Saturday, August 21, 2010

cool things

Forgive me, guys. I'm still a little tired from staying up till 3 to read Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth cover to cover. I had to. It was one of those perfectly paced stories, where so much has happened in the first 10 pages that I was thinking "There's so much book still in my hand, what else could possibly happen?"
And then all of a sudden, four hours later, I was sitting there with only 10 pages left, thinking, "How can this possibly get wrapped up with only 10 pages left? What else could possibly happen?!?"


In other great things news, I love this blog A New Dress A Day.
I love this idea. It's inspiring, without adding that sigh of "oh yeah, I'd love to do something like that... someday..." It's something I can do right now! Plus, I hate, hate, hate clothes shopping, and I love making things.
Although Marisa is absolutely adorable and looks to be about a size 2. She can pull off a few looks I wouldn't dare. Like the spaghetti straps, or strapless altogether. Uh, not quite for me.
Lots of her creations end up with that funky/vintage look of ModCloth dresses, which I love, and don't wear enough.
I must wear more dresses! Not just hippie skirts and maxi sundresses, either. Real dresses!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What I'm Doing When I'm Not Writing

Opinions?
We have 2 versions of a teaser trailer for Mr. Cate's new film.



Or




Which one, peeps?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ooh, you have books? I want some!

Sara McClung is doing a sweet book giveaway, and hey, I like books. So I'm helping her up the traffic in a bid to win some of those sweet titles for myself. Even though I just came home from the library with a chin high stack. She has some great new titles in the lineup, including Clockwork Angel and Paranormalcy.
There are never too many books in the house.

On the homefront, we have finally acquired a fishtank, or, to be more honest, we have decided to open a goldfish mortuary in our bathroom. First up on deck is a sharp little black and orange feeder fish that my son proudly named "George Rudebeckia". He's been giving me hourly updates, along the lines of "He's still alive, Mom!"

He has a nice little tank with a filter and everything, so we'll cross our fingers and see how hearty this little guy is. So far, only one marble has "accidentally" fallen into the tank.
Also, George seems to like watching the Simpsons.