December 19th, 2009

movie // potter // what happened?

Miscellany

- Sweet freedom! No work for two weeks, and I got my paycheck a week early. There's a staff development day on 1/4/10 (boy it feels weird to type 10) but we get paid I think about $250 if we choose to attend. I also made a nice little sum this month doing after-school classes and other extra duties that I've taken on because the school is so understaffed. Putting it towards paying off my credit cards and, someday soon, getting a new front door.

- Last night we went out to a snooty restaurant to celebrate my brother's college graduation. They have the kind of food you see on Iron Chef, although maybe slightly bigger portions. I had a salad of organic lettuces, pear, dry jack, shallots, with olivina fig balsamic vinaigrette; a main course of duck breast, spaghetti squash, confit baby turnips, and mulled consomme; dessert was chocolate pudding torte with tuaca hot chocolate and chocolate mikado. I don't even know what half of that means, but it was tasty :)

- So much I need to do around the house and nothing I'm in the mood for. I need to declutter everywhere, empty the dishwasher, load the dishwasher back up, clean out the fridge, declog the drain in the master bath, wash clothes, wash sheets... blech.

- Anyone on my flist seen the new Disney movie? I really want to but I'm afraid I might have to end up going on my own since my family can be movie humbugs. I don't particular care one way or another that OMG THE FIRST BLACK DISNEY PRINCESS any more than I cared that Mulan was Chinese or that Pocohontas was American Indian. Mainly I'm just excited about a new 2D, hand-drawn Disney movie. I mean, I adore the Pixar movies and everything, but I grew up with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, and the last really impressive animated movie (IMO) was Lilo & Stitch in 2002 (although I feel 2007's Meet the Robinsons was underrated).

- On Chapter 15 (or so) of my audiobook of the first Percy Jackson book (she says with a pointed look towards greenconverses). It's hard not to compare it to HP, but I'm trying to enjoy it on it on its own merits. So far I kind of feel like I've seen all the plot twists coming from a mile away, but I do like the way different parts of classical mythology have been woven into the 'real world'. The writing comes across as a bit juvenile, which I usually wouldn't hold against a YA book except for the example of other great YA books, such as, well, Harry Potter. Still, I'm invested enough in the characters to want to keep going, and I'll probably see the movie also. I rewatched the trailer and the only thing that bothered me was that Annabeth isn't blond. ;)
tv // bones // crazy socks

recc-a-palooza!

So, I haven't read a lot of fic this past year, for a variety of reasons. But considering I have two weeks of no work ahead of me (not that I'm rubbing it in or anything) and I want YOUR fic reccs. What are the best handful of fics that I might have missed out on? I'll take reccs for a large number of fandoms, since I read for a lot more shows than I would ever write:

- Stargate
- Bones
- Fringe
- 24
- Glee
- V
- Alias
- X-Files

And possibly others... check out my Interests ;)
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Sunday

Probably going to go over to my folks' again tomorrow. Might see if I can get anybody to go see The Princess and the Frog with me tomorrow. I think dad might owe me one ;)

Reading Nefetiti by Michelle Moran. I noticed its sequel in Target a week or so ago and it looked interesting, but I thought I should read them in chronological order, and found this one at B&N. Not done reading The Element of Fire yet, but it's kind of dragging so I thought I would tale a break from it for a little while.

B&N made me kind of gloomy. They've expanded the romance and magna sections, which leaves only about 1 1/2 aisles (if you count front and back) for SciFi/Fantasy. And a good 1/4 of that is Star Trek/Wars novels, video game novelizations, etc. You have to pick through the rest of it for something worth reading. If I was to run my own genre bookstore, I would divide it up into clearly designated sections to make it easier for people to find what they want. I'm thinking separate shelves for

- Books about women falling in love with vampires
- Books about women with tattoos
- Books about women who have telepathic connections with animals
- Books about women with tattoos who also have telepathic connections with animals
- Books with 'Avalon' in the title
- Books with horrific cover art
- Books by Terry Goodkind

Did I mention that all of these shelves will actually be in the back of the store, where no one will be subjected to their contents? Except for the Terry Goodkind one -- it shall be wheeled out into the parking lot and set on fire.
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