Saturday, January 27, 2007

stream of consciousness

i went to the temple for the first time in almost a year (for shame!) last night and it was really fun. the detroit temple is neat because it's just a little one, but it still has that bright temple look to it, especially with all the snow around it. we have had snow falling out of the sky every day for about 7 days, and while it's never been much all at once, the days have added up to making for some nice scenery around here. without snow, Michigan is a little drab with all the grey clouds.

speaking of clouds, M took a plane ride with us over the break and discovered an interest in clouds from flying through them for 4 hours. he also developed an interest in planes, but not directly from the plane ride itself. it was mostly because the grandparents we were visiting live under a flight path and there was a plane overhead every 15 minutes. in fact, he was pretty confused when we got on the plane to come home and showed it to him, since it wasn't up in the sky and making a lot of noise. we'll have to work on that connection.

speaking of noise, we have some new upstairs neighbors who vacuum every night around 7:30. they're very nice, and the little boy is the funniest one of all. the first time i met him he invited me over and tried to throw a snowball at me. it was pretty great :)

speaking of great, Arc of Justice is going well and is almost halfway read. this is important because i must finish soon. the Book Club chose a book a few days ago, and i'm not in the mood to read 2 books at the same time. sometimes i AM in that place where i can split my concentration, but not this time. it might have something to do with the book we chose: One Hundred Years of Solitude, which for some reason seems a daunting read. but it's not even that big. i've read bigger books without much problem, but this one just seems like i might need a lot of effort to read it. of course i haven't even read a single page, so it's pure conjecture on my part. it might be the readinest book ever, and here i am slandering it. if it turns out that way, i'll make a public apology to it and take it back.

this next topic has little to do with the last paragraph, and more to do with the fact that R just walked in and asked how the "R is the greatest guy in the World" blog entry was going. so now i'm about to write a few things about him to get him off my back about it. he mentions this every time i'm on the computer, blogging or not. R is the greatest. R is the best. R is fun to talk to, even when he doesn't want to talk because it's past midnight :) (that would be my fault, gift of gab that i have). but seriously, R IS the greatest guy in the whole world, and you heard it here. from a very impartial judge.

speaking of judging, there's a funny bit on Arrested Development where they get the actor named Judge Reinholt to come on the show and be one of those TV judges on in the afternoon. also, Judge Reinhold is the same guy that played the Close-Talker on Seinfeld and takes Jerry's parents out on the town. funny guy.

speaking of funny guys, my child is one of the funniest ones in my life. he was so excited this morning to see his daddy was home that after breakfast he just ran back and forth in the main room shrieking and laughing. he also laughed pretty hard yesterday while stomping in the snow drifts that have accumulated this past week. AND(!), we find ourselves full circle to the original topic up top. good job me :) snow.


Claire said...

Fantastic connections from paragraph to paragraph. A budding James Joyce you are. I love that you put a link for Judge Reinholt at the bottom of the post, and am now waiting for many more interesting posts about that man. Loved his episode on A.D.

Travis Butterfield said...

So, I personally hated "One Hundred Years of Solitude." I hope you don't hate it. I just couldn't get into it. I dunno. There sure are a lot of people who love it. . . . I guess I'm just not one of them.

kendahl said...

i know travis, i'm also worried i won't like it/won't get into it. Ryan has read it and said it was boring. yikes. hopefully i'll prove myself wrong. or read it quicky and not care so much :)

marizasmom said...

Did you ever end up reading One Hundred Years of Solitude? I'm one of the ones who loved it, but I couldn't get into Love in the Time of Cholera, and I've tried multiple times. -Heather

kendahl said...

i'm liking it more, now that i've broken 200 pages. there are some slow times, but on the whole it seems to be going well. i can say more after i finish, i guess! i didn't know he wrote Love in the Time of Cholera, but i remember it being referenced in the movie "Serendipity" as part of their fate to meet.