Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

How is it Wednesday night, again? Anyway, here we are. Link up and link back!

1. You know how they say to never go grocery shopping when you're hungry? The same geniuses should have advised us to never go to Target when we're mad.

2. What is the point of feather dusters? They take dust off one thing and put it on something else. The dust is still in the air and soon to be all over the objects you tried to remove it from in the first place. Pointless I tell you, pointless.

3. Is it true that some people don't know what It's It are? Really? Vanilla ice cream between two oatmeal cookies dipped in dark chocolate. [Please don't ever, ever google for pictures of these without using the first apostrophe. Just trust me. Don't.]

4. I'm reading Alice Munro's collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and can't believe I haven't read more of her in the past.

5. The yearbook deadline is approaching and, like always, I'm this weird combination of panicked and nonchalant. Every other year it's always gotten in on time, so I'm sure it will this year too. It's just a tiny bit harder to work on it at home...

6. If you are planning to conduct a meeting, ask yourself one simple question: can what I say be conveyed via email? If yes, write the email and save everyone some precious time.


7. I'm confused about the balayage hair coloring- it sort of just reminds me of what my hair looks like after the highlights grow out for awhile. I've seen it look really good on some girls, but I think it might look sloppy on me... maybe.

8. My students are doing presentations right now that are THIRTY minutes long. That's a really, really long time for teenagers to have to plan, talk, and stress for. It's also a long time for me to sit there listening and scoring them. Luckily they're able to do them in groups, and the first day was better than I thought it would be, but still, it makes for a loooooong day.

9. I'm paying off a super small student loan- approximately 5% of what I owe. It does mean $50 less a month, though, and a reinvigorated sense of motivation to start chipping away a little more aggressively at the rest.
10. The measles thing is scary, but so it this- a drug-resistant superbug has surfaced on some scopes at UCLA. Two people have been killed and potentially 179 exposed, a possible result of the design. Once infected patients have a 40-50% chance of dying. And on that happy note....



  1. 4. I don't think I've ever come across it before :3 Looks fantastic though! :)

    5. Yay that you're reading Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage! Couldn't believe I hadn't gotten around to reading her stuff until more recently. Runaway is also a fantastic collection from her :)

    10. I haven't read much about it yet (only saw the headline last night on Twitter) but that is scary...

    1. Oops, messed up the numbering in my previous comment, meant to type 3 & 4, not 4 & 5 xD

  2. I enjoy Alice Munro, too, but haven't read that one...going to check it out! And I definitely agree about feather dusters...I'm in favor of Swiffer...

  3. I'm one of the ones who have never heard of It's It before this post. But they sound wonderful.

  4. Maybe it's because I didn't grow up in the US, but I have never heard of It's It. Obviously I am missing out on something extraordinary and need to find some!!

  5. So now that you've read some of her short stories, have you seen this:

    It's pretty funny.

  6. Never heard of an It's-It before, maybe it's a West Coast thing? We had oatmeal creme pies and chocowiches.