by syaffolee

Memes Old and New

Booking Through Thursday: Gold Medal Reading

First: Do you or have you ever read books about the Olympics? About sports in general? Fictional ones? Or non-fiction? Or both?

I do not recall reading anything about the Olympics or sports in general in fiction or non-fiction.

Second: Do you consider yourself a sports fan?

No. This is probably the reason for the answer in the first part. I usually do not go out of my way to read something in a subject that I do not care about or have any interest in. (I also have not seen or read about the current Olympics. At all.)

Addendum: I apologize for sounding so abrupt, but I’ve been really stuck in lab lately. Generally, I work 50 to 60 hrs a week (this week, it’s more like 70), at least and lately, I am feeling very paranoid after overhearing a post-doc complaining about grad students working even less than flaky undergrads.

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Booking Through Thursday: Other Worlds

Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live? Or where you certainly would NOT want to live? What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?

As I told someone yesterday, it’s hard to articulate what to like. It’s much easier to say what to dislike. I definitely do not want to live in a world where there’s violence going on all the time. This means YOU, epic fantasy novels with constant warring. I also do not trust any authors who are into torturing their characters.

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The Thursday Threesome: “Leggo’ my Eggos!”

Onesome: Leggo’– of that! Okay, is there something (sure, food works!) that shows up from time to time that you’d really like to have and someone else usually makes a grab for it? I’m thinking Christmas is coming and maybe those ‘special’ cookies need to be planned for…

Good food always disappears before I get a crack at it.

Twosome: my– how time flies: Back to School sales are already over and I’m seeing Thanksgiving stuff in the stores! Whaddayathink: are you ready for Summertime to be over and done with?

I haven’t seen Thanksgiving stuff, but then again, I haven’t done much shopping lately. And no, I’m not really ready for summer to end, but what can you do?

Threesome: Eggos– and the like: do you have a frozen food you keep around just because you actually like the darned thing?

Frozen food is easy to cook when I get home feeling really tired. I like fresh food better, though.