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Aug. 1st, 2006 @ 08:20 am What?
I find myself without much energy left over to write these days, heck I find myself without enough energy to make it through the day! Even this weekend, when I really didn't do much, I was exhausted. I went to bed early and found myself napping in the early evenings. I did manage to stay awake long enough to watch 3 movies:

The Exocism of Emily Rose (exactly the kind of movie I hate, but hubby loves) was okay at best. I found the 'chilling' bits chilling, but it had an extra side story that didn't really go anywhere

Six Degrees of Separation Charming movie, I would watch again. I loved Stockard Channing in this role.

Dog Day Afternoon I found this to be an incredibly well done story. I'm not usually a big fan of Pacino, but I really enjoyed his character here.

Reading has tapered right off again. I'm in the middle of The Idiot and The Life of Pi. While I'm enjoying the story of The Idiot, I'm having a hell of a time keeping all the Russian names and the patronymics straight. I think I need to devote a little more focussed time to that one. As for The Life of Pi, I'm about 50 pages in and just bored. This one has just failed to capture me so far. I sure hope I get more involved, because it isn't in my nature not to finish a book.


Only other exciting bit I can think about from this weekend was that hubby installed a new toe-kick vac pan for the central vac. Pretty sad when appliances qualify as exciting. He did get to legitimately use his reciprocating saw for the second time in the 9 years he's owned it *g* and the best part of the install was that the vacuum was right there to clean up the mess!



I headed to bed around 12 last night, after a storm blew in and knocked out the satellite in the middle of The Daily Show (how rude!) I was just drifting off to sleep when the thunderstorm hit. I thought it was flashbulbs at first, then realized most peeping toms would not be that rude. I drifted off again and started having the bizarro semi-dreams about lightning hitting our deck right outside the window. For some reason I kept sticking my hand out the window. Again I've had a disasterous sleep, and now I get to drive to Montreal!

Must go pack.

Who does she think she is?
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From:piknik
Date:August 1st, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
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wow! that toe-kick vac thingy is absolutely brilliant!!! I have never known anyone else who had central vacuum, so it brings back memories of my childhood! I just can't believe how totally useful the toe kick thing is, and am amazed someone hasn't thought of it before! or maybe I'm just out of the vacuum loop. :)
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From:neeroc
Date:August 1st, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
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I love the central vac! With the pets and no carpet it was just awful dragging a canister around and having it blow dust everywhere. Hopefully the vacpan will eliminate my tendancy to leave the hose out in the hall too - I seem to grab it for the kitchen almost every day, but kill myself tripping over it in the night.

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From:beccak1961
Date:August 1st, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
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I read Life of Pi. People raved about that book- life changing (well yes, it took 3 hours of my life I could have been doing something else), amazing (amazing I spent 3 hours on this). As you can probably tell, it totally didn't do it for me.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 1st, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Ha! Thanks for the heads up, I'm thinking we're on the same wavelength. Too bad I'm wired to read the whole damn thing anyways.
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From:beccak1961
Date:August 1st, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
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It doesn't matter how much a book sucks, if I start it I pretty much have to read it. Happily I'm a fast reader.
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From:longletterlover
Date:August 1st, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
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I love that toe central vac thing! Best invention! No dustpan needed. It would be great with me with all the flippin dog hair around here...and cat hair...and rabbit hair :) *Envious*
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From:neeroc
Date:August 1st, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Me too! And you're right, I've already kicked several furballs down it.
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