Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Obsession Wednesday

Reading: Wicked, by Gregory Maquire. It's the backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. It's fascinating, once you get past the strange language. It can get a little long in parts, but you're too afraid that if you skip a passage, you'll miss something important. It reminds me of watching Buffy--little things can mean a lot later on down the road. I've become so obsessed with the story that I had to purchase the sequel, Son of the Witch, plus I have acquired the Broadway musical soundtrack, as well as the book that goes along with the musical. If that's not obsession, I don't know what is!

Watching: Nothing. There is nothing on television right now that I have to watch. The writer's strike is driving me mad. The last Ugly Betty aired this past Thursday, and there hasn't been a new Heroes since December. how will I ever find out if Nathan Petrelli survived? Yeah, I know it's American Idol season. But I'm just not as into it. Maybe Season 6 has jaded me, but I'm finding these auditions just as boring as last season, if more humane. Maybe it's that I'm really enjoying the time Cathryn and I spend together at bedtime. I love reading her stories and talking about the day with her.

Doing: Reworking this blog! I really want it to reflect the real Josie. I'm still working on it, and I'm afraid that I'm still missing some links. If you see that the blog is missing something, tell me in the comments.

5 comments:

Bekah said...

I love Wicked! I read the book last year and downloaded the soundtrack. I so want to see the musical. Haven't read Son of a witch though I did read Confessions of an ugly step sister by the same guy. All his books are great

The DAVIS Kids said...

I love your new design. It is so you.

Josie Thames said...

Bekah-- I'm so glad that you like it, too. It's like nothing I've ever read, and I can't wait to get started on the sequel.. I have all of his other books on my Amazon wish list.

Lynn-- Thank you so much! When I saw this template, I knew it was the one. Kind of like a wedding dress.

stacy o. said...

I loved Wicked, Son of a Witch, and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Lost and Mirror Mirror on my bookshelves waiting for me to read. I love Idena Menzel--Defying Gravity is such an awesome song. If you go to utube and search for Wicked, you can see her perform that song on the Tony Award broadcast. Its awesome!!! Sorry, I guess I obsess over this...

Stacy

Josie Thames said...

No! Obsess away! That's why I have this blog!

I'm definitely going to youtube RIGHT NOW. Thanks!