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20 August 2008 @ 04:26 pm
My mouth wasn't hurting too bad when I woke up this morning so I figured I'd try to get out and be a little productive. I counted all the young adult novels I have to read for one of my classes, minus all the other readings from the text book and online, and it turned out to be 24. Yeah, makes you sick huh? That's why I am starting now, a week before the semester starts. Good thing the professor had some sense to put up the course on blackboard that early.

Well, I went to Borders and grabbed one of the required books off the shelf (luckily one of them was on the shelf, most have to be ordered) and got myself an iced raspberry latte ( I could drink that. I can't drink anything through a straw for a while) and sat down in a comfy chair and read the book from cover to cover so I wouldn't have to pay for it. I already have to spend way too much money on school books. At least I got one book down, and am in the middle of another at home. Only 23 to go! Plus all the work I will have to do in my other two classes. The book was surprisingly very good. It was one of those books that is written in such a way that you start the first page and just keep reading until you finish. It was called "The Absolutely True Story of a Part-time Indian". From the title I thought I wasn't going to get into it, but I did. It was good.

Now I'm back home and will probably make some eggs with cheese in them. I can't eat much of anything solid for a while. I so want a pizza or a cheeseburger, and a soda. I can't drink carbonated beverages for a few days either. I took a couple pain pills yesterday and don't feel the best today, kinda queasy and sick to my stomach. I hate pain pills because they always have these unpleasant after effects. I'm not in too much pain, so I'm going to try not to take anymore. I'm just going to lay down on the couch and rest tonight and try to finish that second book I'm reading. My roommate calls me a couch potatoe. Whatever. I may not do a lot of physical getting up and going to work like she does, but I get up and get out and do a lot of mental work. I work hard in school. I'm not lazy like she thinks I am. Lazy people don't get three degrees, they don't go to school after they don't have to. Anyway, I call her a recliner potatoe, so there! She does just as much laying around in her recliner as I do on the couch, yet I work while I'm laying around. I read and do schoolwork on my laptop and watch tv, she just watches tv, so there again! I win. Lol.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
mimimyluckeestar on August 20th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
My cheapest outlet for books is the used feature on amazon.
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 20th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's a smart thing to do. For some irrational reason I just don't trust ordering from some unknown sellers online I don't know, but lots of people do it and have no problem. Another reason I don't do it is because I don't like to wait weeks for the books to arrive, it's easier to just drive to the bookstore in a day and get them right in my hand. Also, I usually need the book within a few days because readings already start pretty quickly and I can't afford to wait for the books to come in the mail.

Oh, I love your user pic. I use to have one like it that said something like "I'd like a triple expresso with two shots of crack..", something like that. It was really funny. I can't remember where I saved it though.
mimimyluckeestar on August 21st, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
My user pic actually is a graphic that was used on like a calendar or something. I have a dish towel that says being bitchy and unstable is all part of my mystique. LoL!
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 30th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
That's funny.
just_kellyjust_kelly on August 20th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
I have had great success ordering off half.com. Also, I always search the FSU and Leon County library as soon as I have my syllabus and check out any books I can from there.
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 24th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Good idea, thanks.
CBrefuse2bdefined on August 21st, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
I've been pretty lucky with half.com myself. I actually sell a lot of my books on there too -- well the ones I actually part with. I sold one yesterday as a matter of fact. And I'll put my study guides on there as soon as I'm done.

BTW, do you already feel a difference now that you've had your wisdom tooth removed? I felt a decrease in pressure in about a week. They were causing the worse tension headaches for me.
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 24th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, the right side of my mouth and jaw are still really sore and are giving me more headaches than I had before :-( Do you know how long it takes for things to go back to normal?
CBrefuse2bdefined on August 24th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
Well I had all four taken out. I think it was about two weeks before I stopped taking pain medication. It was about three weeks before I could eat normal food again. I hope you feel better soon :(
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 26th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)