Vampires and Shakespeare

So, it’s August. Interesting. Where the heck has summer gone? Wasn’t it just June? I’m amazed at how fast time passes. At this time last year I interviewed for a few new jobs and worked on remodeling the living room of a house I owned. Today, I’ve been at my current job for almost a year and I’m living in an apartment by myself. My life today is vastly different from my life a year ago.

Last week, I ventured to a library .8 miles away from my apartment complex and got myself a library card. I haven’t been much of a reader for most of my life, and I want to make up for lost time by reading novels I should have read by now. I’m starting with Pride and Prejudice and I’ll probably read some Shakespeare after I finish. Also, I think I’m the only person in this world who hadn’t really heard of the Twilight series before this weekend (when I saw articles about it ALL OVER the internet) so maybe I’ll read that too. Vampires and Shakespeare. Sounds about right.

Also! Next weekend, I will be visiting my family in Massachusetts! I am very excited to see my family; I haven’t seen them since January when my hair was still dark brown. Family friends from England will also be at my parents’ house when I visit, so I’ll be excited to be around so many people for a weekend. Living by myself is nice in ways, but I know I don’t want to live alone for the rest of my life. I definitely prefer the company of others to being by myself.

While I’m home I hope to meet up with a few of my friends and maybe go to New York City for a day! I also want to hit my favorite restaurants and will probably be going to WEBS with my mother to scope out some yarn. I’m only there from Friday to Monday, so I’m willing to make the most of my trip.

Swan Lake is still blocking away on the floor of my bedroom. I’m going to need to buy a spritzer or something to rewet it, as it took me too long to block it after soaking it. So I predict it will be pinned to my floor for awhile. It did grow in size after being stretched out, so I’m sure it will wrap around me nicely. I just do not think I’m a stole person; I don’t really have an occasion on which to wear it and I don’t think I can pull off the look. I’ll see.

Things are still good. Things are hard sometimes, but life is good. I am happy.

8 thoughts on “Vampires and Shakespeare”

  1. Jade

    No no no don’t read Twilight! Don’t read Twilight! Read Sunshine by Robin McKinley. It has sexyfine motorcycle repairmen and vampires. And, y’know, wit. And intelligence. *rushes to save you from the madness*

    I’m glad to know that you’re on your feet and that life keeps on going in a happy manner. :-)

  2. How are you liking Pride and Prejudice? I think Mr. Bennet is hilarious. :)

  3. Oh drats! I was just down to that part of the state this weekend. :(

  4. i kind of want to read the whole “twilight” series too. i have heard that they are “so bad, they’re good!” lol.

    yay for the library. i also joined mine, which is a mile from my house, but their selection is a little lacking. oh well, i’m sure i’ll find reading material! :D

  5. I had never heard about the Twilight series until that huge explosion across blogs/ravelry/etc recently. I kind of want to read it now too :) I need to get hooked up with the library out here!

  6. Hope you had a good trip and got lots of goodies at WEBS.

    Ya know I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice either. Although I have read at least the first 2 books in the Twilight series. They are making it into a movie this December.

  7. I hadn’t heard about the Twilight series, either, until everyone on the Internet started talking about it! And Breaking Dawn, too. I still don’t know what that’s about. Congrats to you on working on some of your reading goals! That’s awesome! I’m glad that you’re happy. It makes me happy to hear that! :) Have fun going back to Mass and visiting with family and friends. Isn’t it amazing how much difference a year can make?

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