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16 July 2007 @ 03:32 pm
Monday Musings  

**** I took the kids to the pool today and always feel a little pervy about appreciating the sheer aesthetic beauty of the twenty-something lifeguards.  The men, anyway (the girls are lovely  too, I'm sure).  Tan skin, sunbleached hair, and the muscle definition of men who have the luxury of time to work out every day.  They may not be doing it for me, but I appreciate it anyway.  

**** I finished the book, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (who also wrote chidrens plays, the most popular being 101 Dalmations).  The book is set up to read like a 17 year-old girl's journal entries...  I suppose what I can relate it to best would be something like Pride and Prejudice, set in the 1930's.  It was very, very good.  I'm going to read it again, probably.  And I'm sorry for mocking it a couple of entries back.  It deserves no mocking at all.

**** The sheer selfishness and self-involvement of people never fail to astound me.  Some people move blithely through life, never aware at all of the people around them, of situations unfolding right next to them.  It takes quite a bit of self-control on my part  to not march right up to them, give them a sound slap and shake them into social consiousness.  Be aware of people around you.  Be cognizant of the fact that others exist, and that perhaps you should think about how others feel before acting.  Or speaking.  Open your eyes.  Stop 'navel-gazing' as my mother always put it.  She's wise.  I really should've written down some of the things she said to me while I was growing up.  Now I've forgotten most of them.

**** I continue to get lovely reviews for my story in the dgficexchange.  That certainly makes me smile.  I can't wait til the big reveal; I'm almost positive I know who wrote what this year.  That either means I read WAY too much fan fiction or that....  yeah, I read too much fan fiction.  Ah, well.  There are worse things.  

**** Italian Rosemary & Herb Lays potato chips are the finest snack food on the planet.  *nods*


I hear:: Katie dreaming
sue_bridehead on July 16th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about the male lifeguards. Mmm...I need to go a public pool soon or maybe a water park. (We don't have any guards at our community pool, which is really too bad.)

I guess you do read too much fanfic - nothing wrong with that! ;)
Carrie Leigh: HP interventioncarrie_leigh on July 17th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
No sweaty lifeguards to appreciate? I'm so sorry! It's one of the best things about the pool!
(Anonymous) on July 17th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Those lifeguards aren't 20-somethings.
Not to make you out as even more pervy, but I wanted to point out to you that I go to school with most of those toned lifeguards. Like Casey and Christian and Nick Perry. Yeah, he's there. Oh, and there's also Damien. He's my schoolmate AND my neighbor. So...yeah, they're all my age. >.>

Just thought you should know.

Also, I cannot WAIT to take playWRITING and theatre IV again. This will be like my third year in IV I think. *insert someone who cares*


***Spoiler Warning for OotP movie:***
In OotP did you notice how it was like:

Neville: *cannot do spell*
Harry: *can do spell ok*
Hermione: *can do spell ok*
Everyone: ...

And also, Draco in his dapper suit thing... that was ultra-hawt.

Like for realsies.

Ok, that's all. I love you and miss you and hope you win lots and lots of money someday.

Carrie Leigh: I'm not obsessedcarrie_leigh on July 17th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Those lifeguards aren't 20-somethings.
Oh, Guh. None of them are legal? Am dirty old woman. Crap. Have NOT perved on Nick Perry. Think you should know. *shakes head vehemently*

YAY! Playwrighting and theatre 4!

Ginny DID rock! And Draco did look hot, but all that goes without saying ;)

I miss you, too! See you soon.
Kate: D/G Missing youmugglechump on July 17th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Hee. My mom always referred to it as 'contemplating my navel'. Now I really want to incorporate that into a fic. So, at my current pace, you can expect to read that around 2010.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on July 17th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
Better then than never, I say.