Thursday, September 1, 2011

Some Random Stuff I'm Thinking About

I know the post should be called, "Some Random Stuff About Which I'm Thinking."  I wish that didn't sound so awkward.  Prepositions, you are funny things.

  • I love to classify things, including myself.  For example, I'm a white, middle-class, liberal female Democrat.  I work with some people who also fit this description, and yet we are very different.  This is fascinating to me.
  • People can be jerks.  Pretentious, arrogant, obnoxious jerks.  Turns out that walking quickly on the treadmill helps me get rid of my anger.  This is good because I would undoubtedly be fired if I treated said jerks as I wish to treat them.
  • I don't know why I've never read Bram Stoker's Dracula.  I'm reading it now and enjoying it, although I admit to putting it aside to read a couple other books.  I pretend that's because I needed to read library books before they needed to be returned, but that's only partially true.  Although I'm enjoying it, the sexism in the book is making me crazy, and I am stunned by the characters' stupidity.  Of course Mina is going to get bitten.  You're living next door to Count Dracula and he knows you want to kill him, you morons.  
  • Are there other classics I really should read because they're actually good?
  • It's September 1, and this is the busiest month at my work.  This makes me anxious and sad.  I may not completely exhale until September 28 at 2:30.  I look forward to that moment.
  • I'm halfway down the foot of the second sock for my m-i-l's bff.  I'm planning to start a pair of socks for Andrew when the current project is finished.  We have two days' worth of family stuff this weekend, and I hope to knit at both.


  1. Bonnie, So happy I'm not alone in this "What's the big DEAL with Bram's vampire story?!" And although removed from "office crazy"--I remember the angst quite well. You made me laugh out LOUD! I have a suggestion: Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser. One of my all time faves. I hope you make it through this crazy work time!

  2. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll put it on my library list.

  3. There are lots of awesome classics you should read but you should read all the new wonders! I'll bring you a stack of inquiry soon. You can pick and choose as you like. MORE BOOKS!

  4. I recently read "A Tale of Two Cities" and enjoyed it tremendously. The saddest part? It took one of my high school guys whining about being forced to read it for me to wonder if it was really as bad as he was making it out to be.