So, my teenagers are back from camp. Lots of laundry, empty gallons of milk.
I finished reading Life of Pi. Have you read it? A 16-year old boy alone on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean . . . with a 450 pound Bengal tiger. Preposterous plot, excellent read. I loved it.
Now I”m reading I am Legend because I found it for $2.00 at Half-Price books and after seeing the Will Smith movie of the same name, I wanted to read the book. As it turns out, the book and movie have little in common.
I spent my entire sunny Sunday editing, sorting, uploading and ordering digital prints. I had neglected that task since . . . uh, 2007. March of 2007, to be more specific. I found the whole ordeal rather confusing since I have failed to keep my photos in order. However, working backwards and working forwards, I believe I can now document half of 2008, all of 2009 and parts of 2007. What a mess. I’ll be glad when I can file the prints in chronological order. Sadly, I will never get this gloriously sunny day back.
Yesterday, I had the thrill of running errands BY MYSELF. I went to the Dollar Tree, Half-Price Books, Once Upon a Child, Costco, a movie and then Fred Meyer . . .I am easily soothed, as it turns out. Just give me a day without a six year old. . .
Let me tell you that Jodi Picoult’s book, My Sister’s Keeper, was poorly translated to film. Oh, how I hate to tell you that–I had such high hopes for that book. I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone who has yet to see it, so I won’t say more. But. I was disappointed. (However, an afternoon at the movies is never a total loss, if you ask me. I love seeing movies in the theater, even bad ones.)
I always wonder how authors feel about their stories being mangled during filming. I remember asking Nicholas Sparks about that issue and he said he didn’t care, really, essentially. I wonder if all authors feel like that. Any authors want to chime in? (Ha ha, as if.)
(See how choppy that was? Choppy in a movie is not good.)