Thursday, June 30, 2005

What really knocks me out...

.... is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. " - Holden. (Catcher in the Rye)

And you thought it was going to say Mr. Darcy. Well he knocks me out too.

Because I failed to post this on Bonnie's Blog so many months ago. Now you may wonder why 7? While because I just couldnt add those other 3 to the list, even though I tried. So technically I have 10, but only the 7 actually deserve the list. Get it? (I don't). Without futher adieu...

Top 7 Favourite Novels

1. Catcher in the Rye - Salinger (It's been beaten to death, but how can you not love "coming of age" novels, I know I sure do)

2. Pride and Prejudice - Austen (Three things: Mr. Darcy, Pure wittiness, and England...sold!)

3. Mere Christianity - Clive Staples (Lets face it, anything written by Clive deserves to be on a top 10 list, but I just choose the one I have read the most)

4. The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas (This book is over 1400 pages, and almost every one of them is magic. We're not talking amazing philosophy, just the story of a man...but wow)

5. Mrs Dalloway - Woolf (Two hand cheer for stream of conciousness writing - it really blows my mind, its like I am right in their mind!)

6. A Room with A View - Forrester (Probably the reason I love this book is because its about travelling in Italy and I read it while doing just that, and of course, its a classic)

7. What's so Amazing about Grace - Yancey (This was my first Yancey - and I was sold, felt like I learned so much about Grace, well as much as a book can teach you anyway)

Honorable Mentions:

Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller - I agree with Spi, this could be a fly by night favourite, and does not deserve IN ANY WAY to be on the same list as the likes of Austen or Clive. And yet - right now, I am simply amazed by it.

At Home In Mitford - Jan Karon - Now having put this on the list, I immediatly regret it because one of you might go out and read it and never be my friend again. Its sooo sappy. My only justification is that it was CLEARLY written by someone who loves literature. Little break for the brain I tell ya.

Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery - (Now I realize this idea might sicken most of you, but I did not read this book until about 3 years ago, and I found it so enchanting. Added bonus - it's Canadian.)

And thats it friends. Please post yours! For real I would love to read them, and add them to my ever growing list of fantastic novels.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

It's a Bird....It's a Plane....

"No...its just a flying man in tights". - random man in crowd.

Last week I rediscovered the joy of "lois & clark". I got a phone call from Beevers on my cell stating that yes, because of Teri Hatchers recent primetime success, they have released Lois & Clark on DVD. And the peasants rejoice.

So, what did I...the avid sold out fan do? I downloaded it. It's just a t.v. series they really need fifty dollars. Anyway, I have found all kinds of happiness in this show that I had completly forgotten about. Top 3 favourite scenes so far:

1. This is how they NAME the greatest superhero of all time. Picture Lois standing in the Newsroom looking up at Dean Cain saying "he's super...." in a dreamy voice.

2. After a montage of Clark's mom making him various superhero outfits (with Bonnie Tyler "Holding out for a Hero" playing in the background, he steps out is his super suit. His mom says: "well they wont be looking at your face". HIS MOM folks.

3. Dean Cain taking his glasses on and off...saying they wont recognize him because he will be "different". Whatever that means.

Tonight, I will watch as many episodes as possible with Jenny Beevers. My guess is, she will be dressed up.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Zoom Zoom

the day has come. to say good-bye to the legend of pb (powder blue). i'll miss you pb, we had some good times together. A little trip down memory lane: "your dad" or "you're dead" etched into the trunk (no we never really knew), hitting it into neutral on the freeway, cruising the WR strip playing lame tunes. they were good days. the toyota treated me well.

and there it is my friends. a mazda3 GT GFX. yummy. and it's mine! hurrah! i cannot believe it is true. alas, it also does not have a clever name yet. but it will i promise you it will.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The Bandwagon...

Well's official. I have jumped on the bandwagon. I do not promise anything particularly insightful or deep, just some thoughts maybe. And this way I can post on all blogs - even you jerks that only allow bloggers (ahh pretentiousness). Okay....more soon.