Thursday, August 20, 2009

it was a drive by fruiting

first off, why am i wearing a polo, jeans with the cuffs rolled up, and moccasins? can we talk about that for a second? yeah. i think its because i didn't want to wear flip flops due to rain and then didn't want to wear a tank top but also didnt feel like my hoody and apparently i prepped myself out. i am currently not loving it, though honestly it doesn't look bad. it's just really not me ya know? so i brought along one of my fav john lennon tshirts from target and am thinking about putting it on. [actually i was going to write donning it but that seemed lame so....]

i am also going to admit that i LOVE some Lisa Kleypas romance novels. if people asked me what i liked to read last year, the answer would have been "anything but historical novels" but now i am a fan of the bodice ripping, manhood throbbing, books. Lisa Kelpyas is my favorite because she had a lot of characters make cameos, makes her own world, and just writes a great story. Are they the best novels ever written? No. Are they enjoyable, fun, a good read, and worth it? Yes. I recommend Worth Any Price and the rest of the Bow Street Runners trilogy then The Hathaway series and well, you'll see where they take you.

Also, other books i REALLY recommend.

Smart Women by Judy Blume
These is about 2 woman in the 80s in Boulder, Co. It makes me want to move to Boulder. It also makes me not be scared of getting older and makes me look at my life now. I love Judy Blume and this book really makes looking at life and love and friendship in an honest way. I reread it all the time.

Summer Sister
by Judy Blume
This book is just sad and happy and gives you a really intimate look at best friends. @ girls growing up from the 70's when they're 12 to their 30th birthdays is special, thoughtful, you'll cry and laugh and see yourselves in the characters.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

"I feel too much. That's what's going on." "Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel the wrong ways? "My insides don't much up with my outsides." "Do anyone's inside and outsides match up?" "I don't know. I'm only me." "Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and the outside." "But it's worse for me." "I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him." "Probably. But it really is worse for me."

Probably one of my favorite books ever, if not the most favorite. It make me weep, literally. The story of Oskar is beautiful. It is a beautiful book and when you can say that about a book with September 11th, that's something. I read it when it came out in 2005 and I can honestly spend all day quoting it. This is my number book everyone should read.

It makes me want to tattoo this on my side "You can not protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness."


On a different note 2 of my friends [separately] came back from Israel today. One brought me a shirt which I have yet to see and the other brought me a wonderful silver hamsa necklace and a beautiful pray key chain. I was happy to hear from them and know they got here safely. Belated bday gifts are just an added bonus. Mayan knows me well since the necklace is exactly what I wanted. I saw him and we played the New Call of Duty where I got beat very very badly but I haven't played xbox in forever sooo.

I have been twittering more as of late. I have had some faith restored in the whole 20sb and bloggers in general by a response to a post that was very varied in feelings. It showed me people are still able to say what they want and not be afraid and worried about being popular. Sometimes people get caught up in things and sometimes they make the best Internet videos a la Belle Renee and the video we all love to watch and smile to for 20sb vlog day.

Okay Bella needs to stop looking all adorable! I am off to read and cuddle with the pup!

Oh. Also. I am totally addicted to Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects.

Also also. Flossing feels good and is good for you.


Mandy said...

This post reminded me that I need to find a new pair of flats to wear. This quote is awesome "You can not protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness." I also really want to read Summer Sisters.

Andy said...

LOL @ the comment thing. Haha!