Mol (mollyringle) wrote,

Is there such a thing as a "warm snap"?, and other tidbits

1) Wow. It is a balmy 62 degrees outside right now; quite lovely and mild. We seriously have evenings in July around here that aren't as warm as this. (Usually the 4th.) And keep in mind that five days ago it was so damn cold that the ground was frozen solid and sparkling; the air stabbed the lungs with every breath, and my fingers were going numb and stiff inside my gloves; and that was while I was walking uphill, so I should have had the warmth of circulation on my side.

2) Speaking of seasons, some of you recently filled out a fanfic meme, and didn't seem to understand what the phrase "May/December" means. Luckily I'm here to tell you that it refers to a very youthful person (that's the May contingent - in the spring of their youth, y'understand) in a relationship with a very old person (December). Harold and Maude, to name the least-squicky example I can think of.

3) On movies: saw De-Lovely the other night. It was one of those rare occasions where I didn't care much about the story or characters (at least, not the way they were presented), but kept watching because the music was so pleasant. Cole Porter did have that going for him. For sheer entertainment value, Napoleon Dynamite (which we watched over the weekend) was a much more fun rental. Consistently funny in a low-key kind of way.

4) On books: recently finished C.S. Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet, the first in his sci-fi trilogy, and enjoyed it. Will get to the second and third sometime. As in all his works, his religion shines through, but in a beautifully mythological fashion, not in a dull proselytizing fashion. In the meantime, however, I've started the big heavy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and am delighted to learn that its popularity is well-deserved. So clever! So eloquent! kalquessa, thank you for helping prod this one to the top of my to-be-read list. Don't tell me any spoilers! I'm only about 100 pages in so far (but reading fast).

Tags: books, movies

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