Archive for January 7th, 2010

January 7, 2010

a handful


Have you seen (500) Days of Summer? I think the movie should be retitled, “She’s Just Not That Into You.” I liked the movie – lovely costuming, attractive actors, unique format – but isn’t Tom’s little predicament familiar to all those sidekicky friends on chick flick after chick flick? Why don’t those female characters get their own lovely, attractive, unique movies to star in? How come heartbreak and disappointment with the opposite sex is something girls have to endure until they date yet another miserable dude, but males get to OVERCOME and come out stronger and better?


Three more days in Michigan, followed by three lazy days, then three days of ALA Midwinter, then back to work and back to school.

I’m starting to not want to go back.

But my Lance is picking me up at the airport, and then I get to see my kitty!

Eyes on the prize.


My mom brought home the latest by Elizbeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage, and I have to pretty much stop, drop, and finish this book before I get on the airplane. Shouldn’t be a problem. I do enjoy Ms. Gilbert’s narrative voice and find it quick and natural to read, and the subject matter is something I’m deeply interested and invested in. It’s something that many people are interested and invested in, I think, especially people who are in committed relationships for almost six years and during that six years watched many friends fall in love, get married, and sometimes get divorced.


In 2009, I achieved a 3.78 GPA and read 131 books.


I keep waking up at 9:30. It’s awful. Three whole hours of my day – gone. I’m tired and cold all the time. I just sit under this blanket Lance’s mom gave me for Christmas and read books and watch MTV and then sleep.

Okay, I don’t hate it that much.