Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More nerd-ery

I've recently adopted!

It's a word!

A what? A word?

Yes, a word. I was recently told about Save the Words where you can go and adopt a word in an attempt to keep it from vanishing from our vernacular.

The concept is simple. You adopt a word and try to use it and save it from extinction. In times where "text talk" is more and more common, proper grammar and eloquence is fading fast. Move the little box around on the screen and click "adopt-a-word". You can select at random or search for one. I chose my little word at random.

The result: weequashing.

And then I searched again, because I feel if I'm going to be using this word, it should be one that I can easily use, and frequently. And really, the art of spearing fish or eels from a canoe by torchlight doesn't really come into my conversations...well...ever.

So, my second word (sorry cute little wee-word, you are fun to say!) is "vappous".  So there it is. The definition is flat, bland. Kind of like how my little bloggity blog has been lately. Sorry guys. I swear I still have some DIY's up my sleeve, and I will have them soon. They're summer fun ones, so obviously, you'll need them. What fun would they be when it's snowing out? Who wants to think of (spoiler alert!) tank tops when you're freezing?

Monday, July 11, 2011

In which I get bookish.

Okay, so I've already admitted my book nerd-ery to you before, but this is one of those instances where, I don't care if you love books and dream of a library where your books sit on shelves that smell of rich mahogany, (any get that reference? If so, 2 bonus points. For what? I'm not sure.) or if your books sit in a little electronic fake book. (Don't get me started on those e-readers, although I'm sure you can guess my stance.) I have to share this treasure of a book with you. This book was one of those books that just completely pulled me in, and is currently in the running for the best book I've read in all of 2011. It's that good. 

Let me introduce you to Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon:

This book is so beautifully written, it made me wish I knew Spanish so I could read it in the original language to fully admire the writing. A bit reminiscent of Fahrenheit 451 without the Sci-Fi, a bit of Moulin Rouge, a little bit of mystery. Nothing I can say about this book can do it justice, so just trust me when I say: READ THIS BOOK! As I was going through the book, it had my mind working and wondering and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, it didn't happen. I would love to see Baz Luhrmann do this as a movie. I could also see Tim Burton taking on a movie adaptation, but Baz would be my pick. So what are you waiting for? Go read this book!

Expect more book reviews. I've got a lot of time to read now that I'm taking the train to/from work.