I had the most boring dream ever. I was waiting for the mail. That's it, that's the dream. It went on and on.
I'm trying to work my way through Twilight, but OMG. If Edward isn't scowling he's chuckling, and if Bella isn't mentioning her clumsiness she's using her naughty-girl voice to make Edward scowl/chuckle. So far the only thing binding the characters is physical attraction, and I hate when a book wants me to think physical attraction = TRULUV4EVA.
Last night I had to put the book down because I was starting to make loud aggressive remarks to the room at large, and the room at large felt it was my own fault for reading the book to begin with. The room at large belongs to the school of thought that if something is very very popular, it is a mark of a person's superiority to decline to partake. I am of the opposite point of view: if something is very very popular it's likely that there's a reason for it, and also at some point it transcends popularity and becomes part of the culture, and at that point I participate whether I like it or not because I don't like missing cultural references. I don't have to read the whole series and watch all the movies, but I'll read the first book even if I sprain my eyeballs doing so, and I'll watch the first movie.
Probably I should wait, though, until I'm in a better mood. I've been like a wounded accountant recently, snapping and peevish and snarling, swinging my mighty paws at people's heads if they walk too close. When I read the first half of Twilight on the plane I was like, "Uh huh, well it IS young-adult fiction after all, and even the Harry Potter books sometimes had these problems," but now I'm all "SNARL SNARL DROOL SNAP." I've been avoiding social interaction because everything makes me irrationally mad. Oh, did you use the word "prescient"? That reminds me of the word president which reminds me of politics and OH GOOD LET'S FIGHT ABOUT POLITICS!!! Did you mention occupational therapy? That's abbreviated O.T. which makes me think of the Old Testament and ARE YOU LOOKING TO FIGHT ABOUT RELIGION, THEN BRING IT ON!!! Mighty paw SLAM!
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...