Sunday Weekly rant, I mean wrap up

I am starting a Sunday evening weekly roundup post. Each Sunday I will do a post about things that happened during the week that I found interesting. Some days I do not blog because, honestly dear reader, I do not feel I have much to say. Between school, work and my budding relationship I am finding my mind and interests are elsewhere.

A few posts back I wrote about my favorite podcasts with many of you writing me about yours. I want to thank you as I found some new favorites. I listened to a lot of them this week at work and at home. Today I was listening to Wait Wait Don’t Tell me, the NPR news quiz program. The funniest podcast line of the week came from the show. The host was talking about the movie New Moon and offered this gem “these people are not vampires; they are out of work Abercrombie and Fitch models”. I laughed hard because it is so true. What would Bella do if she came across a real vampire? After all, she is no Sookie Stackhouse.

This week Sara Palin’s book Going Rogue came out. She is doing a book signing in here in Reno at our Costco! Guess it is true, you can find bulk BS in Costco. Thankfully Stephen King’s Under the Dome came out, giving the book buzz back to a real writer.
I was reading about the re-start up of the Hadron Collider when this caught my eye “The nuclear physicists working on it were surprised at how quickly they got beams of protons whizzing through the 17-mile (27-kilometer) circular tunnel underground late Friday.” Seriously? A 10 billion dollar machine and the scientist are surprised about how well it works? Did they think they would have to hit it with a hammer to get it going?

Earlier this week I had a heated discussion with some women who feel vaccinating children is wrong because of their fear of injecting chemicals into children. But apparently they have no problem feeding their children preservatives, sugar and food laced with pesticides. How do you argue with that logic? I tried but failed. I guess they feel it okay if they fill the children with chemicals but not someone else.

We had our first winter snow fall on Friday. They (who are they, does anyone know?) that we would get at least 6 inches, we got about 5 minutes. I love the snow, it forces me to bundle up and read. This week I finished Between a Bridge and a River by Craig Ferguson. I fell in love with his comic style and hope to read more by him. I also finished Sir Gwain and the Green Knight. I know, I know I should have reviewed it, and I will, now that I got all this off my chest.

So dear reader, what is on your mind?

Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

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