Saturday, September 29, 2007

INTRIGUE!

The 5 most intriguing things--things that I wonder about and seem to puzzle me a bit right now (given in no particular order):
  1. The Twilight series by Stephenie Myers. Maybe I'm behind the times, but I only heard of this book recently and frankly I wasn't much interested--vampires and stuff that I was into at 13. Then I learned that it had wrested the #1 spot on the YA bestseller list from Harry Potter 7. Hmmmm....and with nowhere near the hype....they're on their way to a mailbox near me right now.
  2. Facebook. What a phenomenon this thing has become. When Mal got me to sign up for it several months ago, it was just a college cyber-hangout. Now each time I log in I half expect to see a friend request from my mother!
  3. Casinos on Saipan--is this good or bad? I honestly don't know (which is intriguing to me all in itself considering what a die-hard Mormon conservative I am). I've only got a few more weeks to figure this one out.
  4. The Old Testament--it's this year's Church Education System course of study. This book always intrigues me and I guess it always will. It challenges my views of right and wrong and how much of what I understand along those lines are God-given and how much are societal norms (i.e., my own perceptions). It forces me to think "outside the box." (Of course, I tend to live in a pretty small box.)
  5. Bloggers--they're ALIVE! It's weird to think of this medium as being as powerful as it is seeming to become. It's kind of morphing from journal to soapbox to...well, I'm not sure what, but it's certainly become more than an online "log".

4 comments:

Calandria said...

I'll be very interested to know what you think of the Stephenie Meyers books. You know she's LDS, right?

ML said...

Yes, that was one of the first things I heard about her books.

Lee said...

I am really behind in those book lists and I have never heard of her. At the moment I am struggling with getting through the book list for school but let me know what you think. If I ever get the time to read something of my own choice I will give it a try.

I read an article years ago about casinos on an Indian reservation in the States. It was a very poor reservation with drug and alcohol use. Now it has tons of money but the drug and alcohol use of the poor has been replaced by gambling addictions and corrupt money lenders. Like everything it seems to all depend on the people. If you are a good person who just needs a job and money you’ll be alright but if you are an addictive type and you have a job and more money your problems just get bigger.

I tell you one thing…knowing how ingrained gambling is in the Chinese culture, I would buy stocks of those casinos if I could.

marianas life said...

i love facebook! i've found old friends, family etc. and the blog thing is weird. i have a new co-worker whose mom googled saipan and found a picture of her with me on my blog! i have a couple of mom's of co-workers who check my blog actually. i started it originially so family could stay connected with us. but it has a fun creative element to it and its like the 21st version of a geeky game like dungeons and dragons. i use it for teaching too. i'll loan you 'the book thief' when i'm done with it.

-bree