Friday, August 26, 2005


Scott and I have been sick.

All week I felt terrible. But I really hate calling in sick so I went. On Wednesday, I was sent home. They told me they don't like sick people. So I called Scott to tell him I was going home, and it just so happened that he was actually about to go home, too, having the same symptoms. So Wednesday and yesterday we lay (lain? lied? I'm getting dumb, not being in school) around the house feeling sorry for ourselves. Scott's horrible at being sick, too. He won't just stay in bed. He won't get enough sleep. He gets bored. Sigh. So anyway, I'm back at work today; Scott, poor boy, is still not well. His poor pukey tummy.

On a different note:
I've decided our society's moralistic virtues and ideals have changed more drastically than we think. One used to be called a "bookworm" when they always had a nose in a book. Now people prefer the term "book whore". Huh?

I'd like to say for the record, I am a bookworm.

I've been book-tastic lately. It's the one joy I get from being out of college - the right to choose my own literature. Granted, university forced me to read great literature that I otherwise frankly would not have ever read. For this, I am grateful. But now- oh now!- the choice is mine. Since I returned from America three weeks ago, I have read:
Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
Phantasmagoria- most recent issue, a book of collected short stories and poetry
A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
Dying Light and Other Stories- Donald Hays
Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
and I am half-way through Anna Karenina- Leo Tolstoy.
Gosh, I love books. And honest, I'm not being pretentious.

And while I'm thinking of it, have any of you read Anna Karenina? I am just approaching the half-way mark, and I have some very strong opinions about all the characters. I know distinctly whom I like and dislike. I'd love to discuss this book with anyone who has read it...

All right, back to work for me. There's a barbeque this afternoon, and all the teachers get to leave when it's over, and I do hope our boss lets the office staff do the same.

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