|Dec. 12th, 2011 @ 01:37 pm Ten Things for a Monday Morning|
Because if seanan_mcguire can list off ten random things in her blog today, so can I.|
1- The vast majority of the books I read are written by women. I don't consciously veer that way, but probably 80% of my books were written by a woman. Every so often I think I should branch out and make more of an effort to even things out, but the book I'm in the middle of reading right now has reminded me of all the reasons I don't gravitate to male authors. Look, there are some very good male authors out there, but what is interesting and relevant to them is not always what's interesting and relevant to me.
2- Less than two weeks until Christmas now! Our closet is full of Christmas presents. The husband and I both come from large families, though, so that means we're about half done. Fortunately, he gets extra work in December to pay for the rest of the family presents. Friend gifts are going to be late, though. Sorry.
3- My little one is not so little anymore. She can sit at a table and eat a bowl of cereal and milk without getting it all over the place, she shows an active interest in things like Sesame Street and music, and understands simple directions and conversations. Safe to say she's not a baby anymore. Sadface.
4- I still miss my cat.
5- There is nothing in this world that is not improved by adding cheese.
6- Nathan Fillion. Photobombing. How does that man get more awesome every time I see him doing something?
7- I not only participated in NaNoWriMo this year, but I actually won it! Nobody is more surprised than me. I didn't write anything serious, but 60 000 words of drivel is still sort of an accomplishment. Or at least it's more productive than I've ever been before, and it was fun.
8- If bad things happen in threes, that means horrible things must have stopped happening to my friends by now. You are all on notice.
9- I do not understand how people like Rick Perry can function. I just... it's unfathomable to me that someone can think that way, that he believes the things he says. I mean, ok, he's a politician and it's pretty much a given that at least some of the views he expresses are more due to his campaign team and speechwriters thinking it'll be good for him, but his statements have to resonate with someone, or there'd be no point in making them. So initial point still stands: I do not understand people who think this way. At all.
10- My socks have sharks on them. More precisely, my right sock has the shark tail and my left sock has the shark head. When I put my feet together, it's a full shark! I am far too amused by this. In my defense, though, these socks are awesome.