December 9th, 2007

snow

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There is white stuff on the trees.

I was wondering why I was so cold this morning, and then I got up and there was snow. Where the hell did that come from?

I was going to take a picture so you can all share in this new horror with me, but the camera batteries are dead, so. :P

Went to give blood yesterday, and it turns out that Blood Services Canada's entire computer system was down. As in, every single one of them across the country. Some law prevents them from sticking needles and things in people without checking them off in the magical database, so we were rescheduled. We discovered there is a blood clinic in New West, though, so that's where we're going to see the Vampires on December 27th. This is the second time we've had to move this appointment. It was going to be littlestsis lilymc's first time, too.

Instead, I went to Lougheed, and now I have almost all my holiday shopping done. Need to do some baking. Will probably do that tomorrow.

Guys, I don't really want a white Christmas, outside of Bing Crosby movies. Is that so wrong?

My gods that was an exciting day, wasn't it? Mostly I just wanted to complain about the snow. And now I need to find a sweater, because I think the temperature just went down again. *shakes fist*
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Curse you, Cornelia Funke!

Cornelia Funke makes me wish I spoke German. I do not. I find German incomprehensible. Why couldn't she have been a French author? Sigh.

Actually this entire series makes me wish I spoke German. Most of her books do (The Thief Lord is particularly good.). I've been making more of an effort to keep up with recent children's and young adult lit, and I was in the Black Bond one day and there was this enormous red book. And it's about magical books. And magical ink. And reading magical things out of the magical books with magical voices. I mean, come on. Is there even the smallest possibility I wasn't going to buy it?

They had the first two in the trilogy, and I figured well, okay, they were published how long ago? (Okay, I admit I didn't actually check. This was foolish of me.) I'd find it later. Except I discovered the other day that the third book has been published (this past September), but not translated yet. Argh. (They do have the audiobook. It is, ha ha, eighty-five dollars.)

They are, however, making a movie out of Inkheart, and I just now went to look at the cast list. Collapse )

The movie's coming out in March of 2008, almost exactly a month before the third book in the trilogy is released in English. The super-annoying part: I have the first two in gigantic trade paperback, and it will of course be hardcover. This is the really annoying part about picking up series partway in.

I have yet to see The Golden Compass. I am a little scared about it potentially being awful. It's one of those books where things exist in a delicate balance between really dramatic and really over-the-top, for me, and movies tend to amplify that. Further loss of geek-cred: I have yet to see Beowulf. Nobody wants to go with me, woe. :(

Well, maybe next week.

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