Free Slurpee Day 2012: 8 Slurpees, 8 different 7-11s, 7 different flavors, no regrets.
Well, okay, the sugar crash was/is still unpleasant, but as I am now unemployed, I am free to spend the day driving all about town in pursuit of my beverage of choice and reap the consequences thereof. If you weren't following my exploits on Twitter, I had: Coke, Wild Cherry, Blue Raspberry, Banana, Mango Bango, Grape, Twisted Citrus, and Wild Cherry again. (I would have preferred to end with another Coke for a sense of symmetry, but alas, the flavor was defrosting, it was getting to be rush hour, I would've had to go fairly far out of my way to find another 7-11, and quite frankly, I was getting a little sick of Slurpees at that point. Who knew?)
I drank them all, with the exception of about 3/4 of the Mango Bango because it had artificial sweetener in it, which was not advertised on the sign. I even drank the Fanta Banana, which was, quite frankly, revolting (though not as bad as the artificial sweetener). At 7.11 ounces each, that's a rough total of 51.5 ounces or 1.5 liters of Slurpee, which is -- and I never thought I'd say this -- too much Slurpee. Though it did help that it was 97 degrees outside and I have a colossal sweet tooth. Still, I don't really want to calculate exactly how much sugar I consumed today.
Day 23: A book you've wanted to read for a long time but haven't – The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
Oh, any number of books could fit this description, but I’ve occasionally thought that a good title for my autobiography would be One Day I Will Read The Silmarillion Cover to Cover (And Other Lies). The spirit is willing, but the brain starts to doze somewhere around the Valaquenta. God bless you, J.R.R., you could invent a magnificently detailed world, but you couldn't write a page-turner for all the pipeweed in Middle-Earth. I always have a massive TBR pile, but that’s probably what’s been sitting there the longest.
Regarding the preview for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby in 3-D: Really? Really? I know it's Baz Luhrmann and all, but... really?
I'm starting to think I update this thing too much.