I've been doing some serious reading. Offline reading. Books and shit.
The romance novels Mrs. NFB has been feeding me have a singular ongoing theme. The main characters fall madly in love with each other, promise to never, ever leave each other, and then one of their parents writes an obviously fake note from one to the other saying it's over and they get furious with each other convinced they never meant anything to each other. Frankly, it's dumb enough on its own, but the fact that every main character buys it without question is beginning to make me think no romance novelist has EVER actually been in love.
But, whatever. I'm on the last one now and if I can get through it I can get back to reading books that don't piss me off entirely based on stupid premises.
I will say this, at least they're getting reactions from me. Better than certain other authors who, at best, inspire a, "man I wish I had that time back" reaction. Doesn't exactly inspire romantic notions when I want to personally strangle every main "romantic" character in these books though. I don't think this book exchange idea is working out with us. But, last one, and she's two books back to catch up to me, so meh.
Obama has a new record. He's jumped ship before even taking office. Pretty special.
BIG BUSINESS MUST BE SAVED! IT CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO FAIL, NO MATTER HOW INEPT IT MIGHT BE!
At least he's still putting the brave face on and saying they must be forced to restructure. Here's to looking forward to finding out how many millions each of the departing company heads will get as severance.
Mrs. NFB and I watched Sleepy Hollow Saturday night. It was the first movie we went to with each other in the theater. Both of us, at that time, thought it was pretty lame. This Saturday when we watched it, we both really liked it. Also, we couldn't remember most of it. She asked why we both thought it was so bad the first time. I said, "because neither of us really had our mind on the movie at the time?"
"Yeah, I'm not the only one."
We also watched Mannequin, a classic if ever there was one. And Captivity - Jack Bauer's daughter getting kidnapped, connived, and otherwise controlled. Too bad the jacket description gave away the main plot twist. Damn movie summaries. Summaries and trailers should not give away the entire plot. Someone needs to learn this.
Of course, when they don't people accuse the movie of having no plot. Because, obviously, if the trailer has no plot. . . *COUGH*SPEED RACER*COUGH*
I'm here. The boss is here. Yet I can't even get an email response from him on one of those, "let me know if I should do this work" type of things. So I've been just hanging here for about three hours, waiting to see if I should do it or not. I've tried asking him, and all he's got for me is, "let me look at the example first" all pissy, like I'm not giving him time to give it the ten second glance he needs to give it to say if it's what he wants or not.
Meh. Not my money the company's wasting paying me to sit here spinning my wheels. Despite the company's best efforts to convince me it IS my money.
Until it's in my wallet or bank account, no, it's not.
Onward and downward.
DIS CON NECT
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