Posted on October 31, 2008
Yeah, so we made it to two houses. Both of which were owned by people we knew. Then Chloe threw a fit and begged to come home. What am I going to do? FORCE the child to trick or treat?
She did, however, have a blast handing out candy. She said, “Here you go,” to each child, and “your welcome,” when they said thank you. She also thought everyone was spider man, I am not entirely sure why.
(We have been super busy with the grandparents, but I promise there will be a slew of pictures soon.)
Posted on October 28, 2008
We had days and days of beautiful weather. Yesterday, I didn’t even wear a jacket. Today, it snowed. My parents are flying in at 11:45 pm, and it decides to snow. Luckily, the initial report that the plane was going to be delayed by an hour and ten minutes proved to be false. But, I still have to leave my house at 10:45 pm to get my mommy and daddy from the airport.
Luckily, Chloe slept until 8:45 this morning (which she never ever does.) I really really hope she decides to sleep in tomorrow, too. My bedtime adjusts to her wake up time, but getting home at 1:45 am is late. Very late. A little bit past my bedtime.
Posted on October 27, 2008
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah
The ants go marching one by one, the last one stops to hug someone
And they all go marching on…
Into the ground, get out of the rain, boom boom boom
Posted on October 24, 2008
And, I am a little worried Chloe will, too.
These are pictures from Halloween Party #2. We have one more to go…and that’s not counting the town Halloween parade and Halloween itself. Chloe is SOOOO much more popular than I am! The Mommy in me is proud. The human in me is jealous.
Posted on October 24, 2008
I did it! I finally finished Lolita. (Okay, I finished it on Saturday, but today is the first day I thought I could actually write about it.)
This book was confusing for me. Of course, the subject disgusted me, which didn’t help. But, I actually kind of enjoyed the style of writing. It was raw, and honest. It was painful to read because the narrator didn’t hold anything back. It was written as a confession of his misdeeds, as an explanation for why he did what he did. He talks about his obsessions with young girls in poetic and romantic terms, sexualizing the innocent actions of adolescents. He is despicable, but pathetic enough where you almost almost forgive him. (Of course, I still wanted to see him eaten by dogs.)
One major issue I had with this novel is it felt a little over written. Some of the phrasing was too calculating. At times it was confusing because the narrator had different names for each of the characters and he used them interchangeably, so if you aren’t paying attention, you have NO IDEA who he’s talking about. Oh, and he frequently speaks in French. I don’t speak French, so I had to skip over a lot of that. If I was still in one of my college lit classes, I would have found a French dictionary, or used the Internet, to translate it all. But, I wasn’t, and so I didn’t.
Anyway, it was a tough read, but I am proud of myself for finishing it.
I give it 3 stars, mostly because it made my brian and my soul hurt.
Posted on October 23, 2008
Halloween Party #1 (of 3):
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