Sunday, October 05, 2008


I hate politics.

I hate that the choices we have are the only ones we got.

I hate the media has shoved this election down our throats for so long that I have considered not even voting
(I'm going to vote for a president, but only because I'll already be there to vote in the local elections-which is the only reason I registered recently)

I hate that people automatically assume that
just bc I'm a woman, I'll vote for_________
just bc I'm from the south, I'll vote for________
just bc I believe in God
, I'll vote for________
just bc I am a teacher
, I'll vote for________

Honestly, I don't even know for sure who I am voting for yet (and I've flip-flopped many times so far) and I sure as heck won't be telling anyone, nor will I be swayed by the media or anyone else.

Don't assume that you know anything about my political, religious, or personal beliefs. It just might surprise you to learn the truth.

September reading


Kindred~ Octavia C Butler

Eldest~ Christopher Paolini

Sisters Grimm:Fairy Tale Detectives~ Michael Buckley (read with class)

Brisingr~Christopher Paolini


Breaking Dawn (Twice!) ~ Stephenie Meyer
Ink Exchange
~Melissa Marr
Marked (House of Night book 1)~ PC & Kristen Cast (vampyre finishing school)
Because of Winn-Dixie ~Kate DiCamillo (read with class)

I also read the first 12 chapters of Midnight Sun (Twilight from Edward's perspective) and I really hope Stephenie writes the rest of it. It is AH-mazing!

Twilight audiobook ~Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix~ JK Rowling
New Moon audiobook ~ Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse audiobook ~Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince ~ JK Rowling
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows ~ JK Rowling

Wicked Lovely~Melissa Marr (Faerie novel. Fantastic!)
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone ~ JK Rowling
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets ~ JK Rowling
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban ~ JK Rowling
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire~ JK Rowling

New Moon~ Stephenie Meyer (I actually read all of it this go round and didnt skip the first, depressing half)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower~Stephen Chbosky (I dont get the hype surrounding this book)
The Host~ Stephenie Meyer (love it love it love it)
Eclipse~ Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Audiobook ~JK Rowling
Nineteen Minutes~
Jodi Picoult (I like her books, but this one was quite wordy. and i was confused about something at the end)

Perfect~ Natasha Friend
Lush~ Natasha Friend
Bounce~ Natasha Friend
Jeremy Fink & the Meaning of Life~ Wendy Mass
Twilight~ Stephenie Meyer
Twilight audiobook~Stephenie Meyer Listened to when walking

The Anaedor Chronicles- Prophecies~ Kristina Schram
Define Normal ~ Julie Anne Peters
Twilight ~ Stephenie Meyer (had to get my fix)
Someone Like You ~ Sarah Dessen
Physik- Septimus Heap book 3 ~ Angie Sage

January & February:
*The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman
*How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro
*Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
*Son of the Stone~ River of Doors by Wesley Stein
*Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
*Pendragon Book 7: Quillan Games
by DJ MacHale
*Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
*The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe by CS Lewis (read with class)
*Screwtape: A Play Based on the book by C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters" byJames Forsyth
*The Shack by William P Young

saw it, love it, need it

As regular readers of my blog know, I am a Rent fanatic. When i found out it was closing on Broadway I was devastated and planned a trip to NY to see it. I was giddy when I found out they were planning to film the last few performances and release it to cinemas.

We saw it Sundday in Clarksville. I LOVED IT! I didn't care for all the close ups and the shaky cameras (at one point you could almost count the nose hairs on one of the actors), but it was almost like being there at the Nederlander.

I've seen the show a few times so I know when to stifle my tears. There are quite a few scenes that are tissue worthy. I did ok until the end when the many of the original Rent actors came out to sing Seasons of Love with the current cast. I lost it. Bawled like baby. I was almost holding my breath to keep from audibly sobbing.

I have heard a rumor that they will be releasing this on dvd in a few months. WOOOO! Hopefully it'll be before Christmas so we can watch that Christmas night!

Here is our group today-minus Mark, the photographer (we realized that this is the same group that saw Rent in Memphis last November.)