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The Holidays #2.

So I just wrote a short post earlier, but I’m in the mood for making a running commentary on my life right now.

I’m reading this amazing book in my fiction class: “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” by John Fowles. I’m so lame, I’m reading ahead of the schedule and I’ve nearly finished it. It is absolutely amazing. I think I’ve finally gotten to the point where, rather than skimming over it, I can appreciate complex writing. The beauty is there; it’s just not so obviously there…if that makes sense. But this story is so subtle and Knowles is a genius. He tricks the reader and has a chapter where he says one thing happens and then in the next chapter he’ll say, “Oh, haha, I was just making that up! Here’s what really happened.” I love it.

Over Christmas I plan to…read. That’s it. I have two books by Ian McEwan I want to read. Then, I have made it my mission to read at least one Jane Austen book (definitely Sense and Sensibility), and then I want to try another by John Knowles. We’ll see how that goes. It will be nice not to have to worry about anything else but reading and relaxing and spending time with my family.

Tonight’s the night! Twilight comes out at midnight. I’m kind of bummed I’m not going to the midnight premier, but I didn’t know to get a ticket like way in advance. Oh well. I talked a couple friends into going with me tomorrow. I can’t wait for  the movie–although I’m unsure about the cast. I read some articles yesterday about Kristen Stewart (Funny fact: I also saw an article about Twilight where they spelled her name “Kirsten.” Easy mistake, but still, where are the fact checkers?) Anyways, she said she was relunctant to do the movie at first because of the relationship between Bella and Edward, and how it is so intense. She said she didn’t exactly want to promote something that would give young girls the wrong idea about love. I do agree with this, and I think it’d be unhealthy to actually be in a relationship like that in real life, but that element is half the appeal of the books. It’s escapism at it’s best. I read them when I don’t want to think about anything else, when I just need a break from real life. But…she better do a dang good job in this movie, or there’s going to be a huge crowd of angered vampire-lovers after her. Ha ha. Oh dear. This is going to be the type of movie that makes me depressed about my own life.

I’ve been feeling…content. I don’t know what the change is! But I’m enjoying it. Maybe it’s just because I’ve been unbelievably busy the last two weeks. It’s awesome.

Thanksgiving is a week from today! I’m so excited. I feel much more holiday-spirit-y than other years. I’m even looking forward to helping my mom drag alllll the boxes of Christmas (crap) decorations down from the attic. Somehow, my sister ALWAYS managaes to get out of this job. I must learn her secret.

On Thanksgiving morning, I plan to be up at the crack of dawn to watch…The Macy’s Day Parade!!!!!!! Yay. Ok, on an aside, if you ever look at travel books, look at the 2008 Fodor’s New York City book. (I’m pretty sure it’s that one.) Anways, on the cover there’s a picture of signs at an intersection, 34th and Herald Square. That’s exactly where mine and my mom’s hotel was in New York!! We stayed at the Radisson right there. And our hotel was a block away from Macy’s. Seriously. You walk out the door, turn to your right, and there it is. The famous massive store. (Although, it’s way too crowded to be unbelievable. But it was fun to run up and down the wooden, frozen escalators. Yes, I did do that.) Anyways, I’m going to watch the entire parade and see if I can catch a glimpse of familiar things, and hopefully, the hotel. So lame, but whatever.

The holidays are here. My absolute favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to be surrounded by my family next week. Almost everyone is coming in town; my aunt and uncle from Colorado, and my cousins too. Thanksgiving is really the only time we all get together. It’s also nice to see my grandfather so happy. He loves family, and since he can’t leave my Mimi, he never really gets to travel to see any of them. But anyways…that’s another story.

Hope you all have a great holiday! Just a few more days of school. 🙂

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  1. November 21, 2008 at 12:27 am

    “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles is one of my all-time favorite books. You should definitely add it to your reading list!

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