31 August 2009

Gnome, anyone?

So the other day a gnome appeared on our front porch. I have no idea where it came from, but here is a picture of the beaut:

I'm just wondering, what do we do with it now?

27 August 2009


Folks (if anyone reads this blog), I have an announcement.

I now . . . duh duh duh . . . tentatively have a job! Details pending. I'm waiting for the reality to sink in. Because 2 months and counting, I have been waiting for this moment. And it's hard to believe it's gotten here, because I've already arrived at the point where joblessness becomes both a defining life quality and personal characteristic.

26 August 2009

book group

I have a strong desire that has only recently developed. I want to be a part of a book club. It sounds too difficult to start one myself, though (see Oprah's preliminary questions here). I also would like to be a part of a writing group.

My reasons for this? Well, first of all, I want to be motivated to do these things that I love but don't do very much because I'm a lazy dud (or something). Also, I think collaboration of ideas is an enlightening and broadening venture, and what better forum than a semi-formal discussion group where no one is getting grades? It's like your favorite English course without the stress, or something. And maybe you could develop connections with your fellow group-members. As I am often cloistered alone in my apartment (the fate of the jobless?), this sounds appealing to me.

Of course, I don't really know anything about book groups, and I don't know if it would actually be as great as I imagine it to be. I just hope that it is whenever it comes along, because it will come along. And when it does, watch out!

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