I'm trying my hardest to plow through everything on my list this weekend. I've been reading like crazy. In the past couple of weeks, I've read several magazines and books. I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought Angela Davis' Women, Race & Class, The Duchess by Amanda Foreman, and Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott. I'm on this feminist/women in history/sex kick, so most of my reads focus on that. I'm also in the middle of David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day, which is cracking me up. What I really need is a library card because I'm about to bankrupt myself over trips to Barnes & Noble. It feels good, though, to read again. I used to read all the time right up until college, when I didn't really have time for pleasure reading. I'm glad I've brought it back into my life.
I've also been thinking a lot about money. I need to take a good, hard look at what I spend money on. I'm not in trouble at all, but I think it's time for me to analyze my money habits so that they don't come back to bite me in the ass later. For this reason, I'm not going to do boot camp. I just don't think spending $419 is wise right now. Instead I'll join a gym with my corporate discount and do the work on my own. I think I have it in me to make the changes I need to make, without putting myself in the poorhouse in the process.
I was reading this article in Vanity Fair this morning about the Brooke Astor trials and whether or not her son exploited her Alzheimer's in order to steal money from her. It's so strange - women are always worried about losing their looks. It's all - how many wrinkles am I going to have? Will I get fat? What about gray hair? To be honest with you, I'm more worried about losing my damn mind because it seems like that's just a little more important than whether or not I look like i'm 45 when I'm 62. So now I'm trying to do whatever I can to keep my mind sharp.
Anyway, that was a whole lot of rambling - time for me to get back to that list!