“Loneliness does not come from having no people around one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”—Carl Jung (via embracechangedontbattleit)
A friend of mine rehashed the SNL skit with a bunch of the cast crying and eating ice cream to Adele’s “Someone Like You” to me this weekend, and I said that I didn’t get it. Shocked she replied, “it’s such a sad song, this girl is so heartbroken and depressed.” And I see things on Tumblr occasionally about how it is just the saddest song ever, and still I just don’t get it.
I understand that the song is about a girl who is heartbroken, and that I do find sad. But it has been long enough since they have broken up, that her ex has not only moved on, but the ex found a new love and got married.
I really enjoy the song, and find it to be sung beautifully, but the only thing that I find really sad about it is the fact that the person singing the song seems to be unable to move on.
I’ve had great breakups, good breakups, a few messy breakups, and one breakup that left me as a shell of myself for a few days….okay, okay weeks but still. You pick yourself up, shake off the dust, and you move on with your life. It sucks, but you move on. And eventually, it’ll all work out because if the other person doesn’t love you then you aren’t meant to be.
I am reading a book for school called “The Psychology of How We Fall in Love” by Paul Dobransky. It’s not what I wish I’d be reading, but it’s a very interesting book nevertheless. Do you buy all these books?
Sounds like an interesting read!
All of the ebooks I’ve paid for, bought via giftcard or Amazon credit (I used to take online surveys for Amazon $), or they have been gifted to me. I also frequently check the Amazon deals and buy most of the ebooks when they are on a promotion.
Most of the books that I read in print I borrow from friends, take from work, or get ARC’s through a Young People in Publishing group I belong to.
Spent most of the weekend cleaning the apartment, sleeping, and reading “The Snowman”. I’m over half way finished with it, and I’m aiming to finish it before tomorrow night so I can have four books done for January.
I have to say, I’m throughly enjoying this story, and I love that I’m still guessing who the killer is. Everyone seems suspicious and everyone has a skeleton or two in their closet. I am enjoying that several times throughout the story the police have mentioned to Harry Hole that serial killers only exist in the USA, which makes me giggle.
So I just woke up from another one of my crazy and complex dreams. The one part that I found really interesting is that throughout the dream I was reading a paperback of The Chamber of Secrets. But it wasn’t really Harry Potter. I realized this myself in the dream, and stared at the cover for awhile to see that it wasn’t the traditional art work associated with the second book.
I remember parts of the book, but sadly not the majority of the plot. I do remember that Harry Potter had nothing to do with this book at all.
What I’m curious about is if my dream mind wrote an entire novel? Did my brain complete my NaNo project without me? Whatever the case, I think I need to go through and get back to work on my Nano project.
Hurrah! All meetings are over with for the day. I can breathe easy and just catch up on emails for the rest of the afternoon.
I did take a break and left my desk for lunch and got some reading in. I’m now 10% of the way through “The Snowman” and so far I’m enjoying it, even though Harry Hole sounds more like a porn star from the 70’s instead of a Norwegian detective.
So today is going to be a crazy busy day for me at work. I need to prepare for two different meetings, and I’m panicking a bit about one of them since I’m actually presenting data and stats to make a decision about how to move forward with a key account. This is my chance to shine, and what this entire promotion was about and I don’t want to mess it up.
If any one sees me liking any of their posts, or making a post (other than the 100 Facts, since that’s on a queue) please yell at me.
I need to be focusing on numbers today and not looking at pretty pictures of books, kittens, and Doctor Who gifs.
63: I failed my first driver's test because I couldn't parallel park my station wagon without hitting the curb. My dad was so annoyed with me that I had to practice parking with his SUV, my mother's Expedition and my wagon. Now I can parallel park pretty much anything in any size space.
You read this one in a flash! I keep track of your ratings for future readings :)
Yep. I was able to get over 70% of it done on Sunday curled up on the couch while the football games were on. Since I was a kid I’ve been able to tear through books if I really enjoy what I’m reading or have the proper motivation. This was a very handy skill to have in college when I would procrastinate like crazy and start reading a book and writing the paper the night before it was due.
And thank you, I’m very flattered that you pay attention to my ratings.
60: I am completely inept with lyrics. I always hear something different than what the singer is actually saying, and usually my interpretation doesn't make much sense.
I just found out this morning that “St. Elmo’s Fire” said “St. Elmo’s Fire” and not what I have been singing for years, “since you’ve been higher”. Since I’ve never seen the movie, I had no clue that there was a connection.
Have you read his other books? I really loved Middlesex. But I’m apprehensive to read this one because I’ve been hearing such mixed reviews hm
I read “Middlesex” and remember absolutely loving it, but I haven’t read it since high school. I think one of my hangups with the book was that the female lead embodied so many of my own female friends, who get extremely hungup on what they think the idea of love is, and what a relationship should and should not be like, and this panic that they have to get married before a certain age. Even though Madeleine wasn’t written quite so desperate, I just wanted to smack her across the face and tell her to like herself more.
I think if I hadn’t enjoyed “Middlesex” so much, I probably wouldn’t have read this just making an opinion on the publicity. But I’m still glad I read it. It is a good book, I just wouldn’t call it great.
So it snowed here in the city finally. But like most snow here, it has mostly turned to dirty slush.
On the way home from a chili ingredient run, I slipped in the middle of the street and fell pretty hard. The Boo was a few steps in front of me, but a guy walking next to me swooped down and lifted me up like I was a small child. It was a very nice random stranger act, and I very much appreciated his assistance although when the Boo ran back to help me the guy seemed very sheepish and said, “Sorry, I didn’t know she was with you.” That was a bit odd, but it always warms my heart when New Yorkers help one another. We’re not a city of assholes…not all the time at least.
So thank you random guy in the wool coat on Second Ave, whoever you are.