Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday at last!

1. Travelling to all the places I still want to go to but haven't is high up on my bucket list. (I have to admit that I had to look up what a bucket list was before answering...out of the loop as usual!)
2. My favorite I can't choose an absolute favourite but a quote I like is "You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details."; it's from Before Sunset. (I've been in a Celine and Jesse mood lately. Just like I sometimes get the urge to watch Pride and Prejudice for the gazillionth time, so too Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. I really hope they make a third film someday.)
3. Reading book blogs inspired me to start blogging.
4. Strawberries are best with ice cream. Isn't everything better with ice cream? :P
5. Fragments of a bizarre dream I had while reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami is the last dream I remember having.
6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is in the evening, on a beach, watching the sunset.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to sleeping (I've had far too little this week), tomorrow my plans include probably taking pictures somewhere with H and Sunday, I want to relax and catch up on blog reading!

123 meme
1. Pick up the nearest book, and open it to page 123.
2. Find the fifth sentence, and post the next three sentences.

My current read, The Tenderness of Wolves, is in the bedroom right now so to stay true to the meme, the nearest book to me right now is a signed copy of Matrimony by Joshua Henkin which I received from the author earlier this week.
"Why so glum? Don't pretend this isn't great news."
"I guess it's better than not being offered it."


  1. I didn't do the 123 meme this week, because I hadn't finished last week's book yet :-).

    Your walk sounds really nice.

  2. I love that quote. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are so great. I've watched them both a gazillion times too.

    Everything is indeed better with icecream :P And I can see how Kafka on the Shore would inspired bizarre dreams, lol.

  3. That's funny. I read this book and can't for the life of me think what they might be talking about here.

  4. Where are the places you want to go? I'm intrigued especially because I'd love to see Japan, myself.

  5. There are so many places I want to visit in my lifetime. I doubt I'll be able to visit them all.

    And yes, everything is a little better with ice cream.

    Can I take a walk with you on the beach? That sounds so perfect.

    I know Japan has a lot of earthquakes, but I was saddened to hear about the deaths caused by the most recent one.

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  6. Florinda- Well since the meme rules say to pick up the nearest book, I figured I'd take it literally regardless if it's my current read or not. :)

    Nymeth- I watched Before Sunrise last week and think I need to find time to watch Before Sunset soon. Such great movies.
    And yup, Kafka on the Shore gave me a few bizarre dreams. :P

    LisaMM- I'm looking forward to reading it soon. If it helps, on the previous page he apparently got offered "to teach another composition class".

    Bellezza- Oh so many! Some places in Japan that I haven't been to yet and a few in Canada like Quebec City, or Newfoundland but then primarily Europe. I love Europe and there are still so many places there that I'd like to visit. High on the list would be Mont St. Michel and Barcelona. :)

    Literary Feline- There are so many places I'd like to go too, my reply above to Bellezza barely begins to cover it! We can at least try to get to some of them.
    And sure, I'd love to go for a walk on the beach with you. :)
    About the earthquake, it is sad that some lost their lives in the latest one but lucky I suppose that it happened in a relatively low-populated area and that Japan is fairly prepared, at least as much as you can be about something so unpredicable.

  7. Have you been to many beaches in Japan?

  8. Janet- Actually I can't recall ever going to a beach in Japan! But one of the first things I do when I visit "home" (Victoria) is head for the seashore.


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