. So that is vaguely promising; I am going to talk to him about My Future the next time I see him.
Less than 6 weeks until graduation. Yay/yikes?
Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006, 12:33 am
Oh my GOD, did you guys see Shizuka Arakawa
skate tonight? Most amazing thing ever. Now that was a well-deserved gold medal. And yet the top story on ESPN.com is called Silver Belle and is about Sasha Cohen. Does anyone else dislike her with very little cause? Because I do. Irina Slutskaya I like, and not only because her name makes me giggle. I mean, come on, that was some serious adversity over which she triumphed. I wish she'd gotten the silver, but man, the Japanese woman! so freaking good.
Because it makes me feel tough, I guess.
Current temperature, St. Paul, MN: -5 F
Current temperature, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: -4 F
Thu, Jan. 19th, 2006, 03:58 am
just got up, got dressed, and otherwise got completely ready to leave for choir tour, then realized I don't have to leave until FIVE, not FOUR.
Better than being ready at 6 when I'm supposed to be ready at five.
I'm going to New York. see y'all.
While watching John Spencer on the West Wing last summer--
Sophie: I want him to come over here and read me bedtime stories.
John: I want him to come over here and BE MY FATHER. 'West Wing' actor dies at 58
we miss you already.
Mon, Dec. 5th, 2005, 10:06 am
I am having the strongest urge to skip class. But I won't.