Tuesday, September 06, 2005

this ain't no disco

Well, I finally finished The Handmaid's Tale! I thought it was a very good and engaging read, although the part at the end I find a little condescending, on the author's part. I won't go into much detail, and I know in some ways it's just to help clarify/end things, but still I felt that it was either pointing out the obvious to make sure everyone caught what she (Atwood) meant, or else it was trying to show how clever she was by showing all of the small tricks she had employed. I don't know - I don't want to be too critical, because overall I really enjoyed the story, and loved the concept of it, and the character of Offred. It's definitely a novel I would recommend; I found that everyone who had already read it were always nodding their heads in approval when I told them I was checking it out, finally.

Last night, Danny and I went to see Four Brothers, which was a very good movie - very emotional. And I just adore Andre Benjamin. Another thing that I would recommend checking out, even though it didn't do terribly well in the theaters, I guess. I think it should have done better, in any case. It's worth taking the time to see, even if it's not a life-changing experience.

Otherwise, everything is going pretty well in the North End so far. I am still just loving our apartment, and Danny's even been doing some awesome cooking lately! After hitting up Haymarket for the second time on Saturday (I went earlier with my sister, after which we baked an amazing fruit bread & made a big fruit salad), Danny cooked up a delicious tomato sauce, which we had later on in the week with his eggplant parm! (That was the night thoroughly amused Christine & Paolo by eating with spoons, though, because we still don't have forks! haha) And today we, together, made a fantastic vodka sauce to eat with the fresh pasta we bought at a local shop the other day. Yummy. It seems like you can't NOT have a delicious meal in this neighborhood!! Hehe.

Oh, and Danny showed me this quiz, this morning:

Pure Nerd
60 % Nerd, 39% Geek, 34% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 63% on nerdiness

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You scored higher than 53% on geekosity

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You scored higher than 53% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating

I kinda wanted to be a geek, since I associate that with more tech-y stuff, but oh well. I won't complain about this - it definitely fits me to a "T". I am always, always trying to learn new things or figure things out. Just ask anyone who's seen me run to Google/IMDb/Amazon/Wikipedia/Dictionary.com/etc. when the slightest question about something arises! :)

All right - I always feel like I have tons & tons of things I should tell about, but I of course can't think of any of them right now. So I guess that means, for now anyway, that it's bedtime - goodnight! xoxo

Currently Reading:

TITLE: V for Vendetta
AUTHOR: Alan Moore & David Lloyd

TITLE: Queen Bees & Wannabees
AUTHOR: Rosalind Wiseman


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Kristen said...

Haha, I thought the same thing about Atwood's book! I thought the ending was really condescending and unnecessary, even though at the same time, it was kind of neat that she also took a longer view of the society in those pages. But overall I liked the book so I never tell people, "That was a great book ... except for the ending!"

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