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Jun. 21st, 2020

I'm going Friends-Only.
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That is all.

Yeah.

My boss is transferring to another store. :( At first I was like "Oh that sucks" but it's really starting to dawn on me. There are little things that this awesome man does that just make this store an awesome place to work.

I can never get attached to things, really.




I was cleaning off the desk in the back room, and there is a hole punch with a little note taped to it that says "I love this hole punch. :)" in Jeff's handwriting.

Like what. Who loves a hole punch? Other than Jeff.

When I had problems with a co-worker, he was the guy that I talked to.
When I was almost evicted from my apartment, he was the guy that I talked to.






I'm tearing up a little now.










Also: I might be moving to TO soon.

And.

I don't feel the same.
I have had three failed relationships in the past eight months. This journal has seen all of them.

As a result.

Bye.

Let's do something fun.

Post your bookshelf, and tell us about the books and other trinkets that are in it.


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First row and a half is straight books, so...

The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie: I've never been able to finish this book. :[

Only Revolutions - Mark Z Danielewski: I have to admit, I wasn't as fond of this book as I was House of Leaves. :( Maybe because it's a romance more than it is a horror... I dunno.

Lamb - Christopher Moore: I love this book. It's funny and thought provoking (for those of you wondering, it's about Christ's childhood friend, named Biff, and the 20 or so years that are lost in the bible). I want to read more of this guy's work, but, unfortunately, I'm poor. :[

Your Cat's Just Not That Into You - Richard Smith: Every once in a while I scour the humor section of my store and pull the books that look interesting that I might like, then I don't read them. This is one of those books.

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures - Vincent Lam: This book won the Giller Prize. It flies off the shelf at my store and I'm always recommending it to people who are looking for "a really good read". I personally found it boring.

First three books in the "Confessions of Georgia Nicholson" series. The fourth one is on my bedside table. I can't get enough of this girl.

The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks: See: Your Cat's Just Not That Into You.

A Monk Swimming - Malachy McCourt: I've read the three books by Malachy's brother, Frank (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, and Teacher Man), and I found this one at the book section in Value Village. I have yet to read it.

Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen: This book is a Heather's Pick that I picked up one day to read while on break. I fell in love with it instantly. The book I will start after I'm finished Pilgrim.

Swatches: A book I bought at the campus bookstore. It has lots of patterns in it. I'm seriously considering eBaying it.

Tank Girl - The Oddesey: The only Tank Girl comic that I have, because I can't afford the rest. :]

House of Leaves - Mark Z Danielewski: One of my absolute favourite books of all time. This copy is falling apart. I'm planning on getting a full-colour edition in Toronto this weekend.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I had this book on my bookshelf at home and decided to drag it along with me here. Uhh, yeah.

Fury - Salman Rushdie: I found this book for $2 at Tradewinds and it was such a great deal. I absolutely love this book.

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee: My mom "forgot" to return this book to the PDCS library when she went to high school there. It's mine now, bitches!

Heave - Christy Ann Conlin: I've been searching left right and center for mention of this woman's new book (which was supposed to be released in... October?) but no one seems to have heard of it. :[

The Continuity Girl - Leah McLaren: This one was okay. I wouldn't read it again.

Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer: I'm taking care of this book with my life, as it's signed by JFS himself. This is a beautiful book, and for anyone who hasn't read it or seen the movie, I suggest you go get a copy.


Read it... read it...


Peanutbutter & Jeremy's Best Book Ever!: Quite possibly the cutest comic book I've ever purchased. Takes me exactly the length of a GO Train trip from Union to Oakville station to read it.

The Tipping Point (How Little Things Make A Big Difference) - Malcolm Gladwell: I never really liked non-fiction until I read this book. It really made me appreciate sociology a lot more after reading it.

Blink (The Power of Thinking Without Thinking) - Malcolm Gladwell: See above. Also, KENNA!

Blank (The Power of Not Actually Thinking At All) - Noah Tall: See: Your Cat Is Just Not That Into You.

Gardner's Art Throughout the Ages: My art history textbook from last semester. I'm hanging onto it, as I'm planning on squeezing my way into some art history classes next semester.

SHELF 2!

DOODLES! - Toro Gomi: The most adorable colouring book I've ever seen. I can sit myself down in a chair with this book and a pack of crayons and go at it for hours. And it's HUGE too, so it will last me a while. :)

Mysteries of the Ancient World: Some book we got from National Geographic that came in a set of 4. We never got any of the others.

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk: Read half of it. Thought it was stupid.

Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk: Read all of it. Thought it was stupid.

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess: Pretty good book. I've read it about a million times, but it's still a classic.

God Bless You, Mister Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Haven't read it yet.

Welcome to the Money House - Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Have read a few stories from this book, but not all of it.

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr: One of my favourites. :]

Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut Jr: Not a favourite, but still a good read.

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut Jr: I adore this book. I've read it about a million times, and will often listen to Final Fantasy's "The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead" while reading the last chapter. As Bokonon said, it was MEANT to fit.

Two Agatha Christie books that I had to buy for a class last semester but never ended up reading. Will be sold eventually.

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood: Purchased at Value Village (yaaay!). Have yet to read it.

Oh god, this book, okay.
My room mate and I did this thing where we would make the other buy the WORST BOOK we could find, read it, and when they were finished, the other would have to read it. This is the book that Coleen picked out for me.

Real Women Don't Wear Size 2 - Kelly St. John: Horrible, horrible, horrible romance book. I want to throw up when I'm reading it. It's terrible. Please, someone come over and start a bonfire so we can burn it. And might I mention that all of the "praise" printed in this book is actually for her first book. Blegh.

Trust Me - John Updike: A bunch of short stories. In them, every main character is divorced. Don't know why I bought it.

The Centaur - John Updike: It was somewhat confusing, but I finished it nonetheless. I'd read it again, but with some Coles Notes or something, because seriously.

Lust For Life - Irving Stone: A book about Vincent Van Gogh. I never even knew that I had this book, until I was home one weekend and my mom handed it to me going, "Sorry, I borrowed it to read it. It's pretty good!" I don't even remember buying this book. As such, it has a voodoo curse on it, and I'm not reading it. I'll read that Jeffrey Archer book before I read this one. And the Jeffrey Archer book is just a Da Vinci Code ripoff.

Ansel Adams - Photograph postcard book: Bought this when my mom and I went to see his prints at the AGO. She stole some of the pictures out of it to frame, but not without my permission, haha. Gorgeous.

Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe: I got this book as a gift during the Mindsay Gift Exchange oh so many years ago. Laughwithme gave it to me. :] I refer to it every once in a while.

Instant Karma: This cute little book filled with thousands of tips that you can practice in everyday life for better karma. :]

Is that the end of my books? That is the end of my books.

Well, I guess DVDs are next. (Bottom to top)

The first two are Escaflowne. Why I brought them to Oakville with me, I'll never know. Let's not talk about that time of my life.

Clerks: The Animated Series. Kind of funny to watch, once or twice.

Run Lola Run.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Finding Neverland

Spaceballs!

An American Werewolf in London: I made Coleen watch this on Haloween. She had no clue what was going on, hahaha)

Waking Life (I bought it for $5, mahaha)

Garden State

Pirates of the Caribbean 1

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (watched this on my first date with Kev <3)

I ♥ Huckabees

Young Frankenstein

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Te Muppet Christmas Carol

Spirited Away

Pirates of the Caribbean 2

Edward Scissorhands

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Batman Begins

Mirrormask


And the shelf below that is just games, magazines, a binder and my journal.

Whee!

... share!

i put it off long enough.

Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about - it can be anything from the house I live in to my favorite shoes. [ please, read this part a LITTLE more carefully. ] Leave your choice(s) here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them in an LJ entry as a reply to your request. That way you get to know a little bit about my life.
I'm getting a new cell phone! :) It's a camera phone. So you will all have more pretty pretty pictures of me.
I am so fucking ready for summer vacation.
Dear English Exam:

Go suck a lemon.

Love,
Darby

also, it's my birthday.

today, when writing my sight exam in english, i came to the conclusion that i really, really hate geeks.

Jun. 12th, 2006

I'm writing an essay, due tomorrow, and I've run out of info. I need another 800 words.

Fuck this shite.

Agh.

I wanna be making out more. Mlah.