Friday, January 13, 2012

FFF #12: Kiki's Delivery Service

I lied!
In honor of Friday the 13th, here's a vaguely spooky fave of mine.
I vaguely remember seeing it on TV as a kid, but I didn't really, really watch it until a few days ago and it's so good. I'll probably watch it again tonight.

I should try to round Tybalt (my black cat) up and make him watch it with me tonight!

Moonrise Kingdom

No FFF today, but here's a trailer for a movie that I really want to see.


P.S. Happy Friday The 13th!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Things I Read In 2011

Last year, I started keeping a list of all the books I read cover to cover. As we all know, I have a bad habit of reading books cover to... Somewhere in the middle.
  • Anna & The French Kiss
  • Nightshade
  • Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
  • Hex Hall
  • Demonglass
  • Dream Factory
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Beautiful Darkness
  • My Story (Marilyn Monroe's unfinished autobiography)
  • An Off Year
  • Into The Wild Nerd Yonder
  • Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List
  • Death By Chick Lit
  • Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
  • Unearthly
  • Wings
  • Dead Is Not An Option
  • The Nine Lives of Chloe King: The Fallen
  • Forever
  • Miss Peregrine's School For Peculiar Children
  • Dean and Me: A Love Story
  • Anna Dressed in Blood
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness
  • How To Not Be Popular
  • Spells
  • Weetzie Bat
  • The Name of the Star
  • Witch Baby
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door
  • I Was A Teenage Fairy 

It's odd, some of those books, I feel like I read them ages ago, they've already soaked into my day to day so much. The list also seems so short. I think part of that is because I started so many books last year, but since I didn't finish them, they didn't make the list. I also really didn't have a lot of time to read. I was working and playing and knitting and many other things that took me away from books. I'm going to try to not let that happen this year.
I think the books that made the biggest impact on me were these,

Stephanie Perkins is my new favorite and Weetzie Bat. Wow. I feel like if I was a writer, I would write sort of like Francesca Lia Block. Or, I'd want to write like her. I've wanted to read Dean & Me for a long time, but I was worried it would ruin Martin & Lewis for me, but it only made me love them more.
Ok, Darlings... Dishes are calling for me. Honestly, at their age, you'd think they'd know how to bathe themselves!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tonight, Tonight

Has been a wonderful night.
I watched Ice Castles and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

 For the first time! I can't believe I've lived my life for so long without seeing them!
Ok. I need to sleep now.

I got a new camera bag today, too.

It was made by my Great Aunt a long time ago (She was somehow involved with a bank bag type making place. The story was rather vague.)
Goodnight for reals, Lovelies!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January First, Two Thousand and Twelve

Wow. That year went by fast! Although, in June/July it felt like it would never end.
Good things happened last year and bad things happened... I think that's true of ever year. I have very high hopes for '12. I have direction with what I want to do in/with my life and that is a fantastic start.
I don't really have "resolutions" as much as I'm just trying to create order/scheduling for my life. You wouldn't think graduating would have freaked me out as much since I was home schooled, but it did a number on my time management, or lack thereof.
Soooo... My point being, I'm starting a 365 project!

I wanted to start it on my birthday, but obviously that didn't happen, so it's starting today! I hope I can keep up with it!
*sigh* I'm so very sorry, I didn't go to sleep until 5 AM and even though I slept in, I am still quite exhausted. I'm going to stop here and I'll be back tomorrow or the day after.

Here's to the year!

If you're interested in keeping up with my 365 you can follow along on Flickr. I'm sure that some of the pictures will end up here, but I'm not going to bombard you all with a post everyday with a picture of my shoes or something... Probably just every other day