Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Post-birthday post with bitchin' news

I’m sad to report that nothing bitchingly bravura happened yesterday for my birthday. (Of course that doesn’t include dreams of my Raoul shagging me senseless till I’m cross-eyed with bliss. ;)) No piña colada-serving hottie for me to ogle, no nekkid studmuffin with a red bow tied on his neck waiting for me to open my gifts either. (The injustice! *sniffles*) I didn’t even see the Perseid meteor shower—and to think it’s supposed to announce my glorious existence in this world... *long suffering sigh*

Yaknow, I think I actually like my birthday last year, especially when I remember how Trollop tried to send me a cheesecake (WITH BDAY ICING, for gadssake). Unfortunately (for her—it’s unending delight for meee! :D), the woman she spoke with on the phone didn’t understand her too foreign accent, hee. It’s a long story that involves the bakeshop’s staff passing around the phone, Nutella, Trollop’s credit card, Trollop screaming and... well, let’s just say when I found out about it I almost died of laughter. *mwahahaha*

Anyhoodles, I have tons of book related news that’s gonna be boring if posted individually yet informative enough not to be discarded. Besides, I miss our “Bitchin’ News” section so here goes *g*:
  • Stephen King, who wrote a moving pre-7/21 goodbye letter to the end of the Harry Potter series, *sniff* takes a spoiler-filled look back at HP7 and reflects on why no review did it justice, and whether kids (and their grown-ups) will ever read the same way again.
  • First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna are writing a children’s book about a mischievous boy who likes to do everything but read. Hopefully, this boy at least knows the old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again. Er... you know what I mean. :/
  • Ever wondered which author has Trollop’s chicken-scratched penmanship? :P Check out this collection of author autographs.
  • BBC is developing a *gasp* $50 million live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Goodness me, are they going to dress Mowgli with diamond studded g-string or something?
  • Loved Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner? Here’s the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation:

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6 comment(s):

Blogger Pepper-Anne Doty said...

You know Harlot, I agree with you about the birthday blahs. My birthday is this week,(I'm a Leo too,grr, baby, grr!), and I was just wondering what happened to all the birthday magic. It seems that as you get older a bithday is just another day. I'm not nearly old enough to have my birthday forgotten about, so where's the party and excitement, damnit!!

8/14/2007 10:00:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Pepper, when is your birthday? I think the only ones who enjoy their birthdays are kids. :/

8/14/2007 10:23:00 AM  

Blogger Pepper-Anne Doty said...

This Friday on the 17 is mine.

8/14/2007 02:04:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

OMG I'm living under the rock! I didn't know there is a Kite Runner the movie! I looooved that book.

I have read that EW article by Stephen King and I thought it's such a great tribute for Harry.

8/14/2007 10:26:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

Bush provides us with the MOST stupidest quotes. For shame really.

8/14/2007 10:29:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitelt want to forget birthdays now. Don't want to be reminded of how quickly it all passes. Hope you have a fun year though.

8/17/2007 06:42:00 PM