Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday Evening Musings
I had planned to post a review of Born on a Blue Day tonight, but instead I finished another book and reviewed it on Twisted Kingdom. You can read the review by clicking here.
It is rather funny, I ran into some friends at the bookstore today and I was rather secretive in school, never admitted that I watched Star Trek or read the books. It wasn't like I wouldn't admit it if I was asked, but I just didn't volunteer the information. But, I went to the second hand store tonight to see if they had the first book in the New Frontier series (which they did, the first four in one book, acutally) because I was curious and wanted to give the series a read, and in walk my friends. I was a bit frazzled, I admit, because even though I am more forth-coming in my nerdiness nowadays, I still had never really went out of my way to tell any of my friends unless they asked or the subject was broached. It is interesting how I am not in high school anymore and I still find myself acting like I am when I run into people I knew then. I guess some things just never change... The bad thing is that these people are perfectly aware now that I watch them, but I don't know, I just like having my secrets I guess.
In other news, tomorrow (the 14th) is my brothers 18th birthday. It's hard to believe, but then I imagine like my sister, most people think he is older than me. I cannot help it I am short and people need to not judge height with ages. I'll like it when I am older though. Actually, I am not really that forth-coming on being the oldest much anymore anyways, they can think my sister is.
I have been thinking a lot about fantasy and movies lately. I have been trying to find someone to go see Stardust with me, but no one is really jumping at the opportunity. I do not know what it is about fantasy, but it seems to really bomb at the theatres. It is like adults forget how to be kids and have an imagination, they just think my interests are silly. So, I am stuck in my childhood, is there something wrong with that? I would hate to NOT have an imagination. My friends think they are too old for movies like Stardust it seems, and I think it is sad. Imagining, dreaming, believing does not have to end when you reach a certain age, there is no laws saying growing up means becoming a cynic. Carl, at Stainless Steel Droppings, talked about something similar the last few days. It is nice to know that I am not the only one thinking like I do. No offense to anyone, but people can go live in their boxes and I will keep on believing in the unbelivable, exploring the unexplained, and living in my dreamworld.