I’ve been PMSing lately… I know it, cause when I got home from closing at the TRU on Monday… I had the strange desire to eat a piece of the Entenmanns chocolate cake on the counter… I know that doesn’t sound odd right off… but for this one little fact you may already have garnered from the title:
I HATE CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!
I did it anyway. *Shrigs.* I guess it was just what I needed that day… I felt like curling up in a ball and laying on the floor in the KRU (They put me in ApparHELL again) and just crying myself to sleep in the middle of the store all day… but after the cake I was doing pretty well again… *Nods.*
Now I’m sorry it took me so long to write, but if you think about it I really only missed 3 days, cause I don’t have web access on the weekends… so Friday, Monday, and Yesterday I missed… and I have good excuses for all of them…
Ok… on Friday I figured, I had Just Blogged on Thursday, so it could wait… besides I had a big break in “Mind Games” and managed to write a whole chapter that day… and then on Monday, I got to work late after my mom and brother were all fighting and stuff… and forgot… but I did write like, another good part of “Mind Games.” And then Tuesday, I spent the morning time I normally have to Blog and Stuff, without my coworkers looking over my shoulder on a Campus Wide search for Payphones, in response to THIS article in the Times Union…
Needless to say the Lady must have been totally thick, and called, but not visited Public Safety, as when I went looking for the Payphone supposedly by the pool (Verison took it… so it’s not there anymore) I was directed, by someone who thought I actually needed to make a call to Public Saftey, where they had one on a counter you could use to make a local call if you needed too… And there was one in the CII and one in the DCC too!!! (And if the Acronyms confuse you… go HERE for explanations.) They were a bit hidden… but the Lady’s at the Gourmet Bean Coffee Cart knew where they were… all the reporter had to do was ASK DIRECTIONS!!!
It does bother me though that the Phone by the Field House is out of order… that’s the boondocks up there… the nearest Payphone to there is at the ‘nearby’ Samaritan Hospital. Which, on foot, is not all that ‘nearby.’
Anyhow… on SATUDAY, I did NOT get the Harry Potter Book, because I was Thick as well and thought midnight on the 21st was the Midnight between the 21st and 22nd… not between the 20th and the 21st. I nearly fell out of my booth when a fella walked up to my register with one in his hand… (I was actually ON register for once.)
So, on SUNDAY I DID get the Harry Potter Book… and read it Cover to Cover Before I went to Sleep… GOOD BOOK… *Grins.* The Hyped Death, was a bit AnitClimatic, but I won’t tell you who it was… because I’m not gonna put up spoilers where you might read em… *Higgles.* Cause I know not everyone’s a Speed Reader… Well I’m not TECHNICHALY a Speed Reader.. they read over 1000 words per Min… according to a test I took I read about 648.6486486486486… words per min. They describe that like so: “500 – 800 wpm A useful reading speed that promotes excellent comprehension (75% and above). Reading is pleasurable and there is good control over daily reading commitments for study and office purposes.” It also says that 200-250 Words Per minute is about Average… so… It is faster than the average person… I could probably read faster, if I wasn’t so damn worried about the comprehension test at the end. *Higgles.*
I got about an 80 on the Comprehension… I don’t remember exactly… I thought I got an 83… but I don’t see any way to get that score… (there are only 10 questions) so I must have gotten an 80, and glanced at it too quickly…
I guess, as my mom was quick to point out after she took the test herself… that’s why it is that I enjoy reading so much more than other people. Other people isn’t everyone of course… I’m sure I’m not the only one about who can read like that… But there’s an explanation on that page that makes so much more sense there… about sub vocalization… and how you don’t really need to read one word at a time, or even be able to hear it in your head… it’s just a matter of going directly from word to meaning without the ‘sound’ in your mind… I wonder if that means deaf people are faster readers….
*Wanders off to write more “Mind Games.”*