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I finished reading Jane Eyre yesterday. Have you ever read that? I read it in 8th grade. There should be a disclaimer on the front of the book telling you that it’s not to be read by anyone under 20. I’m not sure how I got through it at 13. Probably because no one else in my class was anywhere near my reading level and it made me feel super awesome to read a book so thick.
So, I remembered it being really boring. But, I was 13. I thought R.L. Stine was the shit. Oh, and Lois Duncan. Anyway, Jane Eyre. I’m really not sure what the book was even about. Was it about child abuse? Neglect? Was is a love story? A story of the hardships of life? Who knows. If I had to write a book report, I think I would drop the class. And I majored in English, I’m pretty much a professional book report writer at this point.
The moral of the story is, don’t read this book. Unless you want to be bored to death, then knock yourself out.
Day 100–My friend (and I, although not pictured) being ridiculous in the costume shop. We really found a diamond in the rough here. We were in there for an hour trying on costumes and wigs and generally being ridiculous. The shop keeper was thrilled.
Day 101–Here is Ms. YoDude at a friend’s b-day party. Couldn’t miss a photo-op of this face.
Day 102–Knitting at game night. Yeah, knitting is tough, yo!
Day 103–The smallest Santa I’ve ever seen. He had red running pants on. It’s was ridic.
Day 104–A fun day of skin care that I will tell you more about next week!
Day 105–Hanging out in the cold taking pictures of myself. Doesn’t everyone do that with their phones?
106–A casualty of Christmas. I was out walking really early this morning (it was still dark) and I saw this on the sidewalk. At first, I thought it was a dead animal or something. Upon closer glance, I realized it was a dinosaur.
It’s the eve of Christmas Eve. The couple of days before Christmas are weird. Like, we’re family, we’re hanging out, no one’s working, but what are we supposed to do with each other? The Christmas traditions haven’t started yet. We’re together, but we’re not sure how to entertain one another. We’re not used to being together and we all have our own way of doing things now. Because my brother and I are no longer children–we’re adults and it’s super strange.
A lot of our time is spent in separate rooms watching different things on four different TVs. Technology has really put a damper on togetherness. (There is a little bit of, “We’re going to watch The Grinch/Rudolph/Frosty as a family and you’re going to enjoy it whether you like it or not!)
Instead of sitting around and staring at each other, my dad, brother and I went to dinner last night. At Outback, where there are approximately 2 things I can eat. Our waiter got into a stand up routine about his cold. And his cough. And his congestion. We ate and discussed the movies we want to see on Christmas Eve, a long standing tradition. When we arrived back at my parents’ house, my mom had some friends over, one of whom has a new baby. I wasn’t allowed to hold her because I’m sick. Boo. I even offered to wash my hands. Holding a smiling baby would’ve been the highlight of my evening.
So here we are, with the whole day before Christmas Eve stretched before us. I brought entirely too much yarn. I don’t know what I was thinking. We have no big plans for the day, just “together” time. I will be knitting and crocheting and sleeping and complaining about being sick. I’m planning on going back to the city to get my camera (I can’t believe I forgot it!).
What do you and your family do together in the days before Christmas?
Because this blog was started and inspired by knitting, I need to add a little more knitting talk around here. So, welcome to Meet a Knitter Monday. First up, Mrs. Kyla Roma! My beautiful and talented knitting friend and blogger. Here is a fun peek into her knitting world :)
A unicorn! If I was a centaur I would probably have to learn to play a woodwind instrument of some kind, and I’m not a fan. I’d rather have an awesome magical horn!
Last night I fixed my hair really cute and much different then how I normally wear it. And, being a blogger and scrap booker and artist, I wanted to document this. The pictures didn’t turn out like I wanted at all, but I really like some of them. At one point, my camera started focusing on the mirror instead of me (which is what I was taking the picture of), and the product is neat. I make a little collage.
What do you think?
Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing Black Swan. I must say, the movie was really good. It’s not as much a horror movie as a psychological thriller that makes you feel a little sick and kept me wondering the whole 2 hours.
Natalie Portman‘s character, Nina, is given the role of the black and white swan in the classic ballet. Nina becomes obsessed with another ballerina, Lily (Mila Kunis). I spent the entire movie going back and forth as to whether Lily was really messing with Nina or if it was all in Nina’s head.
The director, Darren Aranofsky, brilliantly keeps the audience guessing as to Nina’s mental stability and as to the motives of the rest of the ballet company. Under the wrong direction, this film could’ve easily turned into just another ballet movie (a la: Centerstage and Save the Last Dance). Also, the cinematography was brilliant, juxtaposing white as innocence and black as instability throughout the film.
Upon leaving the theater, my friend and I felt we could discuss the movie for the next week and still not have all the
answers we wanted…but in a good way. Black Swan was brilliant, disturbing and beautiful. It was just confusing enough to make me think I will be able to figure it out, but not in a complete mind fuck that David Lynch is so famous for. I highly recommend it.
(Images courtesy of IMDB)
Day 88–Art show with a friend. We had a blast, but I, unfortunately, decided to wear really cute but really uncomfortable shoes
Day 89–Back to Macon with Chico in tow. I can’t remember what he wanted here, but he was in a stare down
Day 90–Went to a Christmas music think at my grandparents’ church. My grandfather was playing with his horn group. They did a great job!
Day 91–Some left over yarn from my a headband I was making.
92–My childhood cat, Slaightybelle, trying to photo bomb pictures for my shop.
Day 93–Hanging out with the lil’ bro and Chico on a cold day
94–Eating out with friends. It had been unseasonably cold for several days and I remember us talking about how cold we were. We’re still cold.
Day 95–Some of the headband and scarf stash.
Day 96–A the GSU Scultpture Department’s Iron Pour. We had a blast!
Day 97–Helping my friend finish painting her amazing pieces
Day 98–Trivia night!
Day 99–I got in the holiday spirit a little and hung a wreath on my door.
On Tuesdays, some of my friends and I have a girls’ night (occasionally, one will bring her boyfriend). We play trivia at a local bar. And we’re really bad. Two times ago we came in second to last, last time we were dead last and tonight we came in third to last. But we have a great time. And I knit. They ask me about my knitting. It’s a lot of fun and I’ve met some really cool ladies by going.
Oh, and did I mention my ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend works at the bar? It’s weird. I’ve known who she is, but I’d never met her. At first it was really awkward (let’s face it, it’s always going to be somewhat awkward), but she seems really nice.
Our team name is “My Master Sword is Bigger Than Yours.” If you don’t understand what that means, congratulations. You’re not a nerd.
Anyways, I’m watching Ghost Adventures right now and it’s really freaking me out. There’s even a Christmas Room where little kids haunt. Eek! I’m fascinated, but a little afraid to go to the bathroom alone. This is going to be a horrible night for my power bill :)
Do you do anything fun with your lady friends?