Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Crazy Days

It seems like there's been a lot going on lately. Or at least I've been extremely busy, but I'm not sure there's been a lot happening that's very interesting. Let's see...school started a couple of weeks ago. My class is horrid - ok, I take that back, four members of my class are horrid - and they exhaust me. It literally seems like we've been in school for months already. Me thinks that does not bode well for the year. Ah well, hopefully someone will invent Ritalin that comes in a plug-in form and we'll be right as rain before you know it.

To add to my stress, we've been dealing the last two nights with some kind of @#$!%! hoodlum teenagers vandalizing our cars that we park on the street. Sunday night they must have stolen a 5+ pound granite landscaping rock from some other neighbor and drove by and chucked it at our cars. It hit the top of one and then flew into the back of the van and damaged that too. (Thank God our deductible is low or I'd really be screaming.) Then this morning at 3am the doorbell rings and it's the police AGAIN, this time they (and I'm assuming it's the same lunatics because we really generally do live in a safe neighborhood) had taken ours and our neighbors recycling and dumped it on top of our car. Luckily there seems to be no damage from that (but glad I didn't put out the glass and aluminum!!!) Seriously, if I wasn't afraid of being ate to death by mosquitoes, I would sleep on my porch with a shotgun. (Yes, in case you're wondering, I am a country girl at heart.) Not that I would shoot them, but it would be worth it to watch them piddle themselves. Though it wouldn't be safe to have a loaded gun because at this point I think I would be too tempted.

So you can see how between kids at school and delinquents in my neighborhood I'm having a week. And it's only Tuesday :(

On the upside last week, my friend Holly turned me on to this great book series - it's called "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. I started reading them last weekend and the last book in the series actually came out this weekend so I zipped through that on Saturday and finished it Sunday morning. It's hard to describe - kind of a vampire romance, teen novel, fantasy type book. They were easy reads and pretty good. I especially liked the last one, mostly because the themes are a little more adult and were easier for me to relate to. The only thing I didn't like was that they were too predictable, at least to me. I'm used to Harry Potter, you have to figure it out-kind of books. But they were definitely enjoyable and I highly recommend them if you like those types of books. (And I have all four of them if anyone living near me needs to borrow them!)

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