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10 August 2011 @ 04:34 pm
Margaritaville...  
Except I don't do tequila (Tequilq free since '93!), but daquiriville sounds a little bizarre.

Anyway.

I'm at the beach, updating on an iPad, which is the most trying part of my vacation thus far.

Here's some things I've noticed:

-Dolphins are EVERYwhere down here. People decorate with the foul things. Ugh.
-Vacations elicit more activity than being home does. Swimming, biking, walking on the beach... All good.
-Sandcastles are serious business. Don't be fooled into thinking otherwise.
-The Hunger Games trilogy can be read in 36 hours, if you've nothing else pressing on your time. I loved it, apart from the first person-present tense-fragmented sentences nightmare. And who is Suzanne Collins? Real or not real? The fact that it's marketed as a children's book horrified me, a little. Thoughts?

That's it. I have to go make myself presentable for dinner out, and finish a glass of wine. Life is trying, here in paradise.
 
 
I hear:: waves outside the window
 
 
 
O Demanding One: Express: Silly Nuts!heyurs on August 10th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)

I'm jealous! :P!

Carrie Leigh: tiara headachecarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
:D. It was great!
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Summer Sunheyurs on August 14th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)

hehe! I was just grinning at the husband adorable punk-a-funks on the beach! ;D

Comic Book Goddess: general - you rockrainpuddle13 on August 11th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
I tried reading The Hunger Games last year and got about 100 pages in before I gave up. I found myself not caring about any of the characters and I just wasn't buying the premise.

And seriously, the baker's son is called Peeta? Are you kidding me with that crap?

That book is the required summer reading for the high school in town. I'm horrified.
Carrie Leigh: redshoes on bookstackcarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, Peeta. I just pretend that it's Peter with a British accent.

I hope your town is prepared for some psychological issues in the teen population! Those books gave me bad dreams!
Kate: SoA: Jax mirrormugglechump on August 11th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Dolphins ARE everywhere in FL. It's like the state's infested. ;D

I love The Hunger Games. It's not really a kid's book at all, but that's the case with a lot of 'Young Adult' books, I'm finding. The fact that it features young people doesn't necessarily mean it's appropriate reading for them.

Have a great vacation! And daquiriville sounds good to me. Tequila's gross.
Carrie Leigh: Fight Evil read bookscarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Tequila solidarity, sister!

No kidding. THG is NOT kid reading. It was actually Ethan's book, and I read it first, to make sure it was okay. It's not. He'll be waiting a few more years before reading, I think.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: BH - Mitchell Smirk 1964jandjsalmon on August 11th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
I downloaded the books to give them a read - I have a lot of friends who love them... and I want to see the film so I figure I'll give them a try. :)


And I'm horrified on your behalf about the dolphins. O.o
Carrie Leigh: Dolphins are gay sharkscarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
I really couldn't put them down. Let me know who you ship, k?

Thank you. I appreciate the support.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Hatter - Friend?jandjsalmon on August 14th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I have a feeling it's going to be Peeta/Katnis... right? Isnt't that who most people ship?
Carrie Leigh: pinata hatecarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
It is. It's the mainstream ship.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Aweso-mejandjsalmon on August 14th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Oooh are you NOT mainstream??
Carrie Leigh: Bones - Wendellcarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
I am totally mainstream. Hardcore.

I'll be happy to squee about this to someone!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tracey - Giddyjandjsalmon on August 14th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Okay - I JUST finished 'The Marbury Lens' - I'll start on The Hunger Games to give you a squee partner. XD
Carrie Leigh: Texas Rangerscarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
YAY! This thrills beyond what you could possibly imagine.
JEB: Heeeeyfilia_umbrae on August 13th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, Sanibel is lovely, so glad that you're getting some beachy vacation time.



Allllso, jealous.
Carrie Leigh: my muse is on a bendercarrie_leigh on August 14th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
It was AWESOME. Can't wait to go back!