So, How Was Your Day?

Mine is going well, and it’s obviously a very exciting time for those of us who have spent too many nights scaring the crap out of ourselves watching documentaries about serial killers.

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17 Responses to So, How Was Your Day?

  1. hotspur says:

    So far my day is okay. I ran an hour late to work but it didn’t seem to matter. To me. Up next: Lunch!

    I read a lot of a book last night. It is a horror novel that was a bestseller in its day (1980s, but not Stephen King). I want to see where the story goes, but at this point I’m reading in anger because the writing is so bad. Like, every sentence is so flawed, it is mystifying that an editor didn’t put a stop to it. Just an endless “She determinedly pushed his wheelchair from behind” level of bad. Determinedly? From behind? I am mad at it, and at myself for reading this when there are so many good books.

    • I had this same struggle with a more recent book the other day. I really tried, because the premise was very interesting, but the writing style was just unbearable.

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      I just forced myself to finish a terrible retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion yesterday! I don’t like quitting once I’ve started. What are some of the good books you want to read?

      • hotspur says:

        Hmm. I think the most likely read-next is either Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion or Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson. I am in the mood for something very modern. Alternately I will spend a few weeks reading diverse short stories, or read a Faulkner. I haven’t read any Faulkner since school ended 160 years ago, and lately I am wondering what it is like to read him without the essay questions in mind.

        • actionjackson5 says:

          I bought a Walker Evans photography book from one of our county libraries for $1 last night. It was published in 1971 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to coincide with the show he had there. He had an interesting life:

          Long story short, I find myself enjoying learning about things outside of a classroom setting, and the overstock section of the library is a good place to find material. I also enjoy the randomness of it, never knowing what will be on the shelves.

  2. catweazle says:

    Being on the overnight shift has, as I predicted, resulted in me almost never leaving my apartment. But I left my apartment today! I went out to breakfast (well, in my day it was technically dinner but I went to a pancake house so who even knows) and then grocery shopping. Very exciting stuff. Now it is my bedtime but I drank coffee at dinnerfast like an idiot so I’m totally wired.

  3. Sergeant Tibbs says:

    My day is good! I’m on my way to start a family vacation/big birthday celebration and I’m excited to see my family and have some time off. I’m also excited to turn a nice solid age number that I can remember. I’ll get that for exactly one year and then it’ll be another nine years of, “…uh? I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast how am I supposed to remember my age?”

    Also I buried the lede but I’m moving to Alaska! That prospect has made my week!

    • Tracey says:

      Wowowowow I’m going to need all the details on this move. Where Why How etc? Congratulations on becoming my number one Alaska expert for the near and far future! I’m obsessed with Alaska. I want to do a cruise, I want to take the train around, I want to go in the winter to see the Northern lights, I want to mush with the doggies. Please regale us with tales.

      • Sergeant Tibbs says:

        Well I’m definitely not an expert yet but I hope to learn absolutely everything I can about Alaska living while I’m there! I got a two-year job working with Alaska Native populations which will require me to fly out to the bush sometimes. It sounds very remote! I’ve never been but I’ve been google imaging the past couple days and I think that’s basically the same? I’m hoping to take the ferry from Seattle up so I can bring my trusty car with me and so I can get my cruise in all in one shot. And! I didn’t know about the extensive railway system until yesterday but I love trains! It sounds perfect. Also you can apparently still pan for gold!

        I’ve decided this will be the year I say yes to everything, so if someone says let’s go fishing, I’ll say Yes! Hike a mountain? Yes! Shoot a gun? Uhhhh okay sure!

        I’m going to check out Northern Exposure (timely tv show) and your Life Below Zero. I’ve already decided that the town of Whittier, AK, in which the entire town lives in one building together, is ripe for some sitcom treatment.

    • hotspur says:

      Alaska?!? Unless you currently live in Saskatchewan, that is a huge move. Zounds! TELL US MORE. Recently I got hooked on a show about people living in Alaska called “Life Below Zero.” It’s a great show. It’s like a documentary about a completely different world, and I think I watched nine episodes in a day.

      • Tracey says:

        Sometimes I think that maybe I should move to Alaska to try to find a husband but then I just sit here unmarried in my year-round warm temps instead.

        • Sergeant Tibbs says:

          Honestly I think that’s probably the better choice. I’ll keep you updated on the husband front though. It’s the last frontier!

  4. Tracey says:

    At lunch time I walked into a bar (really a gastro pub) and asked the bartender what the Bloody Mary situation was and that seemed to amuse the bar lunch crowd. I drank two bloodies and ate a plate of truffle fries; I’m trying to get over a big professional disappointment this week that’s got me pretty down. But I found out today I got accepted to speak at a conference in June so I’m going to Boston, how do you like them apples? Oh my God I’m going to do a Good Will Hunting tour of Boston. Is Southie a safe neighborhood?

  5. flanny says:

    This morning my therapist told me I need a vacation, which is great because somehow I currently have two very exciting ones planned for the summer. Now if only summer would get here . . .

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