One more day of work, one workshop Friday, and then it's SUMMER. Oh, it is so glorious to know it is here at last.
I am in a wedding in 23 days! I love this couple and am honored to be their maid of honor. I looooove my dress, as with my new pixie cut, it makes me feel like a real pixie!
I am very much into this season of So You Think You Can Dance. Oh, Mary Murphy, I have missed your crazy face. You are a delight. Tasty Oreo continues to annoy. Li'l C continues to bring me joy.
Netflix, you are the bomb dot com backslash diggity. Last night I upgraded my account to 2 disks out at a time. Summer affords more movie-watching opportunity. In the last few days, I have watched many a fabulous film, including Howl, SLC Punk, and a majestically wonderful gay coming-of-age film called Dorian Blues. Now I am in the middle of Assassination of a High School President. It is less like Brick than I was expecting, but at least it doesn't feel like a copy. Anyway, everyone go watch those movies. They are good.
I may have mentioned before that my favorite couple in all the world, M & N, have moved/are moving to California. N started his job out there in April, and M just graduated from college and will be headed out after his nephew is born. I am crossing my fingers for a wedding. They have been together for 7 years and are really only not married because the law says they can't be. I would like to take naysayers of gay marriage and just point to M & N and say, "There. THAT is why what you say is silly, and THAT is why gay marriage, or as I like to call it, marriage, is a-okay." I am going to miss them immensely, but I will get to go to the beach whenever I visit them, and with any luck will be attending their wedding in the next couple years.
The other day M mentioned that he wanted to get a tattoo of the letters M A N on his arm. I couldn't figure out why on earth he would want "man" tattooed on his arm. Luckily, he patiently pointed out that they represent his and his boyfriend's names. M and N. Duh. They are unbelievably cute and in love.
SUMMER READING! I have a list! It's glorious. I'm going to post it behind
Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto
Room by Emma Donoghue
In Cold Blood and Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
the Bruno and Boots books by Gordon Korman
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (re-read)
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
the Harry Potter series for the 11 billionth time before the last movie comes out
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Music as compiled by Andrew Zimmerman
What is the What by Dave Eggers
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel
The Knife of Never Letting Go (and probably the rest of the trilogy) by Patrick Ness
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Role Models by John Waters
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Maurice by E.M. Forster (reread)
The Amulet of Samarkand (and possibly the rest of the Bartimaeus trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud
I am not about to italicize all of these. I am sorry. Consider them summarily noted as titles of books.
In other news, I met a cute boy the other day. I don't know that I will see him again anytime soon, but I am hopeful! He was very, very cute.