Thursday, January 20, 2011

The One in Which I Return to Recap Life

I’ve been poked by a friend to update more. And seeing that I just started school for the semester, it feels like a good time to start posting. This semester I’m taking an IT class. (which will involve me learning things I already know. For the second time.) I will also begin working on my thesis. It’s a scary thought, imagining writing this behemoth of a document. Having to support my assertions with research is even scarier. But I seem to have a good adviser.

Our lives at home have been very quiet. I spent the winter break reading just about everything I could. I finished the Mellinium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. It was good, but by no means a life-changing book. I read a few books that I had missed in childhood, like The Giver. I got a Kindle for Christmas from The Mister and immediately downloaded every Jane Austen book I could find for free. I think my next task will be to read Mansfield Park, which I’ve never tried. I also got all the Harry Potter books, which is just good practice. There are days when all I want is to escape, and nothing takes me away further than reading about life at Hogwarts. Though it really makes me want to go to Universal to see the Harry Potter world they’ve constructed.

Despite wanting to take a vacation this spring, we’ve postponed it. Instead, The Mister will be spending a couple of weeks at the camp in my previous post, helping out and basically escaping from the real world. I’m going to join him up there for a few days and help around the office. Maybe I’ll get out on a canoe, swim in the lake, and spend some time around a campfire, too. We shall see.

Onward and upward in 2011, I suppose. There’s no telling what this year will bring…


Robyn said...

Three Things:

1) I am so happy that you read the Giver! I just reread it last fall. It is one of my all time favorites. Also, it's part of a trilogy and I read the other two books this winter (Gathering Blue and The Messenger). If you want, I can send you my copies.
2) Ha! One of the first books I downloaded on my Kindle was Mansfield Park.
3) If you need anyone to go to Universal with you, let me know. : ) We can recreate our senior trip to Disney. : )

Jenn said...

1) Yes!! I know it seems silly, but I love reading borrowed books from my friends. Makes me feel like we have a connection, with the pre-thumbed pages. Let me know if you need my address.
3) That sounds like an excellent plan. Although, Greg might kill me if I went without him, Potter-ite he is. But, still. That would be a blast. I came across those pictures the other day and laughed my ass off at the one in Magic Kingdom of you and I recreating the Walt Statue.

Robyn said...

I think I have your address somewhere, but if not I will message you. My books also came with a map of all the different lands in the books. I'm a dork. I wanted to put it up on my wall. : )

Also, I'd let Greg come with us to Universal. : ) The more HP fans, the better. Man, I'd love to see those pictures from Disney. I don't know where mine are... somewhere in B'ville I'm sure.