I rented Brokeback Mountain and watched it last night.
I'm not really sure I know what to take away from that. I can't get the music out of my head. I would have been pissed if I had seen it at the theatres because I couldn't understand much of what Heath Ledger's character said. I couldn't hear the last line of the movie no matter how loud I set it. Good thing they have subtitles on DVDs. I went back and watched the end and thought 'huh?'. Yep, mostly a head shaker on that one. I then went back and watched a few scenes that I *thought* might have lines and found whole sections that I just couldn't hear. Made the scenes just that much more touching.
Suddenly all those times that people would tell me I was going to make myself deaf by listening to my headphones too loud are coming back to haunt me.
So that was the down because the feelings kind of stick with you.
I'm trying to go around the clock and get back to sleeping during regular hours. I somehow got rooked there a month back and have been sleeping during the day again. So I have been forcing myself to stay up. I'm hoping to reach noon but it's almost 10am and I'm beat.
To help pass the time I read Kresley Cole's short story The Warlord Wants Forever from the Playing Easy to Get Anthology.
I'm loving all these paranormal books that have warring factions. I'm beginning to think I've been missing something all these years by not reading fantasy books. They have wars and stuff, right? Oh, wait. No romance or killer sex scenes. Got it.
The only thing that worries me about Cole's series is that the heroines may all be Valkyrie (dang, can't find the spelling and my eyes hurt) while the heroes will have 'The Mate' syndrome. This story has a vampire finding his Bride which of course means they need to be together forever and ever. The V's don't have this recognition but know their 'true one' if their love opens their arms and they would run forever to get into them. Meanwhile (are you keeping up?), A Hunger Like No Other had a Laykre (shit, again with not knowing the spelling) - you know, a werewolf to you and me and 'lo and behold, they can recognize their mate. Their forever mate.
Can you see where this is heading? A bunch of heroes madly in love with their heroines while the heroines fight like hell to be free but fall in love over time.
Still, works for me.
I have three more books of hers in the TBR pile which is all of 10 books because everything is packed.
I have to keep myself from gorging.
That was the Up part of today. So far, anyways.