Wednesday, October 11, 2006

things that make me crazy

one of the things that drive me crazy about people is how they are so fast to "boo" a book. I find this most often happens when people read a really great book by an auther.. they love this book and rave about it, tell everyone the know to read it... This "great" book makes all the lists.. the auther is as well known as the presedent.... A year or two goes by, and the auther comes out with another book.. and its not recieved as well.. People just expect perfection.. they want upgrade.. but i think the reality is that authers need to experiment.. and try new things.. unless they want the boo, then they don't get to have that chance.

Monday, September 25, 2006

today i am....

there was this kid i knew once.. he went to my high school.. and he was just an average kid... but he was funny.. and he came up with a really cool concept... You know those stupid little stickers that say "Hello, my name is___"? well, he wore one every day.. with a different name every day.. somtimes it was something as funny as "Superman" and sometimes it was more political like "Ghandi" ..... and it was just something he did.. and it was kinda cool.

If i were that kid.. and i got to be someone different every day.. not just wear the tag, saying that i was the person, but really be that person.. it would be very alright!

today I am Sylvia Plath.. at the height of my popularity......

Friday, September 22, 2006

ode to being a teenager

tonight i realized something! Teenagers are a funny thing. They want and try to be so adult in talk and actions.. but in reality they seem more like children then even children do.

I am 8 years past being a teenager... 8 years past giggling to my best friend about a boy, 8 years past the "ask her to ask him if he wants to...." thing. 8 years past hating my parent because they are there. I will be 10 years out of high school this year.. thank god.. and im really happy not to be 15, 16, 17.. though 18 does sound good...

ahh.. so it goes, and we get older

Thursday, September 21, 2006


ok, if i wake up to 2 feet of snow in the morning, i won't be surprised!.. ok, so my jaw will drop, after all it is only september.. but still!!!

I havn't read anything good since my last post. I am halfway done with poe and fanny.... and its starting to anoy me. Could be my mood.. or could be the book. Im not sure. in fact it could be a little of both.. Perhaps i will start something new! So many books to read, and life is so limited!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

crazy poe

I started a new book last night. Its called poe&fanny by john May. So far it's ok. its not great.. but i have to admit that i like the way May uses a variaty of people to piece the story together. I love books like that in general. Whitney Otto did a great job with her book "A collection of Beauties"...The book felt so 80ish. I ate it up

Anyway back to May, and the whole Poe thing. ... well i guess i just don't get poe. I always thought he was a little on the creepy side. I tried about a dozen times to read the Balloon hoax.. but never could do it. Had to read the cask of amontillado in high scool.. and it was ok.. Im thinking that even though this is fiction, perhaps it will help me to understand him a bit better.. and i can enjoy his creepy stories....

Oh, and i read a book by laura lippman a few years ago called "in a strange place". it had a Poe theme to it.. and i did like the book so perhaps there is hope for me still.... anyway, i am hoping!

Monday, September 18, 2006

just another day!

ok, today is my ranting day! The thing i want to rant about the most is how i hate when i find a band i love they keep coming out with cd's, but each one gets suckier and suckier as time goes by. Three great examples of this are
Blink 182. Dosn't "dammit" just make you want to scream and yell, and say this is my antham!!! and then a few albums down the line you get travis beating away at his drums while we listen to "roller coaster".. a pretty good song, but there is some kind of element that is just not there. then by cd number ... 7? you just can't remember a single title of a tune, and not a single song stays put in your mind!
Example number 2! Barenaked Ladies... or should i say bare naked boringness. We all loved "Jane" right?.. and who could forget the million dollar song. but lets get serious.. "pinch me".... how about gag me.... and because i really did like the ladies for such a long time i will quit being mean.. but i do hope that they either come out with a really great cd next time or go away forever!
The worst thing i ever saw happen is with what happend to Weezer! I hold them in high regard mind you!. I love screaming out the words ... all the words to all the songs on Pinkerton. this album just blew me away. I thought i would die when weezer said they were done back in the "90''s. Then like magic, the green album came out. It went so fast, nothing to really think about, it was just a cd.... and then the other 2 came out.. and right now in the back of my head i am hearing the song that goes "your my best friend, and i love you".. its like.. ick.. gross, we want crazy sounding songs .. about nothing.. if we wanted another dumb boring love song we would go find one, but not by you.... so anyway, im glad weezer is over and done with, because i could not take much more of their crap!

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Summer is over! I came to that conclusion on the way home from camp this evening! The sky was looming and it was like looking into a sky belonging to late fall! Sigh!!! I can't even seem to pick out a single day of this past summer. It was all a blur!

I finished The Red Tent. What a fantastic book! I love looking at "Old" stories in a new way. It gave me a happy feeling to know that women as a whole did lead an important life, though history seems to have blocked it out! my rating is 5/5.... way to go anita!!!!

Monday, September 11, 2006


Its 9-11 again! I guess this day will forever remind the average american of distruction and sadness. I am not religious ... at least not in the terms most people would think of as being religious. However i do believe in a god! My god is forgiving, and always atempting to teach us to be good. I don't understand why he lets "bad" things happen.. but i am positive that there is always a reason behind everything that happens. I feel greatful that i knew no one that died in ny 5 years ago.. and i hope never to have to see distruction like that again......I wish for Peace!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

First Day

I never thought blogging would be my "thing" but here I am! Who am i? Just an average person. Im on the doorstep of turning 28 but the reality is I just want to be 24 all over again. Im at the age were i start wondering where the heck they came up with these stupid tv shows, who are these god awful kids singing on the radio and what is up with all this freaking chick lit??? ok enough ranting...

What im reading now?..
Angle of repose-Wallace Stegner
The red tent- Anita Diamant

I figure better late then never......