Friday, March 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

As pathetic as this may sound, I have finally finished my Christmas shopping... for Dec 2006. And if I sound pathetic, keep in mind I will be getting gifts too.

I am off to see friends over the weekend in Mobile, AL I haven't seen since August. We will trade Christmas gifts then.

I thought in true spirit of Christmas I would wait until the very last minute. Off to Borders I went and scored a very sweet box set. Occasionally these friends read my posts. I am keeping hush on the particulars.

Have a great weekend and um... Merry Christmas.

Monday, March 19, 2007


I had a wonderful St. Patty's day. My friend and I went to a party Saturday night. We danced all night. (The living room doubled as a dance floor.) Well, I danced all night. My friend was hanging out with his friends discussing God knows what. I was happy dancing with my new friends on the dance floor while some of the guys were trying to figure out how the computer was connected into the stereo system.

How do you convince someone good manners dictates not to arrive at a party on time or early? We were early enough our hostess had not put on her shoes yet.


As I was driving home last week, I saw an a Ford Explorer with Environmental Police emblazoned on the side. An oxymoron? I tried to take a picture with my camera phone, truly I did, but I lost the vehicle in traffic.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I am dog sitting this week for two cutie pies. (not awake yet - will continue later.)

On Friday, I began dog sitting the cuties you see above. The dogs live across town. In order to sit them, I'm staying in their house for a week. Kinda like a vacation but I still go to work everyday.
What I find weird is how quickly I am settling into the a new routine; a routine revolving around the dogs. When I awake up in the morning, I automaticallylet the dogs out. I time leaving work in order to let the dogs out. (Somebody burst into song! "Who? Who?)
The dogs have a bedtime ritual. The dogs go upstairs about nine thirty at night. If I am not upstairs for bed by ten, one will come downstairs and look at me expectantly before returning upstairs. If I am still not upstairs in the ten minutes, one of the dogs, Piper, will bark. I thought my curfew days were over.
I checked with the owner to make sure I was not imagining the meanings of the dog's actions. I am not. The dogs have a curfew for the owners too.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Book Meme

Thanks, Paperback Writer for the cool book meme!*

Look at the list of books below.* Type "READ" beside the ones you've read.* Type "WANT TO" beside the ones you'd like to read.* Leave blank the ones that you aren't interested in.* Type "AGAIN AND AGAIN" beside the ones you could read again and again.* "Tried" for those books that you've tried to read...again and again. (This oneRob put in!)* "??" For those books you haven't heard of

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) Read
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Again and Again
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Read
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell) Tried
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) Want to
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) Read
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) Want to
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) Read
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon) Read
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry) ??
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling) Again and again
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown) Read
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling) Again and again
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving) ??
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden) Read
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling) Again and again
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald) Want to
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling) Again and again
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Read
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien) Read
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger) Want to
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Read
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold) ??
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel) Want to
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) Want to
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) Read
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis) Again and again
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks) Read
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) Read
34. 1984 (Orwell) Want to
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley) Want to
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) ??
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay) Want to
38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb) Tried
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) Want to
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel) Tried
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Again and Again
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom) Read
45. Bible - Tried
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy) Tried
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) Again and Again
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt) Read
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) Want to
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver) Want to
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) Read
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) ??
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) Read
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) Read
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) ??
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling) Again and again
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough) Again and again
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) Want to
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Tried
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolsoy) Tried
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice) Read
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis) ??
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Want to
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) Want to
69. Les Miserables (Hugo) Tried and Want to
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) Read
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding) Read
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez) Want to
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) Want to
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Again and Again
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith) Want to
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence) ??
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White) Again and again
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck) Read
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier) Want to
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen) Again and again
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams) Want to
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) Read
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields) ??
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago) ??
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)??
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck) Want to
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd) Want to
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) Again and again
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce) Tried to

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Weekend

Started out well enough.

A friend and I met for dinner and went to see a modern dance troupe. Sounds high brow, doesn't it? One of the dancers did a shadow dance to March of the Pigs by NIN. The coolest and best dance in the show.

My big girl bedroom set came on Saturday. I am smiling thinking about my stuff. Makes me want to dance, and I did when the delivery guys arrived. Had to wonder what they were thinking. I also had a new chair and funky pillows delivered.

Saturday was warm, read fifty degrees. While I am enthralled with my new stuff, I needed to go out into the sunshine. I walked around town and had fun. Bought smelly lavender paper drawer liners to keep my clothes smelling smelly. Went to dinner with another friend.

Sunday I began the process of moving clothes into the drawers. I also sat in my new chair, read the paper, and finished a Game of Thrones by George Martin. Two friends recommenced the book over Labor Day. I put off reading it because the book was supposed to be Science Fiction. I am not much of a SciFi fan. Finally I picked it up and finished it. I would have been glad to move on to a new book, but oh no, George Martin writes in a series. Mr Martin left a cliff hanger at the end of the Game of Thrones. I purchased the sequel, A Clash of Kings, today.