Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Reading

It's raining in San Francisco..... again.  With weather being so terrible it's hard to imagine summer is only 21 days away (but who's counting).  Although it's been over a decade since I was required to complete a summer reading list, I always feel compelled to compile and complete a reading list each summer.  I'm looking for some suggestion, so if you have any recommendations let me know!
This Spring I've read a lot off books turned into films. Even though the movie is never as good as the book, it's interesting to compare the two.  After hearing my sister talk about Water for Elephants (and seeing it's been on the New York Times best seller list for 17 weeks),  I decided to give it a go.  After paying my $5.00 late fee at the public library,  I checked out Water for Elephants and have been completely obsessed.  Even if you've watched the movie, give this book a whirl. For a person who never liked the Circus (the smell of manure always bothered me, not to mention clowns can be scary),  I now have an urge to go ride an elephant and become a circus  performer. It's that magical!

For those of you who love New York City (which can also be a circus in it's own right), you should read Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's. I recently read this iconic story and fell in love with Holly Golightly all over again.  The book is very different from the film we've all watched and loved, but the details reviled about our favorite characters is so intriguing it will make you look at this film in a much different way. BTW: did you know that Holly's LBD was originally designed by Givenchy, but had to be redesigned by the costume designer at the last minute because it revealed too much of Audrey's leg!  

Lastly, if you've noticed a lot of people toting around a bright green book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is worth the buzz everyone keeps giving it.  I've read the trilogy and would read them again and again.  The first book can be a slow start, but as soon as you finish it you will be running to the bookstore to buy the Girl Who Played With Fire.

So what are you reading this summer?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mrs. Impulsive

Impulsive is the last word I would use to describe myself.  I'm the type of person who analysis everything and stresses over making the right decision.

So I don't really know what got into me last week, but I decided to chop off all my hair (reference this post  if you can't remember how long it was).  In addition I stopped  drinking coffee and wine (my two big vices).  As if this wasn't enough torture, I decided to conquer my fear of needles and signed up for acupuncture.    Like I said before, apparently I felt the need to torture myself  last week.  After many ups and downs / second thoughts, I've finally arrived at embracing the new look and lifestyle.

A week later I'm ready to post a picture of the new look, however just to warn you, I'm not loving the picture.  My photographer Marge, couldn't capture the vibe I was going for. That's what happens when you hire an amateur!