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26 April 2008 @ 10:25 am
"these songs that we sing"  
I am feeling happy & productive today; 2 hours of working on my management accounting assignment before breakfast :] Even though I have been tempted the whole time to catch up on watching episodes of Gossip Girl instead, haha.

April has been a fabulous month. Starting my new job and still loving it every day (though we have end-of-month reporting next week; I might be thinking differently after that, as it's always a stressful time for finance), feeling blessed by the warm sun that still graces our skies even though we're heading into winter. Noel & I have been spending some wonderful quality time together, and that's not always an easy thing to do when there are assignments to be done, kids to look after, jobs to focus on, but somehow this month, we've been managing. My friends were talking about their ideas of the perfect guy last night, and I felt very lucky to have Noel in my life. I hope he knows that.

Catching the train into work has given me plenty of time to lose myself in the pages of books; I've read so many this month, though mostly all rereads, and particularly of Francesca Lia Block books. I have received a few comments from Lori Precious, the director of the Weetzie Bat movie, in response to mine, and they always make me happy. I am definitely a fangirl when it comes to FLB and anything associated with her; comments from the director of her upcoming movie completely make my day. It's almost up there with meeting Tori Amos!

I am reading "The Hobbit" at the moment and adoring it; I finally caved in and ordered this 12 disc Extended trilogy boxed set of dvds from Amazon (after longing for it for months) last week. 6 discs are the extended versions of the movies, the other 6 discs are behind-the-scenes, making-of featurettes, etcetc, which I love as much as the films themselves. I don't even have time to watch them, at least not the movies at once, but maybe I can learn to study to it or something. The featurettes will be perfect for after work when Noel & I are scouring the tv book, looking for something decent to watch for an hour. I am excited; reading about the pre-production of The Hobbit movie has reignited my love for Middle Earth.

Dad would have loved this box set too. We saw all the movies together, he & I, every year after Christmas. Maybe he'll be watching these ones with us too.

Lovely things from April: seeing the Foo Fighters perform on Thursday night (amazing show! - photos soon, hopefully), actually being social and catching up with friends, becoming addicted to Gossip Girl, Ben getting into the football development squad he badly wanted to make, long drives with Noel and fish & chips by the beach, enjoying my job and my coworkers, discovering new music to love, Australian Rosemount Fashion Week starting on Monday, Mum & my sister going on holidays and actually being relaxed. I got 2 assignments back recently, both with High Distinctions, and right now, I am just really enjoying life, and feeling blessed with everything around me.
winterswitchery on April 26th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I have that box set, but I didn't buy it all at once. When I finally got Return of the King Extended Edition, there was a claim coupon for that display box. And a crappy one for my theatrical versions..lol yes I have six copies of Lord of the Rings. Nine, but I made Leigh give his away.. ;) lol
samantha: effy > cities at the break of dawnrazorwireshrine on April 26th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
this is a lovely happy entry to read&made me smile! :]

ooh, i love FLB, too. i haven't heard much about the movie. has the cast been chosen yet? i think i remember reading they were going to go with all unknowns or something..?

&i love the book of the hobbit even more than the lord of the rings itself :D

well done on getting high distinctions! :D x x
L.discountsatori on April 26th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
If you ever run across them, I recommend the LOTR and Hobbit audiobooks that were produced by BBC Radio. They're really wonderful -- all the characters have different voices, and there's music and great sound effects. Adam and I often listen to them on road trips. I could never really get into the books themselves, but I like the audiobooks, so I'm sure you and Noel would love them!

This was a lovely entry. I'm glad things are going so well for you. :)
prophetess666prophetess666 on April 26th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear you're doing well dear, you deserve it!

Miranda.Leighalabasterduch on April 26th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
my dad and i share lord of the rings, too. :)
riikkaflashbulbmemory on April 26th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
What a happy post :) Totally fits into my happy sunny day!
werewolf heart ☠ragdollstitches on April 26th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear April has been so lovely. :> I'm such an flb fangirl too, I've been bugging my sister to read Violet & Claire for months, heh. I can't wait to get her new books!
fishbaristababe on April 26th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! So happy to read a post like this. :)

Glad to read that you're loving the new job and just feeling generally happy and positive.

Effortlessly Controversialmoonborn on April 27th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
If you can get hold of it/have never read it, I recommend The Mists of Acalon, honey. :)
I was staring at the DVD on Amazon the other night (Anjelica Huston is PERFECT as Viviane), but our player isn't chipped, and only does Zone 4. :(
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 27th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
The Mists of Avalon is one of my most favourite books ever :) I haven't seen the movie though, I'll have to check it out :)
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on April 28th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
aww i love foo fighters. i cant wait till you are able to write more hun. it sounds like your life is going well, as deserved AND you have lots of interesting things youve done!
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Mazaruesoteroticist on May 8th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
Me, too! *waves*