What’s the *safe* word?

Finally got my Harry Potter book on Saturday. I ordered too late to get it on release date. So far I’ve yet to read any spoilers, thank goodness. This is the first time I haven’t just dedicated all of one day to reading the book and finishing it. Instead I’m reading it a little at a time so as not to consume the whole thing in one sittting, and perhaps remember some of the details.  Last time I had to re-read it again right afterwards because i’d already lost half the details.
I’m currently about 320 pages in or so. Very engaging!

So far it would seem i’ve lost 5 pounds, but I don’t weigh in until tomorrow night, so we’ll see.  According to my scale at home though, 5 pounds. Water weight or not, i’ll take it. I’m not picky. According to my pedometer I walked over 1.5 miles yesterday just walking around in the office and such. This seems quite high, so I may have to reset the stride length or something.

I had some weight watchers’ cereal this morning. NOT great. not so bad i can’t eat it, but not good. tolerable i’d say.

Oh! Watched V for Vendetta last night. Didn’t think I’d care for it, but it was great! Although, halfway through the movie i figured out that V was Agent Smith (aka Elrond) which was a bit distracting. (You hear that Mr. Anderson?… That is the sound of inevitability… It is the sound of your death… Goodbye, Mr. Anderson…) (Men? Men are weak. The Blood of Numenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity forgotten. It is because of Men the Ring survives. I was there, Gandalf. I was there three thousand years ago. I was there the day the strength of Men failed.) He does have a great voice though. It’s just a little too distinctive perhaps.  Anyhow, yes it’s been out awhile, but if you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. I found it very well acted and well written and beautifully filmed. Natalie Portman excelled, as did Hugo Weaving in my opinion. This is one I will probably buy.

Shhh! The safe word is nationalism…. or fascism; they are, after all, much the same.


7 responses to “What’s the *safe* word?

  • Chicken_Pax

    hahahaha Hugo Weaving’s voice is rather distinctive. I loved him as Agent Smith and thought he was a little prissy or something as Elrond. Great actor. I wish he’d get more than supporting roles.
    And on the 5 pounds weight to go! 😀 That’s awesome. Yeah it might be mostly water weight but it’s probably all not, and that has to happen as well. Keep on keeping on.
    I will join you in a few days after meeting this week with a dietician.
    peace and stuff

  • RizzlGrizzl

    congratulations on the five pounds!  that was quick.

  • Spying_Mom

    Hey Lady! Been awhile huh? Sorry to be such a slacker. Wow! Looks like you just on the “Losing weight” bandwagon with me and it sounds like it is going pretty good for you! WOOT! ROCK ON !
    Glad you are well and taking care of yourself.

  • Circus_of_Redemption

    Every 5 pounds will add up to one big pay off someday!

  • aledawithwings

    I too cannot get past his presence in those two movies to watch him in anything else. Everytime he opens his mouth I’m like…. Where’s your glasses?

  • heatheranastasiu

    Ooo – you’ve got some exciting reading and watching going on!  I of course loved HP, and really enjoyed V for Vendetta too! 
    and ryc: I loved your ideas for titles!  You’re right, I really think ‘Queen of the Dead’ needs to be in the title.  Right now, I’m addending it on after ‘Becoming Persephone, Queen of the Dead’.  We’ll see.  It was funny, but reading your title, ‘Queen of the Dead: A memoir’ sounded so compelling I could see the whole book written from a different angle to make it more of a memoir – I think I’m gonna stick with the way I’m going, but it was just fascinating to me how a new title can make you look at your subject matter in a whole new way!

  • scuttlebutt7

    I loved V for Vendetta…I have kind of a girl crush on Natalie Portman

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