What should I be for Halloween? I have all the makings for a sultry vampiress, but that seems so trite. Vampires are everywhere you turn these days. Still, I've never gotten to wear fangs... Halloween is going to be so fun this year! I'm going to a party and all the haunted houses and probably do the Plaza bar crawl with a bunch of friends. Yeah!
I rode the bus today and learned that even avoiding eye contact is not enough to stop the chatty people from assailing you. Reading would be a good excuse, but I get carsick when I read on the bus. Today at the transit center, a lady got on the bus wearing a gas mask. Why? This reminds me of when I was a teen and rode the bus with my friend Kelly. We were taking French 1 at the time, and when weird dudes tried to talk to us, we would only speak French. Je ne parle pas englais, monsieur. J'en suis desolee.
I'm reading Dickens' Our Mutual Friend for my British Lit class now and I love it! We have to blaze through it at the usual grad-school pace, so there is no time to savor every word like I want to. I recommend it. The characters are beautifully drawn, the plot as intriguing and byzantine as any Shakespeare, and the language! Dickens is a genius.
My friend Erin just posted this video on her MySpace that may offend some of you (this is a warning), but as a mom of teen boys and someone who spends a LOT of time with the younger crowd, I find this totally funny and rather cool. Read a book, read a book, read a mutha-fu***n book!!!