Friday, May 23, 2008

Interesting: a list of books.

The top 100 or so books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users. Bold the books you have read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish. [Got this from a fellow blogger.]

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
1984
Angels & Demons
Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Excerpt from a funny e-mail

[From an e-mail purporting to reproduce fourth-graders' answers on science exams.]

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

[Who knew??]

Saturday, May 17, 2008

You know you need to clean your room...

...if the dust is visible. Check.

...if the dust is actually obscuring parts of the floor. Check, at least behind the furniture!

...if you have so many books they're filling up boxes that lay around the room. Check.

...if you have slight troubles traversing the distance from your desk to your bed to your closet. Check.

...if you don't even wear half the clothes filling your dresser. Check.

...if you haven't even lived at home for several months. Double-check.

Thus, I have kept relatively busy over the past day and a half. :-P

Friday, May 16, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig!

Yep, I'm moved out of the dorm and enjoying life with my family. :-)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Facebook = timewasting...

So I was at a "homework party" last night. And you know how much homework gets done at these things...

A friend of mine got on Facebook's "Pieces of Flair" application (like Bumper Sticker only snazzy and smooth), and by about eleven last night had sifted through 136 pages of Flair.

He made it to 201 pages this morning.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Surely it's not been this long!

My goodness, was April 30th really the last time I posted here??

Well plenty has happened in the first ten days of May. I had my last class day of the year; had not one, not two, but THREE days of choir concerts (well, two days were tours to area schools and the third day was the actual hour-long concert); attended two concerts in which I actually did not perform (one conglomerate band concert and one large choir concert); finished a video project of which I'm quite proud; and generally had plenty of time on my hands even after I'd done all the work I was supposed to do!

I even got time to sing with friends again, hanging out after the band concert. We had four parts at one point, and we blended really well! Fortunately everyone reads music better than I do, so I can simply sing the soprano part that I know and the rest can do whatever they want with harmony. :-)

We've had really good weather for awhile now too.... until about two days ago. It got dreary and drizzly, so I couldn't fly my kite. I still haven't caught a good windy day for it. I'll get one eventually though. There's always wind in spring and fall.... although it's probably more pronouned in fall. No importe. Voy a divertirme esta semana.