Thursday, January 06, 2011

Tipping the Velvet

I had no idea. Call me naive (something I've been called in the past) but I had no idea what "tipping the velvet" meant. Thanks to Urban Dictionary I now know.

The current novel on my bedside table is "Tipping the Velvet" by Sarah Waters. It is, to date, one of the racier books I've read. Total lesbian/tom escapism. The fact that it takes place in the 1890s makes it even more desirable to read as we in the 21st Century tend to assume that prior to the 20th Century there was no naughtyness. Or it was so limited. I do love reading pieces of work that take place in a time long before I was born - especially the 19th Century. I've read and re-read many parts of the Oyster (published under 'Anonymous') and it certainly gets my attention. I strongly recommend checking it out as well as Fingersmith by the same author. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy the last part of Fingersmith as it felt like the author rushed it. But it was, overall, enjoyable.

Back in my next of the woods I'm ready for this headcold to be over with. Day 2 at home. Lots of gingerale and soup. I really just want to get better so I can hit the gym and continue running. I'm working on a list of 'New Years Resolutions."

Here it is so far:
1-Floss every day (I brush at least twice but flossing is something I tend to get lazy with)
2-Write down everything you eat for at least 1 month.
3-Plan out a running program
4-Plan a triathlon training program.
5-Start actively saving for a new mac laptop (the remains of each pay period go into a separate savings account)
6-Say yes when someone invites you out (unless you are busy or low on $$)

That's it so far. #2 is start on January 10th.
#6 is definitely a focus for me as I have tended to shrink into my shell again. It's time to get social and meeting new people! Maybe a new playmate!


Nick said...

At 12:20 am on Sunday morning I finished reading you blog posts, yes, all of them. I find myself wishing you lived a week ahead of me so I had more to read. I guess I will just have to wait, patience is a virtue, I guess I am not very virtuous :(

single gal said...

wow. that is the best comment ever. i'm blushing.