Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holy Crap

Time seems to be escaping me on so many levels. It's like a balloon with a leak -- all of a sudden it's completely deflated and you don't really know what happened. So, here's a rundown of me over the last little while:

1. I saw Whip It and it was 100 kinds of awesome: sweet when it needed to be, subversive enough to make the cynic in me satisfied and exactly the kind of film I needed to see with my girlfriends. I'm sad that it failed so miserably at the box office. I'd recommend it. Fame, on the other hand, insulted me as a human being. And considering the kind of movies that I watch on a regular basis, that's really saying something.

2. I'm heading to Vancouver tomorrow for a whirlwind vacation of sorts that includes: participating in Vancouver Book Camp, visiting my cousins who have just had a baby, hopping over to the island and staying with my aunt and uncle and squeezing in some time with a pal who lives in the city. Vacation sounds AS busy as my life. Wha?

3. Six minutes to go until I leave work and go swimming. Can I finish two blog posts and all my other work by then? Probably not.

4. It was minus 4 with the windchill this morning. That sucked balls.

5. I need new books to read. Anyone have suggestions?


Marci said...

I just started The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (Viking) and it feels interesting, a bit of real life, a bit of suspense and thriller all about the love of books....

Have a GREAT time in BC !

Kerry said...

I recommend The Incident Report by Martha Baillie. Wonderful wonderful and wonderful. xo

Melanie said...

Have a marvellous holiday, and best of luck with Book Camp (I am jealous!)

I second Kerry's recommendation; I liked Baillie's book. I can't think of anything else right now -- I seem to be on a kind of blah reading streak. :(

Court said...

1. Whip It looks TOTALLY AWESOME and I really want to see it.

2. Have an awesome time in Vancouver!!

3. I don't really have anything to say about this points.

4. I am SOOOOO not ready for it to be that cold.

5. It's hard to give you a book rec because most of what I would rec Rachel probably has already raved about to you. *cough*

metro mama said...

I can't wait to see Whip It.

I recommend Homer and Langley and Holding Still For As Long As Possible.

....Petty Witter said...

Minus 4? And here was me thinking it was cold here in the UK.
I'm nearly finished Blood Is The New Black by Valerie Stivers which is an easy, quite funny read all about vampires, but not as we normally know them.
Enjoy your break.

Deanna McFadden said...

Thanks for the recos! They're all going on my list.

Superfluous Brunette said...


I just started following your blog, found it through other people's blogs... I just moved to Vancouver area from Toronto 6 weeks ago. You mentioned you will be at the book camp, is that part of the Readers & Writers Festival? If so, I will be volunteering there, so perhaps I will bump into you.
Have a great time!

Katie said...

Hey D--a little behind on reading your blog, but lately I've enjoyed Absurdistan and a few other things I'm sure you've read already...