Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Little Women of the 21st

It's been a great day thus far. I woke up at 8:00am, then realized that I'm in no shape to go to work. Caught a cold last night, and when I woke up this morning, urgh, just feeling plain ugly you know?

Oh, and we were out drinking and dancing till about 3 in the morning, and by the time we finished supper and got home, it was already 4am. HAHA.. So in a way, I guess the night activities had something to do with me not being able to go to work today.

So I SMSed Anderson and told him that I've been running back and forth the toilet non-stop, and that it must be a very bad bout of food poisoning. Went to see the Doctor at the office and had an MC written. Hurhurhur...

Finished the book "Second Wives" by Cindy Blake. The book, about the 4 Preston sisters and their lives.. How 3 outta 4 of them married divorced men.. Their names? Meg, Beth, Amy and Leonora. Jo wasn't in the picture. The incomplete Little Women. It's like a tale of Little Women in the 21st century... A very interesting read.

Married man goes out and has an affair with a hot, young thing. Married man and hot young thing falls in love. Married man decides to file for a divorce with his wife. Marrie man and hot young thing gets married. Old wife is all jealous and pissed off. Who's at fault? Hot young thing for seducing a married man? Married man for being so damn horny? Old wife for being old and boring? Tho' that's rather superficial I know. But anyways, "Second Wives" was a good read because it showed us both worlds - the misery old wife goes thru when married man dumps her, and the notion of real and possible love between hot young thing and married man. I mean, who ever gives a rat's ass about the second wife right? She's always deemed to be the one who tears families apart.. But maybe she just happens to fall in love with the wrong men? Hmm...

Anyways, I liked the character Beth the most. She's the second Preston girl and is a shrink by profession. She's loud and vocal and loves to pass harsh judgement on people and is very condemning. Anyways, these Prestons girls have a wacko mom who abandoned them once in a parking lot of some shoping centre when they were really young. With no money, they couldn't get a cab home. So Beth approached this stranger, Stuart, and he gave the young girls a lift home. Beth had a little girl crush on Stuart right there and then. Upon getting out of Stuart's car as a little girl, Stuart told her that she's too young, and to call him when she's 21. She took it for real this girl!

20 years down the road, she looks him up in the phone book and voila! Got in touch with him.. At first he thought that she was a stalker.. But in the end, they ended up together as a happy couple. HAHAHA... Cheesy isn't it? But isn't it amazing that the author dares to write of such an "almost impossible" tale?


Posted by Doreen at 4:12 pm