ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sleeping Naked

Me, putting my hair up for the day, sans make-up, and yet not naked, as in, see below:

Hate irony and the foibles of human nature? Sleeping Naked Is Green is probably NOT the book for you! Like a little entertainment with your education, or vice versa? Then read it and be entertained, educated, even a little enlightened.
Yes, it reads (and was written) like a diary --- and who doesn't like a vicarious semi-daily peek into the inner and outer lives of others? Does that mean it lacks a cohesive storyline? Not really; it's the story of the year in the life of a young journalist who decides to make 365 changes, small and large, shallow and profound, involving her impact on Mother Earth.
Lots of us are a little bit shallow at times, and at times, one hopes, more profound. We all make decisions and find some work out and some don't. It's fun to read about the whys and wherefores of the author's decisions, and their sometimes successful, not always practical, frequently mixed consequences. As to the complaint of another reader about the constant search for a cute guy theme running through many (not all) entries, I think that's kinda realistic. Lots of us, when not partnered up, are pretty much looking for love 24/7.
Summing up: if you want a fun read with plenty of food for thought that can be consumed in one sitting or quick takes, and don't roll your eyes at all things people try, then this book is perfect. If you have the outlook of an Eeyore and can't remember the last time you cracked a smile at the ironies and humor of living on earth, you may want to sink your teeth into any of a number of Russian writers of a century or two ago instead.

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