Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007

Lloyd Alexander passed away on May 17, 2007. He was the author of the Chronicles of Prydain series, a fantasy series about an assistant pig-keeper names Taran who becomes a hero. Disney made the movie "The Black Cauldron" from one of the books.

When I was writing my undergrad thesis I wrote a bit about Lloyd Alexander. My thesis was on representations of girls and girlhood in children's fantasy fiction and though I think he tried to insert a strong female character into the Prydain stories, I didn't think it worked out so well. But he tried. I always pictured him as this benevolent grandfatherly type. Kindly, if a bit patriarchal.

So, rest in peace Mr. Alexander. I really enjoyed the tales you told.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I could be so happy...

I want this job. Someone get rid of the current guy so I can take it! Please.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

yummy and oh so pretty

I picked up a four pack of Sophia sparkling wine at Trader Joes today. It comes in these pretty pink cans and has a little pink straw to sip from. This is totally the most girly drink I've ever had. I think I'm in love.