Book wrangler, writer, geek, yay!
1982b = 1985, right? The movie wasn't out in 1982.
2013 = not real. I mean, it's real, but it was just a self-pubbed thing trying to make money on an out of print book. I don't think it's worth the uproar it got. It's wrong, yes, but it's not a real publisher in stores.
1945 = best cover.
For the record, I love Anne so much that the book was my prop in my HS senior pictures.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I've even read the sequels (except The Husband Bench, I don't love Bev enough. Sorry Bev), because I delight in knowing what happened to everyone as adults, though they pale to this first one. It's Mad Men meets malt shop, and it is a thing of great beauty. I really need to buy this rather than keep checking it out from the library.
@Jinxie @laurel @Rose Camelia @stonefruit @lemonadefish
I'll try to remember to repost next Friday, because it doesn't seem like notifications are working right now. But!
I accidentally engaged in a lot of exercise when I realized the train left an hour earlier than I thought and I had to run there or text him I'd be an hour late. But I made it! And that wore me out, and gave me an hour to have tea and browse my favorite store before I met him, which was relaxing. And then he was half an hour late, so I got to read by the lake and relax more. And then he got there and I remembered that he's cute and charming and I didn't panic once. Huzzah! Thanks for the advice, ladies!
@laurel @Rose Camelia @stonefruit @lemonadefish
Exercise! I can do that, that's a great idea. I'll have all morning to walk my errands instead of drive, which should help a great deal. Too bad this is the one Saturday Zumba is canceled.
I do have some breathing exercises to try, and that's an important thing to remember.
So: wear myself out, breathing, practice a very charming spiel about the wonders of Doctor Who. Those are things I can focus on. Thanks!
Okay! This has been a very high anxiety week. I am set to go on date #2 with a guy tomorrow afternoon. The venue (downtown museum, at his suggestion) is entirely up my alley and awesome, but it is still causing more anxiety than usual, due to my anxiety levels starting higher than usual.
My question: what are some techniques I can use to settle myself during the inevitable panic attacks that will occur when I try to get myself on the train to meet him tomorrow? My go to has always been to tell myself that it's fine, it's one afternoon, I just need to have fun at the venue and if he's okay it's just gravy, one date doesn't mean anything, I never have to see him again if I don't like him, just get through the day and you get to stop for a tea on the way home, etc. Which technically works, in that I get through the panic and I make it to the date, but it also distances me from the idea that it's a date and I should be trying to see if I have fun *with him.* Does that make sense? It gets me through the panic, which I need to get me there, but gives me too much of an out in terms of my behavior. I need a new script, at the very least.
This guy isn't the type of guy I've usually gone out with (he doesn't even watch Doctor Who!! What will we talk about?!) - he's flirty and direct about the fact that he likes me and that is legit terrifying, though I'd like it not to be. I'd like to try and have fun. So, I come to you all. Tips?
(Yes, I am in therapy. She's on vacation this week.)
@proudsquarepeg Another one! Man, I knew I liked this site.
I have bootleg DVDs and I still watch the Christmas episode every December. I liveblog it on Facebook. It's a tradition. Hilary Booth in Hilary Booth's A Christmas Carol. <3
JAMEY. NO. You were not the only one watching Remember WENN! There's a bunch of us! And we're still sad. And we made Rupert Holmes tell us how the cliffhanger was resolved.
I'll go back and read the article now, because I liked Bunheads too, but I did such a double take when I saw someone not my friend write Remember WENN that I had to post.
(Nope. I'm such a Betty. But I can dream.)
@savanner Rose Under Fire. And it does have a Night Witch as a main character. So good!
@keristars Seriously seconding this recommendation. It's heartbreaking, devastating, beautiful, hopeful and full of love in dark times. It's in two parts, and the first part is difficult to read, because one was captured by Nazis and all that entails, but the second illuminates in ways I never would have dreamed. It's sophisticated storytelling, not at all linear and not necessarily reliable narrators, and not for the faint of heart. But well worth the read if you can.
The companion comes out in September and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy. Rose is an 18 year old American who becomes one of the pilots and ends up in Ravensbruck. Again with the sophisticated storytelling and nonlinear framework, and while it is difficult to not compare it to Verity, it's quite excellent taken on its own. It stuck with me for days.
@Danzig! That is definitely good info to have, thank you!