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So some news. My mom got hitched on the 13th. I am in Arizonaand will be back tomorrow. James leaves the 23rd....i am sad because he will be gone for a long time.
Now for somethings that dont really matter. I bought some books yesterday that i dont normally read but seem to be promising. The one i am reading first is called "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" by Chuck Klostermn. I wouldnt normally have bought a book like this because it is about someones opinion on things in life. I dont care about other peoples opinions. But as i flipped though and read parts in it found it funny and interesting...mainly because i think the same way about some of them. I think y'all should read it...if you care about my opinion anyway. The next book i have is called "Freakonomics" by Steven D.Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. I had heard about this book but didnt remember what it was about so here is what the cover says: "Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime?
"These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. yadda yadda yadda....."
so it seemed off beat enough for me to read. The last book on the list is "The Sex Lives of Cannibals adrift in the equatorial pacific" By J. Maarten Troost. At the age of 26, Maarten Troost-- who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs--decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South pPacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.
The Sex Live of Cannibals tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one misadventureafter another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety if deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish---all in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is "La Macarena."and worst of all, no television or coffee. And that's just the first day.
Sunburned, emaciated, and stinging with sea lice, Troost spends the next two years battling incompetent government officials, alarmingly large critters, erratic electricity, and a paucity of food options. He contends with a cast of bizarre local characters, including "Half-Dead Fred" and the self-proclaimed Poet Laureate of Tarawa (a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his life), and eventually settles into the ebb and flow of island life, just before his return to the culture shock of civilization.
With the rollicking wit of Bill Bryson, the brilliant travel exposition of Paul Theroux, and a hipster edge that is entirely Troost's own, The Sex Lives of Cannibals is the ultimate vicarious adventure. Readers may never long to set foot on Tarawa, but they'll want to travel with Troost time andtime again."
so yep some ones life that has some worse turns than mine AND i can laugh about it? I am in.
Lets see.....before i left i had Derek, Sara, Alex and Emma come over kind of a last get together thing before James left. We watched Doom. It was pretty cool.
James' mom is at it again. For thoe of you who dont know she has a very long rap sheet of shitty things a parent should never do to their kids. the things of which are...Getting a credit card in his name and maxxing it out and telling him she got it to "help his credit" *coughs* yeah right* coughs*, stealing money from is wallet, always asking to "Borrow" money even though her husbamd makes $80,000+ dollars a year and whenever it come time to repay she can never be reached, got her son into smoking cigarrettes, trying pot and crack. When he told her he joined the army and told her about his $30,000 dollar sign on bonus she says "dont tell Addie but make me your beneficiary," and "dont tell addie but we can open an account together and spend the money." What the Eff woman? What the H is your problem? So now the most recent event, while i have been here in Arizona, James was gonna surprise me with a new car. He is so sweet with the thought but it seemed he picked the most expensive cars he could find. Thankfully he doesnt have enough credit by hisself, and he didnt have any money for a down payment, other wise we would have a big 16,000 dollar problem. So, He had tried to get a hold of me so he could fax some papers for me to sign so i could be the co-signer but i wasnt able to be reached so he called his mom. (not that she has any credit bc she just went through bankruptcy) but anyway he called and he was like "i wanna buy this car but i need a co-signer, will you do it?" and she says "the oly way i will co-sign is if Addie never drives it and you leave it with me while you are gone." He got pissed and told her off...."look, i am buying a car for Adrian so i know when i am gone she will have a dependable car that i know wont break down on her. Not for you." and i guess he hung up on her there.
GOSH!!! This woman really pisses me off. What is her problem drugs have really fried up her tiny brain. any way i am gonna get off here. Gonna go around town and explore....man, i really love it here.
"Goodbye and stay well"--Dr. Dru