Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Back home with mini-Minnie in tote

Dr. J and I decided to vacation this year at Disneyworld. (Does anyone else feel utterly pretentious when using vacation as a verb??) Plans for some summer time-off kept changing and getting put off, then some weddings sneaked in, and we opted for a short trip within driving distance. In very un-Missy-like fashion, I have no major embarassing moments or innocent events gone horribly wrong. It was all quite pleasant. There was the one time when Dr. J woke himself up snoring in the middle of Bourne Ultimatum. Great movie though, in J's defense, we were exhausted. My subconscious apparently likes to really stretch out when on vacation, Dr. J was mercilessly forced to sleep on less than about 12 inches of bed. Poor little guy, such a martyr.

This was Dr. J's first magical journey and my second, although my first was when I was 11 - just a short decade ago. Ok, almost two decades, but who's counting. We have some magical pictures from our magical hotel. Mini-minnie made for an excellent model and boy did that little pup have a blast! Photos soon to come.

A little free advertising for a little book with some huge advice:
Anyone interested in EVER going to Disney, I strongly urge you to read ... no, absorb, the Unofficial Guide to Disney. This little $15 purchase will save you a TON of money, and most importantly, a TON of time. We were done with each park by around 1 pm each day and never waited in line for anything. Twice in four days we waited for 15 minutes. And we went to every attraction imaginable.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Did anyone else know about this wonderfulness?

Becoming Jane

I'm going to pee myself.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Potterwatch

I didn't have time to read the book just yet, but then when the not-reading of the book caused me to not-get my other work done, I decided I'd be better off just getting it over with and not-not-read it anymore. So there, it's all done.



And I tried to avoid the media and friends to keep people from spoiling the ending and now I'm the one that needs to be kept away from all of you!



Nothing to do with the ending, but I'm going through Harry withdrawal already. Without a doubt, I have to start the series over from the beginning.



Major spoliers below - do not read unless you are THROUGH:

(spoiler moved to comment section)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

My heart sunk just about 10 seconds ago

When I realized that the cardinal's game this Saturday in Atlanta that I've been looking forward to for months is going to coincide with The Delivery. We'll be gone all day!

Those of you that know what I mean will sympathize. Those of you who don't know what I mean probably aren't my friend anyway.

And I saw the movie this weekend. I think it was my favorite ... I LOVE RON!!! AND NEVILLE!! So adorable. I'm having a hard time separating Harry and Daniel and Equus. Couldn't he have waited until after the series is over to prove to everyone what a man he is?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Consider me your unreliable brother .... or a fair-weather friend

Well, Dr. J and I finally bit the bullet and got high speed at home. I feel like my life has transformed, but into a more sedentary version of itself. The upside of an unstable, slow connection, is that you only use it if it is absolutely necessary. The downsides are innumerable, but I'm catching back up on celebrity gossip quickly and I should be back on par soon. Thank. God.

Anyway, summer does give me more free time, much of which is in front of my computer since I'm in online classes, so I do plan to post from time to time. I know once school starts back, that luxury will be ripped out from under me faster than Professor McGonagall can tear a fly in half. And she'll do it too.