Friday, December 24, 2010

Eclipsed by the City

Now that I have unlimited superfast internet (relative to Qiniq), I find I'm not spending all that much time on the internet. Its been a good break. I have read a book, visited a few friends, had some great random conversations with people on planes, spent lots of time wandering around a grocery store with my mom and I even drove on Young Street and the 401 and the 407 as well as some backroads. My shopping has been mostly tea, coffee, spices, dried cranberries and grains (i.e. foods that I can't get easily in the north), so I'm passed the phase of northern living where the idea of shopping is drawing even with the excuse of Christmas to go crazy. Even a few times I've seen something that I liked, but decided not to bother buying it because I'd have to find a place for it.... not a bad thing really. I'm even doing a better job of getting rid of clothes that I've had since high school that I'm not wearing any more.

I didn't really intend to watch the eclipse, but I woke up randomly about 3 am or 4 am and decided to check it out since I was awake. Not the best pictures, but I really hadn't been thinking about it and I didn't have my remote for my camera - so not as crisp as possible and the moon was already past the full eclipse - still I'm glad I woke up.

The book I read was "The Windup Girl" - an interesting take at post apocalypse (non nuclear) civilization. It reminded me a lot of Neal Stevenson's "Snowcrash" maybe mixed with a bit of "Heroes." I really enjoyed it at any rate.

I saw a movie with my friend from TB - Tangled in 3D. It was the first 3D movie that I've ever seen and I expected that I'd have trouble with it because my eyes don't generally like 3D - it was pretty cool though and left me wishing that I'd seen Avatar in 3D. The premise was cute - although it reminded me a bit of every other Disney movie with a princess - there was a lot of Ariel in that girl for certain. The evil woman was definitely a nice study in psychology.

Finally, my niece was born healthy and cute so I'm now an Auntie^4..... I'm sad that the holiday is passing by so fast and I've not spent enough time with anyone. That seems to be the way of Christmas.

Cheers... hopefully some niece and nephew pictures to come in the next few days....

Happy Holidays!!

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Blogger Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Thanks for the book idea! I have been looking for something new to read.

Merry Christmas!!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Wonder Woman! said...

It was cloudy here the night of the eclipse - so I am glad you got to see it. :P Have a good rest of your visit. One day it'll be easier to visit... right?

4:42 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...

yes yes... I really miss you and I'll just have to find a way to visit sometime soon!!!

Sorry I missed you the other day... I totally could have made it if I'd processed what you'd said in the first place.

6:41 PM  

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