Jul. 2nd, 2008

yesterday

Jul. 2nd, 2008 09:14 am
mountain_laurel: (whiskey tango foxtrot)
a couple of amusing things from yesterday:
  • i saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that proclaimed, in elaborate sparkly pink screen printing of the sort that usually says something like 'Princess' or 'Spoiled Brat', 'Wheatgrass Tastes Funny'. i wonder if she got it in Japan. the Japanese, of course, are famous for their love of t-shirts with nonsense English on them. conversely, i once had a shirt with a couple of kanji characters on it. when i wore it to work one day at Tai Yim Kung Fu, sifu burst out laughing as soon as he saw it. i finally got him to tell me it said, 'Buy Me, I'm Beautiful'. i still think that was pretty awesome. i wore that shirt till it fell apart.

  • a guy tried to hit on me while i was reading in the pharmacy waiting area. he had a not-too-bright look about him, and my suspicion was confirmed by his attempt at conversation. "Fiction or non-fiction?" he asked me. "Fiction," i told him. "Oh, so it's based on a true story?" he said. "Um... right," i said, and pointedly went back to reading. i really didn't feel like explaining. he tried to chat me up again a few minutes later, but i just said something like "hmm" and ignored him otherwise. i guess it's nice to know somebody still finds me attractive. one day, perhaps it will be someone with an IQ over 100, but i'm not holding my breath.

  • i finally got to watch Snakes on a Plane. it was just as awesomely dumb as i expected, and twice as gratuitous. also, that kickboxer character was HOTT.


in non-amusing but possibly interesting news, i've finally got my Adderall prescription again, and i already feel better after one dose. hopefully this will make it easier for me to stick out full days at work instead of leaving early when the boredom becomes too crushing.

oh yes, and on Sunday i read my lj friend [livejournal.com profile] ladyjaida's book, Havemercy, co-written with her friend [livejournal.com profile] danibennett. it was so delicious i put it away in one sitting. it's a damn good first novel, well-written and well-plotted, and they made me love all of the main characters, even the least likable of them. it's a fantasy, set in a world that feels more or less like 19th-century England, except with magic and mechanical dragons. near the end they do gloss over a couple of things i wish they'd explained, but otherwise i thought it was excellent; it's a book i'll definitely read again.

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