So Michael and I had our glorious date night last weekend. It had been so long! As much as we love girlie, it was so nice to go out to dinner just us. We could take our time, relax and not worry about her. We went to Cap City which is sooo good. And then since all the good movies were coming out not for another week or more, I was major psyched that Michael was up for seeing the sneak preview of the new Ellen Page movie Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore.
I can't recommend this movie more. It was funny and feminist. I loved Ellen Page in Juno and amazingly think I loved her even more in this. I would totally love to see Eleanor doing roller derby when she gets older. I want to do it! I'm sure everyone and their sister is going to start checking out the local roller derby scene that may be happening around them and I think that's awesome.
The title of this blog was inspired by the utopian novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of The Yellow Wallpaper. The word itself has went further and captured for me a special sense of "place" for me and my daughter Eleanor. A free copy of the book can be read online by clicking the image.
Check out my first blog--Al Ain Notebook--written during our family's year abroad in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2009)
Books Read 2010
03. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazup Ishiguaro
01. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
Books Read 2009
23. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
22. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
21. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
19. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
18. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
17. Stuart Little by EB White
16. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
15. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
14. The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10. Princess: The True Story of Life Inside the Saudi Arabia's Royal Family by Jean Sasson