Thursday, April 30, 2009

i'm so excited about life right now. here's why:

1. "the year one" with jack black and michael cera comes out in june.
2. the "paper heart" trailer.
3. the trailer on shauna's blog for "500 days of summer".
4. the sequels to night at the museum and transformers (i love shia lebeouf)
-they're not all movies, i promise, but there are so many good movies coming out-
5. elantris... which is the title of the book i just finished, that you should all start reading today if you haven't already. sooo good!
6. heir to sevenwaters, which i am about to start reading, which is book number four in a series that i love by an author named juliet marrilier. look it up, they're also real good.
7. the office and 30 rock are so funny.
8. it's about time to start our garden.
9. our lawn is coming in so green and pretty.
10. julie's wedding.
11. writing is like, my favorite thing to do... and my book is coming along real well. i love to write dialogue. it's kinda like playing scrabble against yourself (which i have done). i'm not sure how else to put it.
12. i'm planning on going to tahoe this summer.
13. the cooking club girls + shauna are coming to stay at my house this weekend- yay!
14. my latest two amazon purchases which include the cd of steve martin's stand up act in the 70's, "let's get small", and shakesphere's sonnets. both classics.

i could go on and on, but you get the idea.

Monday, April 20, 2009

reading is so hot right now

i'm always a voracious reader (which is why i know words like voracious)... but i have been on a roll even for me.
i'm currently reading "extremely loud and incredibly close", and it is amazing. i keep calling kelly and reading her lines (which she hates), and cornering tyler and reading him pages (which he tolerates). it is so brilliant and witty and endearing and emotional and laugh out loud funny. it is also very inspiring to me as a writer- yes i call myself a writer now (which kelly tolerates)- because he writes in such an unorthodox way. it helps take the scariness out of writing by reminding you that really, there are no rules.
i also just got in the mail from amazon (my fav) the collected poems of emily dickenson. it is such a yummy book cover. i have also been calling kelly to read her lines out of that (which she only pretends to listen to). here is my favorite so far...

Did our Best Moment last-
'Twould supersede the Heaven-
A few- and they by Risk- procure-
So this sort- are not given-

Except as stimulants- in
Cases of Despair-
Or Stupor- The Reserve-
These Heavenly Moments are-

A Grant of the Divine-
That Certain as it Comes-
Withdraws- and leaves the dazzled Soul
In her unfurnished Rooms