Things That Have Happened:
☛ My little brother is all grown up and has moved out. He's now thousands of miles away in an absolutely fantastic graduate program, on a full merit scholarship and I couldn't be more proud of him. I mean, I miss him like crazy, but I am so proud. Lots of big sister feels.
☛ Life has had it's fair share of ups and downs, but it's looking up again, so that's good.
☛ I put together a blogger family swap for All-Hallows-Read. The packages should be arriving to their destinations over the next few days. I got my book from Lizzi: Something Wicked This Way Comes, my FAVORITE Bradbury.
☛ I have a second job now, and I couldn't be more excited. I get to work around books, and that's something I've wanted to do for as long as I can remember.
☛ Since turning twenty-one I've had the occasion to buy a bottle of wine in the grocery store, and I felt so grown up handing the checker my new ID.
☛ My friend Alex and I have finally started getting together to watch all of the Lord of the Rings extended editions one by one, until the Hobbit comes out. I'd never seen the extended editions before, there's so much to see that wasn't in the original theatrical versions!
☛ I have birthday mail for Shelby and Dillon all packed up and ready to send. Sorry it's so late, as soon as I have a spare moment to get to the post office it will be on it's way!
☛ Mayte got me THIS PRINT for my birthday, and I'm dying over how absolutely perfect it is.
☛ Since, I didn't get around to making my monthly catch-up post for either August or September here are my "This Month in Movies" lists for those months:
THIS MONTH IN MOVIES: SEPTEMBER 2012
The Perfect Host, Young Adult, Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Edition), and The Road to El Dorado.
THIS MONTH IN MOVIES: AUGUST 2012
Hachimitsu to Clover, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, Ten Inch Hero, Dresden, ParaNorman, The Debt, The Ides of March, Being John Malkovich, Hit and Run, Flawless, and A Civil Action.