Happy Labor Day to all the Americans in the room! A friend texted me this morning to wish me a happy Monday off, which was very nice, but since I rarely leave the house for work purposes, it was sort of an anti-climactic day. I didn't really feel like I was getting away with anything, BUT I hope those of you who did have a real day off had a WONDERFUL DAY OFF!
In fact, if I'm being honest, I worked today. I read three chapters of library stuff, got two more online classes ready to roll out tomorrow morning, went running, and watched a movie--Smart People, offbeat dramedy, very good. So, yeah, the movie wasn't work related in any way, but the rest of the day was really productive.
Oh, I also nursed an overabundance of mosquito bites. I got a call Saturday night to join friends at a backyard bbq, so I promptly threw on my ugliest back yard drinking clothes and headed out. One stop at the store for Leinenkugel's later I was perched in one of those collapsible camping chairs waiting on ribs to come out of the smoker. I stayed for a few hours, made my way through a few pina coladas and beers (with orange slices, of course), and headed home around 11:00. Sunday morning I realized the extent to which the mosquitos snacked on me. Upwards of 40 bites. Something like 52 I think. From the knees down. Talk about PAIN AND ITCHING. On top of it all, I'm somewhat allergic to mosquitoes, so the bites don't stay little red spots; they turn into raging red whelps of fury. Miserable. I'm never leaving the house without a can of Off! again.
The reading front is lagging somewhat. I can't seem to sit still long enough to do much reading, especially of fiction. While I'm really enjoying The Position, it's sort of on hold until I quench my non-fiction urges. I'm gulping down Barack Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father. Awesome. Makes me like him all the more.
By the way, did anyone else cry while watching his acceptance speech the other night?! I *heart* Mr. Obama.
Other than those insignificant tidbits, I have nothing to report. I got my laptop back last week! It works! I didn't have to have the hard drive reformatted! I've been playing SIMS 2 and doing work for my online class ever since. Again, not reading. *sigh*
We'll see if tomorrow brings more bookishness. I know I need to read another library chapter, so at least I have *some* reading going on.
On ye olde iPod: "Today," by The Innocence Mission (sounds like The Sundays)