Archive for the 'Whatnot' Category

7:32 p.m., 12/24/04

Saturday, December 25th, 2004

It’s SNOWING!!! Merry Christmas

Coming out of the dark

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

It’s time for me to come out of the closet: I am a secret English major. I have harbored a passion for Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and H. G. Wells quietly for too long. I have lusted in my heart for Dickensian prose. You probably know that I was not a real English major […]

Excuses, excuses

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004

Well, I’m very behind. I realize this. I will now proceed to blame it on a month-long illness that’s finally beginning to abate, studying for the GRE subject test (which was the worst experience of my life, but that’s another story), and the slew of obligatory office- and family-related holiday things that happen at this […]

“That’s a really big … book, you have there…”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

Who knew that 18th-century British literature could be used as a pick-up line? So, I’ve been carrying around Tom Jones for the last several weeks, making my way slowly through Fielding’s tortured prose. On several occasions, I’ve taken it with me to Chipotle, where I have lunch maybe once a week. And apparently the Fielding […]

I am not a professional

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

Perhaps this is not news. But it hit me this afternoon, as I spent more time at the paper cutter than ever before in my cumulative experience, that my job still involves menial tasks. This is not what I would expect from a college degree and five years’ experience (with increasing responsibility, as job descriptions […]

Oh, the horror!

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

I would have thought that nothing could trump the sadness of the election, that nothing could prevent November 3, 2004, from going down as “the day we lost to Bush, again.” TiVo has a funny way of surprising you, though. November 3, 2004, will now be known as “the day our TiVo blew up.” We […]

Part II

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

So, Kerry conceded at 11:00 EST. First the Patriots’ 21-game winning streak was broken. Then the Rockets lost their season opener. And now this. The Red Sox victory has already lost its shine.

“Defeat may serve as well as victory…”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Ah, who am I kidding? I never liked John Kerry as much as Al Gore. My first thought upon waking up to the news on the radio this morning was, “Well, thank G-d I didn’t get attached to John Kerry.” I do think it’s sad and wrong that in the United States, we don’t have […]

Loved it!

Monday, October 11th, 2004

We went to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow this afternoon, and it took my breath away. It was awesome and wonderful. I can’t help ranking it up there with Star Wars for a dazzling, thrilling sci-fi ride. It had a thought-provoking Wellsian plot, was beautifully shot, and featured steady, unhammy acting. It […]

Go, team, go!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Who would have thought after more than a quarter of a lifetime refusing to watch organized sports that I would now have my Tivo set to record the Patriots whenever they air (which in Texas is not very frequently!)? Or that I would be going to a Rockets game twice in one year? Or that […]