Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Me I Want To Be

Although the 500Jerk passion for modern fiction continues unabated (has anyone liked the writing in The Outlander by Gil Adamson as much as I did?), I'm sorry to say that my bedside table collection currently evidences a strong bent toward self-improvement. To wit:

1. The Couple's Relationship Survival Guide (totally unread, HA)
2. Family Fun (magazine featuring parents who do more work for their families than is humanly possible)
3. The Economist (serious news for people much more serious than I am)
4. The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch (dog-eared and studied)
5. Taking Your Kids to Europe on a Budget! (extensively dreamed over)
6. Novel Writing for Dummies (quickly skimmed and set aside for more prosaic tasks)

Oh, the Me I want to be. Where is she? I sense a Seuss-like self-improvement book taking shape.

What's on your bedside table? What does your bedside table say about you?


Katie said...

LOVE your description of Family Fun!

500Jerk said...

Family Fun does have some good ideas now and again; it even prompted me to make homemade Valentine's Day cards with my kids.


A long, long time ago.