Monday, October 08, 2007

Shiny Crappy Monday

I know, I know, it seems like next weekend is very far away right about now.

But take heart, it will get here before you know it.

Our weekend was pretty busy, just with family stuff and unexpected house guests. Took some good photos of my Mom yesterday. She posed for me in her new suit, and looked perfect and angelic as always. I think I will have them printed for her, she always likes that. Also, took some self-portraits and I added a new one to my profile. I wasn't looking my best, but I was just goofing around and decided to throw a few of myself in, since I take after my Dad (he always took self portraits too).

Went over to Xanadu Book Store the other day, as they have not only books but music equipment. Mr. J was looking at some of the music equipment, and I began browsing the books. Of course I couldn't walk away empty handed. I held two books in my hands. The first one was "On The Road" written by Jack Kerouac. The other was Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, which I had been wanting to read... Although I'm sure that the Kerouac book was more historic at this point, I couldn't help myself but I bought Memoirs because I had been wanting to read it since I saw the movie. I still have no idea why I'm so obsessed with that story... but I am (the Japanese culture, and the mystique of the Geisha are just very interesting to me). So I'm on Chapter 6 already (or 7), and so far it's very good... I think I'll try to check out the Kerouac book at some point though. I can't explain what draws me to a particular book, as I am not an extremely frequent reader... but once I get interested in some story, I will read it like mad!

So due to the weekend's events, I didn't post but I got around when I could to read my other blog buddies. Blog talk radio news: Rockdog fell ill, and did not have his usual "Unleashed" radio show. I certainly hope he feels better and is back in true form this next week... I am not sure but I think Yas's Radio Show picks back up on October 14th... so stay tuned for that! If you have never listened in, please also check out Meggy Moon, she's still doin her thang Thursday nights at 7! Tell her Jaxxx sent ya.

If I can fine tune any pics that I feel like sharing, I'll do so as soon as possible.

For all my fellow Techies out there, I leave you with this fine quote (Managers please keep this in mind when deciding it might be best to offer up that 4-day work week, or even the "telecommuting" option--We won't fight you on that.

Sometimes it pays to stay in bed in Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code

Dan Salomon quotes



Never read Kerouac for some reason.

Magic up in Barnsley. Cappy sends his love n all

Jay said...

"On the Road" was pretty good. Not really great, but still good. Mostly it's good just for the fun idea of just taking off and wandering around the country hitching rides and meeting people and all that cool stuff. Can't really do that today like you could in the late 40's and early 50's though.

The profile pic is great!

awa said...

Love the profile pic! Dang, girl you be HAWT!

Further on up the road said...

New profile pic - what's going on? I'm easily confused.

Kerouac - never read. Some female relative has a blog .. momtheminx or something like that, I was a reader for a while but moved on.

I've always had a dream to drive around USA esp. the important music places, Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville. Maybe I should do it and write the book... :-)

I love that quote. Best one I got was from my first manager as a raw trainee software engineer - "Many of the people here confuse activity with work. People who spend a few days thinking then write code I don't have to spend the rest of teh year debugging are my stars."

captain corky said...

I was ready for the show, but I'm sure next week I'll be ready again, and I'll be looking for you Jackie. ;)

her indoors said...

brilliant quote, great new profile photo too, never fancied the Gressha film or book, not sure why either, hope you have a good week

Aunt Jackie said...

Dinners, we've spoken, but back at ya and Love to Cappy....

Jay, I might just have to check it out just for the heck of it... that is in one of my 'reading' moods.

Awa, takes one to know one!! We have to stay sassy, you know... Thanx!

Further, what's confusing?? Wha? Yes, traveling the world and photographing and writing about it would be great fun.

Corky: Yay!! I'll be there! ;)

Indoors: Thanks! Yes, we all have our favorite movies and such...

Cindi said...

I read Memoirs of a Geisha several years ago and it is one of my all-time favorite books! It was much better than the movie which I finally got to see last year. Have you finished reading it yet...isn't it good? :-)

I just finished two really good books. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel and then her follow-up sequel to that one called She Got Up Off the Couch. Now I'm reading a David Sedaris book called Me Talk Pretty One Day. My sister is reading my Haven Kimmel books now and she loves them too.

Loved the pics!