Sunday, September 12, 2010

It just is.

I just got back from a pretty good workout at the gym. New school year: new good habits, I always say. I hadn't been in awhile, and it was great to find that they've installed a bunch of new bike posts in front of the gym. There used to only be two, and they'd always be taken, and I'd have to go around the corner or across the street to lock up my bike. Anyway, it's a nice little touch.

So yah, here's some randomness from the recent past, the present, and the future.

1) I survived the first week of school. My classes seem good. Right now the planning is a bit overwhelming but I'll get back into that groove soon (I hope).

2) I've been listening to a lot of Rilo Kiley lately. Poor Rilo has to put up with my wandering around her apartment singing loudly and massacring her namesake. Poor kitty. (She's giving me a dirty look right now as I sing "I Never".)

3) I ordered a Kindle! One night this week I was browsing the internet because I was in the mood to buy something. Anyway, my travels brought me to the Kindle site and I thought "hmmm".

I was/am still on the fence about e-readers. I love books as physical objects but I have a bad habit of buying too many of them and my bookshelf is full. I'm trying to use the library more, but I also like immediacy. With a Kindle, I can get the latest books for $10 in 60 seconds! Damn this culture of immediate gratification and its bad influence on me! I also like the idea of not having to lug books around when I travel. A con of an e-reader is that I can't lend books to people from it, so I guess people who use me as a lending library (hi Dad!) are going to be out of luck.

My friend Flora got a Kindle for her birthday and raved about it when I last saw her. Anyway, I was discussing the idea with my mom, and she was really for it, so that went in on the "pro" side of the argument. The deciding factor for me is that I hope the novelty of it will get me reading more. I haven't been reading as much as I'd like to this year, so maybe the latest gadget will encourage me to spend more time reading, and less time on more mindless things (hi internet!).

I put my order in today. It's not going to be here anytime soon. They are currently out of stock because they are so popular, but they estimate mine will be ready on September 24th. It's also gotta ship from the US, so that'll add another week or so. I'm going to push it out of my mind and then it will be a nice surprise.

However, who wants to bet my pretty apple green case will arrive well in advance?

4) My plan for the autumn is to rock my purple chucks as much as possible.

5) I am in love with Starbucks' Toffee Mocha Frappucino. So much so, I haven't even had one of my beloved Pumpkin Spice Lattes yet. I'm holding off on the latte until it gets a little bit cooler.

6) I'm really excited to watch this show. It looks like it might have potential, and may warm my heart. I don't get A&E, but I hope that I'll either be able to find it on the internet, or someone nice (hi Steve!) will let me watch it at their house.

7) I was going to be ambitious and make homemade mac and cheese but that would mean going to the grocery store, and I'm supposed to meet up with my long-lost friend Mathew for coffee tonight so I don't think there will be time. Ahhh, well, toast and peanut butter it will be! Happy Monday everyone!

Edit: I just realized that I could have grilled cheese + soup for dinner instead! Yum! Perfect fall comfort dinner!


yrautca said...

Kindle is a good purchase especially if you read. I almost bought one for me but am not a big reader.

Aaron said...

autumn rocked purple chucks will be brownish black chucks by winter...kind of like a hypercolour shirt from the 90s, only...dirtier?

carolyn is eagerly awaiting pumpkin spiced doughnuts at timmy's this fall, i don't know if she's aware of this 'pumpkin spice latte'; our coffee runs might get a lot more expensive.

Princess Pessimism said...

im on the fence about still a fan of going to the library, and the smell of new books, and the sound that cracking the spine of a new book makes.

I stare at a computer all day - I cant imagine staring at one to read. you'll have to let me know how it is.

Jabba said...

Yay for purple chucks! Mine served me well this weekend in Vancouver.

I'm not sure what to think about the Kindle, I'm anxious to find out how you like it. I love curling up with a book...I love the feel of the pages, I love the act of turning a page....and I'm not sure about the computer screen. But on the other hand, I don't like how much paper goes into making them....and I have WAY too many books too. And the travel aspect is SUPER intriguing.....

rawbean said...

How can buying too many books ever be a bad habit?

Grilled Cheese and soup is THE BEST.

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galapogos said...

ha ha, that show just seems awkward. I just don't think I can take Tony seriously. I went to Chapters yesterday to escape the rain and saw a Kindle, it was very cute. I'm just not sure if I want to stare at a screen to read a book. I can only take so much of this thing before I need to do something else.

Miss Ash said...

I gotta say I'm more of a book gal myself and would not be able to make the adjustment well to reading from a computer like gadget. I do hope that you enjoy it though!

I also tried the Toffee Mocha Latte and had a 2nd one the following day! I did give in and get my fav pumpkin spice though the following week! I think they went up in price too....maybe the HST?

WV: Testi (tee hee)