Monthly Archives: January 2009

i need this song on my iphone now!


Go see Slumdog Millionaire! It’s a-maz-ing.

don’t speak

“…I’m walking into spiderwebs
So leave a message
And I’ll call you back…”

Heck yes.

what sadie needs

I guess I need to put my engineering degree to use!

haha ohhh, nph!

i wish i was a member of the academy

Oscar nominations were announced today… eh. Some surprises, but as a whole, pretty uneventful.  Dark Knight, Leo, and Kate Winslet (for Revolutionary Road) were totally snubbed! And really? Robert Downey, Jr. for Tropic Thunder? I mean, I thought the movie was funny, but really? Eh, predictions are bold:

Best Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant, Milk

Best Actor
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

lindsey faith is 1!

Can you believe that she is already one?! My sister finally emailed me pictures from the big party on big day which was actually January 3rd… too precious! 


beautiful singing

To keep myself accountable to my 100 books in 365 days resolution, I have decided to post about some of my favorite (and maybe some of my not so favorite) selections. I’ll start with my fave… :)

96885612 Bel Canto

 by Ann Patchett

 #15 / 100

I give it 5 out of 5 stars with 2 exclamation marks!! It really should not come as a shock though; my sister is the one who recommended it to me (years ago) and I finally read it.

To avoid spoilers, summary after the jump.

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Need I say more…


100 books

So one of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more… thus, I made a list of 100 books to read over the course of the year… yes, I know, that’s over 8 books a month, but hey, a girl’s gotta dream  :). Besides, some of them I have read before so they should go quick…

  1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
  2. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  5. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
  6. A Widow for One Year by John Irving
  7. A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson
  8. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
  9. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  10. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Loma Lanvik     Continue reading