Thursday, August 23, 2007

thunder in the vicinity

I love the way sometimes describes a storm as "thunder in the vicinity." It sounds like the title for a poem.

It's been a weird week. I am strangely fixated on the weather.

The tornado sirens went off twice today. The first time it creeped me out and I sat huddled in the basement waiting for the roof to blow off. The second time, I just sat on the couch and watched a rerun of CSI. How quickly one gets jaded by a false alarm!

I've also been looking for GRE Test prep materials on The thought of studying for this exam gets less and less appealing every time I try to get started. The books are costly too, because there's one for math, and another one for verbal...and I don't even want to contemplate the subject test for literature. No doubt I should have a reading list compiled that would probably take me a year to finish...Ack. My brain hurts.

I did find this suggestion for which books are most helpful...but I'd hate to have to buy four books!


Thunder remains in the vicinity, making it hard to sleep. I'm reading The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant, hoping it will make me drowsy...Every now and then, I stop and scribble cool words in my journal, which I might use for something later on.

This is not making me sleepy.

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