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floridaguy Donating Member (751 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:37 PM
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Anyone else using "My Life" as a sleep aid?
No offense Mr. President, but geeze. I read casebooks in law school that were more exciting. It's not that I don't find it interesting, I do. Also, I'm a student of politics, so I really appreciate it from that standpoint.

Did someone call it eye-crossingly dull?

I'm only around page 200, so I'm sure it's gonna pick up, right?

Good night all :grouphug:
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:45 PM
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1. Funny, I'm really enjoying it and hate to have to put it down
in order to get some sleep. I'd rather keep reading.
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:46 PM
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2. you still awake?
whaddya doin', drinkin espresso?
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:46 PM
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3. That dull, eh?
Well I could use a good sleep aid seeing as how I've been suffering from insomnia of late. I guess I'll pick up the book.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 11:56 PM
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4. I'm halfway through (450 pages) and haven't been bored for
an instant.

Different strokes...
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:57 AM
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5. "eye-crossingly dull"
Funny, but that was the exact phrase used in the NYT review of the book, or one of the major reviews. Shoot for some originality. That's the sign of a creative and exciting thinker.

Perhaps as someone who shares the same kind of detailed memory as Clinton and a penchant for stories relating that detail, I find myself engrossed in the time and place of which he speaks. I can hear him talk to me.

I think the age of television has robbed us of appreciating finely-honed sketches of life, and attention spans.
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TopesJunkie Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:33 PM
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10. If you say so...
;)
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:59 AM
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6. I have read 600 pages, and I think bill is a fine writer.
I do find some editorial mistakes, but I guess thats what happens when you rush to print.I find it facinating.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:10 AM
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7. Anyone else using "My Life" as a marital aid?
I keed, I keed. ;-)
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:48 PM
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8. I'm as far as the part where Bill writes the note to the burglar ...
He tries to reason with the guy, instead of boobytrapping his place with a shotgun (that's why he's an internationally-respected statesman and I'm not!).

Personally I find the background stories on what it was like to grow up in the southern US just fascinating. It's so different from my own life.

I had a funny moment yesterday when I was cooking some of that watermelon pudding from a recipe posted in an earlier DU thread (it's really good -- and you don't need to add any extra sugar!). I also have a crate of baby chicks in the hallway (under a heat lamp when it gets too cold for them to be outside at night). So I was looking at the bucket of watermelon rinds, and the chickens, and thinking ... geez, if anybody walks in here, they're going to think it's Arkansas or something! It's Clinton's fault!
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TopesJunkie Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:32 PM
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9. Yes, it's a snoozer -
I've been so tired lately, that I haven't even picked it up off the headboard. No need. I'm sure that will change once the sun starts to go down earlier and I get lazy again ----
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