Here I go:
1.)The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2.)Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
3.)Beowulf translated by Burton Raffel
4.)Tolkien's World From A to Z: The Complete Guide to Middle Earth
5.)The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
And one of the books I'm working on right now:
Why Buffy Matters by Rhonda Wilcox
This is what happens when I'm bored.
So this weekend (last weekend?), my brother had a bowling tournament down in Roanoke, and my whole family went with him. Me too. It was kinda fun/kinda scary/a bit depressing. Fun stuff first!
(Oh, and I'd just like to point out that, I'm gone for three days and what do I find when I get home? Every single one of my favorite fics has been updated! I love it!)
Okay, know what? I've changed me mind, and I'm too hungry to do a huge lj-cutty post right now, and I don't even remember how to do an lj-cut (...), so I'm just gonna leave you with a picture. ^_^ And I swear I'll post more later, cuz I took a lot of pictures and I wanna share them!
But besides that, I had a good weekend. Friday afternoon, listened to Brad play his guitar at Mason, which was fun. Friday night, listened to Bethy play her tuba at Mason. (Beth, you're awesome!) Saturday, made sweet music love with Laura and watched Sid and Nancy, which I kinda don't wanna give back to Netflix.
I dunno, I'm still kind of trying to decide if I like it or not. Apparently it's very fictionalized...and I hate Nancy most of the time... but I like Sid. So, if there was just Sid instead of Sid and Nancy, maybe I'd actually go out and buy it. I dunno, if I see it used somewhere I'll get it.
Sunday, helped out at a birthday party. 12 screaming 7-year-olds = scaaaaaary. 0_0
Oh, and the best part, Saturday night we got new cell phones, so now I have a camera phone and it's very pretty. Got a new TV, too. 27 inches, I think. It's very pretty.
Just watched the premiere of Kyle XY, the boy with no bellybutton... So far it's an interesting enough show. The script needs a little work, and his constant inner monologues when he's not supposed to speak English are a little annoying, but I might actually watch more of it... (And now I gotta go with the hurt/comfortyness of the birthdayverse!Angel icon, because there seems to be a slight theme tonight with vulnerable, slightly crazy guys... lol.)
And now I'm a bit sleepy. G'night, folks.
DAWN: I'm guessing on how you say it. It's got an apostrophe. I think it's MmmFashnik. Like "Mmm, cookies."
XANDER: Or maybe, Muh-Fashnik. Like Muh...(lamely) Fashnik.
(courtesy of buffy-vs-angel.com) ^_^
Anyway, work makes me sleepy.
Otani's makes me happy.
Icons make me even more happy.
I don't really feel like I'm at the "forming complete sentences" level of brain-functioning anymore...
Working 40 hours a week sucks...
And I haven't played my guitar in a week and now I feel incredibly guilty!
On the other hand, over the weekend I bought two new Bad Religion CDs (Stranger Than Fiction, and The Process of Belief), Never Mind The Bollocks - Here's the Sex Pistols!, To The Faithful Departed by The Cranberries, and a Ramones CD. (My Ramones CDs never seem to have actual album titles besides "Ramones"....) So, yay for cheap (on sale/used) CDs and new music!
And now I'm sitting here zoning because this is what I do when I'm not working/getting ready for work/driving to work... Hopefully sometime I'll be able to come up with a better entry than stuff like this...
(And, quick note, I'm becoming really annoyed with AIM because little video ads always start playing on my buddy list and they make NOISE! Anybody else?)
So, I went for a... 6-mile bike ride today, I think. It was actually pretty fun, apart from me being kinda sore now. It was a cross-county trail that was part dirt path through the woods, part gravel, and and part pavement. Went under the toll road at one point (there was a creek, so = bridge) and that was really cool. Just hearing the cars going over the bridge above me, sounded like thunder... There was graffiti all over the walls, too, and some people had written big monologues in sharpie over the graffiti. Didn't have much time to stop and read them, 'cause I had to keep up with my dad, but it was all this teen-angsty stuff. ^_^
( Spoilers for X-Men 3 behind the cut )
And those were the highlights of my weekend so far. I'll leave you with a Gravitation music video that people keep sending me the link to... Really funny. ^_^
I'd like to add that the Japanese are also quite possibly the cutest people on the planet. Aya Matsuura performs the Totoro Opening and Ending Songs
On a more positive note, I've gotten all my grades back from this semester and my cumulative GPA right now is 3.85, which I think is pretty damn good. So yay!
Went over to Laura's yesterday, and we wrote a new song. Well, it's still untitled and it doesn't have any lyrics, but we're working on it. It was cool, though, 'cause we played the whole song through and we just kept up with each other completely. Even did a fun fade-out thiing at the end. 'Twas great fun. Aaaand, she showed me this awesome website, Pandora.com. You search for a particular artist or song, and the website gives you similar artists that you might like. And it actually plays the whole song, not some thirty-second iTunes sample crap. It's really nice for finding new bands, especially for types like me who never listen to the radio and consequently have no idea of what's out there.
Anyway, wisdom teeth time. woot.
And right now, there's this Asian American Women Writers literature course that I'm kinda interested in taking, but it's at the same time as my Japanese class. So I can't decide if I should drop Japanese and take that ('cause I still need another literature credit), or if I should keep going with both languages, or what...
*runs off to hug pictures of Aly Hannigan and erase scary Willow from my brain*
Okay, better now that I've seen this. It's Buffy credits using the Friends theme song. Gives off this completely different vibe than the actual Buffy credits, but it's hilarious.
Aaaaanyway, Latin homework is upstairs screaming at me to finish it, so...