Once in a while, and after reading some dreadful ones, you run into a great book that is fun, challenging, and keeps your interest. I’m about half way through The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. I recommend you pick it up and read it NOW. I can guarantee that you will love the book if:1)You were an English major2)Hated The DiVinci Code (this really doesn’t have anything to do with the Eyre Affair but I hated the DiVinci Code and I just want people to know it)3)Love literature4)Read a lot of classics5)You like art6)You were an English majorIt takes place in England in the 1980’s where it is national offence to steal or copy great works of literature. People are in gangs according to what type of art you like. There are gang wars of surrealism. I can’t really describe it. Just buy or borrow it or even get it from the library.
I had a great New Years Eve and Day. K’s party was most fun. We had fondue! Fondue people! We called it FUNdue. Ok, I just called it that. Apart from the chocolate fondue mishap things went swimmingly. I drank a lot, didn’t think about cleaning, and drank some more. This then led to a headache the next day. We had to go to the F’s house (like my parents’ in law if I was married and not “the roommate.”) at noon to have the traditional Asian fare. Yuuuuummmmy. In my defense I did eat everything in front of me AND I didn’t get sick. The food was “interesting” but I did enjoy it. We all talked a lot and had fun. We made plans to watch AF’s sister’s baby (4 months old) this Saturday. I’m not sure how that will go. He is soooo cute but that doesn’t really help with the knowing how to feed him/change him. I asked if we were supposed to just shake him really hard if he starts to cry. I hear that works. I’m sure we will do fine though. There are about a billion people we could call, including his parents.
I’ve seen some really good movies as of late and would like to recommend the following:1)Shawn of the Dead – gross in parts but VERY funny2)Garden State – surprisingly funny in parts but sorta sad too. Best movie I’ve seen in a long, long time.3)Harry Potter (the 3rd one) – A lot better than the last two and doesn’t religiously follow the book.
So today is the first day of my first 5 day week in forever. I looked at my clock and I thought it was 5:00 but no it was 1:37. This is going to be a long week. And classes start tomorrow. Weep.