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Book Meme January 29, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:01 pm

Hello wonderfuls! Pardon the lack of posts. I really need to work on this. Okay … so my thoughts. Less than a month until I turn 20. Ahhh! It’s hard to believe. Anyway, I got sick at the beginning of the week. I think it’d a chest cold. Ew. I’ve been fairly busy though … but not with schoolwork (bad me!) Instead, I’ve been coloring … check it out!

I have a midterm on Friday, and I have two next week on Thursday. Wish me luck, as I think I’ll be needing it. Now I have to go play catch-up. ‘Til later, enjoy a meme!

Here are the current top 50 books from Bold the books you have read. Italicise the books you might read. Cross out the books you probably won’t read. Pass it on:

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby – F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story – George Orwell
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (I was supposed to have read it, but it didn’t click with me the first time, so I’ll take another stab later)
1984 – George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer – William Gibson
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides (I’m actually in the middle of readin git)
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens – Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement – Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath


29087 January 24, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 3:26 pm

Yesterday, (Gemma) pointed out an article from last year. In it, researchers indicated that January 24th is the most depressing day of the year. I might agree that they’re not far off. I was feeling crappy last night, and I just feel kinda sick and sore today. Not to mention my research question and annotated bibliography for MMW 5 (Making of the Modern World, ERC core sequence) is due today. At 5 PM. I should be fine, but I haven’t been to any of my lectures today. I feel kinda guilty. And I feel like I shouldn’t have procrastinated. However, I also feel like this school should not be trying to take my life. Err … slaughter me, perhaps? Alas. I’ll just have to talk to my friends and get notes. I’ll live. But I still have some revisions on one of my bibliography entries to do. Ew.

Plug of the day: – it’s like a musical conversation; you enter an artist that you like; they give you artists and songs like it 🙂 I’m tuned to “Matt Nathanson Radio” right now.


This is a 12-step program … January 9, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 10:33 pm

Yay! You win at the meme. Now I have to go find harder ones …

By the way, if you were wondering, the day went well. Nothing to dramatic. Meetings, lots of waiting. It could be a long, but interesting quarter. I’m hoping to get my sleep schedule back on track, too. 🙂 Well, we’ll see! XOXO


Movie Meme – procrastinating on the first day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 2:24 pm

The first day of Winter Quarter brings you this, a meme nabbed from

Step 1: Pick 15 movies you like.
Step 2: Find a quote you like from each.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what movie the quotes come from.
Step 4: Cross out the quotes when someone guesses correctly.

I repeated a few movies … too many good lines not to pass up … that, and do I really have 15 good movies? with quotes?

1. “Well that’s what we do, we fight … You tell me when I am being an arrogant son of a bitch and I tell you when you are a pain in the ass.”The Notebook ( & )
2. “That’s an all service woman you got there.”Rent ()
3. “Darling, nothing is final ’til you’re dead, and even then, I’m sure God negotiates.”Ever After ()
4. “Worse than the total agony of being in love?”Love Actually ( & )
5. “Technically, it’s a ferret.”Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire ( & )
6. “If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press’ll think you’re colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob.”Bull Durham ( & )
7. “I’m allergic to fabric softener, and I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies and I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.”The Wedding Date ()
8. “I’m not a witch, I’m your wife. And after what you just said, I’m not even sure I want to be that any more.”The Princess Bride ()
9. “This isn’t a tale of heroic feats. It’s about two lives running parallel for a while, with common aspirations and similar dreams.”Motorcycle Diaries ()
10. “I didn’t recognize you without the handcuffs.”Rent ()
11. “No I’m sorry baby, please just get in.”The Notebook ( & )
12. “I thought her a mere social climber, but now I see she’s a mountaineer.”Vanity Fair ()
13. “My way’s not very sportsman-like.”The Princess Bride ( & )
14. “There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?”Love Actually ( & )
15. “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!”Monty Python & the Holy Grail ()


Reasonable January 8, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 12:39 am

In the year 2006 I resolve to:
Wear more lacy black lingerie.

Get your resolution here

Well then … to buy some lacy black lingerie. 😛


Happy New Year, baby … January 5, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 4:23 pm

… I hope you’re doing fine.

So, first post of the new year, I believe. I’m a little amazed that it’s 2006, but that just seems to mirror the quickness of my life … and so many others, too. Change, change, change. It’s good, but sometimes I wish I could stay in some moments forever. That, however, would be rather unhealthy, and it’s better that I not do something like that.

Petal Pushers was fun. I think that this was the last year I will be decorating Rose Bowl floats for a while, and frankly, I’m going to miss it. There are always other things to move on to, though, and I intend to find them. Now, I just need to motivate myself to work on my study abroad essays. I also need to get my books. Enough dawdling. I go back on the 8th, but hopefull I’ll post before then.


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