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01 January 2006 @ 08:56 pm
Happy New Year!  
My New Experience for the day was having my flight cancelled! Rather than arrive in Portland at 3 AM, I got a flight for tomorrow. Extra day at home, yay! And we got to laugh a lot about spending our New Year's Day driving to an airport and back again.

I had already read all of the Ramona Quimby books I own, so I amused myself by re-reading The Great Brain at the Academy. I realized that I actually do still love reading the way I did when I was a kid... I just... love reading kids' books and not so much the grown-up books. Oh well! I suppose I'm now at the age when I can legitimately pretend to have a five-year-old and so can take such books out from the library, as terrifying as that is.

There are exciting memes and things to do but, err, the family is going to watch the (newer) Thomas Crown Affair, and I can never resist the impulse to critique acrobatic sex scenes on unforgiving surfaces with my parents. :) *loves the Little Red family*
 
 
feel: happyhappy
hear: Thomas Crown Affair
 
 
 
espirkespirk on January 2nd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
You are so *not* alone in loving to read kids' books! My sister gave me "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein for Christmas and I (heart) that story much :)

I can never resist the impulse to critique acrobatic sex scenes on unforgiving surfaces with my parents.

ROTFLMAO! Hope you had a great time ;P Happy New Year!
Little Red: ramona - ring - riparoomylittleredgirl on January 2nd, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Eeeee!! I love that book TOO! Know what's very disturbing? In searching for Ramona icons I found a LJ community of, like, white supremacists reccomending children's books. I don't get it. However, Shel Silverstein and Beverly Cleary were both interests for this community. Just goes to show you really can find anything online...

I am delighting in the movie so far!! It has been paused while the dishwasher was emptied and minor injuries were sustained. *shrugs*

Happy New Year!! Did I tell you that I watched Sunshine Days on TV and squeeed endlessly? Well, I did.
espirkespirk on January 3rd, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
Sunshine Days! SQUEEE! I'm so glad you told me :D I watched "4D" and a little bit of "John Doe" this holiday season...
you're thinking of mr wizard: have a pancakecleverocity on January 2nd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
I totally still read kids' books too. Monkey Butler doesn't even, anymore (he mostly only reads manga and comics now although I continue to oppress him by telling relatives to give him books for gifts) but I totally do and I don't care who knows it. (Apparently.)

In conclusion, The Great Brain! Yay!

(Maybe also you're doing research and you'll write some kids' books someday?)
Little Red: ramona - ring - riparoomylittleredgirl on January 2nd, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
YAYYY! I am so glad that I am not alone. :)

although I continue to oppress him by telling relatives to give him books for gifts

*dies dead of laugh* We read ElfQuest as kids. My sisters read all of those comic books -- I only made it through the first few. I am still tempted to buy Archie comics in the checkout line...

The Great Brain is so awesome. I totally thought of it as I drove through Utah.

And... I suppose I could write children's books someday! Just as long as I don't have to, like, major in it in college and discuss the societal significance in long-winded essays. ;) (Though I suppose that would be more fun than long-winded essays about anything else...)
you're thinking of mr wizard: counterindicated by my operations manualcleverocity on January 2nd, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
there is no societal significance in this long-winded comment
I am just slightly freaked out now because after I wrote that comment I went and looked on the bookshelf containing mostly kids books and found a Great Brain book and that itself was all fine and nice and not freaky at all, but THEN, just now, I was looking through an entirely different bookshelf (which has been blocked by the Christmas tree for nearly three weeks until just this afternoon so I have been itching to get at it) and inexplicably found another copy of the same Great Brain book. (It is More Adventures Of.)

Also, Monkey Butler just said to me "can you find me a book to read?" and now he's sitting there reading a science-fiction-mystery short-story collection. It's like I'm in some sort of weird extra-book-filled alternate universe all of a sudden.

Pooh: Firefly - Wash laugh (by crystalkirk)mspooh on January 2nd, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!

Hmm. Now I want to reread the Ramona books...
Little Red: ramona - ring - riparoomylittleredgirl on January 2nd, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
There's a NEW ONE, OMG! I can't wait to go and get it from the library. :) I forget what it's called, but omg, Ramona I have not yet read! Where she goes to grade 4! And is no longer the youngest Quimby! Gleee.

I've discovered that, really, I like books with an average of a 5th grade reading level. :)
Nenya Kanadka: WTF?nenya_kanadka on January 2nd, 2006 05:41 am (UTC)
Wait, wait there's a third Quimby kid now?

Okay, now I DO have to use my small siblings as an excuse, and go read this one...

(Love the icon. Only it looks like Ramona w/ the One Ring?)
Little Red: ramona - ring - riparoomylittleredgirl on January 2nd, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
*dies ded of laugh* I didn't think of that! I'm not a LoTR fan, so it didn't occur to me. :) It's a scene from Ramona Forever where she finds Aunt Bea's missing wedding ring when it goes missing at the wedding. That's also the one where Mrs. Quimby has another baby (Beezus and Ramona spend the whole book going "omgwtf!", basically. It's adorable).

So read Ramona Forever first, omg! :)

There were not many icons to choose from. Perhaps I should pick one that is less likely to be misinterpreted. ;)
Nenya Kanadka: Aim of Lovenenya_kanadka on January 2nd, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Hobbit!Ramona! *giggles*

Now I remember the bit about Mrs. Quimby having a new baby--but it's definitely been a while since I read the book (I know I did, just ages ago). Perhaps I need a refresher course? I do remember Beezus and Ramona angst/omgwtf? about both the baby and the wedding, I think.

It's a cute icon, so if you do change it pick one that's at least that cute...

*giggles more*
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: believeamilyn on January 2nd, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
Me too re: reading!!!
Little Red: ramona - ring - riparoomylittleredgirl on January 2nd, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
And now you actually HAVE kids so you don't even have to pretend! Yay!!
Tammy - never give up, never surrender: Alias - S/V Spysex - besydbesyd on January 2nd, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!

Sorry your flight was cancelled, but glad you're having more fun with family.

I totally cry (like the sappy shipper that I am) at the end of that movie every time. (sigh)

Right now, though, I'm watching totally awesome vintage (S1) Alias and blissing out beyond belief. Love my show. Love it, love it, miss it!
thiswaltz on January 2nd, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
I've been re-reading a lot of old faves too! my mom used to read them to me. I think she read me to sleep every night until I was almsot twelve. It was so nice... Anyway, It's different reading them for myself. Secret garden, Cricket in times Square books, Narnia (in honor of the movie), all wonderful old friends. :)

Have your read the Mennyms books by Sylvia Waugh? They're a little hard to come by but they're so good. It's about a family of life sized rag dolls who are alive and live in england. One of them is blue. Seriously good stuff ;)
Melody: McKay By skaterg8rpellmelody on January 2nd, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
...the family is going to watch the (newer) Thomas Crown Affair, and I can never resist the impulse to critique acrobatic sex scenes on unforgiving surfaces with my parents. :)

That dance scene where Rene Russo is dancing, barely covered, with Pierce Brosnan is HOT.
Nenya Kanadka: Coffee Sunsetnenya_kanadka on January 2nd, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
to critique acrobatic sex scenes on unforgiving surfaces

*giggle* Somehow this reminds me of the fic (who by or who about I've forgotten) about sex on the stargate ramp.

Happy New Year, you continent-trotter, you. :D :D
Allie O'N: week1alliesings on January 2nd, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
I still love reading children's books, too. I also get them on tape to listen to in the car. It's so much fun, it's like being read to.