- Read several books, including Elizabeth Gaskell's "North and South", which was lovely, but I'll take the movie anyday. I also read my first Julia London books, a historical "desperate debutante" trilogy: "The Hazards of Hunting a Duke", "The Perils of Pursuing a Prince", and "The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount", the last being my favorite. I enjoyed the series, though it was a bit light, and I felt that, especially in the first hook, the characters didn't really get to know each other too well, and there were moments of frustration because of some of the behavior. I can't say if I'll read any more of her books.
- Saw "Definitely, Maybe", with Ryan Reynolds. It was a cute movie. It was either that, or "Fool's Gold", which I had no desire to see. I was pleasantly surprised by "Definitely", thought the relationship between him and his on-screen daughter was wonderful and very natural, and it ended the way I wanted it to. Can't ask for more than that.
- Went to Benihana, which was packed. I've not eaten a lot of Japanese food, don't care for sushi, hate wasabi, yet watching it being cooked and seeing how much fun kids enjoyed it was a lot of fun. Not a place to dine if you want to be able to converse with your friends.
- Worked a boat show on Sunday, and marveled at how people spend their money. $57,000 was the asking price for one lovely watercraft, and I'm thinking I would rather have a nicer house, but then again, I am not rich, or even well off, so buying a boat is not a big priority in my life.
- Went computer shopping, agonized over Dell and Sony and HP and Gateway and finally decided that I am just looking for a basic, cheap model and went for a Toshiba as it suited my immediate requirements. Part of it was that instant gratification thing. Next time around, I will do more research on it. Having my old laptop crash on me had me distracted and not really prepared to spend a lot. But now I've set up a computer savings account (yeah I'm such a geek) so the next time around I'll hopefully be more ready.
Oh, for those of you who've posted about memes and the like, I am working on it. I'm trying to come up with 6 things about myself I've never mentioned and so far I've got 3, but I'm not completely sure I've never talked about them before. I am truly the most boring individual on the planet.
Random question: has anyone read Samantha James' historicals?
If so, what would you recommend? (If it's a series, please let me know).