It has been a crazy day already, and it's only after one! I got to have fun with schedules as soon as I got in, followed by a crazy hour on the desk, and now I've got a bit of a break with cross training.
But enough work stuff. I've managed to read an insane number of books since the last time I counted them up and have made it to the magic number of 50 in only six months! And in July, thus far, I've read 11. So, take that! I'll do a better recap of the reading tomorrow morning when I have access to my list. But I have managed to crank out two children's books yesterday -- yes, I finished the new Harry Potter (and won't talk about it as not to spoiler people who aren't yet) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. First, the Roald Dahl book. I saw the movie this weekend and enjoyed it. I thought Depp made a pretty darn good Willy, although it still isn't what I remember imagining as a child. The Oompa Loompa songs were a bit disconcerting though, and I didn't particularly like the music. But Freddie Highsmith (I think that's his name) is a great Charlie and very much what I pictured him to be. And his dad, how cute! And his grandfather -- Ned Kelly, whom I loved in Waking Ned Devine -- was totally awesome. I enjoyed Harry Potter quite a bit, especially because the kids are getting older and relationships are developing...ah, what fun! My only complaint would be that it seems to be setting up for the ultimate book quite a bit. I mean, the first few Potter adventures stand on their own and don't need as much of the other books to make them understandable, but I feel like I should have re-read book 5 before hand. (Although, I didn't particularly like the fifth book because Harry seemed like a such a teenager...) Oh well, let's just say that I'm looking forward to the new one.
What else is new? I just bought two new CDs yesterday -- the Best of Crosby, Stills, & Nash and the Best of Led Zeppelin. I really like the CSN CD -- it does include the album they did with Neil Young too (Deja Vu) and the songs are pretty darn good. I've got "Wooden Ships" stuck in my head this morning. And I have to say that I was less familiar with the Led Zeppelin stuff than I thought I was going to be -- although I do know "Stairway to Heaven," despite thinking I didn't. I have to listen to the disc including their later hits, and perhaps that one will include some more familiar guitar riffs.
Hmmm...I'm running out of things to say right now. More later, including a jumbo list of books.