Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Losing the Brain

In an attempt to regain an old hobby that I love and not allow my brain to completely waste away, I've set a goal to read at least one book a month. That seems like a paltry number compared to how much I read once upon a time, but I have a job now and stuff, right? I seem to be focusing on non-fiction or classics, but I'll take any suggestions! I'm a little behind at the moment, but here's how the calendar is shaping up

December - The Looming Tower
January - The World is Flat
February - Interpreter of Maladies
March - Short History of Nearly Everything
April - Everything is Illuminated
May - Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
June - The Awakening

Other potentials that could make the list:
La Casa de los Espiritus
The Glass Castle
Water for Elephants
Great Expectations
Those Who Save Us
The Kite Runner (again)
Chronicles of Narnia

Silver Lining

The one nice thing about having a car accident is that I'm able to walk away from my $800/month car expense. Not paying rent has made things a little easier, but after taking a look at how much a car (sadly a necessity here in the AZ) is really costing me, I feel relieved at a chance to cheapen up.

Or.... I could stock up on cute spring/summer clothes. I hate when I open the J Crew catalog and want everything in it. I've avoided the infamous Mormon Migration at Memorial Day to Duck Beach for 8 years, but somehow this year I'm flying across the country for it, and a girl needs some new beach gear, eh?

A shortened version of the wish list!
RIP my little Volvo. I'll miss you!







Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shortcomings

So I think I forgot to wear deodorant today.

I'm putting on some before I go to bed and I'll wear double tomorrow, just in case.

Back to the Balkans! And I'm Getting Married...

Let's try something revolutionary. Let's try writing about a trip immediately upon return! So back in November or something, there...