The house is still asleep. I sit here with the Otter Pup on my lap. She is not happy about sharing space with the MacBook but what can you do? I haven’t had any coffee yet but the sun is peeking through and it’s COLD! Very cold, actually. The big storm we were supposed to get, was really just a little bit of rain. Oh, and the time change. I HATE Spring Forward. Don’t even get me going on that subject. In my mind, I just hate having to lose an hour of my weekend.
Now for some updates. The kids have completed round one of auditions for Beauty and the Beast. The callback list will be posted late Tuesday afternoon. The waiting is always hard. If you are familiar with the roles, The Boy is going for Beast, Gaston and Lumiere. The Girl is trying out for a Sugar pot, and a Pepper shaker that flies! Both have songs and some lines. I sure hope she gets one of them. Hoping The Boy gets called back for what he wants too.
Yesterday we went to the school’s variety show where the girl did a dance routine with her friend. It was cute and overall very well-paced. Sometimes those things go on and on but yesterday’s show was pretty good.
On the movie front…
We’ve been picking up discount DVDs lately as a form of cheap entertainment and we are slowly working our way through all of the James Bond movies. All of them except the Timothy Dalton ones (he sucked as Bond!). I’ve seen many if not all of them before, but The Girl is having a such a good time watching them. Last night we watched Goldfinger.
These movies are PG, show very little of anything but have a lot of action and that is what The Girl likes. Plus, she remembered the theme song from Bassey’s performance at the Oscars and has been signing it non-stop ever since. Seeing these movies has made me want to read the books.
On the reading front…
I am reading The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. I just started The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver and I just gave up on my audiobook and will probably listen to Carrie by Stephen King.
I should mention that March is flying by at an alarming rate. When I first announced #winditup2013, it was only January. Now, it’s right around the corner! We have over seventy readers signed-up from all around the world. Many are fans of Murakami’s writing but many of them are brand new to Murakami too. It’s going to be a blast! I seriously cannot wait.
As for today, nothing exciting planned. I have to help The Girl with her Loma Prieta earthquake science project so that will take up much of the day. Fun! Maybe I will get some time to myself later.
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