December 30, 2010
I just finished reading a book called After Life. It was quite good. I hope you like Zombies, because it is a Zombie book. The book follows Alex and his friend Morgan as they survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
The ending is what made this book great, in my opinion. It didn't end like other Zombie books where everyone dies and or is about to be eaten and the book ends. It ends quite differently.
If you get a chance and like Zombie books, check it out.
December 29, 2010
Growing up within 30 minutes or less from Washington DC, I have been to the Kennedy Center many times, and it really is a great place. I’ve seen quite a few performances there.
I really tuned in to see No Doubt, play tribute to Paul McCartney, but enjoyed the tribute to the other Honorees as well. Especially the one for Jerry Herman, who wrote the play Hello Dolly and Mame. I remember when my older brother and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the play Hello, Dolly with Carol Channing. What a great performance that was, and we walked out singing the songs from the play when the night was over. We sang them all the way home.
December 28, 2010
Here is a pic of the two of us he took with it.
Here is a test video he shot with the camera.
That is his roommates boxer, Lottie. Cute huh?
And last but not least, and I think this falls into the super cool category of things. After I finished reading Of Love and Evil by Anne Rice, I visited her website. There was an email there saying you could contact her that way. So I typed up a short email saying the books Angel Time and Of Love and Evil are great and I can't wait to see what happens next. Well.... I wasn't expecting a response, but I got one. And it wasn't some automatically generated Thank You, that is very impersonally and has nothing to do with whatever the content of your email is. Oh no! In fact, it was quite a surprise to me that 15 minutes after I sent that email, Anne Rice responded back. Here is what she said.
"Thanks, Marie. I have a very large third novel in mind. I'm working on something
What a wonderful woman she is. I know she is busy writing books, but she still took the time to write back. That speaks volumes to me about how truly awesome she is.
Well that is it for today, I have some job hunting to take care of. Hopefully I get back into the workforce soon. I like the extra time I have had here, but I also like to work. If that makes any sense.
Have a great day everyone!
December 27, 2010
Just like Angel Time, I loved this book. The story line is amazing to me. Toby travels back in time and helps people to repent for what he has done. Add in to this book the addition of his high school crush and 10 year old son,and you get a great story.
I have so many questions, and hopefully in the next book some of them will get answered.
Oh, and here is a fun fact about this blog post. I wrote it usimg the web browser on my Kindle. Pretty cool!
December 23, 2010
I love the holiday season. It can be so much fun to get caught up in doing fun things. Like this week, I made a Gingerbread House. Well, it came in a kit, so I did not have to do any baking.
It was pretty fun, except when I realized I had put the roof pieces as the walls, and had to take it apart to reassemble. I still laughed at that though.
December 21, 2010
Also is a pair of earrings I like to call Rock n' Roll. They are made with some jewelry chain, and I adore them. And lastly, a matching set of earrings and a bracelet that would be great for New Year's Eve.
Check them out!!!
December 20, 2010
Check it out and see if you like it. I know I did, and I cannot wait to download books 2 and 3.
December 19, 2010
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|The top should not look like this!|
Honey Ricotta Cheesecake8 oz purchased biscotti
6 tblsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
12 oz container fresh whole milk ricotta, drained
2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange blossom or clover honey
1 tblsp orange zest
4 large eggs
December 10, 2010
December 9, 2010
I just finished yesterday the book Dark Possesion by Christine Feehan. Great book. It is vampire, meets shape shifter, romance. Does that make sense? Probably not. I will say this, it was choc full of sex! I don't mind if there is sex in a book, but this was a bit over the top with it. I did like the story line though. So despite the never ending sex that ran rampant in this story, that story line kept me interested.
I know I read another book by Christine Feehan, and that was Dark Celebration. I can't find the review for it.... maybe I didn't write one. In fact I think that book was the pre-quill to this book, so it's good to know I am right on track. Ha ha
Here is the exert from the leaflet on the inside of the book.
"Manolito De La Cruz knew he was dangerously close to turning into a vampire. The last thing he expected after being called back to his Carpathian homeland by Prince Mikhail was to catch the scent of his destined lifemate in MaryAnn Delaney. MaryAnn is human but she knows all to well the overwhelmingly aggressive instincts of the Carpathian males. And they're not the sort of men she's prefer to be bound to for life.
A dedicated couselor for battered women, MaryAnn has a fulfilling life with no room for someone like Manolito, born and bred in the Carpathian Mountains, a law unto himself. But when MaryAnn agrees to go to South America to offer guidance to a brutalized young woman, she's oblivious of the trap that awaits her in the sweltering thick of the jungle. She has been lured there by Manolito himself, who has seductive plans for the unaware, irresistibly human female.
Once there, she will be his. Once his, she will never be released. He is her lover, her predator, her lifemate. She is his dark possession..."
Over all it was a good read. A little less sex, and a little more story and it would have been a great read. I will probably pick up another Christine Feehan book in the future, should I see it floating around the mark down section in Borders Books.
December 8, 2010
Today is a sad day, and a happy day. The Radio station that I have been working at for over 5 years is closing, they will be going off the air tomorrow. They are transferring the signal (1190 am) to Leesburg's, WAGE. It will still be owned by the same company, but I will not be able to travel there to work. Which means I will be jobless. After much thinking and consideration, I have decided it's time to change paths. I have been trying to move forward in radio for a couple years and for whatever reason, I have not been able to get a new job in radio. So I have decided that I want to be a dog groomer.
I'm sad to see the radio station I worked at for so long closing, but I am happy to start a new path in life.
You know what they say, when one door closes, another one opens. Here's to new paths in life!
December 5, 2010
Check out my latest pair of earrings I put up in my Etsy shop. The shop name is Marie’s Trinkets.
I remember trying to figure out what my shop name would be, and I thought about how some people refer to jewelry as trinkets. I only make earrings, mostly because I love earrings. I have a few more pairs to post, and then I will try to make a pair that will be a little more difficult. Maybe from pieces of jewelry chains, all different lengths. I will also look into get some different types of feathers to make more feather earrings out of. I’m also going to get some different posts for variety.
I usually use the camera on my cell phone to take pictures of the earrings. It doesn’t have a flash, so there is no reflecting light hiding my creation.
I decided to start making earrings after I made myself a pair of Peacock Feather earrings. (There are still two pairs left, so check them out.) I have a vase full of Peacock Feathers, and really wanted to do something with them. Why not earrings? That’s how this got started. Well that and I was laid off from my Radio station job when the company decided to close it. I really thought long and hard about what I wanted to do. I’m making a few changes in my work life. I will stay in radio part time, learn how to become a dog groomer, and make earrings as a hobby to sell on Etsy.
Getting laid off from my job was upsetting, but at the same time relieving. It gave me an opportunity to try something new. You know what they say: when one door closes, another one opens.
December 4, 2010
My favorite part about this book was the chapter titles, they were the names of candy. I also loved how Josey hid candy in her closet, but and how she would race to the door everyday when the mailman would come because she was in love with him. Even now as someone who is approaching 30, I know how that feels. In fact anyone who has ever liked anyone will know how that feels. Very relate-able.
The ending I was not expecting, but was really awesome! I'm not going to spoil it for you, so you are just going to have to read it yourself.
December 2, 2010
I always stress myself out when seeing Mark's family. I take my appearance really seriously. I want to look good, and feel good. And I want him to feel good about how I look...... Does that make sense? See, I'm all worked up ...probably over nothing. I like making good impressions and even though I have met his family before, I don't want them to see me in a poor manner.
Fingers crossed, and see you in a few days!!
P.S. When I get back I have some new earrings to go up in my Etsy shop I am going to tell you about. A few of them are really cute!
December 1, 2010
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November 30, 2010
Well we have officially started to put up Christmas Decorations. Since I am going to Kentucky Thursday and won’t be back until Saturday, I decided I should probably get a start on it.
Growing up Christmas was always a big deal in our house. Mom would set everything up. She can’t do as much now because she has Multiple Sclerosis, and has limited mobility. She shuffles around the house still, so we are glad that as of right now she can still kind of walk. But she can’t go up the steps into the attic to get Christmas down. She still enjoys Christmas, but we have considerably less decorations than before.
November 29, 2010
I really had to laugh the other night when I was up late watching tv. Peanut, my miniature schnauzer who exudes more personality than someone on tv, was sleeping next to me. I was sitting on my bed, watching Titanic. He looks up, and then looks at me and sighs. After that he moved over so that he could lay his head on my pillow. It was as if he was like, “well if you aren’t going to use this pillow…. I will.”
Also really quick before you go. Don’t forget to stop by my Etsy Shop and take a look at the earrings I have for sale. If you enter the code Turkey20 at checkout you can take an additional 20% off. Hurry, because that code won’t last long!
Have a wonderful day!!
November 25, 2010
Hey everyone, now through December 1st, enter the code Turkey20 at checkout on my Etsy Shop and you can get 20% off your order. There is always free shipping in the US, so be sure to pick up a pair of earrings for a friend, girlfriend, mom, sister, aunt, or cousin.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and eat lots of delish food.
November 23, 2010
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November 10, 2010
Amazing. I completely forgot that I had this awesome product. It is the Too Faced Liquif-Eye, and it turns any eye shadow into an eye liner. So this morning I was trying to use the liquid liner I already had, and was hating. After a little digging I pulled this out of my make-up drawer, and used it with Laura Geller's Eye Rimz.
November 9, 2010
This book is a definite must read and will be staying put on my bookshelf! Also, a neat little tidbit about the author. She is a decent of Elizabeth Howe, who was one of the accused during the Salem witch trials. She was found guilty and hung in 1692.
November 8, 2010
November 3, 2010
I guess this means I will not survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Well.... maybe I will. I did read half.
November 1, 2010
My Etsy Listing-Pecock Feather Earrings
Hope you like them!!
October 27, 2010
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I may try that one again, but not for a while. I will say the next day I had the Pot stickers for lunch by healthy choice and those were phenomenal.
October 26, 2010
I love earring with feathers, and I bought this pair at Target last night. But what I really want is a pair with Peacock feathers in them. So, I bought a earring making kit for $5. I have a vase full of peacock feathers. I am going to try to make my own.
And since the kit makes 5 pairs, I will have extras. I think I might sell the extra pairs, so keep your eyes open. I will let you know when they are ready.
October 22, 2010
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October 20, 2010
Get a stick of 100% coco butter and apply liberally to your lips. Your kisser will thank you for it!
October 19, 2010
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October 10, 2010
Today is 10/10/10. Wow.
Earlier this week mom passed out and bumped her head. She spent two days in the hospital, and finally came home yesterday.
We also started working on the kitchen. The pic I posted is of the new lights, and we took out the drop ceiling. We have also started painting. More pics to come later.
October 6, 2010
October 5, 2010
I got this crafty looking bookmark from TangerineKitty.com. And look how well it holds my place for me. I may pick up a few more as Christmas gifts.
This is my second purchase from them and I love it! My first was the zebra print purse. I still have it, and love it. I look forward to buying more stuff from Diane, and if you need a gift for a gal in your life (wife, mother, girlfriend, daughter, neice, aunt, or cousin) check out her site. You might find something totally unique for them.
October 1, 2010
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September 19, 2010
Today was a really nice day, so I decided to take Peanut to the dog park. We haven't been in a while, but he seemed to have a good time. I think he gets along better with small dogs, than dogs that are bigger than him.
The picture was taken after we came home from the dog park.
September 15, 2010
September 14, 2010
I call them Hand-Me-Overs because they aren't exactly Hand-Me-Downs. I'm not younger or smaller. We are roughly the same size and age. So what did I snag? From left to right: Zebra Print Top, Two pairs of jeans, dark pants with a leopard print, a dress, pink t-shirt, grey t-shirt, and pink pajama pants with little skully-heads on them.
September 12, 2010
There was one short story in the book I completely skipped over, which was The Perils of Effrijim. I couldn't get into it. I tried to stick it out, but really felt it wasn't quite the right kind of fit for this collection of paranormal short stories. Some of the stories are pretty interesting and quite funny. There is even a story about leprechauns, which I felt ended a little abruptly, but was still quite enjoyable.
I don't know if I will keep this book in my collection, mostly because I don't think I will re-read this. Or want to re-read it. It was fun, but I would like to share that fun. So therefore this Friday I'm dropping off a stack of books at my local library. I always feel really good about dropping off books to be donated there.
September 11, 2010
Let's all take a minute to have a moment of silence for those who lost friends and family on this day.
Budweiser only air this commercial once, to acknowledge this event in what is now American History. It's really touching I think.
And just really quick, 9/11 isn't just about New York and the World Trade Centers. Don't forget about the Pentagon, and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, as well. While New York had the largest loss of life, I feel that the other two planes that were hijacked sometimes get overshadowed by the others in New York. Remember them all, is what I am trying to say here.
September 7, 2010
Now that it is after Labor Day, summer is over and the days will be getting cooler. I don’t mind Fall, I just don’t much care for the cold. Fall can be quite fun with Halloween, and leaves falling. After that, it gets cold, and then winter sets in.
Ah well, you can’t stop the change of the seasons.
September 5, 2010
September 3, 2010
I remember though that back in 2007 Hayden Panettiere was arrested in Tiji, Japan (where this takes place) for protesting this. The dolphins are hearded into a cove, where the babies are seperated from their moms to be sold to places like Sea World, and attractions where you can swim with dolphins. The remaining dolphins are then killed for their meat, and it's estimated that from Sept-Nov over 20,000 dolphins are killed.
Now I get that the fisherman in this small town know nothing more, than this dolphin hunt. But you would think that by 2010 we (as in the human race) would have helped them come up with alternatives to hunting dolphins. Hopefully some resolution will come from this documentary airing.
This documentary is put together very well, and I think you should take a look at it. Watch it for yourself, and then decide what you want to do.
You can go here and sign a petition.
You can visit their website here.
And this is the facebook page.
September 1, 2010
I have mentioned before that I have an Android phone. It’s pretty cool, and can do a lot of stuff. I usually have music on my phone, and I was thinking it would be cool to sync music from itunes to my phone. Well I did a little search and came across iSyncr Lite (free app) and it let’s you select a playlist from itunes to sync with your phone.
It was really easy to use, except it won’t let you sync music files that are protected by DRM. Before I used to use itunes all the time, and then I discovered Amazon MP3 which doesn’t put any kind of limitations on the songs you download.
Here is a link to info about iSyncr Lite, so that you can check it out for yourself. The Lite version lets you sync 20 songs at a time, but I’m sure the paid version lets you do more.
August 30, 2010
August 28, 2010
Even though they revealed early on the plot of the book, and where it was going, I still wanted to read what would happen.
I really enjoyed this book. You follow Detective Eve Dallas as she looks for a serial killer from 9 years earlier, who now has his sights set on her.
I could see this book becoming a movie, I wonder if anyone thought of that?
August 24, 2010
True blood in my mailbox.....Thanks Rolling Stone.
It was quite an interesting article, as Anna Paquin, Stevn Moyor and Alexander Skarsgard, commented on what life was like before True Blood. Anna was an Oscar Winner at 11, tired of being cast as the brooding smart chic roles, and tired of feeling like a gypsy.
Alexander Skarsgard was an accomplished child star back home in Sweden and gave up acting at 13, only to pick it back up and 20. And of course we all know he played Lady GaGa's boyfriend in the music video for Paparazzi. Alexander was also in Zoolander. He joined Sweden's military service (which is mandatory) because he thought it would be interesting.
Steven Moyor says that when he met Anna Paquin on the True Blood set, after they weould talk for hours and after months they said, "hey, we've got something here." Steven then broke things off with his girlfriend in London, and as of last weekend, Steven and Anna are married.
The article talks about the show in general, and the actors have their own opinions of their characters. It was a good read. Especially when they joked around about if the show did a national tour, Glee style.
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