so in an effort to do this list justice, i am attempting to read all of the books that routinely crop up on those "top 100 novels of all time" lists (sidenote: i trudged through the first 300 pages of ANNA KARENINA and decided i would rather die an uncultured idiot, and returned that tome with no small amount of glee), and i'm rereading the classics from high school that i don't precisely recall, but suspect i might have enjoyed.
sometime in the spring of 2010, i might get to blogging about this.
2. remember when it was warm, and bushes were bright with berries, and walking out of your house didn't make you want to die or at least move to arizona? well, me neither. it was rather long ago. but let's remind ourselves for a moment:
ah yes, the sunshine. the color. they will come again.
3. last night i was lucky enough to see slumdog millionaire with my dear friend karen. it was...intense. beautiful and heart-wrenching and difficult to watch much of the time. still, at its most elemental level, it's a tale of strength of character and resilience and moral fiber standing uncorrupted in the face of crushing poverty. it's a hopeful story. see it.
4. earlier this week, em wanted the tag cut out of his gloves. when asked why by his father, em explained, "because. it makes me nervous."
5. we all know how much i love lists, but this love has been displaced by another love: the love of polls. i sense a new era in the virtual land of 60piggies...remember how we had the era with the points? and then all the iou's? well, this is the year of the polls. long live the polls.