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Monday post 1- Recent stuff I’ve done

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Wow I’m suddenly getting a lot more views on my blog. Not sure why, maybe because I started letting people find it with search engines? Anyway if anyone is really reading this, WELCOME!

I was up till 2am last night goofing off, looking at fandomsecrets at lj, looking at themes here at WordPress, looking at free chapters at amazon. Ergh, I want to stop wasting time but it’s so hard when I have the freedom to do so. Don’t have to be up at a certain time of the morning. The freedom of the day is such a temptating elixir to me as well. I could be more structured, but I think I have adult attention deficit disorder or something, I have trouble staying focused on one thing for too long, and flit around doing activities, and recreational activities usually win.

Anyway, this weekend was Nashcon in Nashville. Meaning there was a Supernatural convention, and I was on twitter a lot. On Saturday morning, I didn’t have plans to get on twitter till the afternoon, and then Finny sent me an email at FB (lol not a problem btw Finny if you read this) saying that Jared Padalecki (I had to search and make sure I spell that right) who plays Sam on SPN now has a twitter. It has been a long, ongoing thing that both Jensen and Jared did NOT have a twitter. As in it was repeated to us more than once because there are FAKE Jensen and Jared’s on twitter. Anyway, the REAL Jared is @jarpad. I like how it’s nice and short to type. He wasn’t able to use his full name, like @mishacollins, because Jared’s full name was taken, along with his name with 1 & 2 behind it!

So I had to get on twitter that morning to check it out. Ended up staying on twitter for quite awhile. LOL. I was there for Jensen & Jared’s panel and got to read all the tweets of the Q & A’s as they were happening because a lot of ppl tweeted at the con.

I believe I did do the dishes Saturday. Pat called and had J go over for some gardening. I went for a walk after that, it was a beautiful day. I had uploaded a particular library book to my MP3 player, but once on the walk realized I had uploaded tracks from the second disc, not the first, so settled for listening to a Tami Hoag novel I had already but the story bores me so I eventually shut it off.

I walked to this nearby park and past the Hobbit houses. I wondered how many people would be impressed that we have Hobbit type houses in our town. I thought about taking pictures and posting online, but felt it would be an invasion of privacy. I walked past some lilacs and got to smell them.

I sat in the park for awhile, daydreaming of being somewhere in the US & also Vancouver. Someplace with more exciting, landscaped parks. I wondered what it was like to live in certain places.

I went to the store and got raisins for some cookies I haven’t made yet. We’re doing good sticking to our grocery goal, but I’m starting to wish J would pitch in a little more towards the grocery fund. I might bring it up to him.

I watched Bizarre Foods and Dresden files. Saturday I went to bed kinda early, read library books in bed. I think most of the library books I have now I will return without finishing. I want to like them, but they aren’t gripping me. One is a fantasy that is somewhat historical and has a really pretty cover – Thunder At Dawn by Eric Flint & David Drake. But I barely understand what is going on. Then I was reading a horror novel called A Dark Matter by Peter Straub, and even though it has a very interesting concept – a cult guru performs a ceremony that results in bizarre, gruesome murders…it’s actually pretty boring and mostly about some characters I don’t care about. I checked the reviews on amazon and most ppl thought the book was  a waste of time. Check amazon if you want to see what I’m talking about.

I’m also reading a fantasy sci-fi that is sort of pro-new age, talks about things my mom likes to talk about, but it’s pretty weird at times and hard to follow. It’s well written though, and has a really pretty cover – here’s the picture I like the blue futuristic city:

I’ll probably try it a few more times.

But yesterday on Sunday I was on amazon trying to find a GOOD horror book and I found a couple authors I want to try, and read the first chapter free of books on amazon. One is Jack Kilborn and the book I want is NOT available at the library so I’ll have to request it. The other author is Blake Crouch and the book I wanted IS at the library so I reserved it. I want to read things that grip me and the first chapters did – Endurance by JK and Desert Places by BC.

I was playing my new Wiiware game Fast and finally unlocked the next set of tracks. It’s a beautiful racing game I spent $10 on and hope to get around to writing a review for it on here, since it’s not like people can go to amazon and write a review, you have to buy it from the Wii shopping channel.

I looked at the Worksource job board today and it’s empty, at least my main section.  I’ll probably spend more time searching around tomorrow. I want to make a few entries here in the blog and get some stuff done around the house.

I need to pick up my car today, go to meditation class, and then go to Fred Meyer and be very careful with my spending.

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Saturdays need to be longer…

Blue Buddha and blue bird
But I did get to do some of the stuff I wanted to do, and am about to do more.

I’m listening to my playlist atm – http://www.playlist.com/playlist/14614233611

as I write this.  The song “I remember” which I found on a search.

I changed my sheets, sorta started cleaning the bathroom but not really, I changed the sheets on my bed, I made veggie hot dogs even though they were old, but they didn’t smell bad so I ate them.  Did some reading –
 

  1. Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay
  2. Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver
  3. The Etruscan Chimera by Lyn Hamilton
  4. Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart

Not really sure if I read more of the Dolled up for Murder one…but ya I need to focus on just a few of them so I can finish something.

I like the Jeffery Deaver book – it’s about current internet “speak”, and cyberbullying – cyberbullying is NOT cool but some of the “posts” in the book for the sake of the story crack me up. I just love some of today’s popular words and expressions.

I  did go for  a walk today, it was cloudy but I still took the camera. Will try to post some of those tomorrow or soon. I also remembered to meditate, for about 10 minutes again.

Last night I was thinking how a book written in 1996 (I read one recently – Trick or Treat Murder, and it wasn’t that good) seems like history now – I mean ppl weren’t texting each other then or checking their FB. Funny how much of a difference a few years can make. These days I read a book and if I don’t see something like ‘cell phone’ being used I look at the publication date to see if it’s a dinosaur, but most of the books I check out seem to be published in the 2000-2010 decade.

Walks

trees,autumn
I think of going for walks often….because I need to lose some weight for one thing. I was lying on the couch last night watching TV and thinking of how fat my stomach is getting, it hangs out like a big bulge every night…

And usually I don’t go because I have so many things I want to do, and I think of how time consuming walking is, and how I want to be able to do sooo many things it’s ridiculous.

But I did go for a short walk today, and got an idea, maybe if I take a camera, I can get a shot for the day, that way I can add it to this blog – once or twice a week, not daily or I’d be spending even more time from walking. If I have something to show from the walk, I might be more willing to go. It’s an idea anyway. I’ll see how this pans out for me.

For today I kinda cheated and went back out briefly and got some pics. This post is showing one of them. The other two can be seen in my photobucket album: http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x213/lilacwest/Walk%20Photos/

Hopefully this works out for me. See, I’m already planning in my mind what pic I will take on my next walk. Probably I am the only one who will think it’s exciting LOL.

I also thought about what I was enjoying while walking to help me get out there again. I came up with:

  1. Getting fresh air
  2. Seeing cloud formations
  3. Being out in decent (enough) weather
  4. Stretching my legs and getting exercise!