the girl checked two books out at the school library friday. she's in the accelerated reading program and so there are requirements on which books she can read (to get tested on) for a grade for this program. she can't read anything below a 7th grade level. when school first started she checked out romeo & juliet. i was proud (though hell, i didn't read that for fun. we read it in english class). she read it twice (she says) and failed the test. i don't blame her. understanding shakespeare, on your own in 6th grade, is quite the challenge.
the two books she brough home friday? pride and prejudice (i heart jane austen) and crime and punishment. i have to be honest, i never read crime and punishment. though i am trying to now. i don't know that the girl will make it through this book. dostoyevsky must be an acquired taste. i'm trying. i did read and liked anna karenina (oops, that's tolstoy) it's just kinda...dry.
movies--we recently saw juno. i loved that movie. seriously. it was good. plus, allison janney (cj craig from west wing) played juno's step-mom and she kicked ass. i loved the dialog. loved justin batemen, though his character was not nice, i liked the character. it was just good.
products--i am not that brand loyal really, but there are some products i use religiously and have for years. i have curly hair. i tried tons of mousse/gel/etc. before i fell in love with aussie leave in conditioner mousse. it mostly keeps my hair from frizzing out, conditions it, doesn't leave it crunchy like other mousse and it smells good.
i've recently succombed to almay makeup. i don't wear a lot of makeup, just eyeliner, mascara and sometimes eye shadow and blush. i don't do foundation. i like almay cos they color code the makeup so you know what's right for your eye color.