Monday, October 18, 2010

"I Just Love To See You Happy."

Ah, Luke, you've done it again. Every time I hear that line come from you in the final episode of Season Seven I wish I were Lorelai standing in front of you on the damp street in front of your diner.

So... you may have gathered that I just finished watching the entire series (again). I think I watched it in record speed this time, but goodness, what a great way to unwind after a long day at work, right? Get home, hang up the jacket, cook a nice meal, and get situated in front of a cozy episode or two of the lovely Gilmore Girls. Life is grand sometimes!

You may also be happy to learn that I am once again making progress on Moby Dick; I slacked off there for a good chunk of time since, well, the book was really slow there for a while. But I have gotten back in the habit of pulling out the book while on my lunch break and reading while I munch away. Today I finished chapter XXXVIII or, 38 (yes, the chapters are in Roman Numerals in the book). This puts me at page 162 of 521.

At this point Captain Ahab has physically entered the narrative, and is no longer a figure of Ishmael's thoughts - pieced together from stories from shipmates and personal interpretations of this presence (or lack thereof). I kind of like Captain Ahab's character so far. The book seems to be teasing me with him... he is described by members of the crew, and just recently the book delivered a chapter written as if you were in Ahab's thoughts, yet, you know there is SO much more to this character than is being described. I think he will get more interesting/entertaining in the next 50 pages or so.

Is (or was) anyone reading along? Did you finish months ago while waiting patiently (or impatiently) for me to catch up? Or did everyone hear the name Moby Dick and just say "pass"? Any time I have mentioned that I'm actually reading Moby Dick I am met with questions like: "why on earth would you actually read it?" or with comments like "I started reading that book once, but..." Think of me what you will for taking on this endeavor, but I promised to read EVERY work of literature mentioned in the Gilmore Girls, and no matter how long it takes, that I will do!

And that my friends, will make me very happy.


James, Stephanie & Kayley said...

You are a strong, impressive woman. I'd rather visit the dentist than try to read Moby Dick. But, then again, classics have always eluded me.

The Pollocks! said...

Read. . .ummmm. . .when?