- muscles (not too many, not too few)
- taller than me
- funny (extremely)
- easy to talk to (a good listener)
- interesting (lots to say)
- good dresser
- good speller (willing to correct mine)
- not critical
- crazy about me
Claudia is worried about getting enough letters to fill her column, but she didn't need to worry at all. In fact, there's TOO many! Not only does Claudia have to pick and choose the best ones to use, but she has to edit those down quite a bit. She's alos scanning all the letters for her own perfect match, and in the first batch, she finds two possibilities. She prints the letters, just to be fair, but makes sure her responses are among the first that the guys will get. One guy turns out to be none other than Alan Gray. Claudia doesn't particularly want to date him (at least, not yet), so she lies and says she knows another girl who's crazy about him, and she'd be betraying that girl if she went out with him. The second ad is from a guy named Brian Hall, who Claudia knows by sight only. They meet for lunch at the Rosebud, but the date doesn't go well. They don't really have anything to say to each other, and even though he's nice enough, Claudia knows he's not right for her. Back to the drawing board...
- I'm totally with Suzi and Buddy on the whole Pow thing. There are ways to get around allergies, and Pow HAD been with the family longer than Marnie. I'm mean....
- This book was published in 1994, and I find it hard to believe that Claudia didn't know how to use a computer for writing purposes, and didn't know what a spellchecker was. I turned 13 in 1994, and I'd been using computers in school since I was 8, if not younger.
- In the beginning of the book, Claudia is wearing a pink and yellow outfit, but later on, she says she doesn't look good in pink. Okay then.
- Am I the only one who finds it weird that both Claudia and Jessi wrote for the school newspaper, but Mallory the writer apparently never did?
- If this book were written today, Claudia would totally have started an internet dating site for teens, not a newspaper column. I wonder how they'd keep the creeps out, though?
3. Celtic Thunder (http://www.celticthunder.ie/)
4. Knowing that people are actually reading this blog!
5. Getting a really good night's sleep
6. London (I would SO move there...)
7. Making a batch of cookies that turns out really, really well
8. My hair, when it behaves itself (don't worry, that's my only shallow one!)
9. Having a clean apartment
10. Snow, in moderation
Now, I need to nominate 10 blogs to receive this award. For some reason, Blogger won't let me post the picture of the award, but if you're curious, you an go to Dibbly Fresh (find the link in my "Other Fun Blogs" section) and get the picture there.
1.childrenofthenineties.blogspot.com - Very nostalgic!
2.mytravelrambling.blogspot.com - The BSC got a mention in the most recent entry.
3. blog.stoneybrookite.org - Greer doesn't update all that often, but when she does, she's always got something thoughtful to say.
4. postsecret.blogspot.com - Same as the books; updates every Sunday.
5. overheardinpdx.blogspot.com - People say the weirdest things....
6. bscag.blogspot.com - Another chronological readthrough, but more scholarly than mine. :)
7. 13readingat30.wordpress.com - Good stuff!
8. stoneybrooksmscafe.blogspot.com - More good stuff!
9. whatireadbackthen.blogspot.com - Good variety of book reviews.
10. thedairiburger.com - This is actually where I found most of the links to YOUR blogs!