Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tuesday

I don't really have a point to this writing, but sometimes I feel this is the only way I get human contact in a day. Even though I don't really, it just helps me to feel a little less lonely.

Work is going really well. I think I might have actually found something that I am interested in and that makes me super happy. I'm finally appreciated in a position too and not treated like a coffee bitch.

Grad school starts this week. My books still aren't here but hopefully that will remedy itself in the next day as I have quite a load of homework due on Thursday night.

I'm also meeting this week with a friend who has a tutoring business and I'm looking to maybe help out with that. I figured I could probably do things like English and writing as those were my better subjects in high school. Ahhh, creative writing. That was a fun one once I realized that no one was judging me for my crazy thoughts.

My book club book for this month is Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan. I'm not very far into it but we'll see. I'm starting to wonder if its only popular because of the author. I do want to put a quote from the book in here though because I thought it was very interesting.

A pious man explained to his followers: It is evil to take lives and noble to
save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake
and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop
and twirl. "Don't be scared," I tell those fishes. "I am saving you from
drowning." Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I
am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything,
I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the
money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes.

I just thought that was very interesting. Or maybe it was really late when I read it.

Tonight I have a 4 mile run and then hopefully some more Monopoly with Ryan. We'll see though-I think he's wounded b/c I kicked his tail last night!

3 comments:

Missy said...

4 miles? I couldn't run 4 blocks, so I think you are my new hero. :)

FYI, I changed my blog address - http://beesandbooboo.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Let me know what you think about Saving Fish From Drowning; I've heard it was a good book. I think that's next on my list, actually. Have fun with your run tonight! :-)

Ryan said...

Sadly, I am too ill to be playing anything. I realize that this is a pansy excuse because you did kick my tail...again.

But I will have my revenge...oh yes, I WILL have my revenge!!

Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!!