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Monday, May 22, 2006

Dude, I have something I need to vent.

Let me start by saying... I'm not a big drinker, I can't handle too much alcohol, and I just don't go out enough times to know enough about drinks.

Well.... this week I'm working in Napa Valley. Talk about wine country. Well I'm a little peeved right now with a coworker. He's one of those.. "dude I love wine and know so much about wine" guys. And I feel bad b/c all I wanna do after work is grab a quick bite and go back to my hotel room, and do my own stuff. But I can't not have dinner with him ya know? But dude.. it's only Monday (we arrived yesterday) and this guy is like.. .wine wine wine. He's totally abusing our budget out here (dinner tonight was $82 without tip) and he ordered wine for me (like 3 glasses of different wines) and insisted I taste each one. I had to sit there for over an hour listening to him tell me the difference between each wine I was drinking (meanwhile I'm thinking who gives a sh*t, they all taste the same). I swear, if I hear the words "robust," "pinot," "chardonnay" one more time I'm gonna scream. I can't believe I have to travel/work with this guy for another 2 weeks. We have NOTHING in common. He tries to talk about "sophisticated" things all the time. He uses words like "egalitarian" all the time. ARGHHHH!!!! Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy and I'm sure his work is fine, but it's just so frustrating to be out of town with someone you have nothing in common with.
posted by Daphne @ 9:01 PM   2 comments
Can You Keep a Secrety by Sophie Kinsella
Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Secrets from her mother:I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.Sammy the goldfish in my parents’ kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.

Secrets from her boyfriend:I weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks.I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

From her colleagues:When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world:My G-string is hurting me.I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.

Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.But come Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn’t possibly get worse—Until they do.

I really enjoyed this book. It's the first time I've read something girly and cheeky but non-romance. I thought it was hilarious. At first I was hestitant to read because it was written in first person. But it really reminded me of the movie Bridget Jones Diary.. and the fact that Emma was British made it all the more humorous to me.

Normally I don't like it when the main character gets humiliated like that, but it made for a great "secret" relationship between her and Jack. I loved how they had that secret code to pull the Leopold files. It was just so cute. And I loved how Jack was really from the U.S., it made the story more interesting since Emma thought she would never see him again.

After reading this, I feel like getting the truth out may be liberating sometimes... but still there's a part of me that will always believe some things are better left unsaid.
posted by Daphne @ 10:26 PM   2 comments
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