Saturday, April 4, 2009

Daylight Savings

Tonight Mexico will finally join the rest of North America (and the world, at this point) and move our clocks forward. You wouldn't think being an extra hour behind everyone would make that much of a difference, but it does.

Several times in the past couple weeks I've been online in the late afternoon, around 4:00 or so, and can't figure out why all my friends have disappeared. Then I remember that it's dinnertime on the East Coast, and quitting time (figuratively, anyway) in Chicago and the rest of the Midwest. It does make me an hour closer to my one friend in Hawaii (waves at Nadine) but it leaves me all out of sorts with everyone else.

I finished Water for Elephants last night and loved it. There were some twists and turns that, in hindsight, seem predictable, but didn't while I was reading it. I truly recommend this to anyone who hasn't already. I kept thinking it would make a wonderful movie, and I totally see Paul Bettany playing Jacob, even if he is ten years too old. One funny thing - in college I read the book Like Water for Chocolate for four different classes (both in English and Spanish) and watched the movie as many times. As a result, I keep calling Elephants Like Water for Elephants. Close enough. ;)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

8 comments:

Nadine said...

*waves back*

So glad you liked the book! I thought it was delightful and agree it would make a wonderful movie!

spyscribbler said...

I hate Daylight Savings Time with a passion!

You know, I keep looking at the cover of that book. For some odd reason, I've never picked it up. I'm getting really curious, now.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I can't think of another movie like it. I think Baz Lurhman would have an awesome take on it, kind of like Moulin Rouge minus the singing.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, read it! I can't think of another book like it. :)

Robin said...

I'm going to download it to my new Kindle! Yay! Now I see why I have books strewn all over the house. I already have zillions of books on my Kindle, I'll never have time to read. It's sort of pathetic. At least it's cheaper than my old problem.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, at least with the Kindle you can keep it in your bag/purse thing and read a little of anything when you have a couple minutes of downtime (like in line or whatever).

Robin said...

Are you kidding? My Kindle is more precious than diamonds. I'm not lugging it around in my messy purse. Shiver.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, what would I do without you? You make me laugh and laugh...