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Monday, July 31, 2006

Last week, I went on "vacation" with my husband. I say "vacation" because he actually had a bunch of stuff to do for school/work and I went along with him because I'm still in the "my husband was in school for YEARS and I only ever saw him for about three minutes a day!" stage and actually think long car rides with him are fun.

It was nice getting to spend time with him on the car ride down and back, but while he was there--oh, how I wished I was somewhere else! He had to go to a rather rural area (and by rather I mean VERY), and as we only had one car, I spent a lot of time walking around the hotel parking lot, cursing the non-working hotel 'high-speed' internet connection, and reading books. Sadly, most of the books I packed turned out to be not super enjoyable but one night when my husband got back to the hotel, I made him drive me to the nearest bookstore (we won't discuss how far away it actually was) and got a copy of Golden by Jennifer Barnes, which was a fantastic read--I devoured it in about an hour, and then pouted because I have to wait to January for her next book, Tattoo, which also looks amazing.

And then, when I got home, I found out Teen People is folding. (And also about the Floyd Landis doping controversy) I've been reading Teen People for a long time (I remember when they had a book club!) and why it was by no means Sassy (which I still mourn), I thought it was one of the better magazines aimed at teenagers, and I'm going to miss it.