Wrapped Up In Books

“Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” [RIP, Frank McCourt]


I’ve been considering re-reading Angela’s Ashes for about a month now, and I think I’ll finally get around to it when my thesis is over. Here’s to being reminded that life could always be worse, and to the wonderful ignorance children have for their surroundings.

Photo via Slaughterhouse 90210.

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Playground Love [Air/The Virgin Suicides]

An awesome cover from one of my favourite books/movies.

Doctor: What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.

Cecilia: Obviously, doctor, you’ve never been a 13 year old girl.

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Life is good.

Things seem to be going well at the moment.

1) I have a place to live next year. It rules because it’s in a good area of the city (Rosemount, if it means anything to anyone); it’s less than a mile to the hospital and I get to walk through a gorgeous park to get there. Also, it’s probably less than a mile into the city centre which means getting home from nights out costs less. It has a backyard and it’s furnished, which is a foreigner’s dream. I’m almost too excited at the thought of buying bedding.

2) Yesterday, I finished my discussion chapter of my thesis. It’s now in the capable hands of my supervisors who will surely dissect it, but that’s what I rely on them for. So, as it stands, I have a finished first draft of this m-fer. Now I need to edit my lit review which hopefully won’t take me much longer than a few days (though productivity is waning today).

3) Monday is a bank holiday and I’ve been told not to go to the office. I am overjoyed and don’t know what to do with an entire day off. Go to the beach and do laundry, likely.

4) I booked a flight home and will be in Ancaster/Toronto for an entire month from August 29. I’ll be back in Aberdeen the day before my PhD begins. I’m usually jetlagged for as much as a week when I fly back and forth anyway, so I figure giving myself one day to acclimate is no worse than a week. Quite excited to fly British Airways as I hear their veggie meals are delicious (Air Canada’s have, um, too many beans), and I managed to get the shortest travel duration both ways which also happened to be the best price (still $827 CDN).

5) I’m seeing Year One tonight and I’m psyched.

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“I should be going now.” “Is it because I said that thing about being sexually excited?” [Asperger’s Syndrome]

I’d definitely see this film.

Paper Heart [“Your love-glass is half-full.”]

I can’t believe Michael Cera is dating that chick. Regardless, I will see this film. (The view from the Bathurst Bridge of the Toronto skyscrape is visible at 0:45.)

But I would see this before The Hangover

Deschanel + Gordon-Levitt = Tremendousness.

From the IMDb trivia: ” The film’s blue-centric color scheme was done to bring out Zooey Deschanel‘s eyes.”  I’d love to do this but it would require copious amounts of purple (ok in small doses, freakish in large quantities).  Still, green for the win (in my opinion).

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Bradley Cooper has grown on me
March 8, 2009, 1:37 pm
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I’d see this even if it does have Heather Graham in it.