Thursday, February 23, 2006

Snow and our city

We had a ton of snow dumped on us today - 23rd Feb. "We" as in who? On a macroscopic level, all of Calgary and most of Southern Alberta. On a more personal level, "We" is my husband and me. How easily and naturally I've fallen into "We" mode. My husband would point out at this juncture that we're not newlyweds anymore for me to be analyzing thus. And perhaps he is right. At a year and a half of marriage, I feel like I've been married forever... and I mean this in a good way... mostly ;-).

Just yesterday I was talking to a co-worker about my car which was stolen 3 years ago. "We thought maybe the car had been stolen for the parts!" We? I didn't even know my husband existed then. So who is the "We" I talked about? Not content with my husband being part of my present and my future, was I incorporating him into my past as well?

Okay, that last sentence sounded a bit Carrie Bradshawish. Or would that be more like "Was I dragging my Future to be Present in my Past?" If you've no idea what I am talking about, go watch 'Sex and the City', on on some channel somewhere most days and definitely on TBS Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Its one of my favorite shows. There, I've admitted it shamelessly!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Remember Lee Fiora, who I spent hours reading about and identifying with? Apparently a lot of people don't like her and even cheered when she got slapped by her father. At least thats what Curtis Sittenfeld says in this article:

I wish there were a way to go tell Sittenfeld how much I LIKED Lee and her story. I am sure there are people doing that as well, but it can never be enough... and I speak from personal experience.

God, I really am waiting for her next book. Judging by its subject though, do I really want to read it??