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It's only Tuesday?

It feels like Wednesday to me.

  • After harmonyfb pointed out this comic to me, I now want someone to write Millennium Falcon/Battlestar Galactica fic. Oooh, and threesome with Serenity. Hahahaha. OH MY GOD, I just remembered! Kita's son was almost right. (He surmised that Galactica was the 5th Cylon. We all agree it's Starbuck's Viper, right? RIGHT?)

  • As of last night, I now have an agent. \o/ (Acting, not writing. BUT! Could be a doorway to a writing agent, which - I think I would pass out from the awesomeness.)

  • There is potential rain in my forecast, and I'm doing every dance I can think of. My poor little garden is coughing dust. It is now pouring and there are roofers trying to get off my neighbor's house. Eeep.

  • Today is library day. What books are you reading and loving right now? I'm bouncing between "The World Is Flat" for making my brain smart and the "Empress" series by Anchee Min to escape and not tax my brain. You?


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Jun. 17th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
You have an agent?!? HOT DAMN YOU ARE AWESOME. \O/ And super duper awesomeness if it leads to a writing agent. ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSEUP, MRS. STONEY??

Jun. 17th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
*puts on lead-based makeup, sloppily* I'M READY FOR MY CLOSEUP, MR. DEMILLE!! I couldn't sleep for HOURS last night, I was so excited. So? I rewatched most of Firefly. Dude, I freaking LOVE that show. LOVE IT, LEE.

It is poooooouring down right now. YAY. Your weather man would slick his hair back, roll those sleeves up, and let the viewing public know he was TRACKING that mother scratcher.
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Rain? Lucky you! We're still all about the blazing hot sun.

Yes, I think the viper is the 5th. I hope we're as clever as we think!

I'm reading Fuschia Dunlop's Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-sour Memoir of Eating in China. I'm only a chapter in and it's already very entertaining. Her two Chinese cookbooks are fabulous.

Congratulations on the agent!
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
A solid fifteen minutes of POUNDING rain, now it's tapering off to a normal rainstorm. Man, did we need it after all that hot wind and 100+ temp. Isn't there supposed to be some weather dipping down soon for y'all?

Oooh, that sounds just like the kind of thing I like to read! I'll check that out, thank you! (And thank you!)
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Jun. 17th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
I meet her on the 2nd to talk shop. She says she has a bunch of things with me in mind, already. \o/

Oh, I looooooove Wodehouse! I went on a kick last summer and read everything I could get my hands on. So funny and fun.

I'm right there with you on Pratchett. I've not read those, but they come so highly recommended. I need to get doing on that. There's a lot in that series, right? I think that's EXACTLY what I'll look for today!
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Talk about books! Much needed...

I'm reading "A Line of Beauty" by Allan Hollinghurst and within the first 50 pages I was very happy that fandom had trained me for slash or otherwise I might have died from the pr0n. Seriously, slash (and erotica) aren't my thing if they don't involve one very blonde vampire, so this is the first time I read graphic butt-sex in *gasp* literature.

Apart from the shock factor the book is very lyrical so far, but I'm only on page 70. I like what I've read so far. (Thatcherite Britain, young gay person stays w/ Upper Class family of best friend. I don't know if there'll be more plot later on...)

I just ordered "Vermeer's Hat" by T. Brook and it looks promising.

Brain candy I finished a while ago: Mooncalled by Patricia Briggs. You know it's bad for you, but it's also yummy and fun!
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, that plot sounds v v interesting! And there's sex within the first 50 pages? Hot damn! :D

Thank you for all the great recs!
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
re: the Hollinghurst
There IS more of a plot later on. If you like it, try The Swimming-Pool Library!
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: the Hollinghurst
Hollinghursts writing style is so captivating that I wouldn't mind if there weren't any more plot than that - but now I can't wait to continue reading!

Thank you for your rec - I read the summary at amazon and it sounds divine! Will certainly go on my to be read pile.
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, Chris asked the other day when your movie will be out on DVD. Any idea on that yet?

And congrats on the agent. *smooch*
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Well, it's still working the festival circuit, which leads to distribution. So, hopefully, not for a year, because that means it's going to be coming to a theater near you. *G* I'll be sure to mention when it's available, no worries.

And thank you! How freaking cool is that?
Jun. 17th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
That's what I figured, but didn't know if there was anything set yet. I hope it makes it to theaters. I'd make a trip down to Denver for it. :)
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
It's Tuesday? WTF? I thought it was Wednesday...

Hooray for an agent! You're, like, professional and stuffs! :-D

Also, re: comment above on Pratchett: there's thirty-eight Discworld novels, if you count the YA books. I've got thirty-five of them in ebook format under the download tag on my LJ if you want 'em.
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I know - I keep thinking it's Wednesday, too. Unfortunately, it's not. =p

!!!! I've been diddling over getting an ebook reader, and would LOVE to dl those, thank you so very much!! *ZOOOOOOMS!*
Jun. 17th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Congratulations re: your agent! That's unbelievably awesome & I look forward to hearing everythng that comes of it. Also congrats on the rain. Sorry I've not been commenting just lately - hectic end-of-term stuffs (CLEARLY my absence would be NOTED, hoyes, I am just that important *boinks self on head*). Um re: reading stuff, I am currently reading YET ANOTHER detective novel and Stephen Fry's autobiography. Both are v good.
Jun. 17th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hello!! Oh, I knew you've been swamped with end of term, going home, family issues, etc. *hugs* I've not read Fry's autobiography! I've read all of his novels, which are fantastic and hilarious. I'll have to add that to the list.
Jun. 17th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Good lord! Your an actress to? There is no end to your talent???

Also, books. :-D I just finished reading: How to make love like a pornstar - A cautionary tale. I HIGHLY recommend it. :-) It was not all depressing and all that, but also positive and with a good sens of humor about the whole thing. I couldn't recommend it more. :-)
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
There is an end! I cannot juggle, ride a unicycle, whistle with two fingers, draw paint sculpt, or play the trombone!

Oh, I am SO GLAD you mentioned that book. I saw that a bit ago and thought it looked interesting, then promptly forgot about it. It's written on my "Books To Get" tablet. Thank you!
Jun. 18th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC)
Your welcome. :-D It is definitely worth the read, let me tell you!
Jun. 17th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
dude, an AGENT. How awesome are you? Also yay for rain, we got some last night which has made the humidity dissipate to almost livable levels. Is it all steamy and rising up from the ground, there?

Books, I has them: DISCWORLD DISCWORLD YES READ DISCWORLD, also have you tried the Mary Russell series by Laurie King, or the Tuesday Next series by Jasper Fforde? um. Trying to think of others. Oh, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, but I've forgotten the name of the author. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell is sort of interesting, especially after he leaves Paris. THE SECRET HISTORY HAVE YOU READ THE SECRET HISTORY? Donna Tartt. A Little Friend is good too, same author, but I didn't enjoy it as much as TSH.

Oh, you'll enjoy this: the family down on The Compound in Mexico are afraid to try to come visit this summer or get anyone to visit them because apparently they're having a big problem with kidnappings down there. YAY POLYGAMOUS HERITAGE, YAY.
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
I use this icon because he is pretty.
I KNOW. And she came to me after seeing me play a HOOR in Blood on the Highway! \o/

DISCWORLD. I now have 34 of the discworld books and am V V excited about this. I love your list - they all sound like stuff I like. (I think we like similar styles/plots/tropes.)<-- if any of them involve Armageddon, then they will have EVERYTHING I love. :D

WHOA. Kidnappings? By the plygs? Or just vigilantes? I talked to my dad yesterday about Colonia Juarez, etc., and he informed me that some of our long-time Mo friends were from there. o_0 CRAZINESS.
Jun. 18th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: I use this icon because he is pretty.

Jun. 18th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: I use this icon because he is pretty.
Also it's mostly because of the volatile political environment, from what I gather. Nothing to do with the plygs per se. ...dammit. :\
Jun. 17th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Library Day for Me, Too
I've just finished reading the latest Steve Hockensmith novel, Black Dove. He writes great period mysteries set in the American West, about a cowboy who loves the Sherlock Holmes stories, and applies Holmes' methods to the mysteries he encounters. Start with Holmes on the Range. Black Dove is about Chinatown, murder, and prostitution.

I'm about to start reading The Sonambulist. Non-fiction-wise, I'm working my way through Victorian Lace Today, a Nick Epstein book on knitted flowers (both of which were bought at the kick-ass JoAnn's Fabric sale, where they were 40% off!), and I'm about to pick up Exquisite Little Knits.
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Library Day for Me, Too
Oh, cool! Those fiction/period books sound interesting. Hey, that's your awesome knitting book you STOLE, muah ah ah! I'm so glad you were able to pick up so many books. Dude, how freaking happy are you?
Jun. 17th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Kara's Viper! Of course. Makes total sense to me now.
Books I'm reading now:
To inspire me, I have Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. He tried to climb K2 and failed, found himself in a remote Pakistani village, and promised to return their kindness by building a school. He has since built 55 schools, many for girls, in the region that gave birth to the Taliban. Fascinating book.
For mindless entertainment, I have the latest book in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, The Alton Gift. Haven't read one in years, so we'll see if it holds up...especially since MZB has been dead for awhile. Also I have The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar. Recommended by Neil Gaiman, with a forward from him. Looks promising.
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Has to be, right?

Oooooh, I'm a big fan of travel writing/travel memoirs, so that sounds awesome! (And as for MZB, didn't she write "Mists of Avalon?" I really liked that.)

The last book you mentioned... I'll have to check that out!
Jun. 17th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, YAY! Congratulations on landing an agent! That is very exciting news. Soon you'll be plugged into all the film happenings in town, and you'll be landing part after part after part! I cannot wait to see you in more movies.

Jun. 17th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Whoo and a hoo! I meet her in two weeks to talk about some jobs she might have lined up. \o/
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is SO AWESOME. I am so excited for you. WOOT!
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the agent.
I'm reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman who I think is a most wonderful writer and should be read by everyone.He also writes some really great children and young adult books. I would marry his words if I could. I'm also re-reading The Lover by Maugerite Duras.
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I looooove Neil Gaiman. I don't know that last book you mentioned, but it sounds familiar. Off to do research!
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
YOU HAVE AN AGENT! DUDE! You're now sitting at the acting big table, my friend. Is she a middle aged drunk with too much make up? Please don't tell me tv has lied once more?!
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA. She is middle-aged, but I don't know if she's a drunk. I'll do research for you.

SIDE NOTE: there might be a film festival/premiere that weekend we're in NYC. !! Would you wanna go? Free booze, semi-celebrities... Could be fun?
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmm...let me think about that...are you kidding?! That sounds FANTASTIC! \o/ ARMS OF GLEE AND CAPS LOCK OF SQUEE! The chance to get drunk and throw up on a z-list celebrity is a childhood dream.
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)

I think the producers are still waiting to hear back if they got in to this festival, so I'll get all the details if it's a go. That would be SO MUCH FUN to go to one of these with you!! You can stand up with the cast and crew and act like you were in the movie.
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
That would be hysterical! I can buy myself a bouquet of flowers and stand on the stage blinking back tears, waving a regal hand at my fans while everyone else stands about going "who the hell?".

And getting to see your movie and you on the big screen - faaabulous! I can charge people for the chance to touch the hem of your clothing and for you to scrawl your name in marker pen on their arms.
Jun. 18th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Best night, or best night EVER, Y/Y? I think you should claim to be the other female lead, the one that looks like a tall Sarah Michelle Gellar. She probably won't be there, and really, who will notice?
Jun. 18th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I think the whole sentence needs to be in caps with glitter font, that's how good it's going to be.

As to the Sarah Michelle Geller comment, you have met me right? Perhaps I look like I ate her, but I think it's safe to say that I don't look like her. It's a tyhroid problem; while I'm asleep my thyroid rings up and gets pizza delivered. IT'S TOTALLY MEDICAL!
Jun. 18th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
An agent! Wheee! Those are not easy to obtain, so good on you! Hollywood, here you come.
Jun. 18th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hooray! (Or a Walker Texas Ranger remake, ahaha. Let's hope not. *g*)
Jun. 19th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I could totally see you in the Chuck Norris role.
Jun. 18th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Jeez. I never even thought about the raptor being the 5th cylon. I can't believe we have to wait until 2009! The last episode seemed so rushed.

Books I have read in the last two months (all fluffy stuff)...
Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby by Allyson Beatrice
Your fellow Actor thespian (I said thespian!) friend Nick Brendon read it and liked it. It was all right. You would have had funnier material.

Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga Fiction, total fluff it's the equivalent of those Sweet Sixteen teen romance novels, but it was a fun superfast and easy read.

I also read
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Jeez. I never even thought about the raptor being the 5th cylon. I can't believe we have to wait until 2009! The last episode seemed so rushed.

Books I have read in the last two months (all fluffy stuff)...
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-People-Please-Adventures-Fandom/dp/1402208456">Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby by Allyson Beatrice</a>
Your fellow Actor thespian (I said <i>thespian</i>!) friend Nick Brendon read it and liked it. It was all right. You would have had funnier material.

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Midori-Moonlight-Wendy-Nelson-Tokunaga/dp/0312372612/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213825303&sr=1-6">Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga</a> Fiction, total fluff it's the equivalent of those Sweet Sixteen teen romance novels, but it was a fun superfast and easy read.

I also read <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fortune-Cookie-Chronicles-Adventures-Chinese/dp/0446580074/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213825541&sr=1-3>The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8 Lee</a>, but didn't like it. Some interesting bits, but she doesn't know Chinese food at all Yep, I'm a food snob especially when it comes to Chinese food.

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sharks-Fin-Sichuan-Pepper-Sweet-Sour/dp/0393066576/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213825988&sr=1-2">Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China by Fuchsia Dunlop</a> was a good read.

I am currently reading <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Horsemen-Esophagus-Competitive-Eating-American/dp/0307237397/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213824952&sr=1-1">Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream by Jason Fagone</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Around-World-80-Dinners-Adventure/dp/0060878959/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213825541&sr=1-1">Around the World in 80 Dinners by Cheryl and Bill Jamison</a>. I can recommend a lot of food related writers, books, travelogues and memoirs to you if you're ever interested. :D

My sister is trying to convince me to read read <u>Twilight</u> by Stephenie Meyer. It's a novel about vampires or something, but I feel like fiction takes more time to read than non-fiction. Does that make sense?

I've only read Anchee Min's memoir. I guess the series is fiction? Okay gotta run son #1 is crying from his nap. Will chat soon!!!! Love you!

Jun. 18th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Ugh, the thought of reading "Twilight" makes me want to naaaaaaaap. (The author is Mormon, btw. Just a point of interest.) My son liked them, but then, he's 12 and has to be forced to bathe. Are you saying you want to read at his level?? Hahahaha.

And you are the second person to recommend the Fuschia DUnlop book - I'll have to get that for sure! (And why did that other woman write about Chinese food if she doesn't know what she's talking about? I'll take your word on it not being good.)
Jun. 19th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
haha my icon wuvs your icon!
Oh poop. I hate it when I mess up html stuff. Tried to fix it and gave up. :(

Well, sometimes I have the maturity of a 12 year! Hahah...good! I looked at Twilight and it looked like a snoozefest. My sister is a voracious reader and she reads EVERYTHING-good and bad.

It was good because I think she thinks and eats like a Chinese person. The other one she had no cred imo and her take on "Chinese" food was very Americanized-fortune cookies and takeout boxes. Maybe also because I already knew a lot of the stuff she was talking about already and also I think her name is dumb. :D

Jun. 21st, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about finding a copy of "The World Is Flat"... is it awesomely awesome? Worth getting? I have $65 in gift cards for Barnes & Noble from graduation and this could be a potential purchase. :D
Jun. 24th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed it. I'm a lover of hard factual non-fiction, so if that's your bag, this book is right up your alley. And it's well written, so you don't feel like you're drowning in the info. Freakonomics is another great one along a similar vein.
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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