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Media Frenzy

I watched part of The Sound of Music with the family last night (we'll need to finish the rest later... got too late). The kids were surprisingly into it. We've actually watched a bunch of stuff all together over the past weeks (Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, Scrooge, Charlie Brown Christmas, Robin Hood (Errol Flynn), Harvey). I hope that is not as much of a holiday thing as some of the titles suggest, since it is fun to get together to share stuff like that. I've still been watching things with the kids all along, but it is more rare for mom to partake anymore. Of course, I don't expect her to join us when we are watching Teen Titans or something like that. ;-)

On the reading-to-them front it is Treasure Island (yay, lots of pirate talk, and ye can be sure of that!) for them as a group and Starship Troopers and the 5th Harry Potter book for Val, when the boys are occupied. I've also been going through Bleach with Val.

The computer doesn't seem to exist for a while since my brother got them a bunch of new gamecube titles at Christmas. Kind of a pain in that we have multiple computers but only one gamecube (of course), so 'emotions run high'. I've been playing LotR Third Age occasionally myself when it is free. It is kind of like that movie that featured the brothers of famous actors in it. You are pretty much following the fellowship around, doing similar kinds of things, but you can't meet up with them, of course. For instance, you are both in Moria at the same time... but you are at the place where the armor that Pippin knocks down lands. ;-)


BTW, thanks to sweet_srrndr72 I have finally found a book quiz that doesn't say I am 1984 or Eliot's The Wasteland... ;-)




You're The Catcher in the Rye!

by J.D. Salinger

You are surrounded by phonies, and boy are you sick of them! In an
ongoing struggle to search for a land without phonies, you end up running away from
everything, from school to consequences. In this process, you reveal that many people
in your life have suffered torments and all you really want to do is catch them as
they fall. Perhaps using a baseball mitt. Your biggest fans are infamous
psychotics.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


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noisyparker
Jan. 3rd, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
I like it, fwiw. He caught some static for it when it came out from people that tied it to current events, but it is more of a case for a way to self-select voters and politicians. The basic story is solid enough, as well, as hardish military SF.
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