I decided to come back to the blog for a couple reasons. First, I missed it. Writing each day was a nice thing. Secondly, writing this daily gave my day some semblance of routine which is sorely missed in summer. I'm extremely unmotivated when I'm not working and I'm hoping this solves some of that.
My problem is that I don't know where to start. I have so much to say and I feel like I should say it all right now. But that's ridiculous so I won't. I'll share my last two months of excitement and opinions in a piecemeal fashion and that will have to do.
First news item: My dear friend finally got rid of her douchey husband. Their divorce is final and she is ecstatic. How douchey? He has been gone for almost three weeks and her kids have yet to ask about him. He dropped by for 55 minutes before work one day and that's the only time he has spent with them. I don't think douchey is a word but I'm going to stick with it because it is just so very appropriate. To be honest, even if he were wonderful I'd still say he was douchey because my friend needs support and I'm just that kind of person. But he really is douchey. I used the word "douchey" six times in one paragraph. That has to be a record.
Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders
So George Saunders is a short story writer of some renown whose literary presence grew to great heights last year when he released his collection, Tenth of December. I read it. It was meh. I liked his earlier stuff better and this is one of my favorites. I found it on The New Yorker website which is displaying all content since 2007 free of charge for the next couple months so please everyone go take advantage.
Story: 10 of 10
This story is sort of sci-fi and involves humans as lab rats. Actually, sci-fi is wrong. Dystopian future (or present?) is more like it. I hesitate in giving more away because it is so good. Seriously. Read it now.
Teachability: 0 of 10
There is just a lot of sex in the story. It's not gratuitous because it is absolutely integral to the story. There are also some other adult themes which would preclude it from classroom use.