Monday, September 28, 2009

Holy Crap - Where Did The Time Go??

My last post was 8/25??? How on earth did that happen? Not to worry, folks, I am still alive. Just being a slacker where blogs are concerned.

On the homefront - A is now home, at least on the weekends. It's been great having him back, but I'm still so used to him not being here that every weekend feels like a major disruption to routine. It's nice - a wonderful alternative to the boring existence I had going on for so long. My FIL talked us out of buying the house I posted about. It had a major mold problem in the basement among other horrible things. We have found another house that we love, but A's in-between job status means we can't put an offer in yet because we have to make sure the financing is good to go. Either way, our condo is sold and we have to move in November regardless of whether we have a house or not. Here's hoping that we have a house.

Work/school - I am debating getting a master's in some variation of writing or communications. I feel like it's a good idea to apply while letters of rec are still fresh and available. We'll see what I'm thinking next month, because work has been absolutely crazy. I put 600 miles on my car last week alone! I am completely jaded by academia and social psychology - it's strange, the feeling is like a long-term love affair that just ended because we drifted apart or something. Or like I gave a marriage ultimatum, academia said "Sorry, I'm just not ready," and I said "Okay then, no hurt feelings, but I am moving on." Yeah, it's more like that.

My 100 book goal - I fell a bit behind because of Proust, but it's still achievable at this point. Just finished Swann's Way and decided that the rest of Proust will have to wait until I am bedridden or something. Right now I am reading The Lovely Bones, seeing as I am the last person on earth to read it. Next up are The Lost Symbol, Julie & Julia, and The Time Traveler's Wife, to give me a dose of things I can read and enjoy quickly. I plan to post the complete list toward New Year's, when I see my final progress.

Heads up to those of you who either love Jane Austen or can't stand her books - there are currently some young adult twists on her stories that are so completely twisted and fucked up that you just have to enjoy them - Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters, and Mr. Darcy, Vampire.

I think that's it for now. I was very excited to see that Bruce Hood himself commented on my book review of Supersense! Check it out if you haven't already!
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