Saturday, August 4, 2007

Long time, no see...

After my two week long (has it really been that long?) silence, I am back, baby! My silence was due to a number of factors, mainly work and a crappy computer. I'm in the mortgage industry and the last week of any month means mandatory overtime; I pulled a couple of 12+ hour days. Dude. Believe me, that might have been fine at 25 but at 30 12 hours at work feels (and believe me it looks) like I've pulled an allnighter. After a week like that, it takes a bit to recover and then I had some computer craziness to deal with.

Anyway, since my fast, I haven't really sewn anything either. The last sewing related thing I did was pick up some fabric to follow up on my directive to make a reusable grocery bag (and to come up with the aforementioned challenge). However, after further consideration of my fabric choices I wonder what I was thinking! They are rather hideous, in fact. So bad that I'm planning on returning the fabrics back from whence they came. So, if you missed me, rest assured I was not fit company...

I mean really, look at what I bought. Would you be inspired by the coffeepots and stripes? Maybe it's just the two together that rub me the wrong way...



What have I been up to since I haven't been sewing or on the internet with my previous enthusiasm? Reading! Yes, I withdrew from the world outside my head and sought refuge in an entirely too ambitious book (for me, not the author) in some subconscious attempt to reclaim my former intellectual self. And maybe to prove that living in Phoenix hasn't fried my brain completely. Although, I haven't really read all that much given my lack of time and energy after month end. Still, so far, it's living up to all the hype of being Rand's masterpiece.

3 comments:

Ardsgaine said...

Great book! Hope you enjoy it.

Steven Brockerman said...

Indeed; a favorite scene of mine is the run on the John Galt Line--which takes place out West here, in CO. (If ever there was a scene from a novel made for the cinema screen, this is it!)

Magnificent how Miss Rand integrates the progression of the train, traveling at 100 mph toward Wyatt's Junction, with the logical progression of Dagny's thinking on the progression from idea to action; from desire to fulfillment; from goal set to its achievement.

Enjoy!

Steven
Las Vegas, NV
writeby@hotmail.com
"The mind never fully accepts any
convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts." -- Frederic Bastiat

Chicago Sarah said...

I'm glad you are enjoying one of my favorite books!