Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Summer Reading / Brat's Antics / Music.

I recently finished the novel Digging to America by Anne Tyler. Two different American families, one Caucasian and one Iranian, both arrive at an airport the same day to pick up their adopted Korean babies. The families become linked after that, and the novel follows their interactions through the years.

Interesting concept, but I never felt connected to any of the characters, which obviously killed some of my enjoyment of the book. None of them ever seemed to embody a definitive personality, because the narrative jumped around so much.

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The Brat left me a little present on the porch again. This time it was a dead frog. Lovely. Last night he jumped up on the bird feeder--which is taller than I am! I was not amused and told him to get his ass down from there. Then he climbed a tree and tried to get to a bird's nest. Then he attacked the black & white cat, then he etc., etc., etc. Lord save us from terrorist kittens.

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When will my diploma come?!?!

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The template I want finally works! On my computer, anyway. I'll have to check it out on the Brother's, because that was the one I had problems with.

One thing I dislike about Blogger is that there's no option to include "Current Music" or "Current Mood." I'll just have to include it on my own.

iTune: Tegan and Sara--"I Won't Be Left"
iMood: bored

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"I won't mistake you for problems with me
I won't let my moods ruin this you'll see
I won't take everything good and move it away
I won't be left dancing along to songs from the past
Would you stay home and keep our memories warm with me
Would you give all your love for a run at the past with me
I know you're sad even though you say that you're not
I know you're scared even though you say that you're not
I won't get mad when you say things are getting too hard
I won't make all of your love so scared to come through our yard
I won't scream in my head and let it isolate me
I won't be left dancing alone to songs from the past"

--Tegan and Sara, "I Won't Be Left"

6 comments:

Nick said...

Nope your new template works! :D

Stefanie said...

Good! Thanks for letting me know.

Nick said...

LATE BREAING NEWS:

Bush tells us about how he will protect us from The Brat, "we will destroy the terra' of kit-tens. Because cats terror us and we can't let terror become us...and stuff"

Stefanie said...

Hahaha. This morning he left a dead mouse on the porch. Yesterday I saw him messing around in the ditch, so I went over there because I thought he was bothering birds again, and he was digging at some hole. So, I'm like, wtf are you doing, Brat, and out pops a snake! Ewwww. I picked the Brat up and took him to the porch, but he has a one track mind and ran back over there as soon as he could.

If Bush can't save us from bin Laden, how can he save us from the Brat?!?

Nick said...

Maybe The Brat can wrastle out Bin Laden? He will smoke him out.

Remember the word for the day is: terra

Stefanie said...

He's good at that!

"Terra"? Okay!