Wonderful new lies At the
Wonderful new lies
At the moment, I'm listening to Macy Gray's I Try on mp3. It's a very emotional song, and she has such a beautiful voice.
Now I'm listening to Reel Big Fish's cover of Take On Me.
Anyway . . .
Tomorrow I have my English orals (I think I mentioned that earlier). I'll have a passage from either Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, or Shakespeare's Hamlet or Henry IV Part I. Our passages are randomly
chosen, so we have to know all the works pretty well. I'm comfortable with the Shakespeare, but I didn't even read Wharton. It was about New York aristocratic society at the turn of the century. It was boring to no end, and I fell asleep every five pages. I only got to page 80, then decided I'd watch the movie. We had to write a paper about it and I did pretty well. I wrote about how the society was not really superficial, they only appeared superficial (?). It hardly made sense to me, and I didn't even really have a thesis, but I guess I showed "good critical analysis" by saying
nothing from many different perspectives. It vaguely reminds me of something I just read in Slaughter-House-5:
Another time, Billy heard Rosewater say to a psychiatrist, " I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren't going to want to go on living."
At this moment, David is here to give me a ride to a surprise birthday part for Amber.
And by the way, today is the 9-month anniversary of Adele and me.