3.7 pounds?

Alright! The library had it. Well duh of course they did it's a book most every one has at least heard of. If only for its size. My daughter saw it when I brought it home and her first comment was "How many pages is that?!?"
You may have guessed Moby Dick? War and Peace? Gone With the Wind? Nope, I'm finally Re-reading The Stand. Yay me. I loved it the first time and I'm hoping age and a family hasn't changed that. I am reading the "Complete & Uncut Edition" and so far the only thing I'm not too fond of is the updates (Mr. King chose to update it to 1990 since that's when he re-did it). Some of the updates don't work with the original book's ideas. This was originally written in 1978 and a twelve year change to only some of the book is kind of jarring.
So... I guess you should give me oh I don't know... till Friday? And then I'll let you know. Wish me luck.
Oh and for any one who's waiting, I'll be talking about the Dragon Costume tomorrow.


My pants are on fire

Okay, so I lied. Well not totally. I didn't read Little Altars Everywhere cause I left it at work. And really I didn't have time to read this weekend anyway. So I thought I'd tell you more about the costumes. (Yeah I really am a costume geek) So without further ado -

This is the costume we are gonna start with. "The woman in Charge" wants to go as the "Linda Carter - Wonder Woman," so we'll be altering based on this -

Let's go ahead and start at the top shall we... We will be finding a wig like this one hopefully. Her husband has some copper he is going to cut and shape for the tiara (the one from the cosume sucks is sort of cheap. Moving down. We will be removing the little "W" wings and making this -

out of gold lamé possibly, and then stitching it on. Also her husband is going to try to make some arm bands from the copper too, but we're not sure they'll go over her hands and still be small enough around to stay in place on her arms. Moving down some more... The skirt that came with this is well a skirt! What the hell?!? Um... Wonder Woman has hot pants or high cut "panties" for lack of a brain that can think of the proper word. So we are either going to make the skirt into hot pants, or get some blue hot pants and put white stars on them. Now onto the boots. What came with the costume was weird shoe covers made of stretch velvet. Now I've seen WW's boots on amazon and such but "The woman in Charge" says she needs to be able to try them before she buys them (probably a smart idea don't tell her I think so). So we're kind of at a loss as to where to find them. Once we get the boots she'll have a quality costume she can wear for years (yeah she likes that idea) or until she thinks of something else anyway.

We'll move onto the next costume tomorrow, cause I just can't get into the idea of starting a new author right now when I have so many other more intersting thing on the fire. Apologies to anyone who was waiting for me to talk about the book. I know I suck.


A poem...

~ The Addiction ~

My voice is slowly taken from me,
as I become what you have allowed.
You have used my need and destroyed me.
My love for you is an addiction.
You are narcotic in form.
I need you to live.
And yet,
as I partake,
I am slowly killing myself.
Oh, to quit you.
Oh that I would desire to.

Yeah it's a little dark, but I only seem to be able to write poetry when I have the inspiration also know as - when the shit REALLY hits the fan (so to speak).

In other news...

I am so excited about Halloween! We are having our first party (costumes required) and I LOVE getting all costumed up! I'm also making several costumes (or at the minimum helping get all the right crap together for someone else). So if you don't think it's too big a leap from books to costumes (both help you hide from the world) tell me if you want to see pics of the stuff I end up putting together.

I'll be making or assisting with the creation of:

Wonder Woman
A Dragon Girl
Half Man / Half Woman
Were Wolf
Pirate (this one's easy - it's me)
A possible pin-up girl - (she doesn't really know yet)
And Something else (she has NO IDEAS)

Ooh, I had an idea!

If you have any suggestions I'll try to talk her into it. She's a 20-something and not into all that slutty stuff, so let your ideas abound...


The Stand

I was all set to start re-reading The Stand today, when I discovered (much to my chagrin) that I don't own this book. Anyway, I was pretty upset and had to pick some other (as I totally disrepect whatever I do pick) book to fill in. So I picked up Little Alters Everywhere by Rebecca Wells. However I never got a chance to start it today. So I should be able to comment on the state of things come Monday. Hopefully it's a worthwhile adventure (feel free to post your fave bits or tell me it's awful and to put it down before I hurt myself) but if it's not I'll still have The Gingerbread Girl to look forward to listening to, once I pick it up from the Library. Once again hit me with your favorite book stuff, I'm always looking for a good book to read.


Huh, I finally did it...

Well this is the first of what I hope will be a decent compilation of quotes from and thoughts about the books I read.
I'll start out with this quote from Odd Hours by Dean Koontz:
"Grief can destroy you - or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. Or you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existance is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life."

That's it for today. I'll be adding more quotes and such when I come across them. Send me your favorites so I can enjoy them too.