Thursday, June 26, 2008

peeps that make you go hmmmm......

Man, I have some great friends. Do you ever just think about your friends and just start smiling? Friends are so important and I have some of the best. I was inclined to put some pictures up, but inevitably I'd put pics up that didn't include everyone I love and I'd get lovingly griped out by my little beloveds, so for now, this is a words only post.

Love all of you. Friends foreva!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

at last, my love has come along

I came home to my sweet sick Kevin today and went in the kitchen to get some grapes. I love grapes. And I love the grapes I got at Target. Because I love Target. But I digress. I came home and am in the kitchen when Kevin asks me from the living room if I'll put up the LOST season 2 dvd set. You see, he's sick, and can't put them up himself. I come back from getting my cup o' grapes, grab the dvd, open up the dresser/entertainment center and put them away. I start to walk back to the couch to eat my grapes in peace and Kevin says,


I open it back up and say, "Did I not put the dvds away to your liking?"

He laughs and as I open it up again to readjust them, he says, "What's that down there?"


What's that? You can't see what's down there? Take a closer look!


He got a bonus at work and used it to get me a MacBook!! I have the best husband in all the land! I've been saving to get my MacBook since I graduated college in 2005 and something else has always come up just when I have enough money. Car, wedding, etc. I can't believe it! He's getting double hugs tonight, what what!!

Here are a couple more pics of my new and glorious word processor:

I love Kevin and I love Flotilda, my sweet little southern MacBook!

i'll book YOUR storm!

So I've done it. I've finally done it. I joined a book club. The idea of a bookclub has always seemed so romantic to me. People reading fascinating books and coming together bi-weekly (which is every two weeks, by the by) to discuss their questions, comments, testimonials, etc. Friendships will be tested, ideals challenged, and ultimately you'll come out a more educated, well-rounded person. And so I joined.

We are majestic.
We are thought provoking.
We are terminally good looking.
We are.....BOOKSTORM!

Our goal is to read, at least for the time being, autobiographies that are historically based. Our first novel on the table is Living my Life by Emma Goldman.

We, against all moral integrity, are reading the abridged version that's 500 pages, compared to the 2 volume unabridged version that's 1,000, but in all fairness, there was nary a volume 2 to be found! Plus, it was 1,000 pages so......

Abridged it is!

I love reading autobiographies. I have always loved non-fiction more than the several years in elementary and middle school that I would have given my left foot for a good R.L. Stine thriller. I just love the idea that someone's life is interesting enough for someone to pay money to read about. And now this book is even more interesting because it's relatable to our nation's history. Emma Goldman was an integral part of the early anarchist movement in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's really fascinating to read about historical events from an individual (and an influential individual) of the time.

The next book after this will be Notebooks by Albert Camus. I'll keep you (blog) posted!