Did you sleep well?
What did you have for breakfast?
Did you have breakfast?
I have a cup of coffee.
If you can't tell,
we're having a slow start over here.
Building maintenance is supposed to be coming by,
so I'm trying not to get too involved with schoolwork yet.
(I'm not going to lie,
I'm one of those people who cleans up their apartment
—stuffs everything in the closet,
hides all of the floating papers in a drawer,
and stacks all the books against the wall so they look like they're supposed to be there—
in an attempt to not look like an academic delinquent.)
So basically I'm just sitting here waiting
until I can get back to putting post-it notes on everything
and trying not to get coffee stains on library books.
In the meantime, though, I've had a great idea for a new game.
If you remember,
in past games we've renamed books,
(That last one we're not doing again any time soon,
takes too much time.)
Today I was thinking we could do something a little different.
Remember that awkward stack of grad school books
I mentioned in the second paragraph?
(If you don't,
this might be a good time to call your doctor
and make an appointment to get that memory-loss thing checked out.
Do it now, before you forget.
Or just read the second paragraph again.)
Today we're going to give our five books from my parents' shelves new titles again,
but this time we're going to give them titles
from my leaning tower of research,
and then give a one sentence synopsis.
Sounds fun, right?
And, since I'm nice,
I'll even include links to the original (academic) books for you.
Hijinks ensue in the tale of a city's greening efforts when
successful urban farming leads to overly successful animal husbandry.
A young boy learns not to talk to or acknowledge plague victims
and why his village shuns decorative porch molding.
A tale of personal strength and triumph:
Archibalda, a young factory worker,
meets her dress-making quota,
pays off her student loans,
and follows her dreams
to go on to be a successful professional hot air balloonist.
(Yeah, I don't know where the name "Archibalda" name came from, either.)
A humongous, ghostly figure looms over a major highway
and must be overcome by a lone and lonesome traveler
in this suspenseful thriller, based on (not) true events.
College life isn't what it seems in this
Okay, so I'm not actually reading those last two books,
Alice and Beer,
but I thought I'd include links for you all anyway.
Alice and Beer
make a great band name?
Or just a great title for something in general?