Saturday, March 21, 2009

Indie night

I highly, highly recommend watching Rachel Getting Married. This is probably one of the best movies I have seen for a while.

And I also watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas last night while doing laundry.

I had never read the book nor knew what this film was about, and needless to say, I should have guessed the ending, but definitely did not...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh yeah...

...I leave for Vegas in 4 days :)


I am back at work this week - missed all 5 days last week due to a severe sinuns infection. I'm on antibiotics & cough medicine at night.

And I'm now onto reading Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire.

I bought HP 5, 6 & 7 yesterday so I can read the whole series straight through! I'm thinking I need a new bookshelf - with a whole shelf devoted just to my hardcover Harry Potter series :)

Netflix Wannabe

I read about all these really awesome documentaries or independent films. I have a saved draft in my cell phone of all the ones I want to see someday - Everything is Illuminated, Lake of Fire, Born into Brothels, Boys of Baraka, Saints & Soldiers, Man on Wire, In Chad, American Teen, La Misma Luna, 22 Weeks. S0me of these I don't even remember what they are about (disclaimer: some of these titles may be songs, books, or movies....)! I just put them into my phone so I would remember to check them out someday (& it's a good thing I did! I only remember about 3 of them!) I usually find an online review or a fellow blogger who has watched & recommended them.

I recently watched Bella & The Visitor and really enjoyed both of them - there is something in a beautiful, simple, heartfelt story. I was moved by The Visitor - it makes me want to embrace & experience more culture; I wish I had rhythm to learn the djembe :)

And I came across this post after a fellow blogger watched Boys of Baraka. Makes me want to watch it and gives such great truths/ideas to be intentionally aware of, for those of us who want to be married & raise a family someday.

And it made me realize I should seriously consider getting NetFlix. Where else am I going to rent these great movies?? Any thoughts? Is it worth the investment of $5.00/month? I'm one of those people who have to be "in a mood" to watch one of these kinds of films - I had Bella for at least 6 weeks before I actually watched it...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

New insight of the day

I actually said this to my dad this afternoon:

"My head looks smaller when my hair is on the top of it."

I've had my hair pulled up in a high bun the last 3 days - it allowed me to lay in the bathtub without getting it wet. I could lay on my back & my side on the couch/in bed all day without having to re-do it.

And I guess for whatever reason, I think it makes my head look smaller :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Is this an echo??

I am home sick today. I felt it coming on Friday....the chest cold. It's settled in my ears, nose & throat, and I'm having a hard time breathing.

It's almost exactly the same symptoms I had about one year ago - it feels like my airway is shrinking (last year it got to the point I felt my airway was as narrow or narrower than a straw). So far, it's not quite that drastic, but I'm spending today resting, taking a really hot bath, catching up on shows I missed last week at my parents' house (where they have internet) and reading Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets. I'm heading home soon for a nap and some grilled cheese sandwich(es-if I feel up to it!). It's no fun being sick, except I get to spend all day in my pajamas & not feel guilty about it.