Friday, April 21, 2006


My uncle has been in town this week (unfortunately because I am a responsible class-goer, I only saw him Tuesday night and tonight), and a friend of his who recently moved to Italy was at my mom's tonight. She brought a friend (an Italian friend) with her. He was very interesting, as he spoke little English. We were trying to converse with him when she wasn't around to translate, and so I got to see the flip side of the coin where you're stuck not understanding someone. I was excited to learn that, due to my two years of high school Spanish, I could pick out some important words such as "biblioteque" and the like.

It was a fun night filled with lemon meringue pie, good company and even a little inspiration sprinkled on top. I know I've written cheesy posts about my life decisions before, but seeing as how I don't really have much going on lately, I'm going to again. I'm really happy with the career decision I have made--I feel like I can focus and have something to look forward to, and being involved with both animals and people will make me feel like I'm doing something for the greater good, where being a lawyer is uncomfortably close to the other side, no matter how lucrative it may be.

Getting ready to go to Duluth tomorrow for David Sedaris--I'm really looking forward to that even though I have no idea what to expect. After that, we're headed to Grand Rapids where we will visit Mikey. I haven't been there in a while and am not only looking forward to spending some time with Mikey and his new girlfriend, but his family as well. Great bunch of people. I could really use the weekend away, this I know.

I have been reading Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake" and have been most thoroughly enjoying it. However, I got to page 218 and about 30 pages were reprinted from earlier in the book and put in the wrong place, so I took my book back to Barnes and Noble today and got a new one. I started "Prince Caspian" for my class and am halfway through that, so Oryx and Crake will have to wait. How's that for multitasking?


JN said...

Enjoy the books! Lots of literary activity going on here, going in all directions. You'll have to check out Atwood's Cat's Eye and the Robber Bride. Good stuff!

Deana said...

I think you'd really like Atwood's The Blind Assassin. It's a sci-fi/fantasy novel embedded in a novel about the mystery of the sci-fi author's mysterious death. Trust me, the novel is much better than that description.