Monday, June 25, 2007

I'm back in Abilene... but I wish I wasn't

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I like the rain. I like the way it has the ability to cool down a day that has been unbearable. I even like the way it makes a cold day even more miserable. I think my favorite thing about the rain is that it can take my breath away just from watching it and I have no idea why. It leaves me breathless and dumbfounded all at once.
Just for fun, here are the books I've read so far this summer:

-How To Be Good by Nick Hornby
-A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I'm currently reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, A Death in the Family, and will start the Katharine Hepburn biography on the plane.

Can you see where my head is at this summer?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

i am flying up to the east coast on friday... i think i have everything i need:

-Katherine Hepburn biography
-another book
-cute clothes
-camera & film

the basics, you know

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Late Morning Lullaby
by Brandi Carlile

As soon as my eyes shut the slide show begins
Yesterday is gone now and panic sets in
With a weight upon my chest
and a ghost upon my back
And the numbing sensation of everything
I lack that leaves me
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming,
Your real world away

Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, lie
Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes cry
Late morning lullaby

The first sign of morning is gray and alarming
It's so disappointing the day has come so soon
While the rest of the world greets the day and feels new
I will push it away just like I always do, I will be
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming,
Your real world away

Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes, lie
Only beautiful, beautiful bright eyes cry
Late morning lullaby
Late morning lullaby

I would darken my window so I can fall asleep
While the critics frown down on the hours
I keep that leave me
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming,
Your real world away

Monday, June 04, 2007

I'm re-reading the Harry Potter books right now, which I was a little worried I wasn't going to be able to do. The endings are so unpredictable that it seems ridiculous to read them knowing how they end. Once I started the first one, I realized that not only are the stories incredible, but J.K. Rowling really is a great writer. I can talk about the books forever with Lucy, but there is something about reading exactly what happens that is ten times more exciting. A warning to those who are planning to take on this task as well: they are just as consuming the second time you read them.

My favorite paragraph from the first book:

A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside the blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be waken in a few hours' time by Mrs. Dursley's scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley... He couldn't know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: "To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!"

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Beatles "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"... not my favorite Beatles album, but it was a huge turning point for the way music was made. Favorite song on the album? Well, I guess it has to be 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds'... for obvious reasons...