Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More, More

So I have noticed that my blog looks like shadoobie. The fonts are all jammed up, different sizes, light dark, it drives me nuts. But I am a first time blogger so I need to work on & prefect it, please be patient with me. I am slow. However, I have more to report:

This is my favorite task to complete: #33 Read 50 books in 2009 (35/50)

Book # 35: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. Yes this is a re-read. But it's a big fat book and I took my time reading it again, so I am totes counting it, again. Hey it's my list! I am glad that I reread this book again. I don't know what I was smokin' the first time I read it but I forgot allot of little things. I can honesty say that this is the best book that I have ever read, ever. This is the final book in the series, and it pieces together all of the things from the first book bringing a whole new list of things for you to ponder. This was the best ending to a series that I have ever read, leaving me happy and satisfied with the characters that I fell in love with, even with the ones that i disliked. There are many surprises, twists and turns but wow, I could not read fast enough. My heart would pound when I was nervous for the characters, I was nervous, happy, sad..I have never went through a roller coaster of emotions like I did while reading a dang book! So I'll say it one more time..if you haven't all ready, read the Harry Potter Series dammit! :o)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I am trying, but not hard enough!

I just re-read my "list" and some of the things that I put on it I didn't even remember! I think I need to print out a wee list for my purse. I need to be reminded of things constantly, seeing how most of the things that I have put on the list have been waiting to get done for some months or years now!

Last week I highlighted # 26 Put boxed photos in photo albums. I have the photos organized, and I have the albums, I even pulled the tote out of the cluttered office, so that it is in front of my face. So instead I have used the tote as an end table, purse, book, laptop holder! WTF? I need to promise myself to work on that project & finish it before the moth end. I have a weeks vacation with hardly anything planned..no excuses!
But I did complete one task last week. No need for a cookie though...

#72. Go to a Concert with Sister-in-Law
And that we did. S won tickets while she was at Preakness to see Staind, Shimedown, Chavelle at the Mariweather Center in Columbia Md. I put this project on my list because S had never ever been to a concert in all her 23 years of life! Whaaaat!? I know. I went to my 1st concert when I was 12 to see NKOTB. S called me all excited "I wont tickets to see Staind woooooo whoooo...who is Staind?" I know she a crazy mo fo. But she knew all the songs she just didn't know who sang them....all the time, this coming from a girl who didn't know who Jodeci was, or when Sweet Child of Mine by Guns n Roses was being played by a local band while out one night she yelled "Woooo Whoooo FREE BIRD!!" Yeah, got to love it! We had a blast, and she has the concert bug, but only if she can figure out who the performers are, I have a feeling she will be going to more shows.

#33. Read 50 books in a year..just finished my 34th book since 1/1/2009

This was a quick read. It's from the YA (young adult) section of the book store, I have no shame in my reading game yo, by reading YA! So it's about a girl who is 17, Mia, her family; mom, dad and lil brother (7) are going to a friends house and they get hit by a truck. The family dies and she is the lone survivor. This story is from Mia's point of view. She is telling the story out side of her comatose body. She sees and hears everything that is going on. She follows her other grand parents and friends through the hospital. It's not as morbid as it sounds. She needs to decide if she is going to stay or let herself die along with her family. There are also many music references in this book, so if you like music this is a good pick for you too. I give it 4 1/2 * since it made me want to cry..and I don't cry during books or movies dammit!

Ok I think that is all I have to report for now, but like I said I am going to work harder on my list!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I know, I have been slacking on my posts!

It's been a weird few weeks: C starting a new daycare, my work was super-de-duper busy for June, trying to get away from home to go to the beach, and S losing his job of 13 years due to the douchebaggery of Jiffy Lube, (which we have now banned & you should too), it has been quite weird. Oh and R's asthma decided it wanted to make an appearance after a year hiatus, hey asthma suck it! go away so we can enjoy the rest of the summer!

Ok back to the list, I have completed a couple of things:

# 33 Read 50 books in 2009 (33/50)
It has been a slow 2 weeks for reading for me. I started a book and *gasp* had to quit it because it sucked, big time. I am not a book quitter usually, but this book was horrid, so don't bother reading Prep, it was entirely boring. So instead I decided to pick up Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (6th year) for a re-read. Since the movie is coming out next week, I wanted to read the book again to freshen up, and boy am I glad I did, I forgot 1/2 of the stuff, since I read it so fast the 1st time. I also checked out the audio book from the library, and let me tell you the narrator of the Audio is the shiznet! I even listened to it in the car to much to C's chagrin! It's an excellent book. For those of you that have not experienced reading HP yet, run, don't walk and start, you don't know what you are missing.. srsly!
# 97 Don't watch Twilight for a week
When I added this to my list to begin with, I thought it was going to be hard, seeing how I watched the movie a least once a week. But now, that I have shoved it down every ones throat that I know, I have not watched it in the past 2 weeks. I currently have Harry Potter to distract me. But Mark, yeah you, I have not forgot about our Twilight date that I have promised you, don't worry you will get your chance to see this beautiful disaster of a movie with me! lol

# 78 Wear Shorts outside of the house (on the beach don't count)

Ok I am not a fan of shorts. I don't think I ever was, I decided that capris were my friend, that that's all I have warn for years. The only time you would see me rocking a pair of shorts would be in my house or on the beach over my bathing suit. I have never liked to wear them due to the fact that I am a whitey. A pasty white-whitey that burns and hardly tans. But since pale is the new tan, I decided to embrace my inner Cullen and just wear the effing shorts. I was sale shopping in American Eagle and found some cute ones this past weekend bought them and totally wore them all day long. And since they are cute I may just wear them again. Hey maybe my legs will catch a teeny tiny wee lil tan?

So that is all for now. I solemnly swear to work harder on my list, even though I have 1001 days to complete it, there are many things on the list that I can complete with ease if I just focus on it. I need not read Oh No They Didn't a few nights and I can actually accomplish something meaningful!