Friday, July 13, 2007

Things I Wanted to Tell You

1. Julia Quinn's novels are like crack for me. I bought two more of the Bridgerton series, planning to read them later. Like, when I'm done with the 10,000 pages I have to read for the MAE exam and my upcoming summer class. I've already finished one and grabbed the second on my way out the door this morning. I wish I lived way far away so that my train ride was hours and hours long, because I CAN'T STOP READING. I love them. I know that I need to do other stuff, but I can't not read these when they are in my reach. It is all I can do not to read it at my desk, at work.

2. I've applied for a new job that I really, really, really, really want, bad. So bad that I called my old boss, made nice, and asked if she had any connections. She did, but who knows how solid they are. Cross your fingers for me.

3. I need to remind myself that, in publishing, summer Fridays are 1/2 days, so the contact that I emailed about the potential new job will NOT respond, no matter how many times I check my email.

4. We're putting carpet tile in the basement this weekend, which will allow us to finally unpack completely and set up a nice house. After that, we have to paint the kitchen, stairs, hall, and living room and we will be presentable for the world. Not that I ever invite anyone over anyway, because I am a person who likes to be home alone, but you know. I could.

5. I really want this job. I feel a little nauseous and I have a headache because I am worrying about it so much.

6. Prepare yourself for the return of the Girl's Guide to Sports. If no one sends me questions - - I will choose the topics myself. You won't know the difference, though, because I will fake questions. Maybe. I haven't really decided. I have several column ideas, and I want to get some in the bag and decide on a regular schedule.

1 comment:

manogirl said...

Ohhhhh, Julia Quinn! I loooooooove her. She inspires me to use multiple letters where one would have done. Her new book, while not a part of the Bridgerton series (it is potentially over forever, sadly) is so superb I almost don't care that the Bridgerton series is over. I ripped through "The Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever" and I didn't want to stop. It was one of the most satisfying romance novels I've read in a long time. And it put the one I read after it, "Don't Look Down", by Jennifer Crusie and her military man cowriter, to shame.

When I read things like this about Julia Quinn it makes me want to pretend I've never read her before and read them all over again. Hmmmm. Maybe I will.