I reread "Howl`s Moving Castle" last week, so that is 3 times this year--4 if you count an audiobook (with finally a narator doing a Welsh accent for Howl!). I also finally read "Castle In The Air". It was alright, but I didnt like the protagonist as much as Sophie, and the "everyone marries" didnt make as much sense as in the first book, and annoyed me with the Princess Beatrice part. Howl`s first exclaimation on holding his son for the first time was my favourite part though. Well maybe pregnant Lettie`s & old Ben`s interaction. I was glad that the moe-moe *blush-blush* scene at then end of the first book lead to something, despite a bigger age difference than Sophie/Howl. Also glad Lettie didnt end-up with Prince Justin whom seemed a bit of a jerk in Lettie`s talking about him buying a spell. I regret not writing the author a letter when she was still alive. I always cry when I think about such.
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Got Internet back around 1:00PM. It was a 2 minute job the technician said. The other guy just didn't plug the wire back in the wall at the local office, and the support guy I called Christmas Eve could have checked. Sales compensated me by crediting next month's Internet bill (which my Guthixian self fines very fair since I have had skittery Internet with the landline troubles since November too, plus the 4 days without any).
Jeremy gave me the 1ST Skylanders 3DS game for Christmas plus 5 Skylanders. I am lacking 3 elements though so I'm getting bottlenecked with what I can do now as most of the element challenges I have left are for Water, Earth, & Technology. I'm loving it though! I feel so cool summoning one of the figures into the game. You tap the portal, aim the 3DS at it, place a figure on it, and then hold it steady. Jeremy picked-out the ones I would have picked myself so that was really cool too! He got me Stealth Elf [Life], Ignitor [Fire]. Sonic Boom [Air], Hex [Undead], & Dark Spyro [Magic]. 4/5 have tragic back-stories though. Stealth Elf & Ignitor are my default team so far; her name makes me grin at the rhyming, and his could be Igknightor as he's a knight. It's a good team as he is more tank & she is fast with a long-range attack. I did what I did in Dream Drop Distance with them even which is ace levels that I'm under the recommended level for.
Here is Nicki & Lydie:
My Twitpic has more pictures of the brats & stuff since I could tweet from my RAZR & such.