Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Things I've Been Meaning to Blog About*

1. I spent last weekend in San Fransisco, visiting the fun friends I have there and attending the pig roast wedding reception of Yuki and Jonathan. I had a blast, and every time I go to San Fransisco, I sort of want to move there. Pictures are of the newlyweds, Yuki and me, the pig roaster/go cart that Jonathan built for the occasion, and my lovely hostesses and me at the bluegrass festival. We saw Neko Case and she was great and had amazingly bright red hair.

2. I read a book I loved loved loved- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Set immediately following WWII, the book tells the story of British author who forms a friendship with a group of residents and bibliophiles from Guernsey, an island in the English channel that was occupied by Germany during the war. Don't let the uncomfortably long name turn you off- it's a charming novel, though admittedly a bit on the girly side, and provides an interesting account of the war from the British perspective.

3. This morning I awoke to find a whole bunch of strange sound equipment on my front lawn. At first I was mad, thinking that villainous vandal had ditched some speakers, amps, and whatnot under the cover of darkness and now I was going to get stuck with the removal. Turns out that new Tom Cruise movie is filming at the house across the street, and some of the equipment was delivered early. Looks like I'll have to schedule in some celebrity stalking tomorrow before I pack for my vacation.

4. I leave tomorrow for my big trip to Australia and I can't wait! I start off in Sydney, where I will be picked spending the first weekend with my college roommate and her husband. From there we go on an outback adventure, then back to Sydney, then I head south by myself to Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road. I'll do my best to update.

5. Interspecies friendship alert!! OMG you guys, this is the cutest one I've seen in a long, long time. Click on the link and prepare yourself for a mental enema of cute.

*Sometimes I think it's okay to end a phrase with a preposition. It's something you're just going to have to deal with.


S said...

We are considering that book for book club. Glad to hear you liked it. Have a great trip, and happy belated birthday!

eileen said...

thanks! and I definitely recommend the book for your club.

Anonymous said...


I went by 20 Brigham Rd. today and saw
a. Cameron Diaz! Right across the street. She is very pretty and smiled and waived at me and the neighbor I was talking to.
b. Your van windows were down! And it was unlocked! Which was actually a good thing because then I could roll them down. They don't give out those Ph.D.s for properly preparing for a month long trip, eh?


Suldog said...

Aw, I'm a big bobcat fan to begin with, but that... too cool.

eileen said...

You know, I just watched Being John Malkovich and it gave me a whole new appreciation for Cameron Diaz. Fun that you saw her!

Kevin said...

Yuki and Jon look great and the weather looks perfect. Sorry I missed the big ol' pig roast.

Anonymous said...

now I see it!

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