Friday, December 29, 2006

"You think that's an update?"

Ok, ok - I'll spend the rest of the evening working on a better update. There's a lot goin' on in my life right now!

My new favorite blog (besides all of yours, of course) is Mimi Smartypants. She's fantastic - and she's here in Chicago, so I'm reading her archives right now noting all the local flavor. It makes me happy. I just read the January 3, 2001 entry and feel the need to share something with my husband, but it's far to long to text to him and he's at work, so I guess I'll just have to share it with the Internet. Mimi Smartypants says:
    One of my holiday gifts was this page-a-day calendar called "Forgotten English," which has a queer medieval word for each day. Today's was especially good: curtain-lecture. Meaning "A lecture or homily delivered by a wife to her husband when in bed, upon the shortcomings and errors of his daily life." From T. Ellwood Zell's (what a name!) Popular Encyclopedia, 1871. This really cracks me up. Can you imagine lying in bed while your spouse lists your faults? Sweet dreams!

One of my other new favorite things is audio books. For Christmas my fantastic parents got me a Zune, and yesterday I went to the library and got Barbara Kingsolver's Pigs in Heaven on CD to listen to while I did the dishes and laundry and went grocery shopping and crocheted and in general went about my daily life. Kiddos, I'm already 3/4 done with the book! One of my Reader's Advisory teachers was a big audio book advocate because you could double (or more) the books you read just in your daily life, and I am so much a fan now! I tried it a few times during that class, but we only have a stereo in the living room, so when I was in the bedroom I had to have it waaaaay turned up. That was a fun week - I had to read a romance for class, and I was listening to it, and didn't realize it had some ... very explicit sex scenes. I live in an apartment, and our walls are so paper thin that I can hear every wood on my neighbor's TV ... so I went tearing through the house to turn it down before the neighbors think I'm the sort of person who listens to steamy sex scenes REALLY LOUD!

In completely different news, I just read Issue 2 of Onslaught Reborn (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you probably don't read Marvel comics, so don't worry about it), and I got the I'm bringing Onslaught back song stuck in my head. I was going to be all cool and stick it in my blog only to discover that it was taken off of YouTube because Marvel didn't like the use of their pictures in it. I was all excited too - but I guess you'll just have to read the lyrics instead.

And with that, I am going to go listen to more of my book and crochet.

(Captain America) - yeah he’s in it
(Incredible Hulk) - yeah he’s in it
(Iron Man) - drinks too much Guinness