Hey Tumblr-ites! While I had a bunch of deadlines for school, I decided to keep myself off of internet time-sucks like Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest. To do this I created ridiculously hard passwords, wrote them down on a piece of paper and put them away in our home office. The idea is that I definitely won’t have the passwords at school and the shame that would come from digging out that...
Going on a little Tumblr hiatus. I need to get a review paper done so I can graduate…not to mention all of my regular classwork and my final seminar presentation. But once March gets here I’m FREE!!!!!
Have you ever...
skimmed through a women’s fashion or clothing blog and suddenly all those models just seem to be singing a light-hearted…”I have no boobs, so everything looks good on me!” and you have to stop looking because you are just so frustrated that the really cute stuff would look horrible on anyone larger than a B-cup? …no? Just me? Ok. Carry on.
shortformblog: mashable: “Because the biggest producers of content on the Internet are not Google and Yahoo — they’re us – we’re the ones getting policed. The real threat to the enactment of PIPA and SOPA is our ability to share things with one another.” -Clay Shirky, in his “emergency” TED talk about SOPA and why it would create a “consumption-only Internet.” Watch this, all. “The threat...
I’ve slowly started to relapse into spending all of my free time in front of the TV or online. I just have to get away from reading, which is all of my school work. So, instead, I am making plans to have Pinterest inspired projects going. These will provide me with something productive to do when I can’t stand to study anymore. Here are a couple of things I have in mind to keep me...
Watching the Miss America pageant and eating potato chips. It’s a good time. And Miss Texas just played the piano in the most ugly way possible. huh. And all of the last two singing talents have been awful. ack. “Disney Land” came out horrible from Miss New York.
So far the house is clean, laundry is almost complete, dishes are washed, and I’ve read half of a paper….
A Serious Suggestion
lazybookreviews: At all New York weddings, in lieu of Corinthians, there should be a brief staged re-enactment of the scene from “When Harry Met Sally” where Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby are in bed together, having just taken the disastrous phone calls from an overly-analytical post-coital H&S. Carrie Fisher: God! Bruno Kirby: I know. Carrie Fisher: Tell me I’ll never have to be out...
So, I give in to weather way too easily. But I’m thinking that bearing 40 mph wind gusts and feeling like -1, not to mention the snow, to get to the bus stop, and wait, and then go to a 48 minutes class….just to turn around and come back home is not worth it. I told myself I could stay home as long as I am super productive. Which means if you see me on here, feel free to chew me out....
It feels like -1 outside right now. NEGATIVE ONE. Yesterday it was 44. This is gross.
The Mysterious Benedict Society So far, a rather unusual young adult book. Its really pretty entertaining. May take me a while to get through, too much school work.
A little advice?
I am currently working part time for my advisor (the nice one) as a graduate research assistant. This work is preparing me to become their full time lab technician once I graduate in March. As a graduate assistant it is assumed that I am working 20 hours per week. However, I have enough free time during the week that I could work over that amount. Do I make the extra effort and take time away from...
Killer Dreams This is a suspense novel by Iris Johansen. I love most of her books, but especially the paranormal themed ones like Pandora’s Daughter. So far this one is good (it’s not really paranormal, but there is a good sci-fi plot dealing with mind control), but I’m expecting some slow progress since the quarter begins on Tuesday. Bleh. Back to school.
Unwind More dystopia(n) young adult fiction. This book deals with something called the Bill of Life which is a supposed solution to the pro-life and pro-choice debate (which had actually become a war in the book). I must admit that this book, while very good, was not quite as convincing in plot as The Hunger Games and it was really the characters (and some morbid curiosity) that kept me reading....
We're back home!
We drove 17 hours through constant rain to get here, but we’re here! We’re so exhausted that we barely made it through grocery shopping.
The Hunger Games By Monday morning, I had already read one of my two dedicated trip books, and instantly knew I was in trouble, since we weren’t set to head home until the next Monday. A quick Walmart run solved my problem. Even though I hate buying new books, of any sort, I figured The Hunger Games is so popular it would have a decent resale value on half.com. I’m currently about...
Watching Its a Wonderful Life. I love this movie so much.
The Midwife’s Confession I just finished #4 this evening and I will be beginning this one soon; however, I may end up stalling and waiting to start it on our trip. I’ve got a lot to do between now and Friday, anyway. The Name of the Wind was pretty good. It was recommended to me on the basis of being similar to Harry Potter. That would be a lie. They are only similar in the facts...
Rewatching Gilmore Girls
lazybookreviews: UGH, why is Dean so pissy? What was Rory thinnnnnking?? Disclaimer: I never really liked any of Rory’s boyfriends. Disclaimer 2: That included Jess. Jess was a dick. THIS. All of Rory’s boyfriends sucked. Period.
My finals are officially over and I am proctoring my last exam today. Christmas cards are in the mail and all of the gifts are wrapped. My homemade Christmas baskets are almost done. I’m waiting to make the cookies until just a day or two before we leave, but once finished they will contain: Cran-Strawberry Jam, Peach Champagne Jam, Caramel Apple Jam, Homemade double chocolate cocoa...
The Name of the Wind I haven’t officially started this book, but I will have plenty of down time today to begin. It is a fantasy book that will supposedly appeal to Harry Potter fans. It is the first in a series so, if I like it, my next few books may be the rest of the series (I think there are four??). We’ll just see how it goes.
The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011 →
chos: mendmyheart: This is worth looking at, some of the most beautiful yet heart wrenching photos of the year. My heart hurts