My favorite first line ever - and what I consider to the best one ever, ever, ever - is from Rebecca: "Last night I dreamt of Manderley again." Gives me the chills even out of context.
My favorite last line every is from The Great Gatsby, even though I hate the novel; alas, my brain is a sieve and I can't remember it exactly. Something about boats. Anyway. It's good.
How hard a read is "Rebecca?" I've thought about it.. but lately I'm so tired.. and so busy.. and so wrung out, that it's going to be a while before I can read something really meaty.
Oh, and on the second thing you said? You want sad? I *can* remember it exactly. And it's this: "So we beat on, boasts against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." And it IS wonderful. It's right up there with "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
Well, put it in this light - Rebecca was the first book I read for fun after spending two weeks cramming for and a full weekend taking my senior English exams at Carleton. It's not fluffy, but you can certainly read it without much difficulty. It was perfect for my fried post-comps brain.
I hate Gatsby but I love that line so much.
My favourite first chapter ever is also Tom Robbins, from Jitterbug Perfume. It's a whole chapter about beets! How can you not love that?
And I haven't really found a butt-isolating exercise that I like, so I do squats and lunges, which are great for the whole lower body, and do the leg press with my feet higher up on the pad, which works the butt over the quads. I like walking lunges, even though I wobble a lot while crossing the floor.
Walking lunges strike me as something I'd be fine doing with a trainer but if I were trying to do them myself I'd be worried that people were staring at me like "Now.. what's wrong with her that she can't just walk normally?" :)
And y'know what? I forgot about the first like to "The Princess Bride" .. "This is my favorite book, though I have never read it."
Oh, yes, that's a wonderful line.
There was a woman at my old gym who used to do walking lunges in a very complicated pattern around the gym floor. It was nerve-wracking watching her, because I always thought she was going to walk into a machine!
"Maman died today." - Albert Camus, The Stranger
"It was a pleasure to burn." - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
I'm so confused. Did I miss a day? Isn't today Thursday? This entry sounds like you wrote it Wednesday, but I would have sworn today is Thursday. *cries*
if you play "Space Oddity" while I'm doing my cardio again I'll be forced to drown you in your own smoothie maker.
That's not a good workout song.
I swear while it was happening I kept thinking "Y'know.. not even Naz could work out to this one.. and she's a Bowie freak. But I bet it would make her giggle." And that perked me up a bit.
How was your Hetty-fest?
I'm wearing Supergirl underwear.
I love hearing that I'm thought of in odd situations XD
OMFG Adorable Wee Dommie!!!!! Hetty Wainthrop will return after a few words from Eddie Izzard (we borrowed a tape we'd never seen before from a friend who used to live in England. SCORE!)I just watched my very first episode of Hetty. *SNUGGLES GEOFFREY TO BOSOM*
and in a strange bonus...Hetty would remind me of my Grandmother, if she wore more jewelry. Gramma was from England.
Powerpuff Girls I think...*checks* YUP. ;D
I can't even remember how I found that book.. but now it's one of my favorites. I read part of the first and most of the last chapter for a speech competition once because I just loved reading it aloud.. and then a few years ago I read it to some roomates while we were getting ready for Christmas... it's just.. it gets inside you. :)
Are you flexible enough that if I decided I wanted to do it Sunday you could do that too? Because I would so completely love to see you. OMG! *bounce*
I don't know about Collette, but I am baroque. Out of Monet. Etc. So I may have to put Ren Fest off for another weekend or two. Plus we're recovering from parental visitation and just. Ugh. *weak paws*
WHY HAVE YOU NOT LEFT EARLY, MELLEH? Don't make me come over there. *wants bleu cheese now, thanks much*
Oh, and I will do these first lines thingies once I'm home. *heartbooks*
Y'know, I don't wanna sound like a sugardaddy.. but I'd love to see you guys this weekend, if you decide you're up for being treated to gate fees, lunch, and a couple of drinks let me know. I'm selling the couch on ebay.. it was a gift to me.. I'd feel bad if I didn't do something at least a little philanthropic with the profits. ;)
"It is a truth universally acknoledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." -Jane Austen "Pride and Prejudice"
Another line that I love from the same work "For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?" -Mr. Bennet chapter 57
As far as butts go, try riding a bike or ice/roller skating. Both have worked wonderfully for S.
Ren faire Sat, darn. I think we're going to an SCA event, Masters of Defence. We're planning to do faire on Sunday with a few friends from work. Wanna go Sunday instead/also?
Let me check the schedule and see how flexible things are. :)
I was PLANNING to go to Faire at least one day this weekend. But now I have this damnable ankle thing. Argh! Must kill dog. Cussata took my favorite, so now I have to go look for one.
And I loved that time you read Best Christmas Pagent Ever. It's a good Christmas memory :)