Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wait, what? Editing?

Flash and Bones

Not as interesting as Spider Bones yet. On page 96. There are plot elements that revolve around NASCAR, which just doesn't interest me in the slightest...

Maybe I'm a great big wuss.

I hate needles. Everything about them.
Yesterday I had a physical. I haven't been in a couple years because I'm healthy and I don't want them to draw blood. But lately I've really been struggling with my weight. Plus, I have a history of an almost abnormal thyroid. Could that be the cause? Guess I have to get tortured to know.
I don't know what it is. Intellectually I understand that it's a brief pain so that they can run tests to affirm my good health. No big deal. I await the terrible part of the exam. I'm pretty relaxed. The nurse comes in to take my blood. I joke with her some to keep my mind off of it. She sticks me in the right arm. Oh gosh, she has 5 vials to fill. She is having trouble getting a good flow of blood out. I can't help it, tears start running down my face. I try and keep control, but then, she has to stick the other arm. She gets the smallest needle she can find. She pokes at my arm with het fingers and tells me I have skinny veins. She puts the needle in and fills up the vials. At this point I'm sobbing. I leave, get in the car, and keep crying. I can't help it. I know it's silly.
I feel all fragile the rest of the day.
I went to dance class and jammed my finger.
This morning my finger still hurts. A lot, actually.
But I haven't shed a test over it and I'm not going to. It's not going to ruin my day.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Spider Bones

I found out that there are Temperance Brennan books I hadn't read yet. Thank you, public library, for helping me rectify this situation!
Brennan has just gone to Hawaii. In a week I will be Hawaii. It's a magical exciting coincidence.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Messy dinner

I'm not good at quesadillas. Look at that. All of that filling just fell right out onto the plate.
However, it is delicious. Flour tortilla, black beans, shredded parmesan, cilantro, and a ripe tomato. I thought I'd experiment and dip it into hummus. Good choice.
This makes up for the bacon cheeseburger, fries, and soda I had for lunch, right?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

When Gods Die

Second in a series. Historical mystery, and no, that is not a code term for sleazy romance novel. No sex at all so far.
I found the first book a bit two dimensional and predictable. Ever character had a terrible past, a serious condition, or was just a homicidal lunatic. Obviously, it wasn't too bad though, as I'm reading the second.
It is set in London in the 1800's. Apparently, the detail is accurate and wonderful; I'm no expert.
I'm not very far into this one, it's better than its predecessor so far.

Lessons that video games have taught me.

Break everything that looks breakable.
Then check the walls, floors, etc. and see if you can break those too.
If your neighbors aren't home, go into their house and look through their trunks. Keep anything you find.
Explore every corner.
You probably missed something, so explore again.
Sometimes you need a different perspective, so shift your plane of existence.
Sometimes the obvious choice is the right choice.
Second chances don't always happen, so make the most of each life.
Save often.
Remind others to save.
If you stop having fun, then stop playing the game.
Even though the level is hard, it's important to persevere.
I can kick ass.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Children of the Mind

Part of the Ender's Game universe. This book is weird. And full of very homosexual themes considering the opinions of the author.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Today for dinner I made cheese lasagna. My little one doesn't like sauce, so I made it heavy on cheese and light on sauce. I also threw in some canned artichoke hearts.
I served it with salad and a store bought loaf of bread. (Italian loaf, everything style.)
Dinner was amazing and I was quite full afterwards, even though I did end up eating a small bowl of fresh cherries later. I love cherries.
Today I did manage to stay inside my calorie limits (even with a small second helping of lasagna...) and I even did some exercise while the lasagna was baking, so that's good, right?

Short list

Only 2 books! Both part of series that I am going through. Still have 3 at home to read.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eating better, snack food edition!

Hummus chips. Yum. Only 120 calories for a decent sized bowl. Don't be fooled by the small number in the picture, I already ate most of them.

Friday, July 12, 2013


I forgot to post about my oddly virtuous dinner last night. Turkey burger, sweet potato fries, and corn on the cob.
I followed that up with some watermelon for dessert. I was very full afterwards!
This morning I'm starting out right with a fruit and yogurt smoothie. Bonus is that my kids think smoothies are a wonderful treat.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Library list 7/11

Working my way through a few series.

Being fat.

A departure from the literary.
I am overweight. I don't like to think of myself as fat, even though I think I technically fall into the obese category. But I've been trying to lose weight - it's either that of buy bigger clothes. I've been trying since January. Nothing is budging.
So, I'm trying to eat better.
Today- black beans and rice for lunch. With an apple.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What Angels Fear

Reached page 155 in the book and started laughing. It is not a funny story, but someone fixed an error that would have bothered me.