Friday, July 27, 2007

Boot Lust

I just posted yesterday about my newly found desire for a pair of granny boots inspired by Iron Jawed Angels. Well these would fit the bill nicely.

Found via Fasshonburu.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Harry & The Goose Girl

Loved the ending! If you've turned up your nose at this series so far, you should reconsider and go start at book one. They are so lovely and intricate and mature as each book goes along.

This was another darkly told fairy tale. I'll have to borrow some more of this lady's books and give them a read.

How I'm spending my piddly vacation

Lots of reading and watching and crafting as usual. Oh and badminton which I am wickedly bad at.

I'm completely a fan of books on tape now. Need to run and m=pick up some milk? Sure thing! Want me to run to the post office across town? No problem! It gives me a chance to hear more of a story. Completely addictive.

This book was a pretty dark fairy tale that I listened to. I was impressed by all the different voices the narrator could manage.

We watched this film last week. Best Harry Potter film yet! Luna's casting was inspired. She was perfect! And Umbridge's office - so sickeningly sweet and chilling. Love lov loved it!
This was the very first book on tape I listened to and now I intend to hear all his books on tape. So freaking hysterical and touching all at the same time.

I watched Practical Magic just the other day. Kinda cheesy but sweet. And damn is Sandra Bullock pretty - its more noticable when you aren't being distracted by the usual schlocky stuff she gets cast in.
This movie was good - I'd have watched it just for the period costumes if nothing else. I may need me a pair of granny boots now.

Memoirs of a Geisha was a really pretty film and I felt it lived up to the book. The dance scene was the best part.

Off to try some new recipes and watch more rentals. This is the vacation of the vegging out.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Fertility, Death, and Roman Warriors

More reviews!

I read this memoir in a couple of days. Its a fast read about a woman struggling with infertility and how she deals with all the crazy treatments. I can't remember what made me pick up the book - babies and fertility stuff not generally being my cup of tea, but it was a good read.

This one is a young adult's novel that has the coolest premise. Its told from the point of view of a teenage girl after she dies. Sorta like Lovely Bones but way less dark and traumatic. Actually this could have used for darkness for my taste. The characters all seemed flat, but the premise and the description of how the afterlife works was way cool.

And then we watched the first season of Rome. Very good stuff. I admit to having a hard time with the violence and slavery issues, but the story telling is excellent. And this lady who plays Naiobe is just stunning. No clue who she is, but she has some striking looks.

Future Plans

Absolutely nothing productive was done this weekend. Instead we took a roadtrip to Kentucky to visit my brother-in-law and his tribe. Much fun! And a word of warning - books on tape are great for road trips, but while listening to Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris beware of laughing so hard you can't hardly see when he describes the death of his mom's cat. Its not safe in a vehicle traveling 70 mph. I'm only halfway through, but I'm really enjoying this one.

Now I need to sketch out a hippo softie promised to a family member. Hopefully this one won't look like the victim of a tragic accident like the last sad monkey.

Then I think I'll work on mobiles. Cause I love them. And I've seen some super pretty ones out there. The pennants floating around the blogosphere might be fun to do too.

So hopefully I will soon have some new projects to share.

Monday, July 9, 2007

My time wasters

My husband loves to be scared so I let him talk me into 1408. Its a bad sign when I laugh all the way through a "scarey"movie. What happened to you John Cusack?

Sicko I thought was good. It has me wanting to join a revolution so it had to have been good, correct? I found it much much scarier than 1408.

I just got around to watching Slingblade. Which was amazing. I didn't even mind that you see the end coming from a long way off. I mostly marveled at the really good acting and pretty scenery. Billy Bob Thorton and John Ritter were amazing in this one.

This book was so good. It both broke my heart and made me feel a bit better about humanity. And for a book narrated by Death, it never felt dark and morbid. More sweet and matter-of-fact.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Things I'm enjoying today

The latest issue of The Sun.
Kristen's and my etsy blogging.
Podcasts of The Splendid Table.

Recent Productions

Here's what I've been up to. This flower painting-ish thingy was fun to do even if it looks little kid-like.

And this is what I'm calling my sad monkey. Done for my sister in law at her request, it looks dreadful. Worse than dredful really. But I don't have the time to make a new one before our visit so she's getting it anyway.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Things I'm enjoying this week:
- fireworks
- The Rome series (even though a lot of it is hard to watch, it's still well done)
- Netflicks (that brings us the Rome series)
- harassing my boy about my birthday party planning (a girl has to make demands, right?)
- a book I just started - The Book Thief - which so far is really really good
- days off in the middle of the week
- working on a new softie for my sister-in-law