March 23rd, 2006

this is me

a ring of bone.

19 seems so much older than 18, yet they both feel exactly the same. I don't know why.

For the uninformed, my birthday was yesterday (3/22). A total of 5 people remembered it without Facebook or MySpace reminding them, which is pretty good in my book! I ended up eating a ton of Cheerios and had two doughnuts for breakfast. I did a lot of studying and didn't do much else. Not the most thrilling of birthdays, but it could have been a hell of a lot worse.

I had an Anthro test this morning. I was rather worried about it, since I've been kind of slacking in that class and had no idea of what Dr. G would ask. Well, it went well enough--based on the results of my multiple choice, I am guaranteed at least a B (70%). Odds are I'll be in the 80%-range. I'm not complaining. Beyond that, today was pretty tame. I had a wonderful two hour nap after my test, sat around putting off studying (French & Chem & PoliSci & Art History & Linguistics), and relaxed for the first time this week. Also, my other pair of glasses arrived. It was a good day.

I read an utterly fantastic book this evening: Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish. I've been reading a few pages every time I had a chance over the last couple of days and finally sat down with it this evening. It was really, really good, bordering on excellent. I am looking forward to reading more novels by this author (well, authors). Parrish's blog is also particularly inspirational and it has helped me to figure out what will happen with my damn story. Picture it: a mash-up of a relationship-based hardboiled detective murder mystery and Mean Girls, with a college student as a protagonist. Yeah, it sounds kind of stupid, but I like what I'm developing right now. I plan to begin work on the outline tomorrow.

Next book to read: either Dead of Night by Randy Wayne White, The Murder Stone by Charles Todd, or With No One As Witness by Elizabeth George. I'll make sure to inform you all of my decision at a later date. Probably after I've finished the book. But, uh, whatever.
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