Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday Morning Niblets

I may officially begin to have a meltdown in regards to my finances. In the best of circumstances it'll be at least September 15th before I get paid. I see a lot of tuna fish salad and brown rice in my future.

********************

I read a grand total of four books last week. So far this month I've read nine. That's the best reading month I've had since before I started my Master's degree in August 2005. Incidentally, I'll probably finish another book today (Philip Roth's The Dying Animal) .

********************

Even though I'm poor, I did order books this morning. Heather F. sent me an Amazon gift card for graduation and I bought Norwegian Wood, by Haruka Murakami, and I pre-ordered Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer (3rd in the Twilight series).

********************

I have my Senior Library Assistant interview today. I'm not nervous at all because I've never had a library assistant interview and I haven't the foggiest idea what kinds of questions they'll ask. As a result, I have absolutely no "right" answers to obsess over and formulate!

********************

I'll be back with some hefty thoughts later. For now, I need to do some house things and, well, I wanna read.

15 comments:

  1. WOW! 4 books! I guess you're out of your Post-Potter Depression. Wish I was.

    Good luck on the interview!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. gah - sorry about the money issues. Totinos pizzas are only $1, that is what I eat when I am poor!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Raman noodles--but they are so bad for you! Stick with the tuna. Four books in a week--I think I am doing well to read that many in a month, though lately I have managed a few more than four in a month. I think I understand that finishing HP syndrom and being at a loss when it comes for books, I can't quite settle down to one book yet. Blah.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I liked "The Dying Animal." What do you think of it?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hope something turns up for you-- is there something you can work temporarily, to fill the gap? I noticed around here, a lot of the office supply stores are hiring temp help for the before-school rush.

    And you've been tagged!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Break a leg during the interview. There are so many college foods to choose from, but if brown rice does it for you, then so be it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Top Ramen was my grad school savior. Don't know anything about being bad for you though...

    Good luck with your interview! An interesting approach to that--not knowing what they'll ask, hence not being nervous...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Poetry Revolutionist7/30/2007 1:11 PM

    Sucks about the finances. I (perpetually) feel your pain. Cold Hands is right about the Totinos, and I also recommend those Patio burritos you can get for forty cents. One of those and some generic chili almost hits the spot.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Good luck on the job interview. Wish I had your time, though... I'd love to read four books in one week! And hang in there with the money. (That's what credit cards are for, right? *grin*)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good luck! Library assistant- that's a job for a reader!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What about some mixed green salad and tomato, chicken stew soup and maybe a slice of bread? That's better than ramen.

    Good luck on your job interview. You'll do great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh sorry about the money issues - hopefully it won't be September! Maybe you'll win the lottery or something :)
    I hope you love Norwegian Wood. I thought it was fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  13. 9 books in one month? I'm so jealous. Good luck with the interview.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I hope the interview went well, Andi! Top Ramen was my college staple. I wish I'd know about those Totinos pizzas everyone's talking about. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Heather, I somehow managed to sidestep the post-Harry slump. No idea how that happened. It surprises no one more than me!

    Cold, meh, I'll live. Totino's sounds sooooo good right now. Yum!

    Danielle, this influx of reading is totally outside my norm. I'm just managing to get back into reading what I want voraciously post-Master's degree. Woohoo!

    Soj, so far I like it a lot. Roth is so great. I tend to read him with a "How did he do that?" in mind constantly. I do wish I'd read The Breast and Professor of Desire first, though.

    Johnny, I'm freelancing while I'm jobless, and I should get paid soon. There's some dead turnaround time between checks that just blows! Thanks for the tag!

    LOL, X, I have a new affinity for brown rice. No idea why...except that it's cheap and more South Beach friendly than white rice!

    Os, I have to psych myself out...what can I say? ;)

    Poet Rev, you are the master. Have you grilled any steaks out by the curb lately?

    Melissa, I couldn't have said it better myself re: credit cards! lol I've been scoping a few out.

    Thanks, Chris! I think it went well!

    Matt, I agree that your menu is much better than Ramen. Sounds right up my alley!

    Iliana, I'm really looking forward to Norwegian Wood. I was waffling about what to try first by Murakami, and then a fellow Shelfari book grouper recommended that for a discussion we're doing. Problem solved!

    Thanks, Kristy! It's been a very long time since I read this many books in a month. It feels gooood!

    Thanks, Lit Feline!! You would love those pizzas. They're wooonderful!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! I respond to comments individually by e-mail and/or here on the site. I value community above all else in blogging, and talking with you all is the highlight of my blogging day!