Omigod people, I just won six months of free ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream!
There are scarcely words to describe how awesome this is, since they make literally the best ice cream on the planet. I actually used to hate ice cream before I tried theirs. One taste of Coconut Almond Bliss will convert anyone!
In more omigod! news, a girl I went to kindergarten with and have known for years is having a baby. That is so freaky when the first of your peers has a kid! We're both 22, but that feels so young to me! Suddenly I'm entirely glad that I'm a geek with no social life; I would never exchange reading history books for changing diapers! Yikes! But I'm happy for her, anyway.(As long as she never asks me to baby-sit!)
Finished reading Agnes Grey
. A really wonderful novel. I can't believe it's never been adapted for the screen yet! It reminds me a lot of Jane Austen, actually, and since she's so hot right now, you'd think similar stories would ride the wave. Plus, Agnes Grey
has the added interest of being a candid expose of governessing, which is a great glimpse into 19th century social history from a woman's point of view, but much more pleasant to read than a history book, because it has a happy ending and it's all told with the wit and skill of a very talented novelist. Anne Bronte has a style all her own, and I don't know why she's always considered 'the other Bronte'. Just because Charlotte and Emily are her sisters, there's no reason to measure them up up against one another, as if they must all be somehow the same, or one must be better than the others. That's just silly. I admit I jointly dismissed all the Brontes together before I'd actually read any of their books, but once you do, you'd have to be blind not to see that they were very different, but equally talented.