Quote of the Month:
“Being me is a full-time job and I’ve never missed a day.”
Stephen Colbert (June 27, 2007)
July SCBWI Conference in Westminster
Bought an mp3 player- Wow! It’s like living in a movie montage: Rowena walking to the store, Rowena cleaning the house, Rowena riding metro.
-August SCBWI Conference in L.A. w/ ZQ & Laura
-Hanging out w/ ZQ
-Hanging out w/ Ladytiamat
-Meta’s Uno Party
-Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier
-Celebrity Sighting: Enrico Colantoni (aka Keith Mars) crossing the street to the Celebrity Scientology Center for their annual festival with what looked like his wife and two young daughters.
-Tons of good food
-A whole relaxing week of books, writing, & TV talk, games, music, and fun
The new school year starts. Yay!
*** ½ New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer
**** ZQ’s WIP (reread)
**** Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
Comics & Graphic Novels:
*** Buffy, season 8 comics, issues 1-3
*** ½ The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
*** Stranger Than Fiction
**** Pan’s Labyrinth
**** Freedom Writers
**** Why We Fight
*** ½ The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep was the highlight of this movie, for me.)
Music I Listened To:
Fall Out Boy: From Under the Cork Tree *** ½ & Infinity on High ****
Frou Frou: Details *** ½
Imogen Heap: Speak For Yourself **** & I, Megaphone ****
Charlotte Martin: Veins *** ½
Paramore: Riot! *** ½
Emiliana Torrini: Fisherman’s Woman *** ½
1 day- computer lab (1st week of school)
**** Big Love, current season
**** Daily Show, current season
*** Entourage, current season
**** Monk, Season 1 (in French or Spanish w/ English Subtitles)
5 thoughts on “July & August 2007: Inbrief”
I only get 1/2 star more than Stephenie Meyer? Ack!
Twilight is seriously one of the worst books I’ve ever read. I told Tia I was going to mail it back to the publisher. And New Moon is the second one, right? Why are you still reading? What am I missing?
Heh. Yes, and this is why when Ladytiamat and I were talking I said not to expect too much because I had a hunch you’d feel this way. Don’t ask me why, I just did, and I can’t explain why I loved it and you didn’t. I just thought that would probably be the case.
Yes, New Moon is the second one. I haven’t read the third one yet.
Okay, I won’t ask why. I did start reading with low expectations, but I guess I was still expecting too much. 😦
Just out of curiosity, do you ever give a five-star rating?
I don’t think I have given a five-star rating yet. I’m not sure though. Are you suggesting I give one to Twilight? Heh. Just kidding.
generation gap…big time!
hey, robin, as always, i love reading your journal…you are inimitable!! i love that about you! however, i am not familiar with any of the books, music or much of the tv…but i do love “monk” in english :)…you keep me on my toes, tho…so glad you had such a great time in LA…right up your alley! love you, gal, AG