Tuesday, November 25, 2008


So, I braved the grocery store all by myself this morning, and bought our Thanksgiving turkey. Now, you all may think that the grocery store is a benign and loving place, I however HATE the grocery store (which came first, my lack of cooking skills or my hatred of the grocery store?). I hate the grocery store because it is overwhelming, there is too much to see and compare. I dislike grocery carts, they scare me and I find them unwieldy and obtrusive. I don't like lines or people in the lines, I do my best and try to make this Obama's America, but COME ON PEOPLE, move your cart out of the way, I gotta get outta here or I'm going to have a panic attack.

So anyway, I managed. John is working this week, so I went shopping.

I think I got a very big turkey.

Plus the bird looks good too....heyo!

Also, for you readers out there, I just finished The Hours by Michael Cunningham and I really enjoyed it.

It's a book for people who read. It's not even a book for people who write. It's a book for readers and I LOVE that, its basically about readers of one sort or another and I just felt very personally touched by it. I'm surprised they even made a movie of it, since it is such a readers book. That story is meant to be read, not acted out by botoxed actresses (well one in particular, I'm looking at you Kidman). Anyway, I recommend it, plus, its a very short read.

You know what I love about reading? The first chapter or so it takes you to find your way around reading that particular book. When I first started reading The Hours I didn't like it so much, but I know that's just me settling into the pace, and the language. I love that.

Anyway, I have no idea what I'm going to read next, but it better be good, because its probably going to be the last book of the year!

More tomorrow!


rachelle said...

have you read "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" ? I'm reading it now. It's fabulous.

smussyolay said...

yeah, sometimes it takes me a bit to settle in. i have to keep pushing through sometimes.

and despite my entire lack of cooking skills, i LOAVE the grocery store ... especially when i have plenty of time. hell yeah.

Hixx said...

Rachelle is that junot diaz? Didn't he win the pulitzer this year? Or National Book Award or something? I'll get on that!

And Smuss, I've missed "Loave"

rachelle said...

hixx - it was a pulitzer. .. yeh .. junot diaz... i listened to a couple podcast interviews with him. i have a crush now, to say the least!