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I fail at reading. Maybe I’m secretly illiterate. August 9, 2009

Filed under: Books,Movies,School — Me! @ 9:40 pm

It’s times like this that I wish my life was more exciting. At the moment, my life consists of waiting and lists. Waiting for residence, waiting for a new chapter in this awesome fic I’m reading (which, by the way, you should check out – it’s awesome!), waiting for the release of my school schedule (coming on Tuesday – wish me luck!), waiting for Friday to hang out with a friend; lists of things I have to bring to uni, things I have to get, things I already have… Ahh. Too many lists, too much waiting. Waiting and lists makes for a boring existence.

The thing about waiting, also, is that since I don’t know where I’m living, I don’t know what kind of space I’m going to have, so I can’t really buy some bigger things (like a potential book case or storage unit) until I find out. I’m in suspense because I don’t know if I’ll be able to have beloved books at school with me! Although I was talking to someone recently, and they had a good strategy – bring mostly the books that I haven’t read yet, because if I bring too many of my favourites, I’ll never get around to reading my other books. Obviously I can bring some of my favourites – HP and The Mortal Instruments mainly – but I should bring other books because otherwise they’ll never get read. I’ve been looking forward to reading some of those, too. I recently bought Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, and I also got The Alchemyst and The Magician, both by Michael Scott and about Nicholas Flamel. Three cheers for wizard stories! Apparently The Sorceress is the third book of that series, and it’ll be six books long when it’s done. I have to start reading that, then…

On top of those, I have numerous books in my basement that I know I’ve not finished reading – a Jodi Picoult book I was half-way through, The Uglies and The Subtle Knife are ones I know I’ve started and not finished, and then I’ve got some that I haven’t even started yet. I’m also really embarassed to admit that I haven’t even finished Harry, A History.  My friends gave me The Science Behind Harry Potter for Christmas, and I haven’t even started that yet, though it seems so interesting, especially to a huge science/math geek like me! I fail so hard. I am seriously backlogged and need to clear this up, yet I keep re-reading City of Bones instead. Shame on me. I went into my issues with that last blog, though, so I’ll just leave it as that.

Last post I mentioned that I saw Ocean’s 11, and I’ve really been wanting to see Ocean’s 12 and Ocean’s 13. I don’t know if my parents will consent to going out to rent them, though, since they’d also have to see Ocean’s 11, and I don’t know if they’re 2-day or 1-week rentals. If we can only have them for two days, then I doubt they’ll say yes, because it’s unreasonable to expect them to watch three movies in two days. Ocean’s 13 was released on DVD on November 13th, 2007, though, so I’m hoping it’ll be a weekly rental by now. Two years is enough, yeah? Now I just have to drag one of my parents out.

It’s much later now, and neither of my parents took to the idea of going out for the Ocean’s movies. Good thinking, I suppose, considering it’s thunderstorming now and the power has already gone out twice. We’d (or, rather, they’d) decided to watch Burn After Reading, though I said it had received really poor reviews and we had other movies we could watch, like Firewall, which we haven’t even opened, but nooo. Oh, well. Maybe now that the movie network isn’t running, they’ll take to Firewall, which seems a lot more interesting and hardcore than Burn After Reading. Or maybe we’ll be forced to watch the lacrosse championships.

Zay also updated She Said What? which made me very happy. :) Although it was a short chapter, we readers have been promised lots of LJ developements over the next three chapters, which are all about the Christmas hols. Yay! <3

On that happy note, I think I’ll end it before I have the chance to rant about something. :p Talk to you all later. :)

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I have a problem. Or two. August 1, 2009

Filed under: Books,Movies,School,TV — Me! @ 5:27 pm

You should all be forewarned that this blog post is probably going to be boring, seeing as I’m incredibly bored at the moment and have been for some time.

Um… Ok, so you know how I mentioned two posts ago that I was trying to restrain myself from watching Merlin online? Well, that failed miserably. I’ve already seen every episode twice (some of them I’ve even seen three times), yet it’s only episode nine (of thirteen) that airs tomorrow night on NBC. I’ve also seen a ridiculous amount of fanvids for all of my ships, canon (for the legends) or not – Merlin/Morgana, Merlin/Gwen, Arthur/Morgana and Arthur/Gwen. Aaand I’ve accumulated a scary amount of icons (plus three wallpapers) in a span of two hours.

Yes. I have a problem.

This video in particular has caught my attention. It’s so beautiful in both the video itself and the song. <3 In fact, I love it so much so I bought “You” by Fisher off iTunes and I Google searched for the sheet music, which I found and consequently learned in 10 minutes. I seriously cannot stop playing this song. It’s so beautiful! My favourite part of that video is the part that accompanies the following lyric: Your smiles, well, they make my day / you don’t know it yet but you’re everything.

I should probably add here that I’m not particularly well-versed in Arthurian legend, and I do not care to be, so please do not post spoilers in the comments. I’ve already spoiled myself on what I’m sure is a huge plotline regarding Morgana, although the writers are apparently not following the legends that closely (and after all, there are many variations of the legends…) so I’m not exactly sure if it’ll come to play or not. Even so, please no spoilers. Thanks. :)

Another one of my problems is The Mortal Instruments trilogy, because instead of reading one of the many books I have in my possession but have yet to read, I started reading City of Bones again last night. Why?! My theory is that I was way too bored to start a new book since I didn’t know if I’d like it, so I just went to CoB ’cause it’s guaranteed awesome. Or maybe I’m just really, really obsessed. Either/or.

In completely unrelated news, have I mentioned I’m bored out of my skull? Also, yesterday I saw Ocean’s 11 for the first time, which was actually really awesome. It was the remake with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, though, not the original. I really want to see the sequels now, though it’s going to be ridiculously difficult to get them from my library because they’re always checked out. *sigh* I also want to see 11 again because I’d taped it off TV, so I had to fast-forward through the commercials, which was not only irritating but also means that they cut out stuff from the movie. I’ll have to get on that soon.

I’m also currently waiting on my email notification for my residence. Everyone else I know (except for one of my friends) has already gotten their notice, but I haven’t yet. I’ve been reduced to checking my email at least five times a day. The other day I finally changed the email my uni notifications go to so that I get the notifications at my MSN email. Now I don’t have to check multiple email addresses, but it’s still driving me crazy. I should get notice by Wednesday, though, because Wednesday is the new deadline to cancel residence and receive a partial refund. So hopefully I’ll get notice soon. Fingers crossed!

Now I’ve been called on to start dinner, but I’m too bored/tired… Ugh. I have to, though. So I’ll catch you guys later.