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Friday, April 24, 2009

Fantastic Friday!

It's almost 70 degrees here. 70 degrees! But shh, if the region realizes it's giving us good weather, it'll start snowing this weekend. Act like nothing's happened. Be cool.

Fantastic Thing-that-happened-in-the-past-week #1) All the books I'd ordered as research for The Tudor Tool came in! Unfortunately, they came after my MC informed me that the previously decided upon story path will not be used, and she will be involved in something far easier to research. As I said, this was after I'd spent countless hours finding and buying books about the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to find books about the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536? But what Crystal wants, Crystal gets, and I now have a pile of relatively useless books sitting on my desk. Anyone need any books on the Dissolution of the Monasteries? Yes? No? Eh, worth a shot.

Thing #2) I also got a super fabulous book. One of the most fabulous books ever. I was in B&N after classes on Tuesday and wandered to the Travel section. As I approached said Travel section, I thought, "Wouldn't it be cool if they had a book that told you what it was like to move to New Zealand? I should Google it when I get home." So me, all unawares, knelt down to the New Zealand/Australia section. And guess what I found? Yep. It's called Living Abroad in New Zealand, and it is the love of my life. It tells you what visas you'll need to fill out, where the best place to live for you is, how to get a job, what to pack, etc. Did you know they don't have solid deodorant in New Zealand? Only roll-on and spray-on? Yeah, didn't know that. So. Much. FUN!

Thing #3) I got an Honorable Mention in Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent contest! The Secret Agent was uber-fabulous Kate Schafer Testerman. How fabulous is she? She reps Alyson Noel, author of Evermore, as well as fellow bloggers Carrie Harris and Stephanie Perkins. Yeah, that's pretty fabulous.

Thing #4) I had three test-type things (do quizzes count as tests?) this week, and I definitely passed one of them. Great odds, eh?

Thing #5) I saw 17 Again last Friday night, and I'm grumbling that I will actually admit this, so I'll do it quick: Zac Effron is hot. Rafi Gavron, Paul Bettany, and any olive-skinned guy will always be first in my heart, but I so did not mind looking at Effron for 1.5 hours.

Thing #6) Entertainment Tonight had a sneak-peak into the filming of New Moon last night. While their interview skills are rather lacking (is Robert Pattinson dating someone? Not that I care, but they never let him answer the question.), they had some decently interesting snippets into scenes. Yay, Jacob! Show those Edward fans what a real man looks like!


Natalie Whipple said...

Wow, that is one fantastic friday! That NZ book sounds awesome. And grats on the honorable mention. That's great. I need to see 17 Again, heh.

lisa and laura said...

I'm a little embarrassed, but I totally want to see 17 Again. It just looks entertaining, right? I love movies where adults become kids. I'm such a dork.

Sara Raasch said...

You guys should definitely go see 17 Again -- it was much cuter than the reviews said it was. And funny, too!

Mariah Irvin said...

I'm always learning something new. Today, it's about deodorant.

Samantha said...

It's hot, hot, hot here today. 85!! I'm finding it hard to work, to concentrate. I want to go play outside!!!

I'll watch the Tudors on Sunday and see if it inspires anything.

And I'll keep my eyes open for the New Moon preview. Hopefully, the special effects will be better. And hopefully Edward doesn't call Bella a spider monkey again.

Sara Raasch said...

Watch The Tudors! Watch The Tudors! Yes, yes, yes!! You'll get addicted!