Friday, August 08, 2008

A Little Whine for a Friday Afternoon

So I’m kind of frustrated today, because I’ve realized that I have, indeed, completely lost my copy of The Shipping News. The last time I know I had it for sure was on the plane coming back from Miami. That is not a good sign. I’m pissed not only because a) it was good, and I was really into it and I really want to keep reading before I forget all the important plot points and b) it’s frickin’ expensive to buy books, especially when you’ve already BOUGHT said book but also c) this is the second book that’s disappeared recently. Earlier this summer I was reading Mating, by Norman Rush, and it was pretty good. But I took it on a weekend get-away and haven’t seen it since. I don’t know what my problem is. Normally I keep track of things like that, especially if I’m in the middle of reading them! And now I am stuck deciding whether to respend money or go to the library (that's not so close) and see if they have a copy or a list I can get on.

Also, I went to BD’s Mongolian BBQ for lunch today and it was a clusterfuck. I’ve never had to wait in line so long for someone to cook my pile of raw meat and noodles. I intend not to go back anytime soon. And the noise level was deafening. My friend, who’s in town visiting, and I decided to not attempt further conversation and agreed to just catch up tomorrow at another friend’s wedding. That’s how loud it was. And you can ask anyone who knows me, my voice can be SHRILL when I want it to be, and that still wasn’t sufficient.

So I’m annoyed.

Which is a rough way to start the weekend. Happily, there’s a rehearsal dinner at a fancy-schmancy country club tonight, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a little fois gras to soothe my nerves. A girl can hope, right?


Diane said...

And wine too?

That SUCKS about the book. Library maybe?

meno said...

Used book store??

Why are there all these people in the world??