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So I am officially a terrible bookworm now, not that I really expected anything else. Andy was over last night, ostensibly helping Danica with her math, but just sort of hanging out for a while. Danica got her jewelry box out to put something away and so we were poking through it, and Andy wanted to know which was the most expensive piece and how much it had cost (my lord she has a lot of expensive jewelry...). She said probably this ring (which was v. nice, I'll admit), and oh, three thousand dollars maybe. I sort of stared at it for a moment and the first thought that came into my head was "...think of all the books I could buy with that money!" Of course I had to go and say it out loud, and Andy informed me that I was a bookworm. The fact that I took a collection of lectures on Shakespeare off my shelf to read before bed was the clincher.
On the other hand, Erin completely agrees with me, so at least I'm not alone. (Hehe.) Bookworm and proud.

Had breakfast and lunch with people and am generally feeling like we are getting to know each other, which is a trite and dull phrase for what I mean. I mean that we can make jokes and tease each other, and we feel okay sitting down at tables with each other without asking permission or feeling awkward. It's kinda nice.

Tonight am going to the opera--Rigoletto. Er...cheery. We're meeting in an hour to go downtown and eat, a whole big group of us. Huzzah for free culture....*grin*

"How they [the Persian Empire] picked their next king is fascinating...and kinky as hell." -Dr. M.

Ta!

Date: 2004-10-14 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countcomfect.livejournal.com
YAY! Go Bookworms!!!

Date: 2004-10-15 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Join the proud and noble order! *grin*

har!

Date: 2004-10-15 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branwen-sophia.livejournal.com
Yes, a proud and noble order, we, and smelling of dust and binding glue.

Speaking of which, read the Difference Engine (in a comp. lab or I'd tell you the author's name). Basically posits an alternate England in which the computer gets a running start in the 19th cen, in the form of those punch-card machines. Dreadfully old-fashioned worldviews mixed with this old/new technology that makes me think of brass rivets and green leather and Jules Verne. English empire considerably more entrenched and self-satisfied, meritocracy controled by "savant Lordships," "Lady Ada" as a sort of prophetess-queen...

/end book pump/ eehhh...Shakespeare! Yay!

Re: har!

Date: 2004-10-15 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Mmmm....that sounds fabulous. I'll add it to my list of things to read when school's out. *sigh*

*a proud and noble order, we, and smelling of dust and binding glue* --I love you. Join my order. We shall conquer with old books and proper grammar. (Or, alternately, just sit and read. This is also an appealing option.)

Date: 2004-10-15 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starpolish.livejournal.com
Why do you get cool professors? ::sniffle:: I need to take a history class to get a fun one. ;)

And I would have thought about buying books and CDs as opposed to a three thousand dollar ring. Holy cow...

And I'm jealous that your culture is free. Mine is merely discounted. But I am going to see my first ballet this January.

Date: 2004-10-15 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Discounted is good too. Actually when I got opera tickets through my highschool I had to pay (fiver, I think).
Ballets are awesome.

Date: 2004-10-15 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starpolish.livejournal.com
A fiver? FOrty bucks to see Rent, here (and tha'ts the discounted price). Only twelve for the ballet, though.

Date: 2004-10-15 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Well my school had gotten the tickets, I think, at an "education price" or something like that. I'm not sure.
Yeah, it's about ten or tweleve for ballet here too.

Date: 2004-10-16 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
Bookworms will conquer the world! There will always be books. Books are good, books are your friend. Thou shalt honour the books and worship the holy sight of old libraries filled with books.

Ballet, opera... *sigh* you have no idea how jealous I am . I wish those weren't so bloody expensive or that I at least knew somebody who would want to spend money and go with me to some. I have never seen a real opera and the first and only ballet I have ever seen was when I was 12, half a life time away. *sniff* I'm culture-deprived.

Date: 2004-10-16 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Come to Seattle! I will culture you! (That kind of sounds like I'm going to make yogurt out of you...no, I just mean take you places.) :D

Date: 2004-10-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
Yes! Culture me! Culture me! (But I do prefer to be taken to places instead of being made into yoghurt ;)) Now all I need to do is find a way to cross that immense ocean....

Date: 2004-10-16 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Fly!
:) Seriously, though, if you're ever in the area for any reason, let me know and I will definetely take you around the city. :)

Date: 2004-10-16 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seachild-elf.livejournal.com
Ah, the chances on that are slim, sadly very slim. But if I ever, in that one-in-a-million-chance, do end up in Seattle someday, I'll hold you to it! :)

Date: 2004-10-16 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Good. You do that. :)

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