Thursday, June 28, 2007

Desperation



Booking Through Thursday


Today’s question is suggested by Carrie.

What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material?

If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while?


My family and I are always going to lot of family gathering every years. This mean BIG family with lot of headaches. When we chose our destination for the events (mostly at someone house), then the party began. I remember a long years back feeling desperate of need to have something to read. I didn't bring along any books because I thought we won't be there long and will get home by the end of the night. We end up spending the night there instead. So it was a very long "How are you doing-let give update on you" talk with the members of the family. So by the end of the night, I was tired and went to bed. The next day, most everyone went home. I stayed back because my father had to help my uncle with fixing up his car. So here I am in the living room with nothing to do except watching TV. And there nothing good on. So...I pick up one of their newsletter that was left on table. It was an update newsletter of the community church that my uncle attend. Then...I walk around the house a bit and read some of the kids handwritten notes on papers with pictures they drawn that was stick into the fridge. Then there was the kids school textbooks, I open that and skim through it LOL.....

I guess it worth my while, because the tidbit stories that I read on my uncle newsletter was interesting and very amazing. And the kids art papers on fridge was cute and adorable to read. It just make my heart melt. As for the textbooks...I never thought myself to open that books again -- since it wasn't my favorite subject ;) -- and even though I did enjoy my times reading all those things, I still want to go home and read my books ;)

Same question above, What about you -- What the most desperation things you've read?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

14 comments:

Melody said...

Hey Julia, I thiink that was great that you enjoyed reading the newsletter, and that seeing the arts made by the children touched your heart. It's always the enjoyment that counts.

Happy BTT!

Julia said...

LOL Melody - it was enjoyment reading but it probably didn't sound desperate reading LOL

Oh well....Thanks for stopping by!

cj said...

You could say it started out as desperate reading but you actually enjoyed it, which is great.

I, however, cannot say the same thing about my desperate read!

cjh

kat said...

I enjoy reading the stuff my younger cousins wrote. It's pretty fun hehe. :D

Julia said...

CJ - Yeah I didn't actually enjoyed it, so this mean I can't count it as desperate bad thing LOL

Kat - Hi, young's writer sure do write cute and funny stuff :)

Thanks for stopping by -- and I hope you have good day!

Marianne Arkins said...

At least you enjoyed what you found a little -- but nothing replaces a good book!

Here is mine!

Julia said...

Marianne - yep you right, nothing replace a good book! Thanks for stopping by :)

DeN said...

I enjoy reading stuff that kids write. Most of them are pretty funny, but they're honest!

I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself though. ^_^

Here's mine! Happy BTT!

Rowena said...

Wow, that totally ended up being some great reading though, right? I love seeing kids art projects and drawings, they're so creative and just fun to see.

I would have been totally nosy enough to read the newsletter too...hehe.

Happy BTT!

Julia said...

Den & Rowena - I too love reading kids project, art work or note. They're very cute and adorable.

And that is the thing, I normally not nosy reading people stuff but when it come to desperate measure....LOL

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have good day :)

Chris said...

Aw! That's a sweet answer.

Darla said...

It's nice when desperation leads you to something you enjoyed reading, but the textbook, or in my case, the car manual, is just painful. :)

Julia said...

Chris - thanks for compliment :)

Darla - The school textbook that I read from uncle...blah. It wasn't favorite subject of mine and I couldn't believe am sitting there skimming through it...eww ;)

Thanks to both of you for visiting my blog!

Alice Teh said...

I can't believe I missed out this one! I thought I've posted my comments. *gasp* Sorry...

I love stuff by kids too. Some of them are very insightful!

Have a good weekend, Julia!