waiting

Yeah, yeah, I know. My last post was nothing but another fingerprint in a giant zip-lok baggie, out to prove that I'm a nerd. And I duly confess, yet again.

I will also confess that I just looked up the word "wait" in my iTunes to see what songs may fit the theme of the past couple days. A few highlights:

"I'm Waiting For The Day" - Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
"Waiting on the World to Change" - John Mayer, Continuum
"Waiting on Light" - Matthew Perryman Jones, Throwing Punches in the Dark
"Wait" - The Beatles, Rubber Soul
"Waiting for the Worms" - Pink Floyd, The Wall
"The Waiting" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Greatest Hits
"Waiting for the Sun" & "I've Been Waiting" - Sixpence None the Richer, Divine Discontent
and a heck of a lot of Tom Waits...

Pretty good playlist, I know.

We headed out for a little family trip to the library tonight. I know I won't be able to concentrate for long periods of time in the next few weeks so I got reading that I think can be done in quick bursts. Fargo Rock City by Chuck Klosterman (whose book Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs I absolutely loved) and That Distant Land, a collection of short stories by Wendell Berry. I read his book Jayber Crow in the hospital when Ella was born and it was amazing. Andrew Peterson had loaned it to me, it's one of his favorite books. In fact, I still have it, so I should read it again.

I love short stories. As a genre or form or whatever you call it, I just think they're wonderful. Some of my favorite books are short story collections from Hemingway, Mark Twain, Steinbeck, Orson Scott Card. Years ago I dreamed of writing a book, but I've actually been thinking of trying to start writing stories more recently. If I ever do, rest assured, if it gets past Quality Control (i.e. Alison) you'll be the first to read it.

Well, Sweet Ella just went to bed and we've got a short list of chores to take care of before we settle down and read (or I read while Gilmore Girls plays in the background...) If nothing happens in the night we'll head to church in the morning and then come back, take some naps, and start the playlist another time. Keep you posted, have a great evening.