Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's quite long and I'd like you to be comfortable. It's quite modern what I do...

I sometimes question the Arlington Public Library's online system. A friend of mine has been bugging me to read Stephen King's The Stand. I'm typically not a King fan, with a few exceptions like Carrie, IT and Christine. (Well, and The Body, but that's from Four Seasons and it's not horror). Honestly, I think On Writing is by far his best. Anyhoo, the point, Charlie, is that I was trying to request it online. I searched for "The Stand," and it kept trying to push "The 10 Best Kentucky Derbies" on me.

WTF? I mean, it's STEPHEN KING.

I finally found it, though.

I should polish off The Post-Birthday World today (that took me long enough! hey, there was a break in there) which I am really loving. It has a Sliding Doors kind of approach, where a woman (who has lived with the same man for ten years, though they are not married) makes out with another man and eventually leaves her beau for him. In another world, she does not give in to temptation and does not infact leave her beau, but considerable changes happen anyway. At first I was really curious which choice was the "right" one, but it has become pretty apparent that's not the point. It's very interesting and I'm really enjoying it--great writing, makes me jealous.

I also added some new TV shows to my queue, though I'm still working through BSG (on season 2 now). Finally going to see what Arrested Development and Curb Your Enthusiasm are all about. My friend J and I frequently recommend shows to each other, so I while I've added The Unit at his request, he is finally going to check out Twin Peaks. He, of all people, has not seen it. I get that he's not into Lynch, but jesus. I think my borderline hysteria, upon discovering he'd never seen it, was more than enough to prompt him to Netflix it. Luckily, Netfux's disc 1 has both the "international" and the regular pilot. The regular is the preferred choice--weird, I know.

Hey, I forgot there is a new theater in the area! I was bugging my friend to see Dark Knight at Studio, and he said he was going to Harkins in Southlake! I so need to go, I have been dying to check this place out...just forgot it ever opened is all! The hard part is deciding if I should see Dark Knight again or Wanted for the first time! I hope their audio is up to par...otherwise, what a crime.


Veloute said...

Regular definitely preferred choice. Did I tell you the hub actually likes it? We're about to watch the Last Disc :o

That book sounds interesting; I'm going to try to get my hands on it.

Ellen Aim said...

omg!! yes, SO PREFERRED. international, for once, is SO WRONG.

I will send you a copy! Seek it not!

Veloute said...

OMG, squee! Thank you :D