1. On Tuesday, we got a delivery of something or other at work. The packages had nothing to do with me, but the person who does need the contents won’t need them for a little while, so he left them in the hall with this sign:
Naturally, I’ve been sure to poke the boxes every single time I’ve walked past them. Mwahahaha. I’m obnoxious
2. Confession #1: Sometimes I accidentally end up on “Whatever happened to them?” social media stalking binges, where I shamelessly Facebook and/or Twitter stalk the crap out of people I went to high school with. Yesterday happened to be the birthday of this guy I had a serious crush on from sixth grade through high school graduation, so one thing led to another and all of a sudden I was caught up on all the Popular Kids’ lives.
Confession #2: Doing this gave me a serious superiority complex.
I know it’s not nice or fair or right of me to judge all these people who were The Stuff in high school for still living in my hometown, still hanging out exclusively with their high school friends, still working jobs that didn’t require a college degree…but I do. The Popular Kids never made my life particularly miserable in high school–they mostly ignored me, unless they needed me to tell them what happened in our AP English reading, ahem, boy I had a crush on from sixth grade to high school graduation–but I do feel like a certain bit of justice has been served, knowing most of those people peaked at the ripe age of 18 while I feel like I’m going places in life.
3. It’s book club week! Woohoo! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to go. On Monday, my boss was all, “Hey, can you go to this thing for all of Saturday afternoon?” and I was all, “Um…uh…but my friends!” Haha. So I don’t know what exactly is happening with that yet. Regardless, I finished the book of the month yesterday afternoon.
This book was definitely not the standard YA, fluffy, high school picture perfect romance story I tend to pick up. I can’t say I’d recommend reading parts of it during lunch, which I did, because it is graphic. Whew. It was a really engaging read, however, especially towards the end where the pace really picks up. I nearly missed my train and/or bus stops multiple times while reading because I was so caught up in the book. I really thought I had things figured out several times during the book, but Gillian Flynn totally threw me for an awesome loop at the end. I love endings like that.
Do you keep up with your former classmates through social media?
What’s the most gripping book you’ve recently read?