Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let's Kill Hitler

Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh.

Basically what I said as we (Rose, Joan, and I) were sitting down to watch the brand new Dr Who episode, Let's Kill Hitler. Oh my gosh. We had to watch it on a kind of annoying site that was a bit jolty and had lots of noisy ads every few minutes, but still. I mean, oh my gosh. It was so amazing. I watched it again last night on a much better site, and it was even better.

I mean, Hitler's not even that important. It's just great though. What an awesome episode title. Wow. I'm like speechless. It's so totally awesome. I love Doctor Who. I can't wait till next Sunday. Oh my GOSH.

Friday, August 26, 2011


I've grown up with a Star Wars loving family. And yet, I've never seen the movies.

Until this past Tuesday. I watched A New Hope with Rose. It was a pretty big step for me. From never having seen it to loving it... Wow. On Wednesday, I watched both the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. So I was introduced to the movies I'd been hearing about for the past twelve years of my life. Of course, I already knew a bunch of stuff, Darth Vader, Luke and Leia, etcetera. Rose was a bit upset. When I say a bit...

But now I'm obsessed and can't wait  to see Attack of the Clones. I watched the Phantom Menace this evening, by the way, so I'm not going to be skipping it, you know.

Anyway, Star Wars is awesome. I'm sorry to all the people who I said to that it wasn't. I was wrong. Yeah, it happens. Don't act so surprised. Seriously. You're making me feel really unhumble. Sheesh. Just cut it out. I'm serious. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Detectives in Togas

I reread Detectives in Togas, by Henry Winterfeld, on the ride to Port Aransas. It was read to me a year or two ago, but I could barely remember the events taking place in the book nor many of the key pieces to the plot. And so it was therefore a great pleasure to read.

Starting out in Xantho's School, one of the seven students, Rufus, pins a wax tablet with the words 'Caius is a Dumbell' etched into it, Caius being one of his fellow classmates. But when the next morning the same words are written on the Temple of Minerva in Rufus's hand, his friends have to find the culprit before Rufus is sold into slavery.

Really a marvelous story, and brilliantly told. You cannot proclaim an excuse strong enough to not read it. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The One and Only Port Aransas

The invitation to accompany Atheena and her Nana, Catherine, to Port Aransas, Texas came on this past Friday. I think. it might have been Thursday. Grey area. But anyway, the acceptance was almost immediate. I was dropped off at Atheena's new house on Sunday and we left for Port A the following morning around 7:50. We drove pretty solidly until we reached Austin, where we stopped at the Whole Foods there. We got some Vegan Donuts and some lunch stuff and then we continued on our way.

When we reached the RV park where we would be staying (in Catherine's RV) Atheena and I swam in the pool for a while and then showered. We were pretty tired seeing as we had gotten up at about 6 that morning, so we went to bed early.

On Tuesday, we went to the beach for a few hours. As much fun as the beach is, sunburn is nearly always a negative factor. My face and arms got it this time. But it wasn't too bad. We also went to some gift shops. We first stopped at a cool place called 'GRATITUDE.' It was neat, but we didn't buy anything there. The next place we went was a big yellow place, I'm not sure what it was called. I bought a stuffed dolphin there who I later named Olivander, or Oliver for short. There was another cool place that I also don't know the name of, but they had a cat. It was just walking around the shop and you could pet it and hold it and stuff. The candy store next door contained a less loved pet, a rattle snake. Atheena and Catherine being afraid of snakes, it took some convincing to get them into the shop, and even then they wouldn't go on the same side as the snake. We at last went to a restaurant called Moby Dick's. It was really cool, all piraty and... piraty. We got some french fries and drinks and then we departed. 

Yesterday we went to an amazing aquarium in Corpus Christi. We got there in time for the Turtle Show, which was pretty neat. There were about five sea turtles in all, swimming around in a big pool. Somebody came and told us all about them and all. We then went to the jelly fish, which were amazing. They are really cool. The dolphin show came to follow, which was my favorite part. The aquarium's three dolphins were adorable, and the three trainers played around with them and stuff. It was amazing. I love dolphins. After that, we were all really hungry so we went to a vegan/vegetarian place by the name of Tango's Tearoom. I got a Latin Lover burger containing a veggie burger, avacado, lettuce, and onion and I don't remember what Atheena and Catherine got. The RV park called us back after lunch, and we were glad to relax. Atheena and I played Harry Potter Scene It and then a while later we watched the Half Blood Prince. 

Today is a day of peace, relaxation, and Harry Potter. We've already watched the Order fo the Phoenix and we're watching the Goblet of Fire now. We need a break from doing things. 

I will possibly continue to write the days' events as they happen, but for now I am out of interesting stories.