Saturday, May 23, 2009
I fulfilled not only one but TWO life goals this weekend. A.) I ate Italian gelato (raspberry- very delicious) at this adorable little shop called Maestro's on Center Street here in P-Town. B.) I bought something at Banana Republic! It is a really cute "teacher" shirt that I got for $16. What a steal. I'm very pleased. PLUS I won mini-golf on Friday, which, while not a life goal is a very big accomplishment for me considering I'm awful at sports (those who can't play-watch. That is me my friends). Overall, great start to a Memorial Day weekend. And as I'm writing this I'm eating cheese and crackers. Can life get any better? I submit that it can not.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, not small, but valuable. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void."
-Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail
-Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I remember when I first wanted to read The Di Vinci Code and my dad warned me, telling me to remember that what was written wasn't actually true. It was a very interesting and entertaining book and so I went on to read Angels and Demons. It was pretty ok, but I didn't have much interest in reading any more Dan Brown after. I read this today and had mixed feelings. I almost felt guilty for reading his books, which I know wasn't what the author intended. But some things that were pointed out made me realize that Dan Brown and I vastly differ in our outlooks on religion. Now, this would be perfectly fine except that is what the two books of his that I've read focus on. "In the Brownian worldview, all religions — even Roman Catholicism — have the potential to be wonderful, so long as we can get over the idea that any one of them might be particularly true." How sad is that? Why wouldn't you want to believe that one religion was true and had all the answers? What a sad mindset. The article concludes with this clincher: "You can have Jesus or Dan Brown. But you can’t have both." Ouch.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The NYT crushed my dreams. Although, I guess I shouldn't take it out on them- it's New York's fault. But then, I could never be mad at my beloved New York so I don't know who to blame. It's really the economy's fault, and it's kind of hard to point fingers for that. But- ever since I decided to become an English teacher (a whopping 5 months ago) I've dreamt of teaching in a big city and making a difference to underprivileged kids. My brother Marshall gave me the book Freedom Writers for Christmas, and while I have yet to read it (it's on my summer list) I did see the movie (which I highly recommend) and now I dream of being Hilary Swank. But now, all hope seems lost. Washington DC is always a good alternative though, right?
I just finished reading Because of Winn-Dixie for my Literature and Film class. I didn't expect to like it, but I couldn't put it down. It's a fast read, and it's adorable. I had a bias against the author because she also wrote the book this movie was based on, and I did NOT like it (which is saying something, because I like most movies). But if you have some time this summer I would definitely suggest it. It's so cute, AND it has a happy ending, unlike most dog books. In class on Tuesday we're going to watch the movie, and I have a feeling it's not going to do the book justice.