(Isn't this picture fun? I don't know quite what I'm going to write in this post, but it's sure to have nothing to do with this picture.)
Spent most of the day on the couch yesterday with my computer and, I must admit, a book. More with the book than the computer. And several blankets, and multiple coffees. The book was the first Dragonriders of Pern book, which I got an urge to reread after seeing the underwhelming movie Eragon last month when my niece was in town. Bluhhh to Eragon, but Dragonflight was wonderful, if you're feeling dragony.
Other things that have been wonderful in recent days:
- The short story "Sweet Pippit" in the collection Black Juice by Margo Lanagan. I won't say too much about it but that it's narrated by heartbroken elephants and is so moving I was teary-eyed reading it. If you can get your hands on it, read it.
- Children of Men. Wow. I highly highly recommend it -- click on that link to see the trialer -- even though it's like a punch to the stomach. What a grim and terrible vision of the future, and yet a fantastic movie.
Speaking of fantastic movies, I CANNOT WAIT to see Pan's Labyrinth next week when it finally opens here!!! Seriously, if you haven't see the trailer, click that link and watch it. It's so gorgeous. Can't WAIT.
Oh, and something funny I stumbled upon the other day: I was looking up Ukrainian names on Google to come up with a character name, and this one site gave all the names' meanings, which were things like "nice" and "seagull" and "lion's son," and I happened to notice that the name Eduard supposedly means slum landlord!!! Could that possibly be true??? Oh, and Yuliya means frizzy. Ha ha ha!