Sunday, September 28, 2008
So bye bye doom.
And I finished Breaking Dawn. I know some people were dissappointed with the ending, but I wasn't. A nice clean finish to a series that didn't leave everyone dead. Well, in the human sense of the word at least.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Amy read the series in a week. Said she didn't sleep and had a stomache ache from the damn series. I didn't believe her until last night. After reading about Bella and Edward and the rest for a good 11 hrs, no breaks at all, I dreamt of them. I woke up thinking in some dreamlike state I was in the book. I spent all day thinking about the stupid book.
Have any of you ever been so immersed in a book that you read non stop for a whole day or more, and start to feel like you are living in that "story" because it's all you have been doing? Jane Eyre? Anne Rice? VC Andrews?
Monday, September 15, 2008
Enter new obsession:
That is book 1 of a 4 book series. I am on book 3, Eclipse. (no, don't buy them for me for xmas, my addicter friend loaned me the ones I don't have)
So mentioned addicter friend Amy (she owed me, I got her on knitting) told me of the series, and I was hooked. Yes, it is a series in the young adult section. No, there is no sex (well, not yet anyway) Yes, it's a vampire series. But captivating nonetheless. Maybe for those reasons? Easy read, no intellectual existential talk. No politics.
And, it's coming out as a movie. Me and Amy already have the day planned. DH's be damned, we are going to see some hot young vampire action!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I am though, after 7 years or so, getting quite sick of how much I spend on lunches. I have to eat lunch. It's my main meal. and if there isn't something in the freezer at work, I get take out. Ugh. $15 sometimes. At least once a week.
I'm not all that bad though, I usually hit the store on Monday and stock up for the week on frozen meals. Today's frozen meals aren't all that bad, and they aren't terribly expensive, but they are more expensive than cooking at home.
After reading Crazy Aunt Purl's blog the last few weeks I am going to try to cook more and take more to work from home. Tonight I made frozen ravioli and garlic bread. The garlic bread is just bread with butter and garlic powder in the oven, and the ravioli is... well... frozen. But it's all good and cheap. $3 ravioli bag, 4 meals, $4 sauce, bread about $.75 for the 6 slices. All said, maybe $12 for a week of meals. Even buying frozen lunches would be double at least.
What are you doing to save money?
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A few posts ago you may remember a fellow Raveler in need of some yarn I had. Said yarn was just in my closet, so away 4 skeins went to help her finish her sweater (great job Bley! I may copy!). Turns out she only needed 2. 2 left.
Enter being nice remorse. Said yarn is angora/wool. Not the most expensive yarn on the planet, and it fuzzes a bit in knitting, but really nice nonetheless. I was/am really happy to have been able to help her out, but I realized that in letting 4 skeins go, I only had 6 left, not enough for the nice warm long sleeved/possible turtleneck sweater I envision this yarn to grow up to be.
Lo and behold, the knitting fates smiled on us both. She finished her sweater, and had 2 skeins left. she emailed me if I wanted the other 2 returned to me. !!!!!! How nice! She could have just made a matching hat or something, but now I get to have enough for at least a long sleeved sweater, and I may copy hers it turned out so nice.
So there you go. I kinda feel like asking my yarn if her house was cleaner than mine, if the weather was nice, if her fur babies were as cute as mine but it's not talking.
Give and you shall recieve. Even if it's your stuff back again.