Monday, September 03, 2007

this ain't no disco

Happy Labour Day, everybody. Did you push hard and remember your breathing?

I know in some parts of the continents, even some parts of the country, summer is still in full swing, but my garden looks like fall and I am getting a hankering for apples and pumpkin, so I am calling it fall.

Besides, the Fall Reading Challenge has begun. I finished my summer list just under the wire and I have to say, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an ass-kicker of an exciting book. And Neville Longbottom rawks the casbah.

I'm pretty pumped about my reading list for the fall challenge, and once again I will be starting off with a mystery. But then I stray far from my normal narrow path. November 30 is not all that far away, and I have all these books to get under my belt before then. "But can she do it?" I can hear you whisper amongst yourselves in shocked disbelief. Stay tuned, my pretties.

I actually really like September. To me, it is the start of the true new year, and I always get a slight craving for a new notebook and pencils and something plaid around this time of year.

And I finally have time to get caught up on everything that went by the wayside during the last couple of nutso weeks. I'm a sucker for routine. And those of you who are waiting for stuff from me, I'm on it.

I heard this new Immaculate Machine song earlier today and it's really hitting the spot for me. If the voice sounds familiar, it's because front Kathryn Calder does double duty with the New Pornographers. I think I need to buy this cd.

I hope your new school clothes make half the other kids jealous and make the other half fall in love with you.


BeckEye said...

I couldn't afford new school clothes, but I bought a kick-ass protractor.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You can make certainly make friends and influence people with a kick-ass protractor, Beckeye, maybe even better than with new school clothes.
And if that fails, you can always stab them in the eye.

justacoolcat said...

I burned all of my notebooks too. I found it very cathartic.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And they make a dandy bonfire, Just A, with which to dance around shaking a big stick at the powers of evil. Or at least that's what I do.

And Beckeye, obviously I don't know my protractor from my compass, although it would probably still hurt a bit to get a protractor in the eye.

Evelyne said...

New notebooks are great but new textbooks aren't (but they might be a lot more interesting this year!). But new furniture is definitely very cool.
And Please Kill Me is has been in my bookshelf for 2 years and I haven't read it yet. Soon I will!

Beth said...

I should join the Fall Reading Challenge. I have a fantastic stack of literature littering my bedroom floor, and I can't wait to read them all.

JustRun said...

Fall Reading challenge? Crap, I haven't even finished Summer reading.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

New furniture is always great, Evelyne, even when you have tot put it together yourself with an Allan wrench. But new textbooks are a monster pain. Eva's history book weighs about 70 lbs and they have history every day, so we are looking for a used one to buy to keep at home.
Please Kill Me doesn't look like the kind of book you would read all at once, so I'll need to read it along with something else.

Oh no you didn't, Beth! Did you buy a million books this weekend. I am simultaneously shocked (not really) and jealous (really).

That's probably because you have a life, Justrun! And personally I think there is nothing wrong with doing a little summer reading in the fall.

Serah said...

I love new pens, notebooks and markers. It borders on obsession.
I am going to have to have a listen to the new "Immaculate Machine" song.
I just got three issues of Paste magazine in the mail. One has a free cd and a film short. The best part is that they come via Ella's Grandma who keeps getting issues and she sends them up to me b/c she knows I like that kind of stuff ;)
As for the Fall Reading I have been attempting to read. Finished:
Survivor - Chuck Palanuik
Blink - Malcom Gladwell
Blink could have been summarized in a paragraph. With all the hype, I was highly disappointed.

Allison said...

I agree, for me Septemeber will always mean the start of the year. Its gonna be weird next year not actually being in school...what ever shall I do?? :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's pretty sweet to get mags passed along to you that you actually want.I think my kid shares your marker obsession, Serah. We have about 17 million of them in the house.
Ooo another Palahniuk reader - he's good for a laugh or two, isn't he?

You'll just have to do your PhD, I guess, Al. And then get a professorship and then tenure and you'll never have to leave school.

Dale said...

I have a million, okay maybe a few less, notebooks but I'm scared to write in them.

Good luck with the books, yikes! I'm going to challenge myself back into one soon, I've been lax and I was doing so well!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You've been living a real life, Dale, no time for readin.
Virgin notebooks are scary. Be brave, pop that cherry.

Deb said...

Forceps. No breathing, just swearing and growling. Oh, and spitting I think.

After Lindsay's $170 hair do, there was nothing left for clothes. So she'll look great from the neck up.

I like Eva's quote. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh God yes, I remember it all too well, Deb. No breathing for me either, as I believed I skipped that part of pre-natal, thinking, well duh I know how to breathe.

$170 haircut? Ouch! I sure hope she looks good naked!

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