December 5, 2008
friday 5 december
Have just started reading Bridget Jones’ Diary, thanks to suggestion (and loaning of book) by sister-in-law Liz. Can no longer think or write in complete sentences. Adding that extra first person pronoun wastes far too much time.
Am depressed that Bridget, who is supposed to be charmingly plump, only weighs 131 at her highest point. Can’t remember ever weighing 130 lbs in entire life. I think I was born weighing 150. Poor mum. (Adoption of British terminology to match imitation of Jones’ writing style). Am even more depressed that Renee Zellweger had to gain something like 30 pounds in order to play Bridget Jones at her scale-topping weight of 130 lbs.
Am glad I am LDS and can therefore not have to worry about additional vices of cigarette and alcohol consumption in addition to calorie consumption.
Laugh that sister-in-law gave me book with swear words in it. But come on, don’t they sound a lot less offensive when it’s British people saying it? Like how “bloody” to them is really offensive and to us it just sounds charmingly British? (sorry, any British readers I may have collected) Which reminds me of the time I happened upon an Irish blog in which the f-word was used profusely, but they actually spelled it every time “-ook”, or “-ooking”, which made me laugh a lot, and also think about the arbitrary nature of swear words.
Think to self, must really finish silly chick lit book and get around to reading serious literary stuff for Book Club. If I can remember what it is I’m supposed to read. Because I never write things down. And then I have to ask my neighbor what the name of the book was. Think it was french. Or was that the book they suggested reading, but didn’t officially assign? Can’t remember. Oh well.
In other news: Christmas shopping 85% accomlished. So far, so good. Now I need to clean my house for when my mother-in-law babysits tonight. Difficult task as 1-yr-old is running from room to room systematically emptying every single cupboard, drawer, and bookshelf within his reach. Christmas tree ornaments have been migrating higher and higher every day. Actually not that bad, since I threw out all the ugly old plastic ornaments and now have just enough nice new ornaments that I bought on clearance last year to decorate upper half of Christmas tree most abundantly. Would look awfully sparse if we had to decorate the whole tree, though.
Must go rescue my can opener now. Ta!
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