Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder...?

Is that true? Did my month-long hiatus make you yearn for another Beta post? Haha.

I'm not really sure why it's taken me so long to update this. I'll assume its a good thing and means that I was having a wonderful and busy August.
I did get to take 3 vacations:

  • A weekend in NYC with Passionknitly
  • a week in Rhode Island to catch a Jimmy Buffett concert
  • and a week in Key Largo w/ parents at my aunt's summer house
I should add that I LOVE the benefits at my job ;)

Also, sandwiched between the 2 big vacations was a busy week at work where I didn't get home before 10pm the whole week. We had all of our international staff members in town and we had to show them a good time of course. The 'good times' included a Nationals Game (its hard explaining baseball to people from Indonesia, Kenya, India, etc), a walk around Adams Morgan and Dupont circle at night, ethiopian food, a barbecue on Capitol Hill, and a happy hour at the Front Page.
Ok, so maybe my "busy week at work" isn't really anything to complain about.

I do have photographic evidence of the last month's adventures, as well as a 75% complete falling leaves sock but they'll have to wait for now.

Lately I've been sacrificing knitting time for reading.
Recent reads* include The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Next on the docket is My √Āntonia by Willa Cather.




*A little homage to mikahasablog

3 comments:

Cupcake said...

Don't read My Antonia, it's awful. Granted, I read it in 7th Grade. But my 7th grade self thought it was awful. Of course, my 12 grade self hated Tess of the d'Ubervilles, so maybe I'm just an idiot.

OldandBusted said...

Oh yes - I was yearning....and cursing! :) Hey follow up the jungle with the more modern take - fast food nation.

Beta said...

Cupcake,
I'm LOVING My Antonia. And I guess it bears mentioning that I liked Tess of the D'urbervilles too. ;) I have VERY low standards w/ reading materials. I like virtually every book I pick up. Makes life easy that way.

Oldandbusted,
I read Fast Food Nation in college and LOVED it. That's actually one of the reasons I ever put The Jungle on my list - because I think it was mentioned either in the book review or the foreword. :)