September 27, 2011

A Plea from a Fan (whose nickname is Viv (that’s me!)

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 8:55 am by adrienne

My Dear Red Sox,
It has come to my attention that, in two days, your season may be over. My dear team, that is socially unacceptable, as well you know. To go home so early speaks of a “conceited independence” (cheers, Ms. Austen) which is not altogether seemly. Do reconsider this, for the sake of your family, your position in society, and your fans.

February 14, 2010

The Year of the Flood ~ Margaret Atwood

Posted in Books, Uncategorized at 9:46 pm by adrienne

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this cover is literally covered with elements from the novel, and begs to be picked up and read. I loved it. This novel, set at some point in the future, is clearly a companion piece to Oryx and Crake, but if you haven’t read it, it’s not a problem. It’s got some of the same funny names for animals genetically spliced together (like rakunks), high-end spas called AnooYoo, and pleebs with their pleebrats. These terms can get slightly irritating at first, but just read through it and the words will become second nature and practically normal in Atwood’s dystopian creation. The Year of the Flood also has a religious sect called God’s Gardeners, a group of people who are preparing themselves for a Second Flood, the Waterless Flood. As the book opens, the Flood has occurred, and two women, Ren and Toby, have managed to survive in different places. The story unfolds through their eyes, mostly spent in remembering the years leading up to the Flood and how their two lives have intertwined as they each prepare to face living in a world where there are no more people. And if there are, what will life be like from now on?

Atwood doesn’t pull any punches in telling us that we are destroying the earth rather than being stewards of the land, and that a heavy price will be paid for our consumerism. The God’s Gardeners’ leader, Adam One, gives lessons on different saints’ days (St. Rachel Carson, St. Dian Fossey, to mention a few), praising their efforts to live harmoniously with the land and the animals. The first Flood wiped out most of humanity, and the second will do the same. It’s a book about relationships, too, and sometimes you get slapped in the face when something that touches your own life comes up. It can often make you tear up in spite of yourself. And then, I will find myself laughing at sentences about death and maggots, and wondering about myself. But that’s how Margaret Atwood works much of the time, in my opinion.   You get lost in her words, and then your life is suddenly engaged with the story. Great read:)

October 15, 2009

Everything is going by so fast!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 12:37 am by adrienne

How did it get to be October ALREADY!!!!!  I’m well into school, learning HTML, CSS, MARC, AACR2, and other fascinating acronyms :).  Writing a little haiku, but not much.  Not much reading for fun either, though I suspect it’s a time management issue on my part…I’ve become President of North Hall Council, and my new name is Viv.  Here’s a new touched- up pic of me, and that’s my fall semester in a nutshell so far…


February 28, 2009

My Humble, Paper-Filled Abode

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 11:51 pm by adrienne

It’s actually fairly neat, but there’s no stopping the papers on the floor.  They will insist on their right to be there, who am I to say no?  It’s crowded, but cozy… 🙂img_1877img_18761img_1880img_1881img_1879img_1878

December 5, 2008

Cats, tats, and rad hats

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:34 pm by adrienne


Nope, not channeling Dr. Suess today.  A Plurk buddy asked about tattoos and photos, and as I’m finally plotting to chop off my remaining hair to match the newly grown in hair lost during radiation, I thought a photo collection was in order.  I have real cats, my tattoo (inside right ankle), and some, but not all, of the wonderful hats made for me by various online knitting friends.  A million thanks again:)!  Love you all!rad-hatscattattoo1

December 2, 2008

Do you really think so?

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:21 pm by adrienne

Your Hair Should Be Blue

Wild, brilliant, and out of control.
You’re a risk taker with an eye to the future.
What’s Your Funky Inner Hair Color?

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Mind you, I’m mixing four cats together here – two might protect me, while two attack :).