Friday, April 27, 2007

reading is reading

I've been reading a lot lately, being bored at work and all, and today I got to thinking about reading in general. I don't do it enough as I'd like to. When summer comes, and I'm not taking classes, I read whatever I can get my hands on. I get so excited to be able to read something that's not a textbook, that I go all out and start stocking up on books and making reading lists. Today I finished reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, which I liked very much, but I couldn't help but be curious about all the controversy about the story being very embellished and Frey being "the man who conned Oprah." That brought me to thinking about all the commotion made about kids reading books like Harry Potter and all the religious fanatics getting their panties in a bunch of The Da Vinci Code. Here's my point: If people are reading, does it really matter what they're reading? At least they're reading! I wouldn't be concerned if a child of mine was reading a Harry Potter book, considering it's fiction, because I would just be happy he or she is doing something other than playing video games or getting in trouble. Reading keeps your mind sharp; it makes you think, it improves your writing, and it improves your vocabulary! Why are some people so against reading? It makes me so frustrated to look a someone's profile whose response to "favorite books" is, "Book? What's that?" or, "I don't read." It doesn't make you cool to not read, specially if you're in college or you want to pretend you have an education. It really makes you look quite stupid. Sure, most of us don't have time to sit around a read books all the time, but I'm sure most of us have a book we have liked at some point in time, or would even like to pick up another one. Hell, read the newspaper, pick up a magazine, read a cereal box...Just read something. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

I don't know what made me go off on this tangent, but it's something I think about every now and then, so I figured I should let it out sooner or later, and what better place to do it than on my very own blog? Okay, I feel better now.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

the truth about taco trucks

I was watching The Office on nbc, and a commercial came on for the nightly news. The highlight for tonight's news is the truth behind taco trucks and how they're trying to bend the health codes. What do you expect from a taco truck? If you're not wanting to get sick, then you know not to go to a taco truck. Those tacos may as well be made by someone's butt. Come on now...I don't need the news to tell me that.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Paper is not my friend.

I am not cut out for office work. Any time I touch a piece of paper, I get a paper cut. Sure, they're not a big deal, but they still hurt and burn when you get shampoo or citrus or anything in them. I've gotten paper cuts, cardstock cuts, cardboard cuts, and so on; but today I got a cut that's probably about a quarter inch deep. The thing it, it doesn't hurt yet. I can't wait to get soap in it!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Compared to what my plant looks like now, the lily in the pictures was healthy as ever. Now it's kind of brown and mushy. As least I haven't killed my daffodils yet!

Brad ordered my sewing book last night, so that should be coming next week, hopefully. The project I think I'll start with is this handy dandy wall organizer for my office area.
I'm excited to start picking out fabrics and stuff. :)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Getting Crafty

I've decided that I want to be more crafty. I enjoy making things and being productive, but I don't think I'm good at anything or I'm just too overwhelmed to know where to start. Anyway, I started with "gardening." What I really did was put some plants in some pots by the front door. Actually, I think one of them is already starting to die and I just did it yesterday! I have a brown thumb. Anyway, here are my plants.

My other first step in getting crafty was borrowing my mom's sewing machine indefinitely. Now, I just have to learn how to sew. I haven't used a sewing machine since 8th grade home ec, when I made the most deformed teddy bear the world has ever laid eyes on. Seriously, though. His ears were at 11 o'clock and 3 o'clock and his poor little tail was only half sewn on. Then, I stuffed him until he was as hard as a month-old loaf of bread. The only thing I'm missing is this book:
I saw it on Not Martha, and I already asked Brad to get it for me so I can make cool stuff for our project we call home. I think I might start with some placemats and napkins, but then again who knows.

It's funny because it's true. The sad thing is, I would still do just about anything to have a cat. Why did we have to move into a no pets apartment complex? I guess the perk is that you don't have to watch out for dog crap everywhere.