July 1st, 2009
|12:18 pm - who would have thought...|
I'm getting married in a month. ::blush::
Current Mood: optimistic
May 8th, 2009
|10:09 pm - breathless|
Sometimes it is amazing how deeply you can feel emotions.
Current Mood: indescribable
April 17th, 2009
|09:04 pm - busy little bee|
I was on a roll posting for a while. Then I bought a house. It is amazing how much time can be taken up with that. I am finally at a place where I have free time again. All the cups and saucers are washed and put in a place. All the plants are potted and positioned in the right amount of sunshine. The dvd's are organized, but not the cds. Though the books are gloriously shelved. That took quite a bit. I got to take out my HP figurines and place them about. My latest finished project, though, is my American Girl doll Kirsten. She finally got her own table for display. I have her entire collection (minus two dresses I missed) and got her a nice corner to set her pioneer table and read her tiny school books.
( more on house, politics, Watchmen, and a dusting of HP.Collapse )
Current Mood: cynical
January 30th, 2009
|09:46 pm - New sins|
I saw this quote...
"That's like committing a sin that God had never even thought of yet, so he doesn't know how to punish you."
...and it made me wonder, could there possibly a new sin in today's world? Maybe by way of technology --a new twist on an old sin, if you will-- but a full-fledged new sin? I truly doubt it. I would think God would be so amused by your ingenuity, that he would pardon it. Like a king amused someone had the audacity to steal the crown jewels.
Current Mood: contemplative
January 24th, 2009
|06:12 pm - Book 1: Wuthering Heights|
Finished today. I got the DS "game" 100 Classics (it was released only in England, but since I flew through there on New Year's Day, I managed to get a copy at Heathrow), and I read the book on that. It was not that bad. It sits comfortably in my hand as I read, so think I will read more books on the DS. That said, I did got out and officially buy the book. Nothing feels quite like a book, but it was nice to hit a button nestled in my hand to flip the page. Moby-Dick is my next read, and it is on the DS list, but I think I will read it mostly in print form.
Anyway, Wuthering Heights. ( ......Collapse )
Current Mood: sympathetic
January 18th, 2009
|09:31 pm - Masterpiece theater into musings|
I always seem to time these things well. Masterpiece theater is showing Wuthering Heights right now. I have read as far as the first part of the special, which aired tonight, so I have the rest of the week to finish the book for the second part next Sunday. I got Moby-Dick lined up next to read. Then, I am thinking Lord of the Flies. I liked the book in high school until they killed Simon. He was my favorite. I am curious to read it again to see if that is still true. At the time, I remember liking him because he was kind of floating above them all in his own world part of either gang. Still enjoying Emily Bronte.
One another point, I have watched a string of movies lately.
Devil Wears Prada...nice. Cute.
Mean Girls...eh, s'ok.
10 Things I Hate About You...quite enjoyed it. Do people really go to high school that look like that? Oh, and Ledger has such a weird smile.
Brokeback Mountain...a quiet, pretty movie. Not earth shattering, but ok. It's such a solitary movie. A lonely movie.
( musings that went on a bit more...Collapse )
Current Mood: melancholy
January 14th, 2009
|05:46 pm - Reading literature for a change|
To start out the new year, I am reading Wuthering Heights. I have never read it, but I didn't like Jane Eyre, so I put aside the Bronte sisters. I finished Brideshead Revisted, and it was nice. I can see why they changed what they did for the movie trying to update motivations for these times. The religious tone is interesting when applied. When it is put in so deep from childhood, can it ever really be removed? There are scriptures parents cling to that say "Raise a child in the ways he should go, and when he gets old, he won't turn from them." I am sure paraphrased a bit on my part, but that is the essence. Brideshead is built on that verse. Charles the future, Julia the past. My favorite character was a very small side one, but very amusingly written. Anthony Blanche. He is so bluntly honest.
Anyway, I am enjoying Wuthering Heights, and I don't know why. (a theme in my journal lately...) They are all so mean to each other, and yet it is so refreshing sort of. They are miserable and all honest about it. I mean I like how Heathcliff enjoys tormenting his wife. I am not very far though (chapter 13 or 14), so I might still turn on the book, but as for literature, it is quite nice and different. Passion in many forms, euphoric and despondent.
Current Mood: okay
January 10th, 2009
|08:07 pm - Survivable|
The bridal expo was not that bad. I didn't settle on anything, but it was nice to see all the options. Mostly I took brochures and cards. I do know I don't want fabric draped chairs. Reminds me of proms. Nor do I want feathers. Or dangly sequins. Or a horse-drawn carriage.
The chocolate fountain is nice though. Grey's family is a bit perplexed by the fact there won't be any alcohol at the wedding, so I think the chocolate fountain might entertain them. I do think I want one of the cakes to be a stack of books. It would be fun if one of them is Harry Potter since that is how Grey and I met.
Current Mood: tired
|11:08 am - The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, right?|
I am off to my first Bridal Expo today....news at 11.
Current Mood: anxious
December 24th, 2008
|02:25 pm - Just something to ponder on|
This is kind of heavy for the holidays, but I find it interesting to ponder. I always thought we made God out to be too much of a rosey, old grandfather just wanting us to be happy.
"The constant and never-questioned assumption of people like Jenkins is that, if there is a God, that God will be tolerant and open-minded and accepting of a great variety of ways of trying to get to Him or Her or It. But as far as I can tell, the only reason for believing in so all-embracing a God is that we’d prefer to. Looking around at the world — the natural world as well as the human world — I do see some reasons (none of them definitive, of course) for believing in a God, but I don't see much warrant for believing in a God who is nice."
Current Mood: pensive