Wednesday, May 24, 2006

American Idol Final

Very boring.

Why do they do the same songs!!!

Taylor is going to win. Go Taylor!

I like Katherine, but I don't believe she gave it enough oomph to win it. She will have a decent career though, she has a great set of pipes.

Yay! Canadian idol is starting next week!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Happy Victoria Day!

Am going to watch the fireworks from my rooftop tonight. It's sort of an experiment, and plus I don't want to trek all the way to the beach tonight.

I found out the name of the 4th book, but it's not out until January 9th, 2007. Which means the library won't get it until quite some time after that.

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood.

Been listening to the new Shakira, it makes me want to dance!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Long Weekend Is Here!

Girls in Pants - The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
Ann Brashares

Another really good installment of this series. In the last book the author said she would write at least 4 books, but this time around there was no teaser for the next book. This author met her husband when she was 19, so she is a big supporter of young love. All the girls except for 1 have now found the "one". And they are not even 18 yet. The book is also set up in a way that you know that the 4th girl will also find the "one" whether it be the guy that she was with in the last two or the new periphery guy. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems to me that it is encouraging the idea that if you don't meet your soul mate young, that you will never meet them at all. At 30, that doesn't sit too well with me. So far, I've been pretty ok with the fact that I may never meet anyone, and that I have to build a life that I am happy with for myself, but I must admit, reading about young love made me wistful and I felt keenly alone. How about the legions of young girls who are reading this? Will it make them feel incomplete if they do not have anyone in their life? Just some food for thought.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Booky Saturday

The Second Summer of the of the Sisterhood
Ann Brashares

Really good as well. I even almost cried a little! At a young peoples book! That's saying something for the writing. I am definitely attached to these characters. I was shocked and a little saddened with the direction she took with some of the characters, but it definitely made for good material. I'm looking forward to reading the third book. I read it so fast that now I am a little disappointed that I have to wait to read about them again.

I do think the subject material is getting a bit more mature and obviously the girls are getting a year older with every passing summer. I worry about my 12/13 year old students being confused by some of the ideas presented here, and not being able to talk to anyone about them. Hopefully they will have someone to talk to, or even talk to me.

Still haven't seen the movie, I'm thinking I don't want to see it until I read the third book.

Off to the St. Lawrence market and to get a latte.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Furthur Note to April 23

Just read Amy's comment. I tried to read the Fear Book, but found it a little heavy on the stats, so when it came due I returned it instead of renewing it.

I'm changing my tune about the 12/13 year olds reading books about 15 year olds. What you said makes a lot of sense Amy. Although I do think that some "younger" 12/13 year olds might be a bit freaked out by the sex in the sisterhood book.

Off to bed, have class in the morning.

Being sick is no fun....

Turns out I was more than a little under the weather. After struggling through 3 and a half days of school, had to send my self from home from school yesterday, and take off today (unpaid I may add, as I have no sick days left over from my ankle injury) but at least I am feeling a bit better. Which I need to as I have my FSL course tomorrow and the TCS concert on Sunday.

Now to blog about the latest book.

Playing with Matches
Amy Cameron

Loved it! Made me feel so much better about my dating horror stories, which were nothing in comparison to the doozies in this book. The Tim Hortons guy was classic, as was the guy who used we, when talking about himself. An added bonus is that the book is Canadian, with lots of familiar references. The book is made up of emailed stories with a few of Amy's stories mixed in. If you are single and dating, or if you remember being single and dating, this book is a must read. Apparently there will be another one soon, can't wait!

No movement on the dating scene. To be honest I can't be bothered! I know that is the wrong attitude, but I can't seem to shake it. Maybe in the summer, but I know it's how I feel about myself and my look that is keeping me from really putting myself out there.

Still looking for a job in a school closer to home, but it's proving difficult as there are so many more experienced teachers applying for the same jobs. Hopefully I'll get something in the second round.

Am still loving my new couch and entertainment unit! Y'all have to come over and see it soon!