I'm having a rough week. I'm currently focused on grad school applications. I had my personal statement ripped apart by my coworker. I need someone to tell me I'm not a terrible writer...
I haven't updated in a while since I've been busy with work. I've been stressing the last couple days about various real life things. Then I get a call from my friends mother early this evening. My best friend from college, the girl I lived with for three years, the girl I want to be the godmother of my children, just had a stroke. I think she's going to be OK. I was able to talk with her briefly but her speech is slow and slurred. I don't know much else right now and its killing me that there isn't more I can do. It just makes you realize you can't freak out about the little things. I mean, she was 22 and healthy! She doesn't smoke and never drank in college (although I think she's had a couple since graduation). God, I hope she's OK. But scary things can happen to anyone. It makes you appreciate every moment we have on this earth.
I just finished. It took me a little while but it was definitely worth it. I'm very impressed. I REALLY enjoyed this book. I liked it better than the second and possibly more than the first, but its hard to compare because they all have such a different feel.
It was weird because I was kind of embarrassed to be reading this book on the train (particularly when a couple people asked me about it and I was like, "Its a teenage vampire love story"). I should keep in mind that every other person on the train is reading Harry Potter. I'm always tempted to yell something spoilery to these people (they aren't TRUE fans if they are still in the process of reading it), but I hold back. But then the other day, the Metro (this free newspaper they give to everyone on the train) had a full page ad for Eclipse. I couldn't believe it. I mean, the ad was HUGE and seriously staring me in the face. I was definitely less embarrassed to be seen with it after that.
More people need to get into this series. It is too good. I'd say that I'd write a review of the book but seeing how the Spider-Man 3 and HP7 reviews haven't quite happened yet, I wouldn't hold your breath.
In other news, I think the shows I'm most excited for this Fall are Heroes, Ugly Betty, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I'm going to continue to pimp Avatar until people start watching it. Its really that good. M. Night Shyamalan is slated to direct the live action version but I can't imagine it being anywhere near as good as the cartoon.
OMFG. Wow. That is all I'll say for now.