Monday, April 30, 2007

Loose Threads

The other day I realized that sometimes I post on a "thing" and then just never get back to it. Sometimes people ask questions in the comments section that I never get back to and from time to time my own thoughts turn back to those questions or to the "thing" I mentioned earlier - but usually it never seems significant enough for its own, secondary post. It also feels a little disjointed to add a P.S. to the end of an unrelated post tracking back to the other.

Make sense? Anyone else feel me on this??

Anyway, here are a couple of bullet points that, at least for me, will tie up some loose ends from days gone by....with hyperlinks taking you to those places if you so choose.

* I LOVED the Kite Runner. Loved-loved-loved-loved it! Loved it on so many levels. It was wonderful to hear a story about boys/men and their emotional lives and I appreciated the opportunity to explore the many facets of the Afghan experience and culture. Reading the novel has motivated me to learn more and reminded me of how sequestered I feel at times as an American.

* As hard as it was to play that last cd of The Kite Runner - I have now begun another 10 cd novel...The Good Earth. And, I'm in love again. How I never read this book as an English minor in college and an AP English student in high school is a mystery to me. Thank goodness for these free-library-cd-books as they have made a huge impact upon my difficult daily commute.

* Regarding my UFO yarn projects. The "Whisper" pinkish lacy shawl...back down the tubes. Bummer, man. I can't seem to get the increases right. I'm just going to have to find something easier. Any suggestions?

* Remember the bear I was knitting back in, uh, September? Still missing one arm. The other UFO's? Still waiting for their leader.

* Thanks for the compliments on the shoes that I posted about Saturday. They actually are very comfortable. Believe it or not, they are made by Dr. Scholls. Good news is that they are currently on sale AND they come in red!!

* I was so surprised by how many people either had or were running out to pick up the Vanilla Chai deoderant. Personally, I thought that it was/is a little on the odd side. Smells a'ight, I suppose, but I am very picky in this department. You see, they seemed to have discontinued my favorite deoderant that I've used for YEARS, and you know how difficult something like that is to replace.

Vanilla Chai? - ok, but not a replacement. (sigh) Definitely not lickable.

* I am humbled to have been nominated for the elusive "Thinking Blogger Award". Humbled b/c Rhonda, one of my Super Cool Maple Leaf friends thought that I deserved the honor. Thanks, Rhonda!! Then, I had some other thoughts after reading C1's comments about the "award". She points out that it is a creative way for this random guy to get a bunch of blog traffic. That is, if you "link" to his "site".

Personally, I don't like the image used for the "award" button:

The oversized, radioactive head reminds me of the Wizard Head:

And, that kinda creeps me out.

So, I plan to "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain", and not link up, not add to, and not play along...except to thank you, again, Rhonda for the compliment. I do appreciate others listing fave blogs, though, because now I've added a few new ones to my list.

* Finally, here is a question for you savvy blogger types. How come all of the pics of my autographs from my Nick Cage & I Go Way Back post disappeared?? Is it possible that they wiped em' off because of, I don't know, privacy issues or something?? What a trip.

Ok, bulleting over.

Whew! I'm feeling better already.


Doris & Dan said...

All caught up!

Keep smilin!

C.J. said...

Thanks for the 'catch up'

I totally loved The Kite Runner too!

Yep, right on...that DOES look like wizard head...I think he stole your autograph pics ;0)

Mamacita said...

I loved Kite Runner as well. And I just put Good Earth with my purse for tomorrow because I have been called for jury duty. Crap. I'm hoping I can read AND listen for my name at the same time.

Stephanie said...

I too LOVED the Kite Runner and very much enjoyed The Good Earth. Check out this book blog, which reviews A Thousand Splendid Suns (Lesley had gotten an advanced copy of Khaled Hosseini's new book). I can't wait to read it when it comes out!!

a&mg said...

Thanks for tying up the loose ends! I really need to read The Kite Runner--so many people have now written about it.

Anonymous said...

So much to think about this week. Thanks for the update.

new girl said...

What? The pics just disappeared?? So weird. I always want to believe that sh*! is just random, but...The Kite Runner is on my list, and just moved up a few notches due to your review!

Stacy said...

Whew! That's a lot of catching up! All of that back-linking isn't easy! Thanks for catching us up. I hope Mr. Bear finds an arm soon. :)

Barb said...

Thanks for catching us up. I have wondered about most of those topics from time to time so I'm glad to have an update.
Still really diggin the shoes!

Shandra said...

Thanks for catching me up. The Kite Runner is on my next list.

tundrachica said... what I got out of your post today was that I needed to read the post about Some Kind of Wonderful. Can I just say that this was my FAV movie in the day? I even had the same shoes as I just have the soundtrack.

I also need to let you know...I am are awesome with all your craftiness.

secret agent said...

my deoderant has "disappeared" from the shelf as well.
not happy

isepa said...

I knew you would love The Good Earth, just as you knew I would love The Kite Runner. :-)

Jonni said...

Thanks for the catch-up. That's cool about the "Thinking Blogger" nomination. You and your blog rock!


Made in China said...

I totally LOVED the Kite Runner too! my recent fave was The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. It goes into a family and their roots in China - very awesome - I totally recomend it!

Mark & Michelle said...

I really need to investigate books on just never crosses my mind...

rubyiscoming said...

good catch up - i completely loved KITE RUNNER, too. GOOD EARTH is one of my all-time faves - enjoy.