I hate being sick. I really do. I mean, I get that no one likes to be sick, but I feel like I fall behind in my life when I'm sick. Plus, when I get sick, it seems like that's the only time I think about all the things I want to do - write, yard work, sex, etc. When I'm well? My brain shuts down, and I can't remember stuff I want to do. Well, except for the sex, of course. Because I write that shit down in my date book.
So I've spent quite a bit of time this past week lounging around, watching movies and tv shows [yes, I watched the entire 9th (NINTH) season of Scrubs on Netflix. The ninth season. The one where they rebooted and were at med school. Do you want to know what happened? Of course you don't, but I could tell you. Because I stayed up until MIDNIGHT one night watching the episodes. The shame stings less, somehow, when you share it. That's why AA works, right?].
But the great thing about this past week has been the time I spent actually reading.
Now, I love me some Twitter and I love reading blogs, but I feel like I stopped reading books for a while. And I love to read. No. I don't love to read - I NEED to read. This, here, is my favorite quote about reading [and one of my favorite quotes ever]:
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
I miss delving into a world so completely, something longer than 140 characters or a page on a computer. Even though I've met so many cool people on the computer - AND I get to set up cool things with them. Things which will be announced soon [DUH DUH DUH DUUUUHHHHH - foreshadowing. Wait. That sounds so sinister. What's a good way to announce awesome foreshadowing? Streamers and balloons? My photoshop and computer skills are not up to that - hum something nicely to yourself, please. Let's work together here.].
Anyway, I read two books over the weekend that were great - and I want you to read them, too. Because my regular book club was reading Water for Elephants, which, no thank you [circus story? SNORE], so I missed my opportunity to discuss good books. Which that was not, so I missed discussing any books. Because I didn't read it and didn't end up going because of the aforementioned sickness.
The books I read were The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen and The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. Both were great. Both were recommended by @FlyteAphrodite, who is a genius with this type of thing.
Now if you'll excuse me, the girl and I are going to watch Clueless. It's fun and chock full of great quotes. Also? PAUL RUDD:
|Have you met Mr. Suniverse? I love him so very much.|