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21 July 2005 @ 06:34 pm
Stressful day  

Silly things out of the way first:

Via diachrony:

Ask me for "top five" lists of pretty much anything, and I will list you my top five of that thing or things.

Then if you feel like it, put this in your LJ.

Now, for the rest:

I burnt the crap out of my left hand today at work. Pulled a microwave cheese lasagna plate out of the wave at work, and it bent and flipped over onto my palm. Laying molten cheese and sauce like peanut butter on bread. I leapt away, apparently splattering goo in a 10 foot wide radius all over the breakroom to shove my hand under the cold tap. The dish landed behind me, spattering my ass with cheese. Just what I wanted. >:(

I gave up and went to the doctor after a couple hours, assuming I could at least get some painkillers. Sigh. I ended up being told to go home and take Advil.

Fine. I took Advil. And some Vicodin that we had left over from aminal's back surgery.

Now comes the aloe gel ...
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: CSI on TV
Dio: elvgren duster babe (faeriedusticons basdiachrony on July 24th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
cont'd ...

5) evil books:
My dad actually read "Atlas Shrugged." I can't believe he got through the whole thing. I think he was fancying himself an Objectivist. I have not read it and keep thinking it's one of those books I *ought* to read.

Rush's book is actually entitled "The Way Things Ought To Be" and I read it myself, because I'm of the opinion that I can't feel comfortable despising someone if I don't know for myself what they've actually said (this is how I ended up enjoying Howard Stern). And after reading it, I felt very comfortable despising Rush.

There's actually a gay teen coming-of-age novel with the same title that looks pretty good. I bet I'll read it! The Way Things Ought To Be by Gregory Hinton.

I haven't read the others you mention.

Some books I hates:

"Before and After" by Rosellen Brown. I almost always finish a book I've started, but I forced myself to slog through over half of this and simply could not take anymore. It wasn't badly written, but it was first-person from the viewpoint of a father who's done his best to cover up and gloss over a brutal rape and murder committed by his son, and I found it terribly repulsive.

"Anna Karenina." Gawd. That year in school we were reading the Russian writers, and while "Brothers Karamazov" was kind of interesting (but I never cared enough to finish it), what I came away with was that all of the characters in these novels needed a good swift kick in the ass. What a whiny self-pitying bunch who insisted on being thoroughly miserable. By hook or by crook, they *gots* to be miserable. And "Anna Karenina" was the longest and therefore drove me the craziest ... I forced myself to finish, but the truth is long before I got there, the words had just turned to markings on paper. I had no interest in these people AT ALL.

You know the main Scientology text? Oh wait, actually I didn't hate it so much as find it scarily hilarious. But I would have hated it if I had to read the whole damn thing.

"A Course in Miracles" ... whoever wrote this needs a course in Get To the Point and Then Shut the Fuck Up. Did I finish it? Ha ha ha. I got about a fifth of the way in, pages and pages of the same circular rhetoric never going anywhere. And then I skimmed through it and everywhere I landed sounded exactly the same. Saying the same damn thing. Over and over and over and over and over and Jesus loves you and be nice to people and now shut up and take a goddamn Valium.

I tried, I really tried to finish the Beauty trilogy by A. N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice's pr0n nom-de-plume). But I had to stop halfway into Book Two. I simply couldn't take anymore S&M. This is another one for the list. Just could not take one more page.

I'm so vanilla ...
Tallian: Elvgren1 - (faeriedusticons)_tallian_ on July 24th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
1) Yes, I almost never wear anything to bed. I don't like how the clothes wrap around me and strangle in my sleep. Blech.

All this talk about books reminds me that you asked recently if I had read "A Confederacy of Dunces". I read the first couple of chapters and then the owner of the book took it back. Sigh.
Diodiachrony on July 24th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
I've got two copies of "Confederacy of Dunces." One's the paperback that I read over & over, and one's a nice fancy hardcover. I should give you the paperback and you'll get to read the whole thing! (I promise I won't take it back before you finish. In fact, if I can manage to *find* it, you can keep.)

Accio book!

Oh wait ...

Accio Confederacy of Dunces!