The Sunday Salon [11.27.11]

The Sunday

Well here we are. The last day of this wonderful little Thanksgiving break. My dad is still visiting until tomorrow and it’s been very nice having him around (and not traveling myself). Despite my guests, I still managed to finish two books this week, which – let’s face it – is kind of amazing. I finally finished Shatter Me and I read Saving June. I’m currently reading Habibi and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in print. In audio I’m taking a little break from The Poisonwood Bible to read Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Yesterday’s excitement was The Game. Michigan finally beat Ohio State for the first time since 2003. Ben thought it would be fun for me to explain everything I’ve done since that time, but it turns out it’s just a little bit sad. In between wins over OSU, I…got engaged…graduated from college (at Michigan)…got married…went to law school (at Michigan)…watched my husband move to Florida…spent a summer in California…graduated from law school…moved to Florida myself…passed the bar…elected a president…got my first job as a lawyer…started a book blog and met all of you…tweeted 30,000 times…traveled to DC, NYC, Vegas, Europe, Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh (some of these more than once) and many other places….and, finally, decided to start a family. Let’s just hope the time between now and the next win is a bit shorter.

Today we are going to the Salvador Dali museum in St. Pete. How are you spending the last day of your vacation (or weekend)?

7 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [11.27.11]

  1. Michelle November 27, 2011 / 10:03 am

    You’ve been a busy bee between wins! Congrats on both the big game and all the awesome achievements in between. Enjoy the museum!


  2. zibilee November 27, 2011 / 10:10 am

    It sounds like you’ve had a nice holiday, what with your dad being there. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Habibi. I almost bought that one about a month ago. Today I will be planting my toosh in the comfy chair and reading, which is something that I have managed to avoid doing for the last few days. I have some books that I need to get through very soon, and I need to be strict with myself and finish them! I hope that you have a great time at the Dali museum. It sounds like it would be a fun place to visit!


  3. Helen Murdoch November 27, 2011 / 11:30 am

    Wow you have lived quite a full life in the last 11 years! I was born at the University of Michigan Hospital so I totally support your Michigan connection. Have a great reading week!


  4. Kristie November 27, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    Nick is a huge OSU fan, as are most of our family and friends. I could care less, but I rooted for Michigan because 1) it’s been a long time since they won the Game and 2) it seemed like this year was one of the best shots Michigan had. Speaking of what happened in the past eight years, the first Michigan vs. Ohio State game of my relationship with Nick was the last time Michigan won 🙂


  5. Trish November 27, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Hope you’re loving Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. But if not, that’s fine, I guess…. It’s one of those books that I wish I could cuddle up with every day but always be reading it for the first time.


  6. Jen November 28, 2011 / 11:46 am



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