I’m such a blogging loser lately! Not only have I not been blogging as regularly as before, but I haven’t been spreading the comment love amongst my blogging friends as I should either. I do apologize, and I’m going to try to remedy that situation soon!
The good & bad: The good news is, from restricting my online time, my shoulders have been feeling much better. They don’t hate me anymore, although they still dislike me a lot. More good news: I’ve given up rejection candy. Bad news: If I were still eating rejection candy like in the past, I’d have gained 20 pounds in the past 2 weeks. Good news: I’m taking a break from querying during the holiday season, which gives me more time for Cobalt.
The funny: So last night I went to the store to get some cookies for Brian’s scout meeting, and the Harry Potter kiosk grabbed me on the way out. It did an Accio spell on me or something. I debated in front of that kiosk for like 5 minutes (because we’re still stuck in that “we can barely even afford the stuff we need let alone the stuff we want” thing). I finally decided the final movie was a definite need. So I grabbed it and ran out of the store laughing my head off. (I paid for it first!)
When I got home, I called Lia to tell her to send Brian out for scouts, and told her to come out too. I gave her the movie, and she ran back inside screaming. While Brian got in the car, I could still hear her screaming in the house. When I got home 2 hours later, she was still screaming. Okay, she wasn’t, but only because it was in the middle of Snape’s memory scene…
The freakout: After we finished Deathly Hallows, we used to say, “Well, at least we still have the movies to look forward to.” Then just before the last movie, all of us had mini breakdowns and lamented, “What is there to live for now??” Well, just a few days ago, Lia posted the answer on my Facebook wall:
My life has meaning once again. It’s not Harry Potter, but it’s a dang good story, and it looks like the movie is going to be great!
Then we watched the following video, which I think is the best fan-made trailer I’ve ever seen. (Apparently it was made in the hopes of getting the young actors a chance to audition.) Brilliant acting, I thought, even though I couldn’t see the little girl as Rue. Big spoiler warning here, if you haven’t read the books. And I totally needed a Kleenex. I know I’m going to need some for the actual movie!
So does anyone know if they’re doing movies for Catching Fire and Mockingjay too?
What about you guys? Any books, movies, or just general life stuff you’re really looking forward to?