School starts tomorrow, so we’re in the final phases of getting ready for that. We’ve been stressing quite a bit about the books, as we had about $200 total between us, and all of our books totaled over $450 at the school – and that included used where they were available. We spent a lot of time agonizing over which books to buy and which books to try to get through the semester without… But really, we need the books.

We went home without buying any of the books, and I hit the web, researching all the used books and used textbooks sites. I managed to find everything on Amazon.com for less than $200 – including shipping charges. They probably wont get here till late next week, but for that kind of savings, I think we can wait a week.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride

Every once in a while you come across an author of whose voice you just can’t get enough. Laurie Notaro is one of those writers. I’m currently reading “Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood.” The chapters are short, 3 page stories that are brief enough to be read out loud – which happens often in this house as my husband pokes his head in the room to find out why I’m laughing out loud.

She strikes me as a cross between Bridget Jones and the chick from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” She’s goofy, clumsy, often drunk, and quite confused about what it means to be a grown up. She could be one of my friends.