Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Yesterday I just crashed, and read books in bed. I finished Jeffrey Archer's "False Impression" and a surprisingly wonderful book by Sara Gruen called "Water for Elephants". "Water for Elephants" was about circus life in the 1930's, and while a fiction book, was well researched, and had a lot of interesting photos the author got from various circus archives. An interesting read!
And then, the final version, equally funny (and I was able to understand the words better) --
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sound of Your Voice Stars:
Where The Hell Is Matt?
Barats & Bereta
Album Cover Battle
Evolution Of Dance
Monday, February 19, 2007
This cat MUST sit in all the boxes that arrive at this house. MUST. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't FIT in all of them. What you don't see is there is a SMALLER box inside of the box you CAN see. He spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out how to curl up inside.
Friday, February 16, 2007
What a week -- surgery and a root canal kept me in bed for most of it, but the beauty of that was I got to read quite a lot!
I just finished "The Mercy of Thin Air" by Ronlyn Domingue, a book I picked up on a whim. It took me a tiny bit to get into it and get my characters straight (but that could have been due to the pain killers!) but overall I enjoyed it. It covers two different stories, both told, more of less, by Raziela, a young woman who died in 1920. She's "between", and narrates the story of her lost love while viewing the relationship between Amy and Scott, two young marrieds whose house she "haunts". There's a lot to the book and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something a little different.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007
And I have something funny to share -- Zack loves greeting cards, and he took off with the one Rick gave me today, after he asked me to read it to him. Then he came back, and said he wanted to read it to ME. Very solemnly, with a finger pointing out each word, he read, "Valentines Day is here. And when Daddy is through working out, I get a present!"
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I'm sitting here absolutely surrounded by the wonderful smell of roses -- Rick treated me a day early!
Surgery went well, but I'm thankful for pain pills! I've been catching up on reading while recovering. I read another James Patterson book (and I said I wouldn't) but this one was actually decent -- "Judge and Jury". Then I tried reading "Paint It Black" by Janet Fitch but just couldn't get into it. I think I just couldn't relate at ALL to the characters. She wrote a super book in "White Oleander" but this one, not so much.
I'm now reading "Small World", which is Tabitha King's first. She's Stephen King's wife, ya know. Interesting, and I can see that those two are a match!!!
So did bad weather hit you? We got a fair amount of ice today, and I'm wondering if it will be enough for the dentist office to be closed tomorrow (!). I have to admit that I love this stuff as long as I don't have to get out in it, and Rick can stay at home (which he did).
Jewelry -- I'm taking a small break from making it, but have been updating the web site. I have to work my tail off for a while, as I have two huge shows in April (three days each, with big crowds) and so haven't had quite as much time to post as I would like. There's a big bead show coming up soon, and I'll stock up on some things and look out for some new stuff. I have a show next month, too, a fund-raiser for Ovarian Cancer, so need to make some awareness jewelry for that.
If you're interested, my show listing is here:
and I'm still getting applications out and notices in, so it will get updated regularly.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
My friend Allegra just shared this site with me and I wanted to pass it along -- it's amazing what one can do with a sheet of paper!
Not only does he work with cutting paper, but he's talented in other ways, too -- take a look!
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I just finished two books that are worth a look!
First, "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's a hilarious account of the End of the World, and I found myself laughing out loud at many spots. It takes place in England, and an Angel of Good and an Angel of Bad (mainly, the Eden Serpent, now a guy who has a penchant for fast cars and nice clothes) have misplaced the Anti-Christ. They want to stop Armageddon from happening because they've grown accustomed to living with all the trappings of modern life. If you liked Dave Barry's "Big Trouble", you'll probably like this one!
The other one is Amy Tan's latest, "Saving Fish From Drowning". I adore Amy Tan and this was a great read that I was sorry to see end. Bibi Chen plans a trip for 12 travelers to Myanmar (Burma) but has the misfortune of dying before the trip. The group still takes the trip, and Bibi travels along as the narrator of the book. Lots of interesting tidbits about Burma, and another great one from Amy Tan.
Beads -- I just got accepted into a new show for this year, the International Gem and Jewelry Show, or Intergem as it's commonly called. It's a HUGE show with a wholesale section that sells predominantly beads (I buy most of my gemstones at these shows) and an enormous retail section that sells beads and a lot of jewelry. At least in my area (Baltimore) I've noticed a lot of high end diamond jewelry and low end plated-made-in-China junk, but nothing in between, and no artisan jewelry. I thought it might be worth a try, but I'm still amazed I got in! It's either going to be an expensive mistake, or a fabulous experience, but either way, I'm excited, and now am spending more time on making things than I am on updating the web site -- I am still updating it but not as copiously as before. The show is April 20-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Email me if you want a ticket!