Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy (Day After) Thanksgiving!

There’s a lot to be thankful for this year. I’m thankful as always for my amazing husband who takes such good care of me. I’m thankful for my family, especially my crazy and awesome sister Dri. I’m thankful for reconciliation. I’m thankful for new beginnings. I’m thankful that Wednesday didn’t get eaten by that coyote. I’m thankful for my job, which is a lot of hard work but I get rewarded with little hugs and kisses and cuddles all day. I’m thankful for my fingers and my piano. I’m thankful for cinema. I’m thankful for my home. I’m thankful for my bed. I’m thankful for yummy food, especially pasta and cookies. I’m thankful for my friends, who are fantastic. I’m thankful for parties. And I’m thankful for being alive!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Night Film

Don't you love falling into a good book? A coworker of mind recently lent me Night Film by Marisha Pessl and I was HOOKED! It's about disgraced investigative reporter Scott McGrath, who finds himself obsessed with learning about the final days of Ashley, a young woman who committed suicide. She was the daughter of cult filmmaker Stanislas Cordova, a cult horror filmmaker who is shrouded in mystery and who brought about McGrath's downfall several years earlier. McGrath teams up with two unlikely sidekicks and together they uncover bit after bit of Ashley's extraordinary and dark life. It was SO GOOD, you guys. It incorporated news articles, photo galleries, doctor reports, and lots more to tell the whole story. And just when you think it's done, it tells you about an app that lets you scan images in the book for hidden audio files. Hooooooked! I loved the film references, the fact that Ashley was a pianist...I couldn't put it down! So good.

What have you read lately?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Craig's 30th Birthday Weekend

This past weekend we celebrated Craig's 30th birthday, beginning with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed party (why not??) and ending with a trip to LACMA and Himalayan food with our friends! I was so happy that he didn't have to work for once, and we all had a great time!

Happy Birthday, my love!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Halloween Soiree 2013

Oh dear, this post is quite late! I love Halloween, and we had to host a little shindig for our friends. Everybody did a great job with their costumes, the house looked pretty good, and we all had a great time! We had a costume contest and my friend Evan won for his Pee Wee Herman costume. He even danced to "Tequila" before leaving for the night! 

Until next year, happy hauntings!