Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Sunday Salon: If Wishes Were Fishes

I've decided that my regular Sunday journal-y post is getting old now, so I'm thinking of going back to the previous way I thought of Sunday pots, which is similar, but different. Before, it was mostly just a rambly post about whatever I'm thinking at the moment and a bit of a report on the week's reading and other fun sorts of things.

Not sure exactly what I want to do, but I'm tired of those other posts now and so we'll see what happens here if I just bag them for a bit.

On Reading

Anyway, this week I devoured a book called Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt. Awesome title don't you think? And I finished a fun summer-y romance e-book called Caribbean Crossroads by Connie Sokol. I'm a bit behind in reviews and hope to catch up this week (which means write them all today!) So we'll see how that goes.

But now I'm floundering and haven't picked up anything else! Just the Pride and Prejudice re-read and the ongoing quest to get through the "original" Robin Hood, which is fun, but seems to get pushed to the bottom of the pile.

So what should I read next? 

I went to a fun author event on Wednesday, which I hope to report about this week too, along with the event I'll be heading to tomorrow. Gosh, I've got lots to do!

On Watching

Sadly, we didn't get much Buffy watched this week. We did watch three episodes way last Sunday afternoon and I remember thinking that I'm just not getting the whole Angel love... that he seemed like a flat boring character... and then just the very next episode he turned bad again, and suddenly he had some life (strange yes?) to him! That was interesting. And then suddenly Oz is... well... you know... having his own issues too and becoming more a part of the whole crowd. Very fun. I'm anxious to watch more, but it may be awhile. Life is going to get crazy... very very crazy.

HEY! Guess what I got? New speakers!!! Did I ever tell you how about how I love speakers? And our little home theater has always been incomplete, so I finally got a center speaker and a subwoofer. Cool.. and geeky. I know. But now we can FEEL those loud parts... really FEEL them! So exited.

So, I bought The Dark Knight and we watched it last night. It was awesome, but I swear, I don't really know what happens in that movie. And The Joker creeps me out so bad that I have to close my eyes and I really can't believe that it's the same dude as my beautiful Heath Ledger/A Knight's Tale/William Thatcher dude. How can that even be? My head can't make that happen. Ah...still sad about him.

And now tonight, I'm also very excited to watch Falling Skies with a subwoofer! Ha. Seriously. And the guys in the house are very excited to catch up with Breaking Bad tonight too.

What is a cool movie I should watch to test out my new bass thumping subwoofer? I would love suggestions!

On Wishing

I have some wishes. They are things like I wish I could go to ComicCon some day. I think I yearn for this even more than the BEA thing. I wish I could go to Paris and Switzerland instead of camping for two weeks. (I have a friend heading of on the plane for France this very moment!) I wish that I could go to the midnight showing of Batman.... but I will wait for a week and see it then, I hope. I wish the fires would stop starting and that it would rain more. But we did get some rain yesterday and it's been so wonderful. Cleans the air out so well and feels so nice. 

Just some of the wishes I'm wishing. What are you wishing for this summer?

Well, so that's all for now. I'm anxious about the next couple of weeks, so here's hoping I manage it all. Hopefully I'll be around here and there, but it may be a bit hit and miss. Just in case you are wondering!


  1. I'm glad you got to read Sean Griswold's Head...but we discussed that already...didn't we?

    Hmmm, I'm trying to think of good movies to break in your new speakers but all I can think about are the Underworld movies and, as we discussed, they are really violent. Not sure if I should recommend them. ;)

    I wish the fires would just stop too. :( Oh, and that I was off to Paris.

    1. Jenny... they are probably too violent for me, considering I have to hide my eyes from the scary joker! :)

  2. Sean Griswold's Head is such a cute book! I wish I could recommend something but I've been in a slump and just rereading my favorites.
    I didn't really get The Dark Knight, either. I only saw it once and it was a little, I don't even know. Maybe too dark? But I bet it sounded awesome on your new speakers. :)

    1. Kathy: I appear to be in a slump too. Maybe something non YA is needed? I'm going to try that.

  3. We're watching "Excalibur" right now and it might be good with new speakers, although we don't have our whole system turned on so I don't know for sure.

  4. I love The Dark Knight and have watched it several times over the past few years. So dark, and dangerous, and thrilling, too, and gripping. I can hardly wait for the new one next week to open. I want to go opening weekend too, but my friend is trying to talk me into the weekend after. I'm not sure I can wait that long!

    I just had a friend fly to Dublin on Friday, wish I could have been on the plane too! We had a tiny bit of rain today, but are still in a drought situation. I hope your fires go out soon. That could be a wish too, right?

  5. I loved The Dark Knight, such a dark but absorbing movie. Heath Ledger was such an amazing actor, able to portray so very different characters. I'm still sad about him, too.
    Oh, how I wish I could travel, too! Well, maybe next year.
    Hope you get more rain and your fires go out soon!

  6. I am sorry that things didn't work out very well with Buffy watch! Hopefully once you get the camping out of the way we can watch a bunch! It is just so complicated here with summer break...



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