Monday, September 29, 2008

Day Trip with the Siblings

Yesterday I took my brother and sister to Six Flags and we had a lot of fun. Well, 2 of us did. After getting there and riding about 3 rides, my sister was not only ready to go, but also informed me that Six Flags "was not her thing." Thanks for the heads up! However, she perservered and continued to be a good sport while Luke and me rode all the rides. It had actually been a while since I had been to a Six Flags, and I was very excited to ride all of the new roller coasters they had acquired since my last visit. Fortunately, the lines to most of the rides were not very long and so we got to ride a majority of the rides with very little wait. The Batman ride is awesome! We got off and I was ready to go on it again. Same for the Mindbender. The Georgia Scorcher was another story. It was fun but if I don't ever ride it again, I think I will live. However, the lines to the Goliath and the Superman roller coasters were quite long, and so we decided to forego those until next time. We were there for about 3-4 hours and we didn't get to ride half of what we would have liked, but it was getting hot and we were tired and hungry, so we decided to call it a day and head home. Overall, it was a good day, and I am thankful that I got to spend it with my brother and sister.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Material

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have decided that I need to find new reading material. Up until now I have read not only the same kinds of books, but also the same books. I have always stuck with Mary Higgins Clark books, and the Harry Potters, and, now, the Twilight series. However, I have been inspired to move up in the world and read something a little different. I mentioned earlier that I was going to start with the classics such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen, but I think that the first books on my new reading list will be two books by Gregory Maguire: "Wicked" and "Son of a Witch." These are the story of life in Oz before Dorothy, and then life in Oz after Dorothy. For those of you who don't know, I am a HUGE Wizard of Oz fan. I have seen the movie many times, I own many different editions of the book, and I collect memorabilia. So, when I learned about the musical and the books alike, (and I heard of them a while ago; I'm just now getting around to reading the books.) I absolutely could not wait to see the musical. So, the second week of October I will FINALLY get to see Wicked on Broadway and I am absolutely pumped! And, in order to prepare myself, I am getting ready to read the books on which the musical is based.

In addition, I was also excited to learn that Gregory Maguire has not only told the story of Oz in his own version, but he has also ventured into the land of old and written stories along the lines of Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. So, once I am done with "Wicked" and "Son of a Witch," I think I will go on to read Maguire's own versions of these other fantastic stories. Of course, I will keep you posted!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Under the Weather

Being sick is just gross. I can't hear. I can't smell. I can't taste. I also can't breathe-which is my personal favorite-not to mention that my nose will probably fall off my face before this is all said and done. Life is just good all around for me right now while I battle this lovely head cold. However, my brother had this just the other day-that's who I got it from, the little poohead-and his only lasted 2 days, so I am hoping that that will be the case with me. I'm not really worried though, because my body has a rockin immune system and it usually knocks out these kinds of illnesses in 48-72 hours. Now, let's all just hope that I haven't jinxed myself and that my immune system won't fail me now!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Just A Bit Of Light Reading

I am about to finish reading the Harry Potter series for, oh, the 4th or 5th time and I have decided that the time has come for me to broaden my horizon. There are many great classics out there that I have never even bothered to pick, and I think that now is as good a time as any. I think I will start small with something familiar like Shakespeare, and then move on to others that I am less familar such as Wuthering Heights or Jane Austen. If any of you have a favorite classic that you would like to share or recommend, please let me know.