Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What I've been up to

I have yet again been very negligent of my blog. It hasn’t been because of a lack of exciting stories, but simply a lack of time and patience. So without further ado here are a few of my random thoughts.

* I have had the pleasure of travelling out of the country since my last post. The Olsgaard clan visited my cousin Amber and her husband Joe in Germany in July. We had a fabulous, jam packed 10 days of touring Germany and Austria. I saw things that I had only read about or seen in books, which I always find to be a surreal experience. I huge shout out goes to the Genaus for being such wonderful tour guides. If you want to see the fruit of our trip, meaning pictures, check them out on Facebook.

* I have been waiting for months for the movie Julie and Julia to come out and it finally did this weekend. I ran out and bought the book as soon as I saw the movie trailer so I was ready for the movie. I loved it, and so did my mom, and would recommend it to everyone. I’m always a little nervous when I get really excited about a movie, because generally it doesn’t live up to the hype. But the movie was crazy cute and entertaining and I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD.

* In between reading the Shopaholic series, I picked up a book called The Blind Side. It is a book about football which didn’t seem that interesting to me; however I had heard the storyline and was intrigued. It is based on the true story of Michael Oher, a poor boy in Memphis who was taken in by a rich white family and he became an incredible football player. The story is really good and it makes you want to really got out there and help somebody. I’m truly enjoying reading about this unbelievable success story.

* And the most exciting things is that Andy, who has been in Maryland for a month, is coming back home tonight and I’m over the moon. I got used to having him around in June, so I’m happy to finally have him back.

And to end on a traditional note I’ll update you on what I’m reading: The Blind Side by Michael Lewis. I’m also reading Baby Proof by Emily Giffin, which is a book about a woman who does NOT want to have children and her struggle with that decision. I like Emily Giffin’s style of writing, strong female characters, so I’m enjoying this one.
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