Links for Friday

July 11, 2008 Categories: Books , Just for Fun , Kid Stuff , Movies , Music , News , Television , This and That , Videos , Writing | 6 Comments  

Well, we had a little excitement in our neck of the woods yesterday. Winds that were 55 to 60 miles per hour hit our town. We were lucky – we still have power, and we don’t have any trees down in our yard. Others weren’t that lucky – including our city park, where a few trees were uprooted by the wind. Here are some pictures, if you’re interested – click on slideshow.

While the winds were dying down, and our husbands had the kids at Tae Kwon Do, Michelle and I went to see The Incredible Hulk. Not the usual chick flick for a girls’ night out – in fact, I think we might have been the only women there who weren’t accompanying children of the male gender. :) But, we both needed a night out, and we both like Edward Norton, so…


No big plans for the weekend, other than sending my only daughter off to sleep-away camp for the first time. Sniff. Any of you done this before? How do you not worry?

At Books and Movies this week:

~ Thoughts on the film Into the Wild.

~ Review of Booked to Die, the first of the Cliff “Bookman” Janeway mysteries.

Other links:

~ Anyone else excited about TNT’s The Closer returning Monday night? Here’s an interview with Kyra Sedgewick.


~ William-Adolphe Bouguereau is an incredible artist – I love his paintings of children:



~ I may not agree with Christopher Hitchen’s views on religion, but this article he wrote for Vanity Fair about the interrogation practice of water-boarding is chilling. He agreed to undergo the procedure for research – but be warned: the video is disturbing.

~ On a completely unrelated and much lighter note – I scored 15 out of 20 on this Candy Bar Identification Quiz. Not sure if I should be proud of that, however.

~ This video of a new instrument called an Air Piano is pretty cool.

~ Stephen King’s advice to aspiring writers.

~ A scene from the BBC’s Black Books about responding to a rejection letter from a publisher. Hilarious!

Have a great weekend!


  1. thislittlepiggy

    You know the link I checked out first, right?

    Let’s just say… The Oompa Loompas are singing for me!

    Have a great weekend! :o )

  2. carrie

    Lisa – so what did you score?

  3. Lyn

    Oh I love The Closer and been patiently waiting! Glad to see someone else is excited.

  4. carrie

    Lyn – I found out our Basic Cable package doesn’t include TNT! I always thought it did. My parents recorded it for me, though, so I’ll still be able to watch it, just a few days later than everyone else.

  5. Lyn

    Well, I won’t spoil it for you but she was back in fine form. I just love her. And the whole cast really. They all just work so well together.

    Still waiting to see The Hulk. Maybe this weekend!

  6. carrie

    Lyn – I finally got to see it – and you’re right, it was great.