This sounds like I'm bragging, like when I say to my roommate Anh, who has the smaller bedroom, "My bedroom is just so huge! I don't know where to put everything!"...but I'm not bragging, it's a curse, really. You'd think that, having so much time to yourself between the hours of 7:45 am and 5 pm, you would accomplish a lot. Well, maybe you would, but me?...I'm a bit of a procrastinator.
I have been writing a bit, and reading, and planning, and making lists. It's easy to waste time when you know you'll have the same amount the next day...and the day after that...and the day after that, to infinity.
Here are the books that I'm either reading now, or will be reading shortly:
Although I thought it had a slow start, I'm really into this book now. It's one of those books that you look forward to reading, and could happily spend an evening in with. This is the first book that Meghan and I chose for our new book club. She and I are the only members at the moment, and the theme of our book club is to motivate and direct us in writing stories for "young adults".
I bought this book on Amazon for $0.16 (+S&H) after finding a fuzzy colony of mold spores in a neglected Tupperware and thinking to myself, "I wonder if there's a "history of mold" book?". Despite the fact that I'm grossed out by shower walls and have been known to wear sandals in unfamiliar showers (or showers belonging to guys, because, ew), I'm endlessly fascinated with mold. I can't wait to get this book. The first line of the first review on Amazon was this: "If Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) were reincarnated as a mycologist, he would have written this book." Uhhh, fucking perfect for me, much?
The second book in mine and Meghan's book club...cause, ya know, doesn't hurt to add a little knowledge (to the absolutely none I currently have on the subject).
Other things I occupy my day with:
Cracked.com - This website is an endless source of entertaining, thought provoking, or amusing material for those of us who have low-level responsibility jobs. Start with:
5 Scientific Theories That Will Make Your Head Explode, 5 Tiny Mistakes That Led To Huge Catastrophes, 6 People Who Just Fucking Disappeared and their hilarious photoshop contests, such as The 40 Most Inappropriate Children's Book Covers.
Here's my list of blogs I've added to my Google Reader. If yours isn't on there, don't worry, I still haven't added everyone (yell at me in the comments if yours didn't make the list).
Adventures of a Book Thief
And if you have five seconds to spare... - read this post, it's beautiful
Diary of Why
Matter vs. Space
Moose in the Kitchen
Nothing But Bonfires
Other People Exist
The Bloggess - this is possibly my favorite post ever written
The Daily Coyote - and her grandmother's blog Svensto (seriously amazing stuff)
The Hollywood Librarian
two L's please
[witty blog title]
Wow...that was a pain in the ass. No wonder I don't have a blog roll. I also don't have one because I'm terrified of leaving someone off and hurting their feelings. This blog business is stressful! Can I point out that 7 of those are "mom blogs"? WTF?