Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Night Viewing: Noah

Okay, I can fathom fallen angels, a dastardly villian with his peeps who want on the Ark, Noah's pretty-boy sons (the two eldest being played by Percy Jackson and Boy George) and adopted daughter ("Hey, it's Hermione!" piped up The Hubs. Seriously, dude?) and almost everyone wearing pants, but what I can't fathom for the life of me is the Total Drama Theater onboard the Ark! It was just unnecessary and silly. Goodness. And didn't Noah have more sons?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Do Not Fear The Stack!

I finished Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book last night, woot! It was a fun, leisurely read enjoyed over many a lunch break. I grew really attached to 'Bod' Owens and his childhood spent in cemetary, I really didn't want the end of the book to be the end of his adventures.

This is the third book I've finished this year, after The Haunting of Maddy Clare and Hollow City. Her Fearful Symmetry doesn't count because I quit more than halfway and jumped straight to the last few pages out of boredom. I regret nothing, btw.

Next book right off The Stack: Kate Morton's cozy mystery, The Forgotten Garden. It's definitely a thicker read this time around. I just hope it doesn't become another one of those where, out of boredom, I quit halfway through and jump to the last chapter, or just plough through quickly to meet some pre-imposed deadline. It's not a race, and I just want to enjoy a good story and be a better reader.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Waking Up to Monday: 'The New Romantic' by The Features


When I first heard this song on the radio, I thought that it was an old Talking Heads track I had never heard before.  The lead sounds eerily like David Bryne!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I'm just here for the fashion show.

I suppose life will still go on if I skip watching the Oscars this year, even though I know Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Benedict Cumberbatch may be presenting at the ceremony. I already feel like I'll be missing out on something and be catching soundbites tomorrow morning, but I just feel like I don't care at the moment. I don't care about who will be wearing whatever designer duds, who will win (my vote is already on 12 Years a Slave sweeping loads of awards and Miyazaki's The Wind Rises picking up Best Animated Feature) whatever award, it's all pomp and pageantry and all that stuff that'll I'll be never be a part of so what the whoo-hah, eh?

I'm gonna marathon-watch anime on HuluPlus and Everest: Beyond the Limit on Netflix instead. And I highly suggest the documentary, The Summit, also on Netflix. It's about the 2008 tragedy on the second highest peak in the world where 11 climbers lost their lives.