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February 12, 2007 erinstine

Sooooo.  What’s up?  I just got a sort of wash over of memories of my 5th grade journal, when I would always start my entries by saying Hi!  How the heck are you? like I was talking to someone other than myself.  I wish I had one of those journals right now – I would type up an excerpt so you could see what a dramarama crazy person I was.  I am completely certain that it’s all about boy-girl parties, my major crush on David (does he like me?  will he ask me out?), and my desperation to be cool with The Group (I swear to you, even 5th grade had a popular clique with wild parties).

Anyhoo – things are going along fairly smoothly right now.  The winds of change are blowing at work, which is partly a good thing and partly a lousy thing.  Without trying to be too cryptic, I have a feeling I am going to have to take more of a leadership role soon, and while it is an honor to be trusted like that, I’m not jumping for joy at the prospect.  It will probably take me away from the kids for awhile, but I sort of feel like I don’t have a lot of choice – it’s what’s best for the place and in the long run probably very good experience for me.  All of this is very up in the air because the people that I know and work with are not the ones making the decisions, which makes it hard too, because practically day to day my sense of what the hell is going on there changes.

I’ve been feeling very homebody-ish lately, and have spent a lot more time than I normally can stand in the apartment without cleaning.  Movies (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, aka Same as the First One, Only in Different Locations, oog), knitting (what I think might become a baby hat), episodes of The Office, and baking (banana bread) have occupied my weekend – it’s been really very nice and relaxing.   It’s been so fugging cold that I have gotten out of a lot of my healthy habits like walking the dog three or four times a week, which is totally making me feel gross, so my neighbor friend hooked me up with a week pass at the gym around the corner and I’ve been there three times this week.  It’s great – but goddam I forgot how BORING the treadmill is.  Forty minutes on one is like a hundred years in regular time.  So I mixed it up with the elliptical machine, because at least on that I can read OK! magazine and learn about how Angelina is coping with the loss of her mother.

If you are looking for a YA book to read, I would recommend Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn – it’s pretty hipster-trendy fun.  The narrator is a “recovering hellion” who carries around a doll named Gingerbread and dates a guy named Shrimp.  I hear there are more to the series, too, so that’s exciting.  I have to say I got kinda sick of  Georgia in the Rennison series (after I was so excited about all the sequels!) but the older, smarter voice in Cohn’s book – I think it could keep my interest for a couple more books.  I’ll keep you posted.

Oh shiz.  It’s late.  Bye.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sonya  |  February 13, 2007 at 2:20 am

    Oooh! I just ordered Gingerbread, Shrimp, and Cupcake b/c our library didn’t have them. I liked Gingerbread – it’s the fun naughty scandalous bits of Gossip Girls with good writing. Like Weetzie Bat. Does any of that make sense?

  • 2. that library girl  |  February 13, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    I liked Gingerbread a lot, too. It’s fun and witty and naughty, without being too cliche. I read Shrimp, too, but don’t remember it much, and I hadn’t heard of Cupcake.

  • 3. Alyssa  |  February 14, 2007 at 12:09 am

    Did you really say things like “how the heck are you” when you were in 5th grade? That makes me laugh.

  • 4. keem  |  February 15, 2007 at 3:28 am

    I say things like “how the heck are you?” NOW. I also say things like “my heavens!”. I should stop revealing these things.

    Sounds like I need to get my hands on Gingerbread, yes?


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