nerds and mistaken lesbians

I burst out laughing while browsing the bookstore today. Actually that's a lie, but I should have. It was just too much of a coincidence. Was flipping through a book of creative nonfiction (yes, I am a nerd) and came upon an essay titled "How to Be an Other Woman". Sat down and read the whole essay instead of finding what I had come for. It's actually really good, if a little depressing. Obviously I can't relate to much of it, but the emotions are there and the potential WAS there. Fantastic writing. By Lorrie Moore. Read it.

Something about reading good writing makes me want to write. I've been writing for real a lot more lately, so if the quality of my posts has suffered, it's because I've been too excited about my free verse and essays.

In the real world, my weekend was pretty swell, except that I'm still dreading seeing that guy tomorrow (the one from the bar on Friday). Didn't get hammered, but just drunk enough to have a great time and give even less of a shit than usual. Funny part of Friday: a bunch of horny guys mistook my best friend and I for lesbians at one point. We like to dance with each other sometimes, what can I say? So anyway, that was amusing. Guys: you are too easy and too fun to tease. Good night and leave a comment or two, I'm starting to wonder if anyone reads this anymore. I'm not THAT boring just because I'm back in school.


Accidentally Me said...

I read:-) You are in my reader, so I read every post:-)

treespotter said...

you should get drunk and embrace your talent more often then.

I don't know whether i'd like to read more stories or whether i'd like to watch you dance more, it'll be nice to get to read about both a little bit more.

-- can't think of anything else to say, i'm a lil 'tired' too myself right now.

J. said...

Still here, still interested, still reading. And being anonymous does suck, but it allows me to be MUCH more candid than I would otherwise.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I've been MIA because the internet hates me. But I'm back now and here to say that "Peace Like a River" is one of my all time favorite books! I recommend it to everyone and I've never met anyone who hasn't loved it. Amazing book. Period.


The Diva on a Diet said...

One more thing - very cool about your free verse. Rock on, girl!