Thursday, September 21, 2006

Something cool and something weird...


What do you want to hear first? Something cool or something weird? Okay, let's do the weird one first.

I was standing in F's kitchen the other day and we were both doing dishes together. She's been married for yeeeeears now and I only three months. I leaned over and said, "Whoever said being a wife was not a hard job was definitely wrong." "Oh?" "Yeah, I love being married, but there's always so much stuff to do and now there's someone else you have to think of..." Knowing she's a stay-at-home mom, I meant to say that being a wife and a mother was a full time job in itself. I say, "I know what you mean being a housewife" and to this, she gives me a look and winks, "That we're all desperate?" hinting at the Desperate Housewives program on TV. Uhhh...no, not what I was thinking at all! LOL! I found myself feeling slightly uncomfortable and not knowing what to say next. So I quietly continued washing dishes alongside my friend. Weird.

Now for something cool. J picked up Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code". He was anxious to read it, but I snatched it up and couldn't put it down! I used to read a few books a week in univ (I majored in English Lit) but haven't had much chance to sit down and enjoy a nice leisurely read in a while. Anyway, I read the book in two days. I finished it at 4:46 AM today. It's the kind of book that is so gripping, you just don't want to put it down nor do you want it to end.

Basically, there's a murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years... which obviously could shake the foundations of Christianity as we know it. Could Jesus have been a man who was married to Mary Magdalene, who bore his child? Was the quest for the Holy Grail really about finding the cup of Christ?

The story had awoken all sorts of ideas I'd wondered about in the past and poked at the curiosity I had with regard to organized religion. Hmmm...what do you think? Anyone else out there read "The Da Vinci Code"?

7 comments:

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

Haha! How horrifying...yet funny! Desperate housewife reference! So is she a desperate housewife? What did she mean by that?

I read the da Vinci Code too and it reinforced all my beliefs in organized religions too. I don't want to open a whole new can of worms, because it's such a controversial topic, especially from a good Catholic Italian girl like myself! Ha!

Ms. Mamma said...

I have this book sitting on my shelf. My dad gave it to me and I've never been compelled to pick it up. Maybe I will if I get a chance. I miss reading books. Oh, I read, but it's all Suessian, you know?!

Stephen said...

I hated Angels and Demons so much that I threw it across the room. When I heard that the Davinci Code had exactly the same plot, I thought 'fuck it. Life's too short for that shit.' And this is coming from the guy who's reading the Left Behind series right now.

I may be a masochist but I'm a stupid masochist.

t said...

I didn't really enjoy reading Angels and Demons, but surprisingly couldn't put the DaVinci Code down.

Chrissy121875 said...

LOL! I was talking to my MIL about the Da Vinci Code and she said she read the first few pages of the novel and said, "This is crap!" LOL! She never bothered reading the rest because she thought it just wasn't a good read at all.

BTW, the new season of Deperate Housewives begins tomorrow :) Did anyone watch Grey's Anatomy the other day? I secretly hope Meredith chooses Finn, but we all know she'll end up with McDreamy.

I know...so sad. There are so many horrible things going on in the world today like the shootings like the one at Dawson College in Montral (where my cousin attends classes!), suicide bombings, hunger...and I'm writing about TV shows and books???

Chrissy121875 said...

PS. Ms Mamma...speaking of Seussian books, one of my faves is "Oh, the places you will go!" Have you got that one?

Do you read any Robert Munsch books to Snowflake? "Love you forever" is my fave :)

Anonymous said...

I read the book. To tell you the truth, it summed up all I thought of the Roman Catholic Church. Don't get me wrong. I'm Catholic but have issues with ALL organized religions.

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