Monthly Archives: May 2006

"This is your penance for making The Terminal"

A funny trailer for the DaVinci Code — German, with subtitles that really translate what’s going on. Via the Movie Blog.

Don’t tell Jerry*, but

I think it’s pretty cool to be doing research in the school library and to inadvertently cross paths with a Man Booker prize winner. Do you think writing abilities are transferrable by brief walk-by contact? *Jerry has had a few run-ins with said author — which are amusing to read about, but not so much […]

The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book. The house was quiet and the world was calm. The words were spoken as if there was no book, Except that the reader leaned above the page, Wanted to lean, […]

Happy 3000th post!

Main Entry: despondent Definition: depressed Synonyms: blue*, blue funk, bummed out, cast down, dejected, despairing, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, gloomy, glum, grieving, hopeless, in despair, low, low-spirited, melancholy, miserable, morose, mourning, sad, shot down*, sorrowful, woebegone, wretched I just got back my last chapter of analysis — the 25-pager on […]

Happy Memorial Day!

You can now wear white without any stylistic qualms. While I’d love to claim today as a holiday and the first “official” day of summer, my Saskatchewan reality is that it’s a rainy, cold (7 degrees Celsius/44 Fahrenheit) Monday — and I have a TON of work to do. This morning I’m off to run […]

Pope asks God why he ‘tolerated’ the Holocaust

OSWIECIM, Poland – Pope Benedict XVI visited the Auschwitz concentration camp as “a son of the German people” Sunday and asked God why he remained silent during the “unprecedented mass crimes” of the Holocaust. Benedict walked along the row of plaques at the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex’s memorial, one in the language of each nationality whose members […]

Brownies in the City

Brownies in the City, originally uploaded by becky b.. Yesterday we took the grrrls out for an all-day field trip into Saskatoon (who recently turned 100 years old!). I’m still recovering, rest wise, from all that we did! More pictures here.