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September 30, 2008

Today is such, such a good day. :D

So while I’m supposed to be doing a book review, I’m just going to hold off for a little bit; I’ve been so down the last few days, that I think I should convey my cheeriness to you!

Let’s see…what makes today so great?

Um, first and foremost, the SUN! It hasn’t put in an appearance in quite awhile, so as soon as I saw it this morning I broke out a dress and did a little dance for joy. I love the sun. ;)

Then there’s the fact that I finished my first task at work; I feel very fulfilled, hehe.

And, my Russian class was unexpectedly cancelled. Now, I love my Russian class, but I defy even the most conscientious student to not experience a certain lightening of mood at two surprise free hours!

The library called, and I was able to pick up my very two first holds: A Fine and Private Place by Peter Beagle and Wake by Lisa McMann. Then when I got home, a review copy of Crossed by Nicole Galland was waiting for me: I love the Middle Ages, and doesn’t it look good?

I also treated myself to a little book care package last night, after discovering that Borders had misplaced their copies of The Graveyard Book, so I’d have to either drive over 40 miles or just order it online. So, that, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and Northanger Abbey are currently winging their way to me. Why the latter two? Because of Austenprose’s Go Gothic! event this October, with group reads of the Austen and Radcliffe. And yes, I do own a copy of Northanger Abbey, but it’s in Colorado, and the Vintage Classic was only $6 before discount and isn’t it just the prettiest cover? My Austens don’t match right now, and I have a feeling I’ll be buying the other five novels at some point!

Oh: and a boy asked me out. ;) That’s always gonna make your day, isn’t it?

Right, so now I’m off to start on the million piles of work that I have to do between now and next Wednesday (a test on Thurs., a test next Mon., a group policy memo due on Wed., all amongst the standard grad school reading load and working 20 hrs/week). But even that can’t destroy my mood: I’m hoping I can get what I need to done in time to read a bit of Beagle before bed.

Did anything make your day today? Share!

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2008 5:31 pm

    But did you say yes???

    Lunch at Noodles & Co made my day today!

  2. September 30, 2008 6:16 pm

    Mmm, no. Nothing unusual. I’ve got clean sheets on the bed. That’s always nice, but I had to do the cleaning.

    What Kim asked.

  3. September 30, 2008 6:23 pm

    I’m glad you had such a great day! Mine was good, too. Got a TON of grading done and some of my reading for my class. Woohoo!

  4. September 30, 2008 8:14 pm

    Glad you’re feeling chipper! I found out my co-worker managed to get her own hotel room after I spent last night listening to her snore…so now I don’t have to spend my week with a roommate. That was definitely good news!

  5. September 30, 2008 8:52 pm

    Glad to hear you sounding more chipper! Yay for sunshine and dates. :)
    Let’s see, well, today we had a birthday party at work for 6 staff members, including me. So lots of chocolate and time to slack off. Fun!

  6. September 30, 2008 10:02 pm

    Well I’m so incredibly glad that you’re having a good day and feeling good today! It’s amazing what a little sunshine and a cancelled class can do, huh? lol…Have fun on your date!

  7. October 1, 2008 4:24 am

    Your cheeriness is contagious!! Glad you had such a great day and passed some of that cheer back to us. :)

  8. October 1, 2008 6:49 am

    Well, is he cute? Did you say yes?

  9. October 1, 2008 8:14 am

    I was able to get rid of “crazy lady” in record time, so yeah, it was a good day. She comes into the library about once a month and makes me shudder in disgust.

    So, about this guy–details please! Does he have hip dips and nice lips? (I’m still thinking of Christain Bale).

  10. October 1, 2008 10:15 am

    Oooh – I hope you like the Beagle book. I liked it a lot. And even more so, I hope you have a nice date.

  11. October 1, 2008 12:06 pm

    What Kim and nik and Chartroose asked!

    The sun is out here all day, too, and yet weather.com keeps telling me it will thunderstorm. SO, I didn’t get the lawn mowed -ha!

    and I have a shindig in Boston tonight and have a possible chance to meet the Mayor! woot?

  12. October 1, 2008 4:50 pm

    So glad you are feeling good! I’ve never read Northanger Abbey, I may have to this season.

    I emailed you the butternut soup recipe, enjoy!!

  13. October 1, 2008 5:58 pm

    So…are you going on the date?? My day was not bad…what made it? Yesterday, I received a lovely email from an author whose book I reviewed. Those sort of things give me chills.

  14. October 1, 2008 7:06 pm

    Grr, my Austens don’t match either! I bought a ‘whole’ set (my bookstore conned me) of Wordsworth editions for only $12, but when I arrived home I realised that Pride and Prejudice & Northanger Abbey were missing.

    I’m going to be reading Northanger Abbey and The Mysteries of Udolpho too, but for Becky’s 18th – 19th Century Women Writer’s challenge!

  15. October 1, 2008 7:16 pm

    I’m glad you’re enjoying school in Monterrey. I just wrapped my week here. I’m leaving for Hong Kong to attend my sister’s wedding. I’m bringing Rebecca West’s The Birds Fall Down with me. It’s a quick hop over there and I’ll be right back on Monday. :)

  16. October 1, 2008 7:39 pm

    Kim, I did! OMG: I looooooove the Japanese Udon noodles there. :D

    Nancy, clean sheets are glorious! I hope you have a wahoo-ier day soon. ;)

    Andi, awesome!!

    Softdrink, lol: that is good news. One of my best friends dated a guy who snored so loudly I could hear it through the wall (we lived next to each other in the dorms)…that’s pretty much one of my deal breakers for boyfriends.

    Melanie, thanks! Ohhh: chocolate and birthdays and slacking off-great combo. :)

    Chris, thanks!!

    Trish, hehe: I’m glad it’s contagious. ;) I figure I blog when I’m down, I might as well blog when I’m happy. :D

    Nik, yes and yes. ;)

    Chartroose, I can’t imagine working in a library-you guys rock for putting up w/ crazy patrons all the time. If you’ve ever seen Bones, he looks quite a bit like the actor who plays one of the scientists (Hodgins). He does have nice lips…I am currently unaware of the state of his hips, but Bale’s would be really friggin’ hard to beat!

    Claire, aww: thanks. :D

    Care, hehe: I said yes! Isn’t it funny how weather sites seem to just make things up? I hope you enjoy meeting the mayor!

    Daphne, Northanger Abbey is one of my very favourite Austens (it’s tied w/ P&P and Persuasion for first place).

    Tara, yep! And lovely e-mails are wonderful. :D

    Tuesday, oh: I’m sorry! The Udolpho read along was cancelled, but I’ll just read it on my own. :)

    Matt, you were here in Monterey?! How did I not know this? I hope your sister’s wedding is beautiful. :D

  17. October 2, 2008 12:24 pm

    Yay, you, for saying yes to the boy!

    Three things have made my day today:

    1) A friend from my previous job came to have lunch with me before she moves away.

    2) I was able to help someone with a reference question in Spanish!

    3) I was told that the previous director of our library system called to congratulate “us” on our wonderful resource page after the hurricane. Said page was created by moi!

  18. October 4, 2008 12:39 am

    Somer, congrats on that page and speaking Spanish!! And that’s great you got to have lunc with your friend. :)

  19. October 4, 2008 5:44 am

    Oh, sounds like you are on a roll! Love that book cover too!

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