counting my blessings, instead of counting calories.

May 5, 2010

not as if i usually count my calories, or even necessarily watch what i eat - but i thought that phrase was special, so why not pass it on (and work on being grateful, too). seems to get busier and busier, and it's beginning to feel a lot like summer - which (considering those two combined) doesn't make much sense, but here are just a few items of business:

1. has anyone read the book thief by markus zusak? i just started it the other day and love it. (thanks for the recommendation elin!) -- any other summer book suggestions?

2. yesterday the radio was psychic and knew exactly what i needed to hear as i made the long unbearable drive down university parkway, managing to hit all 127 red lights in .5 miles (this is usual). i usually prefer one of my cd's (i haven't hopped on the ipod wagon yet - emphasis on yet) but the radio just knew exactly what i liked for once: john mayer, justin bieber, no rocket summer - but that's only because the rocket summer isn't on the radio (yet).

3. but speaking of the rocket summer...
before "kelsie" was the name of choice - i was going to be a "summer." since this news was revealed, i have been convinced that i'd name one of my own daughters summer. and i will.
and just the other day i found out that my friend kylie wants to name her daughter rocket. which means... our children together will be named: rocket summer. in my world, i'd call that fate, but i still don't have any real evidence to support that theory, but maybe one day i will.

that's all for now.

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Ruth said...

Oh I'd love if my parents had named me "Summer." Much more than "Ruth."

Awhile ago I started The Book Thief, but for some reason never finished it. My stack of to-reads is growing endlessly. A good one I'm on right now is The Blue Sweater--amazing :)

Brittany said...

I think you are kind of great.
And i think The Rocket Summer is great too.

I keep meaning to read The Book Thief, but right now I've jumped on The Hunger Games wagon. The books aren't anything like I expected and I'm really loving them.

I have a large stack to read in the next few months, so I'll let you know what I love!

Jalene said...

haha. i love this.

so glad we are TRS buddies.

are you going to his concert in august??

Ash said...

You should read I Capture the Castle if you haven't. I think it's my FAVORITE book--so good! That, and The Elegence of the Hedgehog, or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. There are so many good books out there! Gosh.

I also love TRS. Haven't really listened to his new album though... is it any good?

Michelle said...

oh thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to remember it!

I'm reading Cannery Row by Steinbeck right now and it's pretty good! But then again, I love all Steinbeck.

I lurrrve TRS. Please do name your kids that! At least then they will always have something to write about when teachers have the write-about-how-you-got-your-name essay. Can you believe I just wrote one last week?!

Mandy said...

I loved the Book Thief, it was a phenomenon. What are you doing this summer anyways? Play?

ashley lauren said...

I loved the Book Thief so so much. You would probably like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer a lot too! Both inspired me so much. And they have similar styles.

Love rockets and summers. :)

Nishant said...

I think you are kind of great.
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