I have been successfully salvaging the last scraps of my summer "break" (which is officially over, but I've somehow managed to ignore that fact) by doing some good ol' reading. I used to be an avid reader...when I say used to ... I mean back in 5th grade. So yea its been a while. That's why what I'm managing to do these days is record-breaking, astounding, fantastical news for me. My coworker, last week, very kindly lent me all her Shopaholic series books (by Sophie Kinsella). There are 5 (as far as I know) and I just finished the 4th one. (I know, I know for some of you book worms, this may be pretty light, slow reading).
So, here are some things I've been thinking while reading:
1. "Blimey" is a word.
2. "Blimey" is, in fact, a very fun word.
3. I will start calling everything "blimey" from now on.
4. The British drink alcohol at pretty odd hours of the day.
5. In the case there isn't any alcohol available, they drink tea.
6. For certain very special occasions (or no reason at all), they drink concoctions of alcohol and tea...together.
7. "Quid" isn't just some weird lingo that reminds me of some nerdy game from Harry Potter (surprise surprise, I'm not a fan *hiding from angry Harry Potter-ish mob...led by CC*).
8. "Quid" is in fact a word, and in my mind likens to "buck" in real English...which is of course... American English. Example: "That was the easiest 50 bucks (quids) I've ever made."
9. Mostly everyone in England is royalty, related to royalty, or just plain very rich.
10. Luke Brandon is the first gazillionaire who keeps a "budget."
11. Wouldn't it be fun to marry a gazillionaire?
12. There's only one correct answer to that. Yes.
13. I want to go on a world tour for my honeymoon.
14. Sigh, books and movies depress me because everyone ends up getting exactly that job they wanted. For instance, if in a book, you were an aspiring fashion designer, eventually you would be found and become an overnight hit.
15. If that were true in real life, someone should have found me on this blog right now and hired me as a photographer.
16. Or an architect. Or an interior designer. Or a pastry chef.
17. Ok the pastry chef was an exaggeration, I'm not that gifted with decorating cakes and such.
18. In the end, the lesson is, it pays to be well connected.
*I hope I didn't offend any British people in my list. Of course, I was being silly.
** Since this post was first written, I've completed the fifth book of the series and am hoping there will be more. But there probably won't be because I'm always too late getting into the pop culture scene and by then everyone's moved on.
***If you've read the books you'll understand the title of this post.