Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Bit of Earth--and, Help Me!!!

Hopefully it gets warm unnaturally early, like, tomorrow, so I can go outside and do my recuperating in a setting like this one. Is anyone else waking up and avoiding looking out the window, squinching their eyes shut and pretending there's green grass and leaves on the trees? I've actually begun to hallucinate the shkk shkk shk-k-k-k-k of sprinklers at night when I'm trying to sleep. At least the quakies outside my window are starting to bud, and the tulips in the front yard are beginning to poke their noses out of the dirt. I've moved home for the semester, and withdrawn, so I can focus on revamping all my internal organs as well as my immune system in general. While I have this fantastic and fantastically boring amount of free time, until about the end of April, when I'm planning on going back to school,

I need suggestions!!!

give me books to read,
give me shows to watch,
give me blogs to stalk,
give me hobbies to take up,
give me stories to write,
give me trivia to memorize.



Kim said...

I've got books, shows and blogs. Plus, I have no life so we should probably hang out! And I'm pretty sure we need to watch Newsies again, just like old times.

Heidi said...

Dearest Julie. If you're into Victorian literature, I recommend reading "Cranford" by Elizabeth Gaskell. And also watching the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers boxed set. And also finding "My Sister Eileen" in the old comedies section of the library.

Please get better soon!

Andy said...

I only give suggestions in real time. Blog comments full of recommendations end up being...intensive.

I can't imagine that this surprises you.

Casey T. said...

Say hello to the boredom king.

TV: "How I met your mother" just give season 1 a try. I'm pretty sure by the end you'll wanna go out and but the rest. It's a sitcom that's nearly bested friends on my fav list.
And you could always try watching LOST.

Books: "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List" it was written by the same people that wrote Nick and Norah. It's great and i think you'll love it.

I'm sure I'll think of more. that's just to get you started

dizzy said...

Tess of the D'Urbervilles is my favorite book. If you haven't read it - DO IT because Thomas Hardy uses such fantastically thick and tangible words to describe EVERYTHING that you can almost smell it's out-doorsy goodness, and then you won't have to squinch your eyes shut looking out the window to see the grass, you just feel it when you read the book.

Also I'd go to the library or YouTube and stock up on Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton films. Your life will never be the same.

Angelica said...

The book Three Cups of Tea is a very interesting, non-fiction read about Afghanistan. Have you read Atlas Shrugged? Probably, but if you haven't, it's a must. If you ever want to come down and rest in sunny AZ (it's in the 80s this week), you're welcome to visit me and the kids. We watch a lot of Dora and read Love You Forever and Geraldine's Blanket. It's awesome.

Liesl said...

Books: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
and Edgar Allen Poe.
Shows: Psych. Hilarious.
Blogs to stalk: Mine. Duh.
Hobbies: nose-picking with quarters.
Stories to write: Your fantastical boyfriend adventures of Orem High. So fascinating! Who will Julie date next?
Trivia to memorize: I'd memorize trivia for Dark Knight. That's the most fascinating.

Love you, Julie. This is Liesl, by the way, in case you couldn't tell.

aly said...

wait are you like in no classes at all?...... if so i can offer up a ton of things to do with your time!

jenny rasmussen said...

I second Heidi's "My Sister Eileen" suggestion. I see you're already reading Wodehouse, but I think that my favorite of his are "Very Good, Jeeves," "The Cat-Nappers" and "Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit." Read all of Betty MacDonald's grown-up books: "The Egg & I," "The Plague & I," "Anyone Can Do Anything," "Onions in thee Stew." They're so, so good and so, so, so-er funny. You'd love them. Other movies: "The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer," "Here Comes the Groom," "A Town Like Alice (old version)," "My Man Godfrey," "You Can't Take It With You." (And I KNOW that I capitalized too many of the wrong words and not enough of the right ones in those titles. I'm still so confused about capitalization, and I've read reams'-worth of manuals. *sigh.*)