Wednesday, June 24, 2009

# 33 Read 50 Books in 2009

I finished 2 more books this week, bringing my total to 31 for the year. I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak was a good read, I really enjoyed it. Ed a 19 year old ordinary guy going about his boring life, gets caught up in the middle of a bank robbery. After that day he received playing cards in the mail, instructing him to complete tasks. He needs to figure out what to do with each one of these tasks, ultimately changing peoples lives and his in the process. Even thought it is located in the YA section of the book store, this book was not written like a YA book. I give it 5 * I really really liked it will will pass it along.

The next book I read was Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham. This big brick of a book was pretty funny. Once you get use to the writing style of this book, it's hard to stop reading. It's written in the style of emails. All the correspondence this through email, so the story goes pretty fast. All of the emails are through Holly's inbox at the start of her new job as a receptionst and goes on form there. I can't really say to much w/o giving away what happens, but it was fun to read some one elses emails for once, they are always more interesting! lol I will give this book 4* for cuteness!
Holly's Inbox

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

# 85 See 5 movies in the theater with S (1/5)

Last night S (husband) and I went to the movies to see The Hangover. I have been wanting to see a really funny movie and this was perfect! omg it was hysterical, one of the funniest movies I have seen since 40 Year Old Virgin, it had me laughing almost the whole entire time. Three best friends and the soon to be Brother in law go to Vegas for a Bachelor Party, wake up the next morning not remembering what they did the night before have to piece together their night and find the missing groom to be. And what they went through the night before has nothing on what they go through to find out what happened.
My favorite Guy:

# 33 Read 50 books in a year (29/50)

This is the only item on my list that I previously started before the list was made. I have read to many books this year to start fresh. This is the first time that I have kept track of books that I read. For future entries I will post after each book I read. But for this I will just list what read so far.
*Didn't Like
**it was OK
***liked it
****really liked it
*****it was Amazing

  1. Sunday at Tiffany's J. Patterson ***
  2. Harry Potter Sorcer's Stone Book 1 JKR ****
  3. Dead Until Dark Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) Book 1 C Harris ***
  4. Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets Book 2 JKR ***
  5. Twilight Book 1 S Meyer ***** (LOVE)
  6. New Moon Book 2 S Meyer ***** (I had to read it twice to love it)
  7. This Lullaby Sara Dessen **
  8. Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban JKR ***** (This book got me hooked on the series)
  9. Eclipse Book 3 S Meyer *****
  10. Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Book 4 JKR *****
  11. Thirteen Reasons Why Asher ****
  12. Breaking Dawn Book 4 (aka WTF?) S Meyer ***
  13. Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix Book 5 JKR ****
  14. Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Book 6 (aka tissues) JKR*****
  15. Harry Potter Deathly Hollows Book 7 JKR***********Most AMAZING book EVER
  16. Lock & Key Sara Dessen ****
  17. Red Carpet Suicide: A guide on keeping up with the Hiltons Perez Hilton ***
  18. Firefly Lane Kristin Hannah ***
  19. Winter Girls Laurie Halse Anderson ***
  20. The Time Travelers Wife Niffenegger ****
  21. City of Bones Book 1 (Mortal Instruments Series) C. Clare ****
  22. Sloppy Firsts Book 1 (Jessica Darling Series) Megan McCafferty ****
  23. Second Helpings Book 2 Megan McCafferty *****
  24. Charmed Thirds Book 3 ****
  25. Fourth Comings Book 4 ***
  26. Perfect Fifths Book 5 ****
  27. City of Ashes Book 2 (Mortal Instruments) ****
  28. Pretty in Plaid Jen Lancaster **
  29. City of Glass Book 3 (Mortal Instruments) ****
  30. My sisters Keeper Jodi Picoult (currently reading)

Yup I have been a book worm the past 6 months!! I decided to try the Harry Potter Series after all these years because a friend told me that I MUST. And omg! I was so surprised with myself, I actually LOVED everything about it. It's not my usual genre, it took a little getting use to, but I am so glad I finally listened, I didn't know what I was missing. So I am telling you now, if you haven't read it GO READ it NOW. The last book, it probably the best book that I have ever read, ever! I am very much looking forward to the Harry Potter Movie coming out next month, I don't know how these HP fans put up with all the waiting for the books & movies over the past 10 years.

ok Muggles, that's all for now!

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Reason for this Blog

I have always wanted to write a blog, but I figured I had nothing interesting enough to write about, until now. I decided to start a 101 in 1001 list.

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part)

Starting today June 8th, 2009, my list should be completed March 5th, 2012.

I have just completed my 1st item: # 74 Start a Blog documenting this list! woop woop, now I have to move $5.00 into savings. (see # 54 move $5.00 to savings for every check off this list 1/101). ok, ok, here is My List
In the works

101 in 1001

1. Puerto Rico
2. Atlantic City
3. Road Trip
4. Visit Sil & Bil in VA.
5. Tour a Vineyard
6. Harry Potter Theme Park
7. Dutch Wonderland
8. Statue of Liberty
9. Empire State Building
10. New Jersey Aquarium
11. Holocaust Museum in DC with SB, J, & C

12. De-Clutter Office
13. Clean out under my bed
14. Clean out Kitchen Junk Drawers
15. Paint Den
16. Install Book Shelves
17. Order R's wall clings
18. New TV Stand
19. Purge R’s toys
20. Clean out Coat Closet
21. Spend Weekend Clean Sweep Style
22. Get R a New Dresser
23. Organize Photos on PC
25. Upload Pictures to Shutterfly
25. Back up photos to CD
26. Put boxed Photos in Albums
27. Complete Big Scrap Book
28. Complete R’s Baby Scrapbook
29. Work on a Scrap book with Caitlin
30. Print Wedding Photos
31. Frame favorite Wedding Photos
32. Upload new pics on Digital Frame

For my Head
33. Read 50 book in 1 year (29/50) Started 1/1/2009
34. Read 5 books a week to R (document)
35. Write 10 Haikus
36. Learn the 50 states in alphabetically & Recite
37. Learn 5 New vocabulary words
38. Go to the Scholastic Warehouse
39. Take a writing class
40. Enroll into College
41. Read a book S picks out
42. Write life story in 20 pages

For My Body
43. Purchase Elliptical
44. Do 50 crunches daily for a month straight
45. Take a Daily Vitamin
46. Pack Lunch for a week
47. Get a facial
48. Go to the Gym with SB

What’s Cookin’
49. Cook a meal on the Grill alone
50. Cook no less then 3x a week for a month
51. Bake a real batch of cookies
52. Make Pop-pop’s sauce
53. No fast food for a week

Dollar Dollar Bills Ya’ll
54. Move $5.00 to savings for every check off this list (0/101)
55. Move $500.00 of tax Refund to savings
56. Pay off Credit Cards (0/3)
57. Cash C’s bonds & put cash in a CD
58. Track every penny spent out of one paycheck

My Girls
59. Take mom-mom to Christmas Tree Shoppe
60. Plane a weekend Getaway with mom
61. Wine night with girlfriends
62. Visit Sister T’s house
63. Take C & R on a picnic
64. Take C to a Play

Shes Crafty
65. Gather kid’s baby clothes for quilt
66. Knit a scarf
67. Fix kitchen chairs
68. Update R’s baby book to current
69. Update C’s School Book to Current
70. Burn 3 CD’s for 3 people
71. Make 2 new play lists on I pod

Shits & Giggles
72. Go to a concert with Sil S
73. Convince 1 person to make a 101 in 1001
74. Start a Blog documenting this list
75. Share 101 in 1001 Blog with 5 people
76. Do a Blog radio show with Sister A
77. Score 75 or higher on Guitar on Rock band/Guitar Hero on HARD
78. Wear shorts out of the house (on the beach don’t count)
79. Take a bath
80. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
81. Get a plant & keep it alive for a month
82. Get a bike & Ride it with my Girls
83. Don’t Cuss for a whole day
84. Send mom-mom flowers for the heck of it
85. See 5 movies at the theater with S (1/5)
86. Recycle System
87. Find out my Carbon Footprint
88. Update Passport
89. Go to Italian Fest
90. Spend an entire work day on just work related things
91. Go to a Pro Football game
92. Go horseback riding
93. Send Birthday/Anniversary cards to Friends & Family (0/10)
94. Take Photography Class
95. Purchase Harry Potter Book Set
96. Go to 3 yard sales
97. Don’t watch Twilight for 1 week
98. Watch Top Gun & Footloose
99. Write 10 Favorite life quotes for my girls
100. Add pics to blog
101. Tint car windows