Monday, August 18, 2008
I have in fact read all of The Sorcerer's Stone and loved it, even more than I expected to love it. Thank you for not throwing soft projectiles at me, as I was never even aware that the items to which I devoted my attention (courtship, school, church callings, starting this company, working for two additional employers, etc.) were cause for reprehension. Now my only concern is that I still make enough time for all of those things now that I have discovered for myself the wonders of Harry Potter. Good thing that at least courtship and Harry Potter are not mutually exclusive (but are, rather, "co-requisites", at least in my case).
The world's newest Harry Potter fan
p.s. How in the world could anyone successfully translate the nuances of those books to any language other than English? That would require a gift indeed. . .
Thursday, August 14, 2008
It's true; I married a person who had never before read Harry Potter. Worse, he HAD seen the movies. I know, I know, it's reprehensible - please refrain from judging me, I've done my best, okay? You can throw something at him, but please limit projectiles to soft ones. And he really is making an effort now, and is not one of those who has a bias against it or anything, so that should count for something.
In any case, I am SO EXCITED for us to finally read it together. For those of you who don't know, I happen to think Harry Potter is some of the most engaging, thought-provoking, clever children's literature ever created, and competitive with much adult literature. Plus, it's just so dang fun. And I happen to abhor the movies. Yes, even the fourth one. Yes, even after not comparing them to the books. Sorry.
Plus, I first new I wanted to marry Dan on a plane. :)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
10. My closet is organized by category (e.g. short-sleeved casual shirts, long-sleeved, casual shirts, button down shirts, short-sleeved sweaters, etc. etc.), and by color within category.
9. I am a compulsive list-maker. I make them for everything - grocery lists, movies-to-watch lists, songs-to-download-from-iTunes lists, places-we-want-to-visit lists, recipe lists...my favorite, however, is the CONSOLIDATION LIST! I love making lists of lists.
8. All of our books and movies are ordered by genre and author and/or title.
7. It stresses me out if plans get changed last minute.
6. When cutting my nails, I absolutely must make sure they are perfectly even and rounded, without any points sticking out along the edge of the nail.
5. The other day when someone put the Parmesan cheese on a refrigerator shelf instead of in the door, I had to move it.
4. I pick up every single hair from the bathroom floor.
3. Each pot and pan gets replaced to a certain spot on the rack.
2. I feel the need to give the kitchen floor a quick sweep most nights just to gather any stray crumbs.
1. I alphebetize our spices.
Thank you for still being my friend. Particular thanks go to Dan for willingly being married to me.
In other news, we've had several visitors of late, particularly of the sisterly variety. Two weekends ago saw the arrival of Priya, and it was glorious in its relaxation and food consumption. This past weekend, Liz and her friend Spencer were here. We shopped and cute new clothes were purchased. We went up to NYC on Saturday and were submerged in Indian-ness (Indian food, Indian temple workers...). It was great fun to see a number of old friends. There was also more cooking.
Off to another week.