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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.


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.


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!