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July & August 2007: Inbrief

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.  

L.A. Trip:

-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!


Books Finished:

*** 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


Movies Seen:

***       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


Sub Jobs:

1 day- computer lab (1st week of school)


TV Watched:

****    Big Love, current season

****    Daily Show, current season

***     Entourage, current season

****   Monk, Season 1 (in French or Spanish w/ English Subtitles)


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 4th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
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?
Sep. 4th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
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.
Sep. 4th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
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?
Sep. 4th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
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.
Sep. 7th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC)
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
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