Thursday, October 14, 2010

be happy the way things are

I'm that girl...
...cutting across the grass
...wearing a jacket when it's slightly too warm a shambles, falling into her eyes[1]
...skirt unfashionably long unfashionably short
...clutching a binder to her heart
...limping slightly in that way of the academic scurrying out of the sunshine
...hitting herself in the head with her keys[2] when she gets a parking ticket for being too absent-minded to put up her parking permit

If only I wore glasses, right? Or am I hopelessly nerdy enough as it is?

Actually, except for the ticket part I kind of like this persona. I can look cute and normal, but this is my natural degeneration and I am fond of it. I accept this side of me!

...and that's pretty much all I have to say about that.

"The Tower" ~ Vienna Teng

[1] Yesterday was one of those hair disasters that happen to me all the time. I wasn't content with how my hair looked when I got to work, so I turned on the webcam and redid it, with only two ponytail holders and two bobby pins to try and tame the beast. It worked okay, but by the time I was wandering across the grass it'd all come loose; my hair was having the grandest time covering my eyes and looking vaguely slovenly no matter what I did. Which wasn't much, since I didn't have any more pins. I've learned to embrace the disaster, but maybe it's time to embrace the usage of hair products.

[2] The keys were incidental; I was facepalming and my keys just happened to be in my hand. It was really very stupid of me to forget that permit sitting on the seat next to me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

my books are lying

Another month gone by! I had a hard time remembering to jot down my books as I read them, so I might be missing one (I already caught one this morning):

128. Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edgehill
129. Flecks of Gold by Alicia Buck
130. Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton
131. The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
132. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
133. The Light of the Oracle by Victoria Hanley
134. Persuasion by Jane Austen
135. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
136. Imaginalis by J. M. Dematteis
137. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
138. The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low
139. Chalice by Robin McKinley
140. The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin by Michael D. Beil
141. Savvy by Ingrid Law
142. Scumble by Ingrid Law
143. Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones*
144. Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
145. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
146. Powerless by Matthew Cody

*Fun fact: I read this one twice. Mostly on accident. My dad hated it but didn't tell me he hated it until after I read it once, so I picked it up again to see why it was so sub-par and still enjoyed it the second time. Also, this is the one I forgot, ironic since I read it twice.

And as we just finished the quarter, it is time for some stats! Hooray for stats.

Total number of books: 146
Average number of books per month: 16.2 (wow!)
Number of First-time Reads:109
Number of Rereads: 37

Edit, October 2: I did forget another one. And it was at the beginning of the month, too. I have adjusted the stats and also the list.

"Nothing without you"