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The New Buick!

Ain't my car pwetty? :-)

Weekly?

Heh, it's been awhile apparently. But I did start my job!! Second shift isn't conducive to my internet presence though; seeing as we have dialup, I have to spend as little time as possible online during the peak calling hours, which leaves open only the hours during which I'm at work or sleeping. But that's what the library is for, right? :-P

Quite a bit has happened...

The car died. My poor little car. :-( Well, not mine really. Just the old family car that I got to tool around in.

I started my job, as I mentioned. Not too bad. Easy. Keeps me on my feet, that's for sure! And I whistle or sing a lot while I'm working. Somebody actually noticed it last night and asked what I was singing.

Got to see three of my best friends from college! And I'll get to see one of 'em again the weekend after this one. I don't know how I'll survive in the meantime. :-P

Camp is coming up... so I'll be absent (again) for a few days.

And I just found out th…

It's Friday the 13th!!

...and I wish someone superstitious was around to tease.

Anyhow, I was on late last night IMing a friend from college. At one point she was having me answer questions on some psychological quizzes--you know, the kind where it asks you about your dream house and says "the size of the house is representative of" something or other. And the results are a good example of three things:
1. Why I am too concrete to take these types of quizzes
2. Why these quizzes are worth nil if you take them seriously
3. Why they afford a LOT of amusement at midnight!

So, among other things, I learned...

...my brother is the one that I love
...my dad is my lucky star (whatever that means!)
..."Raindrops keep falling on my head" is the song telling how I feel about life
..."You see a deer. The size of the animal is representative of your perception of the size of your problems."
..."Is your dream house surrounded by a fence? You answered no. No fence is indicative of an open perso…

Guitar + chords = songs

It's as simple as that!

My most recent additions to my songbook (bringing the total in my book of songs to 74) were the words & chords to "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Lean On Me." Well, I haven't yet written in the chords for that last song, but I know them. It's quite an interesting chord progression! (1-major to 2-minor to 3-minor to 4, or in other words C-Dm-Em-F for most of the song.) I'm quite proud of myself that I actually figured that out on my own, while fooling around on my cousins' piano. Yep. All outta my head. :-D (Oh, here's a decent YouTube video of it.)

For Raindrops, I just transposed them out of a book.

Oh--and my own reading list!

So here's what else I might be reading this summer. Bolded are the ones I've already finished, whether recently or simply in the past few years. This particular list was compiled by myself and three friends, when we were on a van ride back from a college honors-program outing. Therefore it's dubbed the "reading list for honors nerds." :-D Seriously, we were going to read some of them over the summer and discuss them. There's a whole Facebook group for this, so we have access to the list and can toss ideas back and forth about adding books.

Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
It Can't Happen Here - Sinclair Lewis
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
As You Like It - William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
Anthem - Ayn Rand
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Othello - William Shakespeare
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
A Canticle for …

Books these days

Since coming home from college, I've pretty much buried myself in reading... well, it keeps me busy till my job starts anyway. I just got into "The Princess Bride" finally... you'd think that, after having loved the movie for who knows how many years, I'd have read the book by now, but nope! And I love the movie, so I rather like the book. The author's sense of humor is amusing.

But before that, I finished "Wuthering Heights." I thought I might like it more than I did, since Emily Bronte's sis Charlotte wrote one of my favorites books, but the characters, especially Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, in "Wuthering Heights"... are just entirely too dark, too... inconceivably cruel, unbelievably inhuman. Sure, it was a fascinating book, and it makes one wonder about the depths of human depravity that one can sink to; but there is little to redeem the characters, almost nothing to help one to pity either the lady or the beast. (I sti…