Monday, May 24, 2010

Anything but Normal

This month has been crazy, to say the least. Last month I set a goal to lose 10 lbs in May and I'm only halfway there with one week to go. So, for June my goal is 5 more lbs, and maybe by the end of August I'll have 5 more after that. :) I only have the freshman 15 to go, anyway!

I finished reading "Atonement" by Ian McEwan about a week ago. McEwan is an artist when it comes to writing novels. I'll admit that it did take me a while to get into the story and get used to his writing style. However, with that said, no one but McEwan could tell this story and have it be as beautiful as it is in his form. Every detail that he mentioned need to be in the story for it to have the intense impact that it does, even to the very end. I have yet to see the film, but I will try to get Theresa to put it on her Netflix line up.

I've been obsessive about buying plays lately. I bought a few of Wendy Wasserstein's plays and read "The Heidi Chronicles" the other night and loved it! I didn't have time in grad school to actually read the play. Instead another student did a presentation on it, which, to me, is definitely not the same. I also read "How I Learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel when I got home from work this morning and loved that one, too. I have more Sarah Ruhl plays to read and "In the Blood" by Susan Lori-Parks. All fabulous women!

Theresa and I are getting ready for Zumba at the gym; I'm excited because I've never taken a zumba class before! It should be fun! :)

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