Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Perfect Stormy Evening

I'm a bit bleary-eyed from a far too awake early morning of Production issues. It's my first night back on stand-by and I'm sick of it again already!

Anyway. Had a fairly evolving evening last night, but it was great :) After some racy Google Talk with Varen yesterday afternoon, he popped over after work. I know we have been seeing each other quite a bit, but the spontaneous nature of it seems to work.

Oh, and Varen found out my secret yesterday afternoon. I knew about his secret new blog. I didn't tell him I knew because he didn't want me to, but he figured it out from the IP address hits on StatCounter ... he's getting as sneaky as me ;) Sorry, I can't tell you the address, it's still a secret - well, from the rest of the world, at least ;)

Anyway, we watched a couple of episodes of Heroes. And then I suggested dinner at Cranks. Haven't been there in a while and it seemed like a fabulous idea :) And it was. We were sitting outside with the glow of their neon lights enjoying their fabulous Thai food and watching the pouring rain (I do love the storming weather!). And although the conversation did mostly centre round us and our relationship and the seemingly un-conventional nature of it with it's many ups and downs, the evening was perfect.

And then we headed back for another episode of Heroes. I still really can't decide if I like this show, I think I'm just really watching at this point to see what happens.

Oh, and in other news, I finished reading Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls on the weekend.

Jack St. Bride was once a beloved teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school - until a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation and robbed him of his career and reputation. Now, after a devastatingly public ordeal that left him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job, Jack resolves to pick up the pieces of his life. He takes a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts to form a relationship with her in the quiet New England village of Salem Falls. But just when Jack thinks he has outrun his past, a quartet of teenage girls with a secret turn his world upside down once again, triggering a modern-day witch hunt in a town haunted by its own history...

It was okay. The same
formula mass-produced flavour of her other books I've read. At least this one had a happy ending (compared with The Pact) and an ending at all (compared to Keeping Faith). So I guess she is improving. I still can't quite understand why people rush out to buy her books yet, tho. It's the sort of thing I'll read if it's around ... me, I need mystery, intrigue and a serious twist in the ending for a book to rank worthy ;)

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Phlippy said...

Hmmmm... interesting times. I will phone you and chat

Louisa said...

Oooh Jodi Piccoult?
I have Vanishing Acts (so-so) Mercy (also so-so) Keeping Faith (sooo-so) and Sister's Keeper (abso-f-ing-lutely fantastic!)...I keep buying her books because I hope she'll bring out another gem like that. But her hit ratio is getting pretty slim so I think I might start seeing her at the library instead.

phillygirl said...

@louisa - yep, I've heard My Sister's Keeper is the bright shiny star in Jodi Picoult's library ;) Haven't read it yet, but I do plan too.

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