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ABBA and me

Have you ever heard that song by Abba called "Dancing Queen"? Anyway, there's something about being 17 years old in there.... which is the reason I'm posting. I am officially 17, as of the month of November. (Cannot let the actual date slip out!)

I got some really nice black boots for my birthday! Well, actually I stood in line for over an hour to get them, but I didn't pay for them with my money. These boots were on sale on Black Friday - as I had been hoping they would be - so I convinced Mom to get them as a birthday present. As I said, they're really nice boots: probably a three-inch heel, and the top is just below my knee. Dad calls them "go-go" boots. I really like them. :-)

Grandma and Grandpa (set one) gave me some hairthings (purple, of course) and some bath things; set two gave me money with which I renewed my AAA membership. Very nice!

Oh yes, I finally finished The Farm. Had some good description, but it was very sloooooooowww.... like molasses draining out of a quart jar.

I've submitted applications to two colleges, and written half the essays for a third. Aren't you proud of me? :-P

Comments

MutantJanitor said…
The Farm is the book by Orwell?
mafia said…
NOOOO....It's by Louis Bromfield.
Animal Farm is Orwell's.
RS said…
Yeah... I have a feeling that Orwell's Animal Farm would have been much more interesting, since my sis read both that and 1984 and said it was the better of the two...
MutantJanitor said…
ah, ok. well, Orwell is ok to a point. Huxley is a much more fascinating writer in Brave New World, though very much depressing.

I really don't like 1984 though...there are other books which fascinate me more.
RS said…
Huh, haven't read Brave New World. But I don't normally read sci-fi (or whatever genre that would fall under); my diet consists mostly of..... schoolbooks and romances? Particularly Jane Austen's... :-)
MutantJanitor said…
Brave New World is not sci-fi. It's futuristic...yet disturbing. mafia can tell you some of the skewed ideas in 1984, and Brave New World is probably more blatant about some of those ideas and the roles of sexuality, how we treat entertainment and the role of God/literature in culture.

Jane Austen. i think i read portions of Pride and Prejudice. but yeah, i'm not big on romance stuff. i much prefer stories with more of a melancoly/darker plot. The Visitation by Peretti is one of my favorites because of that.
mafia said…
She's read 1984 and The Visitation.
(I think she's read the last one any way)
RS said…
Yeah, I've actually read 1984, but not Animal Farm, so I really can't compare the two. I didn't like Visitation though.... it seemed to drag or something (which is totally odd for Peretti books!).

Sci-fi.. futuristic... whatever. Socialist nightmares would describe 'em better.

Heh, most guys don't prefer P&P. But it's probably the best "romance" you'll read.
MutantJanitor said…
The Visitation is strong in my perspective because it isn't just a creepy thriller, but a plot-driven story that takes a man from complete depression to hope, by essentially telling his life story. i've actually read it many times and i continue to get new things out of the story.

P&P = ultimate Victorian concept of romance. which, in itself ain't that bad...i actually respect that type of romance.
RS said…
Huh.... all I remember from Visitation is that it jumped around a whole lot, and seemed to add in a lot of extra stuff... I guess it simply didn't appeal to me. I liked The Prophet better.

Yes, I do like that type of romance (it seems to be at least somewhat rational!). But P&P also equals amusement. Ever catch the irony and mockery in there? (Especially when concerning Mrs. Bennett....)
MutantJanitor said…
i'm sorry, but I know P&P like most people know linux. though it wouldn't shock me if there was some irony. i mean, most romance stories have odd twists to them that would not make sense on paper.
RS said…
Yeah, I guess they do. But P&P is a bit different.

Okay, I'll stop making you feel ignorant. :-P
MutantJanitor said…
no worries, i dont' mind feeling ignorant at times. happens all the time at work, so, no biggie. 'sides, we can start discussing audio production now :)
RS said…
sure, I don't care. Even though I understand about nil. :-P

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