Great Thoughts

Today not so sucky. Mostly because I got to stay home and scrub floors. Since the shit hit the fan last Saturday, I have done exactly nothing around my own house except laundry, and it showed. Now everything is clean, and I am obsessively compulsively happy again.

Mickey only had to stand in her corner once today. Improvment.

Poor Little Hospice Nurse #2 seriuosly and unwittingly saved her own ass when she complimented Mickey’s decor (something out of Michael Eisner’s wet dream…well, actually, I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know what really shows up in those…).

Let’s hope it continues.

This totally counts.

I haven’t been to bed yet, it’s still techinically Tuesday.

Dear Starbucks Guy,

Um. Yeah. You tried to take my coupon and when I asked nicely, “Oh, isn’t that reusable?” you kind of just scrunched up your face and went, “Um, I don’t think so.”

Oh. Ha. You’re wrong.

It is reusable. Completely. Until September 2. And you can bet your ass at closing on September 1 I will be there with bells on wanting my $2 grande.

No fair being a Nazi about the coupons, either. Most Starbucks in the area don’t even require them. And also? Do you know what I went through to get those damn coupons? I clawed through recycling, dude. Someone else’s recycling.

And I have not had a good day. Or a good week. In fact, this whole summer is shaping up to be one giant stinking pile of shit. It certainly will be for the poor women who has to work with someone who shall remain nameless but scared Poor Little Hospice Nurse almost out of her chosen profession tonight. It’s late, and I’m tired, and I want my reduced price cold drink, do you understand?

That’s right, pretty boy. Don’t mess with me.



No snark.

Gosh, without the snark my blog isn’t much, is it? Hmm. I’ll have to try to figure out a way to post something other than “Hi! I’m tired! *headdesk*” or “Hi! My grandpa’s dying!” or “Hi! Would you like another picture of a cat?!” Because my main readership (read: my mom and aunt) is probably like, “Uh…duh. We knows. And please. Enough with the cats.” So today we’re doing a meme that I’ve had on my computer forever. A list of The Big Read’s most published books. On average, an adult has only read 6 out of the 100. I’m at 45 out of the 100, so I’m feeling pretty good about myself. 😀

Bolded are the books I’ve read.
Underlined are the books I’ve loved.
Italicized are the books I intend to read.

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible I’m not sure, I guess I’ve read most of it.
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Ronald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

ETA: Ooh! I can still be snarky at my immediate family. So Father Dearest, and your complete and utter inability to leave the air conditioning on for more than 24 hours straight. Not appreciated by those of us who had to stand for two hours with an blow dryer and flatiron and do not say, “Just let it be curly!” because if everything else in my life is going to fall apart, dammit, at least my hair will look good ALL THE TIME because as I found out today when I came home and found two people sobbing about two completely different things, that shoe? Can drop at any time. But when it does, my hair will be frizz-free.

That is all. Good night.


1.) The Dark Knight was amazing. One of the best movies I’ve seen, and even better than the first one, which I adored. Heath Ledger was fantastic, even if I watced most of the first half of the movie through my fingers. I’m a wuss.


3.) John is scarred for life.

4.) This morning when I was bopping around at eight o’clock thinking hey! I don’t need more than four hours of sleep! Was clearly a lie, as I want to die now.

5.) Omelets without potatoes aren’t even worth it.

6.) It’s a very good thing I got potatoes.


8.) You cannot go see Mamma Mia and then not buy the soundtrack. At least I couldn’t.

9.) Dancing Queen is a fun song.

10.) Doctor Who episodes lacking the actual doctor? Not so much fun.

11.) Seriously. Mamma Mia. Go see it.

12.) Real life sucks.


14.) I’m crashing now.

15.) Good night.


Um. Yeah. I was totally going to do a real post today, and then I sort of…didn’t. And now it’s 8:30 and I’m leaving to see the Dark Knight in about an hour and damn, the skies look ominous and I really, really do not want to sit outside in the rain for hours and I’m tired and bloated and little bit sugar-high because instead of dinner I had a cup of coffee and a Blizzard. But it was tasty!!!

So I give you the Emmy nominations. My commentary will be following the lists there, because frankly I’m too lazy to find another, more comprehensive list.

Generally I’m pleased. I want The Office to win for best comedy, Steve Carell or Lee Pace (I loves me some ambiguously gay piemakers) for actor in a comedy, and I guess Christina Applegate for actress. Neil Patrick Harris got a supporting actor nom for HIMYM, which I’m so jazzed about I’ll probably make buttons or t-shirts or something. Drama did well, I love three of the six shows and I think I would adore Mad Men if I could get my act together and actually watch an episode. When is it even on? Oh, season 2 is starting on July 27. Okay. Maybe I’ll watch then. Anyhoodles, I want Boston Legal to win. If there is ever a contest in which Boston Legal is a participant? I will always root for them. My mom vs. Boston Legal? Denny Crane, y’all.

Actor/drama I’m confused. My disturbing not-so-secret infatuation with Gabriel Byrne obviously makes me want to back him, but the whole Boston Legal thing applies for acting races too! And Hugh Laurie is the funniest when he accepts, so I would like to see that. I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Actress is easy, I’ve only seen two of the players, and you can bet your ass I’m pushing Mariska Hargitay over Sally Field.

I want Candace Bergen to win best supporting, and I could really care less about supporting actor. I guess I’ll back Lost guy, even though I haven’t seen an episode in like a year.

On to page 3 (otherwise known as the ones no one cares about except maybe the nominee’s wives), for the ridiculously entitled Variety, Music, or Comedy Series (which I guess is different than Best Comedy Series that has actual viewers), I want either The Daily Show or the Colbert Report. I probably like the Report more, but the losing episodes are so funny (duets with Barry Manilow and Tony Bennett) that I almost want him to lose so there will be another one. I suck like that.

Variety Special, George Carlin will certainly win and it’s no use pretending otherwise. I have no emotional stake in the race.

Miniseries- JOHN ADAMS OMG!!!! Yeah. It was that good, and I’m only four episodes in. I’ve never seen any of the movies, and I want everyone involved in John Adams to win so hard.

And, um, yeah. That’s all. Cannot wait for September 21!!!

Wait, not all. Do you think that releasing this picture today is a secret way of saying there will be an HP trailer tonight??? Because I know they’ve denied it and all, but DAMMIT IT WANTS IT IT IS JULY ALREADY WE NEED A TRAILER WARNER BROS!!!


That’s all.

Hard Day.

I used to walk around saying this when I was like 18 months old, and my mom would laugh and laugh because, um, hello, 18 months old. I was the pampered toddler of a lawyer and an architect living in one of the nicest areas of town with a mother who thought that the sun literally came out of my ass. Things were pretty good.

I guess today was okay. Just…stressful. Things aren’t going well with certain family issues, and that’s kind of hard to handle.

So I’m going to go watch The Colbert Report and go to bed.

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