I wrote a good long meaty post and about at the end decided I didn’t like it, not really, and deleted the thing. Now I’ve got nothing substantial to say and a migraine. Man I wish I had some tea and a treacle tart.
I finished Soulless last night. I friggin’ loved it, it was so much fun. It was the antithesis of Twilight. This means of course it’s time to start Hornet’s Nest but I purposely left it at home today and I think I may even resist starting it until tomorrow night.
I talked with a friend about my 60 book challenge and she mentioned she’s working through the 1,001 books you must read before you die list (not in one year mind you) and is currently reading The Time Machine. I’ve gone ahead and bookmarked the list to peruse when I’m running low on suggestions and inspiration. The thing that drives me nuts about these lists is I’m quite sure I’ve read some of them but I’m not absolutely sure and I don’t even really remember what they were about or anything like that and I feel like I must be such a bad reader person/book nerd to have such awful memory of what I’ve read and loved. When someone asks me what my all-time favorite book is, I usually reply “The Little Prince” and then wonder if really that is my absolute favorite and if it is, is that a good thing? I’m not sure.
I do admit I get quite excited when I read a particularly intriguing title on these lists and realize, “Why I’ve never even heard of that one and it’s got a killer title!” So maybe I really am quite a nerdy book lover after all and all is well in the world.
Tired. Sleepy. Lethargic.
You people who lay your head on desks and sleep? I envy you.
I’m not going to talk about my spending other than to say I totally screwed my budget this month and I’m as irritated about it as I am unwilling to do anything about it and that’s a bad combination indeed.
I’m starting to get excited about Daughter’s proposed water birthday party. She remembers the party I did for her brother two years ago that involved the use of a shark slip n slide, water balloons, and water guns. Mermaids would work quite well. They make a princess themed slip n slide, a rainbow sprinkler thingy, pirate ship pools, and other fun stuff. My house has two hoses and my grandmother lives next door and I’m sure she’ll lend us hers. The only problem of course would be the biggest problem in South Florida summer parties– rain. It almost killed my son’s party but we got right through it and had a great time.
I need to buy anchors for the swing set.
My head still hurts.
CNN posted this list of 15 places kids should see by age 15. We’ve done Disney and will likely do it again because it’s so the most magical place on Earth. One down, fourteen to go and a little over twelve years until Baby’s fifteenth birthday. I’m definitely in agreement with the Grand Canyon, Redwood National Park, Monticello, Niagara Falls, the National Mall, Williamsburg (I went there when I was a kid and totally remember that, ditto the National Mall), Alcatraz, Ellis Island, Yellowstone, and the San Diego Zoo. That seems like a doable list.
Has this post been a total waste of your time? I hate those.
I like Get Rich Slowly but some times I see comments that make me bristle. Like this one:
“Also, I’m glad I’m not one of these hypothetical people who works the exact same job for 30 years and never gets even the slightest promotion above a standard cost-of-living raise. Who are these people that are satisfied to make no career progress at all in their lives?”
Am I bristling for no reason? I know lots of people like that. Not everyone feels the freedom to take risks or put themselves first. Not everyone can put in the time and energy and training it takes to move up. Lots of people get the confidence beat out of them figuratively and literally. And yeah, that was obviously a guy that wrote that. I’m sure if he had the need for a bra he’d probably know more of those people. I’m also willing to bet it’s a guy with no children OR if there are children the wife is a stay at home (which ironically would probably place her in the category of those people huh?). I actually wrote a snarky response but the computer ate it and it’s just as well. People like that? They just don’t get it.
Like I don’t get the fact I still have this god forsaken headache and I’m going to whimper if it doesn’t STOP.