Sunday, March 4, 2012

Odd Feeling of Relief and Abe Lincoln

Wow, I just looked & realized it's been a loooong time since I posted anything here. I ended up feeling compelled to share some thoughts that have been rolling around in my head since Friday.

There's been some heated discourse over on my Facebook page for a couple days, so Friday I decided to check in & see if I still had the same number of friends. Finding I was down one, I went to see who. To my surprise, someone I had actually been wanting to defriend had dropped me. I found myself feeling an odd mixture of relief and happiness. When I told my husband he said "sad." I then explained that the sad bit was this person not realizing a long-ass time ago that we were NOT friends. (The only reason she was still in the list was due to trying to avoid any possible work drama.) He understood after that. :) But I realized, as a smile broke over my face, that I was actually a bit relieved. She got it. She finally got it. She's due back at work from medical leave soon, I can only hope this new knowledge sticks.

Now, for a more exciting topic! I just finished Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I've been reading it for awhile, and did actually have a conversation with someone where they asked me what it's about. I know. Seems obvious, right? Though Jason did point out that's often the sort of thing people say when they don't know what else to say about a book. Oh well. :) Anyway, you might have seen some trailers for a movie of the same name... but, after finishing, I'm not entirely certain how close it follows the book. I'll still see it, but, now I'm curious. The book though is by Seth Grahame-Smith. It opens with a man running a shop in a small town who talks about a regular customer named Henry. One day, Henry gives him a wrapped bundle that will change his life forever... Journals of Abe Lincoln. The story follows Lincoln's life and fantasy is woven very skillfully with fact. Jason read it, too, and he warned me that as you go through the story, it becomes harder to draw the line. He was right! I found myself thinking that many details actually seemed pretty plausible. ("So that's what happened to the second lost colony at Roanoke...") On the whole, even if he wasn't a vampire hunter, I found myself admiring Lincoln even more... and wanting to go read more about him. Y'know, actual biographies. :)

Unless... of course... this is real and it's only being marketed as fiction to throw us all off. Muahahahaha!