Oh, Thanksgiving break. That time that would be a perfect opportunity to get work done, if only it were meant to be used as such. No. It is a time for seeing your beloved family and hometown again, being in weather that is consistently 10 degrees warmer even if I’m still cold in the “holiday season,” and producing & consuming lavish yet “homey” meals. Obviously my school’s appreciation (to put it lightly) for dedication and craftsmanship was still with me – I’m just glad I stopped before making a third new pie crust in order to have perfect presentation.
The train ride went by faster than ever before – meaning, this time I was not clawing at the windows in boredom. I had internet access but I barely even used it and could have gotten by without it. I was reading a lesbian memoir and probably could have finished it by now if I put my mind to it. I chose it because it’s about a woman who decides to have a child with her partner, and while She Looks Just Like You inspired the search for books like this, You’re Not From Around Here is very different. I didn’t realize how long ago it was written: while published in 2001, it’s set (I believe) in the early 1990s. Judging by the two books, I’d say a lot has changed for gay parents since the 1990s. I kind of just want a current perspective, but I’m not sure where to find more of that.
My family actually drove to the library after picking me up. If only I had put those books on hold sooner! – but I did pick up Rupert Everett’s autobiography, which was on display in the New Books section. I have so many gay/lesbian memoirs on my schedule right now!