Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A new job and no pics

so i have a new job that a poorly trained monkey can do but that is ok b/c a job is a job, right? i found it interesting how many people in my training class are in my same situation - educated, management experience, good pay - and simply could not find a job. as one man said, misery loves company - especially considering how little we are paid. but they do pay tuition reimbursement and offer medical insurance so that's good. i am selling my car because it is either that or live in it and i really don't know where i would plug in the catgenie and ain't none of us livin' without it!

and i caved. dinomeaner asked me to teach her how to knit socks so she came over to my abode and i got her started and then became nosey (shocking, i know) and was looking in her knitting bag and saw Twilight and thought, hmmm, wonder if this book is anything near the hysteria it has inspired? so i picked it up and started reading... 64 pages later dinomeaner had to rip it out of my hands and run out the door hitting me over the head with her knitting bag to keep me from snatching it back! how rude of her!

since friday, i have finished my own copy of Twilight and New Moon and have started Eclipse. these books are definitely addictive. are they Harry Potter? no. nor are they Faulkner on a bad day, half drunk, and dictating to a monkey - but Faulkner is the platinum standard so when Meyers reads this post, as you know she will, i hope she is not offended. most of the time, i do not like to have to digest a book's poetry. i, like most lazy humans, do not like to think when reading - i like to escape. and that's what this series does and does very, very well - allows you to escape and enjoy an adventure that is interesting and well written without requiring you to have a dictionary next to you or wikipedia pulled up on your laptop. while i think that The Road may be one of the best books i have ever read, i can only read so many of that nature. life is too much most days so i don't need my fiction to be what pushes me over the edge - i want my fiction to distract me and make the edge less attractive and life more interesting. this series has definitely kept me interested!

oh, and i also blog slapped dinomeaner about not posting in like 2 weeks so i had to make myself sit down and write something before she could! ha - i win!!


tut-tut said...

I can suggest The House on First Street as a very readable memoir'ish book about New Orleans, and living through Katrina and its aftermath. Julia Reed is the author Karen and I saw in Nashville, and I'm kicking myself that I didn't give her my card.

dineomeaner is out of the loop, blogwise, but she did let me know how her first day went, which is more than I can say for some others. Sniff.

DineometerDeb said...

Wow, congratulations on posting 12 whole times in almost a year. You must be exhausted.

And thanks for the image of your cat genie in your little car. Very nice.

DineometerDeb said...

For cry-ay-ay! At least post pictures of your socks or something!

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Just getting into hopping all over the blog communities and already don't have time to keep my blog up, nor do any cleaning or cooking but I do realize I need help making mine more interesting.