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Mar. 25th, 2011

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Needed to share!


"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes."
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Jan. 10th, 2011

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I am Married to an Idiot......

So here I am playing away on my computer while listening to the news and this story comes on about the Saskatchewan court ruling upholding Same sex couples rights to Marry. http://www.xtra.ca/public/Vancouver/SK_court_upholds_samesex_couples_rights-9619.aspx
From my left in front of the TV I hear "uh oh" from my husband. So I ask him "What do you mean by that?" He tells me that it is going to cause a whole lot of trouble. I ask him how will this cause trouble and he tells me that "well because of this ruling that (where he works) they will have to start getting bunk houses for same sex couples and having gay areas". So I ask him "Well how the hell would that affect you?" and he says "it just does."

"So in reality it will have no affect on your life at all"
"Yes it will, there will be gay people up (where he works)"
"aaaand you don't think there are gay people up there now?"
"maybe, but I don't have to know it"

and the conversation broke down from there, with me asking how it could possibly affect him and him saying in turn that it did and then that it didn't and saying that he doesn't care because if all the men in Camp were gay that it would leave all the women for him.
Trying to redirect the conversation by pissing me off.

I have been married to this man for 14 years and never knew how unbelievably Homophobic he is.

I am so glad I don't need a divorce. I just have to wait for a couple more weeks and he goes back to work for 8 months.

Oct. 23rd, 2010

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Writer's Block: Who is your favorite person in the world?

Who's your favorite person in the world – and what do you love about them?

Alan Rickman. He is Smexy. He is also brilliantly talented, smart, funny, kind, sarcastic, sweet, and did I mention really really SMEXY!
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Just found out from my Daughter

She has this quote on her facebook
If you buy a book written by Stephanie Meyer (like Twilight), you are
supporting the gay-marriage ban in California. She donates 10% of all
her profit to anti-gay groups through Mormon taxation.

I googled it and found

Another reason to kill the sparkly Vampires.

Oct. 22nd, 2010

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I soooo agree!!!!!

Found at http://celebs.icanhascheezburger.com/page/7/

Sep. 20th, 2010

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DOGMA commentary.

I watched Dogma with the commentary on tonight. It was a lot of fun. Kevin Smith,Jason Mewes, Jason Lee and Ben Affleck talking about when they were filming the movie.

A couple of things I learned about Alan on this film....
1. The wings that Alan wore weighed about 100lbs and instead of taking them on and off between takes which would have wasted time Alan opted to wear them the whole time. He ended up seriously hurting his back,and was in agony during the fancy restaurant scene. It hurt him to sit to stand to move.(It shows what a phenomenal actor he is because you can't tell in any way the he is in pain)
2. It was Alan's idea to dye his hair black and wear white make up to make him paler,an aging Ziggy Stardust was his approach for the character.
3. On the commentary Kevin Smith said that Alan was not a very good judge of whether or not he was doing a good job. They would shoot a scene he would be brilliant and he was all like "I'm probably not very good".
4. Alan and Jason Mewes became fast friends.

One of the really funny things through out the commentary is Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck taking the piss out of each other. :P

TMI: When Alan slides his hand across Linda's stomach and then digs his fingers in a little.
Oh lordy I get hot.

Sep. 16th, 2010


Lol Found on Open Book

JJ:Remember when Bruce Willis and Tom Selleck teamed up to stop Alan Rickman from blowing up a skyscraper full of aboriginals to cover the theft of billions of dollars in bearer bonds? Quigley Die Harder, such an awesome movie.

I know I am such an ebil stalker....:P

Aug. 26th, 2010


I just couldn't resist.

Jun. 19th, 2010

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Do you think he would still be smiling if he knew what his hair looked like?

Too cute, needed to share with others who would feel the same.

I got it from here http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/lb/alan_rickman_131208/alan_rickman_5220806.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.contactmusic.com/photos.nsf/main/alan_rickman_5220806&usg=__Hof5WjFmv9VEBAOHuLLbsJeMoBA=&h=751&w=500&sz=70&hl=en&start=39&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=24BYN7-9E0YuTM:&tbnh=141&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dalan%2Brickman%26start%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rlz%3D1T4SUNC_enCA364CA364%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1

May. 19th, 2010


Tee Hee!

I imagine plenty of you already saw this, but I only came across it today and it made me giggle. Take a look (or another if you have seen it before) it will make you smile.

John Sessions impersonates Alan Rickman on QI.


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