Where I Am

November 27, 2006 erinstine

It’s been awhile again.

So some updates:

What I’m reading: Louise Rennison’s Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging.  I am deeeelighted by this book.  Lately I have been reading YA books that feel oversimplified and heavily into ‘the message’ (The Gospel According to Larry, Amalee) so it is refreshing to a)just have a book with a funny/good story, and b)know that there will probably be a message in it, but not have it pounded into me.    I’ve laughed out loud a couple of times, so that is definitely a good sign.  And I just discovered (thank you, Amazon) that there is a sequel, so I have that to look forward to.

I’ve also attempted to read The God Delusion , a rather agressively-named book about the logic of atheism.  I’m not particularly atheistic, but I saw the author on The Daily Show and he appeared to be a reasonable, interesting fellow (and an evolutionary biologist, which is really interesting to me), so I thought I’d give the book a try.  Disappointing.  I probably won’t bother finishing it.  He’s trying too darn hard to convince the reader to give in to atheism.  It bugs me so much I haven’t gotten much past the introduction.  So there it sits, on my nightstand.  Underneath three or four other books (all YA, I believe).

What I’m watching:

Well, as far as TV goes, I’m obviously addicted to Heroes (Hiro, in particular).  We’ve seen a few movies, too:  For Your Consideration (pretty good, but definitely fifth in the series behind A Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and This is Spinal Tap), Citizen Dog (AMAZING and cute and weird, like a Thai version of one of my favorite movies, Amelie), and Borat (hilarious, disgusting, and more illuminating on the asshole Americans than disparaging on Kazakhstan and Uzbekis).

My job barometer:

Hmmm.  Well.  Good things: it’s been pretty calm, my coworkers are fun, and I got to do a bunch of fun crafts with kids last week.  Bad things: my immediate boss was back for awhile (yay!) but has now gone back to New Orleans to be with her family, and the branch manager has decided to retire at the end of the year (understandable – she has do do what’s right for her), which puts the branch into an uncertain future, as there’s very little chance that anyone already in the system will want the job, so they’ll have to go outside to find somebody which will take forever and I have no idea who will run it until they find someone.

My Thanksgiving

Lovely.  Short.  And I’m probably getting sick.  But it was great to see everybody, play a game of wiffle ball (my team lost), stuff my face, and discover Amos Lee courtesy of my brother.  We have this tradition (we have a lot of traditions in my family, so I will be more specific): on Thanksgiving the ladies (my mom, sister, aunt, sisterinlaw, and I) exchange presents.  Christmas decoration-type presents.  So then we have time to use them this year instead of getting them on Christmas and putting them up for a year.  It’s fun, and shopping for them really kicks off the holiday feelings for me.  I bought myself a gingerbread latte (not a pumpkin spice latte – I got confused earlier this year and thought they had changed the recipe on me – turns out I was just ordering the wrong thing) and went to town, shoppingwise.   And the festive feelings are still pulsing through, so I’ve decided it’s time for a real Christmas tree.  A little one.  But real nonetheless.  I’m so excited to have that smell in the house.

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  • 1. Sonya  |  November 27, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    I just picked up Angus, Thongs, and Whatnot! I can’t wait to read it now.

    I saw For Your Consideration too – and I think my mom said it best “It was like bad crack. It was still crack, but it wasn’t very good crack.” I don’t know when throwing around the word crack became OK for old people, but I’ve been hearing it.

    And now I’m going to go watch Citizen Dog. Thankyouverymuch.

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