Of course, I exaggerate. I'm sure there is sunshine in Massachusetts. Just less of it, and it's much dimmer and less...peppy. At any rate, I'm thrilled to be going home, and I can't wait to see the parents, and all my friends, and the ocean (the real one!). It's going to be fantastic. Of course, to get there, I have to survive a 5 hour plane ride, and due to weight restrictions and a genuine effort not to have to check a bag, I'm only bringing one book. That's right. ONE. I'm also bringing about seventeen issues of the New Yorker and Time, so I shouldn't run out of things to read, but this isn't going to be the bonanza of book going through time I'd hoped for, sadly.
Granted, this decision was made with some home truths in mind: I'm going to be packing up a bunch of my books while I'm home, and taking them with me. So...I only need to stock up for the trip there, and it would be redundant to have too from here coming back here. And heaven forfend I leave a book behind
Before I trot off to my friends' though, for a night of cake, booze, revelry and the season finale of Supernatural (then get roused at an ungodly hour tomorrow morning and shoved into a car to go to the airport), I thought I'd update just a little more of the book list, and get that out of the way, so there might be new books coming along. Alright? Alright.
33. The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean( CHEERS for OrchidsCollapse )
34. Flirting with Danger, Siobhan Darrow( CHEERS for SiobhanCollapse )
A good pair. For my passage to the Atlantic, I've chosen, appropriately enough, Great Waters, by Deborah Cramer, which is all about
the Atlantic. I'm thinking of it as a reintroduction course. I quite look forward to it.
Yesterday I ended my job, which was very sad, because I really loved it, but it had to be done, since next semester starts in only a few weeks, and I'll have even less time to myself then. Fortunately, my bosses were very understanding, and very nice about the whole thing. It's always amazing to be told that you are, in fact, just as fabulous as you think you are. I'm still walking on air a bit from that one.
Well, I should probably toddle off. I've got to finish my packing, eat lunch, watch a teensy bit more QI, pack up my car, pay my tuition, and go to my friends' to bake a cake and goof off. Very excited about that last part.
(Last glimpses of the Pacific!)