Loves Of Late

While I’m busy at summer school (not loving that!) I thought this would be fun to do again.  Here are my loves of late –

In literature –  The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure

The book itself is only ok; it’s certainly not bad but it won’t be my new favorite either.  What I’m loving is the way that McClure helps me to remember my own Little House aspirations.

When I was a kid I was obsessed with all of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books.  I went as Laura for several Halloweens and she formed the basis of most of my make-believe. I was particularly interested in traveling by covered wagon.  The books didn’t give me much to go on, but I somehow decided that wagon travel was hot.

Embarrassing story – When I played “wagon” I would start by closing the windows and turning off the fans.  It’s important to note here that I grew up on an island in the Caribbean.  Next I would put on most of my Laura gear, usually two long-sleeved shirts and two long calico skirts.  Finally I’d borrow every quilt from the linen closet.  Then I’d curl up in the comforters in my sweat box of a room and sit sorting buttons until my mom or dad came and saved me from boiling to death.

In television – The LA Complex.

Canadian TV wins again!  I’ve ended up loving it even though I only started watching because the cast includes Jewel Staite (aka Kaylee from “Firefly” and Keller from “Stargate: Atlantis”).  There’s acting, back-stabbing, meaningless sex, self-harm, and porn.  Sure it’s soap-y and overly dramatic, but it’s also occasionally touching and often funny.

In music – “Silent Comedy” by Bartholomew

The promos for the “Hatfields and McCoys” mini-series practically make me tear up!  I’ve been walking around the apartment singing this all week.

What are you loving this week?

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