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Nov. 26th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm Row, row, row your boat
Current Mood: tired and cranky
Current Music: Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs.
Today my apartment flooded. My water heater broke and leaked all over everything. Dining room, laundry room, downstairs bathroom and halfway down the hall. Fortunately, nothing (amazingly enough) sems to have been ruined. Other than the water heater. some clean laundry that was sitting in front of the dryer waiting to be folded is going to have to be rewashed, I'm running low on towels, and I have no water, but things could be worse. My guitar, which I have been trying to learn to play again, came within a few inches of the water, or rather, the water came within a few inches of it.

I am still working on my post on young adult literature. I meant to be done with it, but I got distracted by reading some of it. The Outsiders can literally make me bawl by like page two and through til the end, if you were wondering. And if you weren't, well, now you know anyway. I consider the outsiders to be a cultural common denominator. Everyone I know read the book growing up, and every girl I know wanted to marry one of the guys. They were like a boy band with switch blades. For the record, I was a Darry girl, which explains a lot about me. Theoretically. Did you read this book growing up? Did you relate to one of the characters (or simply plan to date one of the characters) more than one of the other?

Let's hear it!
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From:kittytreats
Date:November 27th, 2007 06:46 am (UTC)
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I remember reading that in school for reading class. That's how I knew about the book. I never really thought about the guys though which is strange cause usually there's always a character I get attracted too....now I gotta find the book to see what grade I was in when I read it!
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From:gryphonmage
Date:November 28th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
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You have to read it again! Rediscover the wonder! Realize that you are now older than all of them and want to die! That last part might just be me!
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From:dormantdrake
Date:November 27th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
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I've actually never read The Outsiders, and given the current shambles of the state of my reading, who knows when I'll get around to it? ^^;;

Also, eek, water heater!
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From:gryphonmage
Date:November 28th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
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Aaaaw. Well, the best things about books is that they'll still be there when you're ready for them.