My Real Life

September 29, 2012

Thing I’m Excited About

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

1.  Les Miserables

In a way I cannot even put into words, I am beyond excited for the release of Les Miserables.

I read the book in 8th grade English and was mesmerized by the story.

I have seen the Broadway show 6 times, and have sobbed my way through every single time.

And now, this, which brings so much more emotion to the story.

My friend, Tara, and I were talking about this the other day and she was saying that she’s loved the Broadway show, but she’s always wanted to see their faces up close while they acted and sang and I thought that hit the nail on the head perfectly.

I watched this extended trailer and cried and cried and then watched it again and cried some more.

It’s the story and the music put together, and this time, the raw emotion that you can see as they bring it all to life.

I simply cannot wait.

2.  V/H/S

I’m hopeful that this could be the scary movie of the season for me.

Someone passed out when they screened it at Sundance.

That bodes well.

Or says bad things about Sundance, but still.

Fingers crossed.

3.  Thanksgiving

We alternate holidays between the in-laws and this is our year with my parents.

We usually do Thanksgiving with my parents at their house.

However, our dining room table was delivered this week and now I can’t wait for Thanksgiving.

I just love the idea of a big family gathering here, in our space.

And, you know, it’s nice to have the leftovers in our fridge.

Cold turkey.

Nothing better.

4.  Halloween episodes of tv shows.

Since I was a kid, I loved the Halloween episodes even better than the winter holiday specials.

They aren’t necessarily scary, but they are fun to watch.

Especially when I’m watching with Monkey Girl, who is also a big fan of the Halloween episodes.


5.  The next great book I read.

I’m in the market for a great book.

A really great book.

I spent the summer reading Nora Roberts books, and they were entertaining and had really good stories, but let’s be honest…they weren’t great literature.

I’m up for something great.

As I said in a previous post, I recently finished “Shadow of Night” and thoroughly enjoyed it, but now it’s over.

My book club (and I use the term “my” lightly as I’m dying to actually get to one of the meetings, but haven’t been able to make it work with our family schedule yet) is reading “Life of Pi” for the next meeting, and I have to be honest, I have no desire to read it.

I will, but I don’t wanna.

So, when I’m done, I need something great, because there is nothing like losing yourself in a book.

6.  October 27th

It’s when I walk in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

I’m excited to be around so many people working toward the same goal.

I’m excited to be part of something that can make a difference.

I met my original goal of $500 and am now working toward $750!

I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you, if you haven’t yet read my story, please visit my Walk Page and read it and consider a donation.

And if a donation isn’t in your future, please just keep the date in mind and send good thoughts our way that day!


  1. Funny Amy…our book club is reading Life of Pi right now. I didn’t think i would like it but it is turning out to be better than expected. I will let you know if we read anything really interesting. 😉

    Comment by Debbie — September 29, 2012 @ 8:07 am | Reply

    • Good to know!!!

      Comment by abozza — September 29, 2012 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  2. Okay will try suggesting a good read for you: The Lincoln Letter by Wm. Martin(his newest one just out). I “discovered” him years ago at the Morristown Library and have been hooked. And that first one, Back Bay, didn’t even have a pretty dust jacket to entice me inside the pages :0) He writes wonderful historical fiction and his style has a way of keeping you interested and making “history” come alive and not the usual DULL, DRAB reading of facts. Happy reading…..

    Comment by Carla — September 29, 2012 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

    • I LOVE historical fiction, so maybe I’ll try it out! Thanks, Carla!

      Comment by abozza — September 29, 2012 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  3. I am so excited for Les Mis tooo!! My husband and I are big geeks about it and are planning a date night to see it.

    I highly recommend reading anything by Terry Pratchett. My favorite is a novel he co-wrote with Niel Gaiman called “Good Omens”…as well as all of his “Discworld” series. Really good stuff.

    Comment by thismummaslife — October 4, 2012 @ 12:22 am | Reply

    • LOVE Gaiman.

      Comment by abozza — October 4, 2012 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

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