September 29th, 2008

girl

Nyergh

1. And here I was so proud of myself for not falling behind on Premiere Week...ah well.  *proceeds to work through them steadily*  I have more in the works (The Office & Bones, to be specific...the other shows I haven't watched yet), but these are the ones I could finish, quick-and-simple. 

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2. I really wish the snippier girls in my British Novels class would stop whining about how lame they think Jane Austen's plots are, and/or saying, for example, that they think the last chapter of Pride & Prejudice where Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth get into a conversation about what brought them together is "cheesy."  BECAUSE THAT PART IS AWESOME, DAMMIT.  It's a refreshing extension from the "and suddenly they got married and lived happily ever after" endings.  Don't harsh my squee.

3. Speaking of books that actually do suck, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy.  This is for Capstone, of course; there are not enough words in the world to describe how much I hate this book, and perhaps more by extension its author.  I tried to get through the second chapter/essay in it, and I can barely even find her point for the forest of unnecessary sarcasm and rampant hostility.

4. After fighting with my unresponsive mouse for weeks, and reaching nearly intolerable levels of sluggishness, I finally realized that I could try scraping the lint off the roller, rather than just blowing out dust and crumbs. Lo and behold, it is like new! YAY.

5. Dear The Office: This Thursday and Friday are my fall break, i.e. 'I don't have school' i.e. 'I can watch any TV I want totally guilt-free that Thursday night.' EXPLAIN TO ME WHY YOU ARE SUDDENLY NOT AIRING A NEW EPISODE UNTIL OCTOBER NINTH. *is grouchy*
(edit: whaaaaaaaaaaaat. I don't give a flying fuck about the vice presidential debate, NBC! Ship it to a cable network! Better yet, let's just restrict it one network and shuffle it regularly, like they do with the Superbowl. Or possibly you could just have it on ANY NIGHT THAT'S NOT THURSDAY. *angry growl*)