So I was telling my Harry Potter averse husband that today is the 7th anniversary of Deathly Hallows’s publication and I started to say “and to you who have stuck with Harry until the very end” but I teared up and literally couldn’t get past the word “Harry.” I tried multiple times. So, that’s where I’m at, I guess.
I asked Pippa to help me empty the dishwasher and she sighed deeply then said really sadly “well, I am a hardworking bunny!”
Why is this so funny to me? I had to leave the room because I almost couldn’t stand up I was laughing so hard. Poor Pippa got to sleep in until an ungodly hour (you don’t even want to know. Kaylee is our natural alarm clock on the weekends and Pippa came into our room at 10:15 having just woken up and she woke us up) then got leftover cake for breakfast and now her mother has the audacity to ask her to take care of the silverware in the dishwasher? Well. It’s a good thing she’s such a hardworkin’ bunny.
Pippa asked me to read her a book when I did not have access to a book (in the pool) so, being the sort of librarian who memorizes things, I told her the story of Pete the Cat and his 4 Groovy Buttons which ends with Pete losing all his buttons (with a "did Pete cry? Goodness no!" refrain) but being happy because he still has his belly button.
LP:Which just goes to show that buttons come and buttons go but we just keep on singing out song.
P:SPRONG! Pete's belly button popped off and rolled away! But did Pete cry?
P:Goodness YES! His belly button popped off and his guts fell out!
Just dropped Kaylee and my mother off at the airport.
Kaylee is going to have a fabulous week in Denver going to camp and hanging with her grandparents but oh mah geez, aside from one weekend right after Pippa was born she hasn’t been away from me for longer than, like, a workday her whole life.
Dudes, I am loathe to criticize the 97 Cinderella, but why did they create a (super fun) song for Jason Alexander who is not a singer and yet Victor Garber doesn’t sing one line (that I can remember) the whole show?
Sunday Survey #2 (because apparently it's that sort of day)
We’re cleaning today. If you were cleaning and having a Cinderella movie marathon (to show your children that the same story can be done in so many different ways) (we’re folding laundry and organizing toys and that sort of stable one room activity) what would be in there?
Obvious choices (also the only three I think I own on DVD):
Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 1997 version
The Slipper and the Rose
ETA: These three will be our the marathon, I was more asking what other Cinderella movies people also love! Because Kaylee is really into this whole “one story multiple ways” thing lately.
California discussions have gotten my sister and I discussing the first time we woke our husbands up crying over a book.
For me it was Harry Potter 6. I worked the midnight release, came home and read until I had to stop and sob for awhile (you all know why and if you’ve somehow made it this far without being spoiled you deserve to stay that way). For Marcia it was the Time Traveller’s Wife. Other notable works include We Were Liars and Gone Girl (which didn’t wake Brandon up with tears but with screams of (“what the effing aich”).
So - what was the first/most recent/most memorable book that made you wake someone up with emotion? And has California done it to you yet?
I finished my audiobook on Wednesday so I downloaded Gone Girl yesterday and I’m about an hour in. I try not to read two similar books at the same time but I’d been told California was a dystopian novel and all I knew about Gone Girl is that it’s about a missing wife and about halfway through THINGS HAPPEN.
Oh my goodness when I am done with California and Gone Girl I have a feeling I’m going to have to write an essay about how they intersect. California feels so much more like realistic fiction turned dystopia than most dystopias which are sci-fi turned dystopia? And both are about (so far) married couples with issues who don’t talk about the issues nearly enough but one couple still seems like a functioning unit and the other is a train wreck.
That said I’m 8 chapters into California and 8.4% into Gone Girl so who knows what will change?
I’m working a split shift today (8-10, 3-9) and when I got home Brandon and the girls are gone running errands and we have no power. Probably just a coincidence but I feel like this is how so many disaster flicks start. Separated from her family when it all begins…
So if the robots are about to attack, know that I totally predicted it about 3 seconds in advance.
(also I started California last night so disaster is on my brain. Maybe I should stop using my DEVICE because I’ll never be able to charge it again)
Holy cats! I have a gazillion asks that I hadn’t seen? Not sure how old some of these are. I will get right on that - today is a wildly busy day but all these book recs that have been requested will be given! Soon!
the boys who use superheroes to propagate and enforce oppressive racial and sexual narratives—even the writers—aren’t real fans. they’re usurpers. they’ve betrayed what these characters stand for and why they were created. Superheroes were dreamed up and drawn by kids who had to change their fucking names to be fit for print, you think a guy named Jacob Kurtzburg is going to agree with you that Spiderman can’t be a minority because it isn’t true to the character? You think William Marston is gonna rise from his kinked-up polyamorous female supremacist grave and like your post about how Gail Simone would be better employed bringing your nasty ass a sandwich?
Get the fuck out of my face. I’m not the fake fan here. I’m not the poison ruining comics. You are. Superheroes are our dream. Get out.