30 June 2008

The Rocker

I cannot wait to see this movie. Maybe it's the Aquanet left over from the 80s still stuck in my brain responsible for this, but man, you put Rainn Wilson in a movie about a hair band refugee, how could I ever resist?

27 June 2008

The 100 Books meme

I've stolen this from Gillian:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own blog so we can try and track down these people who've only read 6 and force books upon them
5) Put a star next to those you've only partially read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
**10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens** but love the movie w/ Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow ;-)
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

**14 Complete Works of Shakespeare**
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
**20 Middlemarch - George Eliot**
**21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell** so shoot me, I only made it to page 63
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
**24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy**
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh One of my top 3 all-time favs
**27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky** (but don't tell Mrs Barlow, my 11th grade AP English teacher!)
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck loathed this one
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis Um, hello, this is one of the Chonicles of Narnia!

**37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini**
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

**51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel** Maybe I'll finish this someday
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville No. Never. Not on your life.
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn
**89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle**
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare again, this would go in his complete works, no?
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

20 June 2008

An oldie but goodie

Do you ever have a song randomly pop into your head after years adrift? "Metropolis" by The Church did that to me this evening.

19 June 2008

But you can call me Felix

I don't care what the quiz says, Kara Thrace remains my hero...

You are Felix Gaeta. Tactical Officer on Galactica. Loyal, smart and intelligent. You have saved the fleet on more than one occasion. You secretly worked against the cylon backed government while on New Caprica.

Felix Gaeta


Sharon Agathon (Athena)


Commander William Adama


Karl Agathon (Helo)


President Laura Roslin


Lee Adama (Apollo)


Kara Thrace (Starbuck)


Chief Galen Tyrol


Saul Tigh


Sam Anders


Number Six


Dr. Gaius Baltar


Take the Quiz! Battlestar Galactica Quiz

10 June 2008

Staggering to the beat of our own drummer

My dear friend Tamara has kindly alerted me to this auction on eBay. I am half-tempted to buy this. The item description alone must be worth something, and Ethan's birthday is coming up in a few days...

09 June 2008

It's almost Snacktime!

On Thursday Ethan and I will be going to see Barenaked Ladies. To get in the mod, I'm trolling the web looking for cool clips - enjoy!

This first clip is one of my favs, Raisins, from their new "Snacktime" CD, followed by that oldie but goodie, One Week.

The second clip is an interview about the album.

08 June 2008

Something I am (most likely) not going to do

In reading the paper this afternoon, I came across a quite striking ad and proposition: Be one of the first 175 people to spend $200 on Emporio Armani underwear at the Macy's in Union Square starting tomorrow, and I'll get to meet David Beckham later this month.

Apparently we buy now, and inspect pick up the package later.