|A beautifully miserable day
||[Feb. 1st, 2008|08:19 am]
Ah, the beauty of a miserable day. |
I love to open all the shades on the windows and bask in the rainy, dark, gloom of a day like today.
It's the perfect day to snuggle up next to the window with a cup of tea and a book, periodically dwelling on the sound of the rain pattering, and glancing out the window to take it all in.
This is the weather I was raised on! People say that Oregonians have webbed toes from all the rain.
In other news, I made a minor score yesterday at a used book store. While browsing around, looking for books to use my store credit on, I imagined myself picking up a book and taking it home, and then discovering that it was signed by the author. I thought it would feel kind of cool, considering I didn't pay anything for the book, and presumably nobody really knew about it or it might have been set aside.
So I picked up an old copy of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, because I remember reading I am the Cheese when I was little and thinking it was a really weird book. In a good way.
Tim shuffled through the books I got when he got home and noticed writing in it.
And wouldn't you know, it was signed
My very best wishes to you. I hope you like the book. It's very special to me.
Neat eh? So the funny part was when Tim looks the guy up on wikipedia and shouts "yes! He's dead! It could be worth something" Of course he was mostly kidding.
He also discovered that The Chocolate War is banned from some libraries and schools.
I'm in the middle of geeking out on a book series by Mary Stewart about Merlin. I love those historical fictions. Now that I have had some time off I've been back to reading.
Earlier this week I passed the written portion of the state board test. On the 11th I will be taking the practical portion of it and I'm terrified. Everyone says the written is the hard part but I don't believe them. In my opinion, failing publicly is far worse than failing in a room with a computer. The practical is something like 3 hours long and involved. Considering the feeling in my stomach before the written test, I don't even know what I'm going to feel like on the 11th!
I start work at the school on the 7th. Things will get interesting once I get my license, but until then I will be a kind of mentor to the students, helping them with things. Then once I get my license I will be the theory teacher and help students with services on the clinic floor.
I think it's time to read some more of my geek book